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"Great experience, with excellent benefits"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Toyota North America full-time

Pros

The management gave you objectives but the freedom to execute your plan. Dealing with a dealer body that is engaged and wanted to have your input, created strong trust and relationships.

Cons

Work/Life balance and the slow career growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Toyota North America

  1. "Good Co-op Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance in San Antonio, TX
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Toyota North America as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Looks very good on your resume.
    Very good about hiring promptly.
    You learn a lot about lean manufacturing
    Upper management is very involved with your projects.
    Your projects impacts the floor and ultimately the company very much.

    Cons

    Headquarters does not communicate to other co-ops promptly.
    Ability to travel depends on your department and location.


  2. "Slow career progress but great people and product"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pension, good 401k, lifetime employment (if desired), solid health insurance (but it has declined in recent years), demo vehicles for certain positions.

    You can learn a lot about wholesale and dealer operations. The internal support staff employees are awesome people and generally helpfully. Colleauges are very personable, team oriented and there is little fear of backstabbing for the next promotion.

    Toyota generally has respect for people and trusts its associates.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great for high travel jobs; similar roles in other industries are probably paid 20-100% higher.

    Too many people clogging the system (see lifetime employment), upward movement only happens from attrition and rarely from newly created positions. Cream of the crop talent doesn't rise to the top, they leave and then those roles are filled by tenure not aptitude.

    Philosophical and communication disconnects between the field offices and TMS (Headquarters).

    TMS upper management is not very dynamic or progressive and very reactionary; hopefully the Japanese don't give them too much control because I don't trust they are innovative or can lead the brand into new avenues that the future will necessitate.

    Advice to Management

    Hope is not a strategy. If you can't find a way to promote young talent, they will leave. They might end up at competitors that offer faster advancement and take the knowledge learned at Toyota and apply it in an organization open to new ideas and innovation.


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