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Toastmasters International Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Toastmasters International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people, manageable workload.

    Cons

    1 week vacation first year, then goes up to 2 weeks. Moving out of state.

    Advice to Management

    Increase vacation for 1st year.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Representative"

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    Current Employee - Orders & Tracking Representative III in Laguna Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Orders & Tracking Representative III in Laguna Hills, CA

    I have been working at Toastmasters International (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Organizational values and mission. Room for growth.

    Cons

    More efficient resources need to be utilized regarding delivery of product.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor employer"

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    Former Employee - Content Producer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Content Producer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toastmasters International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some very smart, kind people who work at Toastmasters. They do seem concerned about the well-being of employees through a comprehensive health initiative.

    Cons

    The interview process is long and protracted. Innovation and initiative are stifled by one of the most cumbersome approval processes I've ever seen. The company is further stunted by a belief they are unique in all the world of business-service organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves. By the way, Pat Johnson is not the CEO and never was. Rather, a shadowy character named Dan Rex is the CEO.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are in upper management (C-Level/Directors) the pay is great. I have never worked at a place where you could do a lousy job and still get 10-20% raises plus bonuses every year. Plus you can be late on delivery dates for your projects and spend way over your budget and there are no consequences...well...other than getting only a 10% raise.
    Company wide lunches every month! Great food and dessert every month to celebrate birthdays.
    Sexual harassment problems...not here! I was at a retirement lunch for a long time employee who was married and another employee actually french kissed the retiree for like 20 seconds in front of the entire staff and nobody in management did anything about it.
    Travel...if your a C-Level you get to travel the world.
    Getting promoted for doing nothing or not even knowing how to do your job! Where else can you work where you don't have a clue how to do your job yet they promote you and send you to school to learn how to do that job. Then when you fail at it there are no consequences because your boss sticks up for you.
    7% 401K matching!

    Cons

    Too many politics.
    If your a "member" your giving your money so that those at world headquarters can get great benefits and Board members can travel the world.
    I got fired for speaking my mind and no longer get good lunches.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the board of directors would be to seriously look at the C levels and what they are doing.
    Advice to the IRS...audit this company and take away their 501c status.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Mystery Person"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - I Don't Want to Get Fired in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Current Employee - I Don't Want to Get Fired in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best place to work ever! Love the great pay and awesome benefits like luncheons and great speeches by the CEO.

    Cons

    The coffee here is terrible, except when they make the vanilla nut that is real good. Also, there was some weird things going on with the bathrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, great place to work, relaxing environment, great coworkers and laid back, but we get a lot done.


  7. "Translations Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Translations Project Supervisor in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Translations Project Supervisor in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Toastmasters International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefit package is good. Employees are happy and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. Management is considerate of employees personal situation. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The salary scale is low as expected for a non-profit. Small work space and geographical location is off "the beaten path".


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good cause - great staff culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toastmasters International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being part of a company that makes a positive difference for people and the world. Staff is expanding quickly and reflects a good balance of professionalism and fun. Great emphasis on wellness.

    Cons

    Some times of the year are very busy and high paced.


  9. "Member Services"

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    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toastmasters International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The company has been around for a long time and has a great product and mission
    - The leadership works out on the floor with the staff and is there to support you should you need assistance
    - The Support staff is like working with family. Each day you go in and are happy to be there
    - It's a non-profit organization so you have more freedom to work with the members over the phone for as long as the member needs assistance

    Cons

    - The organization is still working on updating the technology needed to support the members in today's technology market


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Organization, but employees are extremely unappreciated"

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    Current Employee - Member Services Representative in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Current Employee - Member Services Representative in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toastmasters International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic pay, great members who are kind and just want your help.

    Cons

    Supervisors are always busy in meetings, so no one is ever available to assist you. You are expected to be extremely fake and cheerful. You have no face to face contact with members, but must look like you are dreaming of rainbows and glitter even when working on a difficult task.

    Advice to Management

    Be there for your team, not just criticize everything. If you're never around, how do you know what the issues are?


  11. "Club Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can be invested in your career, here.

    Cons

    You must be invested in your career to be successful here.


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