Toro Company Reviews | Glassdoor

Toro Company Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
100 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Toro Company President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Olson
Richard M. Olson
7 Ratings

100 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Limited opportunities for advancement; Limited flexibility in terms of work schedules and no options for telecommuting (in 3 reviews)

  • Do not look for pay increases or promotions unless another person leaves the company (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Solid Organization"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations - Marketing - Service in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Operations - Marketing - Service in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good organization with mostly good, well-meaning employees. The culture is targeted on creating a family feel for employees; this can ring hollow at times. I had the opportunity to obtain an advanced degree while working full time utilizing tuition reimbursement programs. Many employees at corporate are long-term; 10+ years. Current and recent past CEOs have been groomed from within the organization.

    Cons

    Mentorship and career development is spotty. Can be challenging to find growth opportunities if you are not identified early as a management development track employee.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to and aware of current employees with untapped potential and provide opportunities to identify and develop them.


  2. "Web Develpment Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture , friendly workers, summer hours-you get out at noon on fridays.

    Cons

    Still trying to catch up with technology.

    Advice to Management

    The culture you have created is amazing! Focus more on technology and not just engineering.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toro"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Plymouth, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people lots of helping hands
    Like working with all the staff members
    Like all the over time as well

    Cons

    I have no cons to really report.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition for good quality work would be nice to be recognized for


  4. "Generational Gap."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Great facility. Credit union on site.

    Cons

    Racism and culturally uncomfortable conversations happen between the tenured employees. Management has blinders on and the generational gap prevents actions taking place immediately, rather than going through a strenuous and unneeded waiting period.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider that generational gaps do occur in the workplace and also that the rate of which young employees want to succeed may be a good thing.


  5. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, large company

    Cons

    Not much for promoting from within


  6. "Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toro Company full-time

    Pros

    It was great i loves it o my gosh so great learn about lawn care and you know stuff like that its just so great you know bc grass

    Cons

    well you know sometimes you get tired of doing the same things on the same machines but thats only after a long time

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Engineering IT Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is above national average.

    Cons

    Management can have a tendency to micromanage

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company & people that care"

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

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time

    Pros

    Very stable company and a positive work environment. A lot of good things coming in the pipeline for customers and employees. The amount of people that have worked at Toro for over 30 years is quite impressive and after working here a few years I can see why that is. Many of our leaders are included in that, such as the CEO. The leaders care about employees' careers and lives, and employees generally care about the products the company produces.

    Cons

    Being an older company there can be some things that become "The Toro way" of doing things and seem hard to change. This seems to be changing though and continuous improvement and calculated risk appear to be a strategy now.

    Advice to Management

    Put a little more trust in your employees and improve communications to them.


  9. "Good company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's like a big family. You all get along, have some laughs. But there's the one sibling who is a pain.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are trying to get some of the management to listen to the people that are on the floor. The ones who know what is actually going on. The ones who know what needs to happen to solve issues.

    Advice to Management

    Lean manufacturing may not work in every situation.


  10. "Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Beatrice, NE
    Current Employee - Welder in Beatrice, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Some people do care about each other and what they do. Could be better. Heard the tuition assistance is good. May go back to school on their dime.

    Cons

    LEAN is NOT the answer. Common sense and manufacturing expertise are what is valued. CONSTANT failures means not working. Try something else!

    Advice to Management

    Think a little and act accordingly. All you keep doing is kicking the can down the road. Don't reformat the failures and start over. Try mistake proofing the issues at hand.


Showing 100 of 113 reviews
Reset Filters