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"Great people values...little career opportunities"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

well received brand and proud history of innovation. work/life balance is emphasized. community involvement. Friendly coworkers and great suburban location.

Cons

Long tenure and slow-no turnaround provides for very little growth opportunities. Too few days of vacation for new employees. Very conservative, no risk taking.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing, focusing on Toro's core competencies. Be careful in loosing young talent, especially with many baby-boomers retiring in a few years.

Other Employee Reviews for Toro Company

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Legacy, Quality-Driven Company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Toro is a traditional, down-to-earth company. Many employees have worked there 20+ years. Toro's top priorities are creating a family-oriented, caring work culture, serving the customer (especially for distributor and dealer base), and manufacturing quality products. You will find a good work-life balance here, and most managers and leaders are approachable.

    Cons

    Not an ideal environment for younger employees (Gen X & Y) who like a more progressive work culture. Toro is not forward-thinking in some ways like allowing employees to work from home, keeping up with technology, or “green” manufacturing. It's also a surprisingly "flat" organization, so there is limited growth in certain departments like marketing and sales. It is a Grow Lean company, which has huge advantages on the manufacturing side, but on the business side, the workforce seems too lean.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to non-traditional ways of working and thinking - especially to attract and retain younger employees. Trust newer, outside-the-box approaches, even if not "tried and true" in the Toro culture.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good company, used to be a great one."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee oriented, very little waste so most corporate positions are safe in the worst economic situations.

    Cons

    Below average pay-wise, and in the I.T. area, there is very little management transparency or involvement with the employees. Which is creating a culture of unease, and it's beginning to take it's toll on the employees. There may be a mass turnover once the economy improves.

    Advice to Management

    The "Toro Culture" is beginning to disappear, and many of the reasons that people have historically stuck with Toro over higher paying companies(i.e. benefits, feeling a part of the mission) are disappearing with it; be careful.

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