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Toro Company Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Toro Company President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Olson
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  • 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)

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  1. "I really enjoyed working here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resource in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I felt like upper management really cared about the culture and the employees

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement


  2. "Employee"

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    • 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.


  3. "needs to modernize"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance
    emphasis on community service

    Cons

    lacks diversity
    The Toro Way does not allow for other perspectives
    Cumbersome to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


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  5. "Short-sighted"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Sanford, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits (401(k), health, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement. Advancements in the product line keep it competitive and products moving. This is a company that people don't have to wonder if they are closing doors.

    Cons

    Management and leadership are only concerned about the almighty dollar at the end of the month and quarter. Don't buy into verbal promises about raises and promotions. Lazy employees piggyback on the hard work of good employees for promotions when they have no idea what is going on. Tenured employees have set the company ways into stone. It is hard trying to move up the ranks there.

    Advice to Management

    Take stock in your employees. They are the most valuable asset that the company has. Not customers, contracts, inventory, or cash.


  6. "New Product Development Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a great intern program and really focus on learning.

    Cons

    It is a very fast-paced environment.


  7. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great: people are nice

    Cons

    Promotions not likely; pay increases are small

    Advice to Management

    Move HRBPs around to different divisions every couple years to avoid favoritism.


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    "Stagnant company, closed opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, community minded

    Cons

    Closed circle of management, promotions are far more about popularity with executives (who seem to have over stayed their usefulness to the organization) than proficiency and effectiveness, reported breaches of policy at executive level result in protection of the executive at all costs, rather than protection of the organization. If you are seeking a growth-oriented company with room to grow, don't choose Toro unless you are in tight with the C-levels and Sr. VPs.

    Advice to Management

    Make some changes - bring in some fresh ideas, fresh faces and be willing to listen. Know when it's time to let go of ineffective or overbearing management who are thwarting opportunities for company growth.


  9. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Iron Mountain, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Iron Mountain, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Very heavy work load at peak times.


  10. "order entry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Toro Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was good work. it required you to work and a fast pace and to pick the correct material for the customers orders. I got to drive forklifts.

    Cons

    there are a lot of other employees that didn't really work hard and would complain how others would do their job. from my view I believe that they where discriminating.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Value Stream Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Value Stream Manager in Beatrice, NE
    Former Employee - Value Stream Manager in Beatrice, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Exmark manufacturing division of Toro, the company overall is well run and has a lot to offer for the hard work individual that can show upper management that you have the skills and talent to move up.

    Cons

    When it comes to race and gender this location is the worst since all hourly and most salary people are local and narrow minded when it comes to race and gender, Human resource are not trained nor equipped to handle these issues.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a human resource manager that can lead the hiring and training process into the next level and open the door for any talented individuals to join your team and train your employees to work and accept people from all different background, race , athensity and gender.


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