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Toro Company Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. "needs to modernize"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Short-sighted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.

  3. "Administration"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "The Toro Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company with quality products, strong corporate values, great compensation, global, new facilities for employees to use, fitness center, walking trails

    Cons

    An older company culture, little opportunity for development, slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Develop a stronger development program for both interns and current employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the summer hours. Enjoyed working for 10 years.

    Cons

    No telecommuting. HR moves too slow with employee issues; doesn't support supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house and retain employees that actually work instead of employees that have been there a long time but are no longer accomplishing tasks!


  6. "Time to clean house!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Toro Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people there! Great benefits and good pay. They do a lot for the community, and are very generous to the United way!

    Cons

    The union needs to go away!! Some of them are great employees. But 70% of them don't even work a full day's work!
    The office people don't get away with what
    They do!! $65,000 a year to do nothing, is
    Not acceptable for company like Toro!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers and supervisors to control
    There people!! Keep them busy and control
    There personal activities! Keep them informed of company policies! And if need be utilize the policies and terminate them
    On performance!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work, but beware contractors."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Bloomington, MN
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Toro Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nice people, and good pay.

    Cons

    Being a contractor is great at first, but after a few years it gets very frustrating. No raises, no PTO, and no other benefits. It took a year to even get a review.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce a policy where you make up your mind about contractors after 6 months to a year.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Keep Your Head Down"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good pay. Well respected company. Good work life balance. Good teamwork.

    Cons

    Internal sales support does bare minimum. Decisions & change take too long. Too many people "mailing it in". Difficult to get answers. Stick on their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let structure get in the way. Improve internal customer service.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Conservative organization struggling to free itself of it's history"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people. There are unfavorable people in every company but at Toro there are far more good people that want to help you succeed.
    Good stock performance
    Good product line for the most part

    Cons

    Systems in engineering and around the organization are stitched together with either a poor connection or implemented in a way to match the process defined over a decade ago rather than what is possible and value added for the workflow
    Relies too heavily on tribal knowledge and requires you to become a who you know person in order to perform

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the systems to improve productivity. I estimate engineering systems perform at roughly 35% of optimal.


  10. "Solid summer internship, but doesn't offer full time opportunities to afterwards"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gained broad experience with finance and MS Excel.

    Cons

    Toro uses the internship program to fill a need in the summer rather than develop future employees. No full-time offers are made to interns after graduation. Few job openings are created and mainly arise from an old employee leaving


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