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Toyoda Machinery USA Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    • 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 Toyoda Machinery USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice place to work and good people.

    Cons

    No vacation for the first year.


  2. "Not what I expected"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyoda Machinery USA full-time

    Pros

    Pay and insurance are really good here.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to effectively manage employees. Lot's of backstabbing, isolation and piling on of duties. They sometimes set you up to fail with no training.


  3. "Not a bad gig"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits were solid, decent people to work with and great machine tools

    Cons

    Pay was below average, lots of travel, vacation policy could be vastly improved. A lot of office politics.


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  5. "Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyoda Machinery USA full-time

    Pros

    Full benefits including vision, dental, health and 401k options. Tuition reimbursement, profit-sharing, reasonable salaries, reasonable hours, paid time-off, growth opportunities and a great team to work with overall.

    Cons

    Management sometimes treats some people differently than others. Vacation time does not roll-over. Wish there was more of it, starting off with the company as a new employee.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a reasonable amount of work and work that is included in their job description. Everyone should be treated fairly and not called out through emails or various other platforms.


  6. "Gained Industry Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyoda Machinery USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to gain industry experience right after college.
    Coworkers were like family.

    Cons

    Company was afraid of implementing new ideas and/or changes.
    There was a significant generation gap.
    No one would claim responsibility for their actions.
    "Big-Brother" was always watching.
    Being viewed as "the cheapest option" instead of the valuable talents I had to offer.
    Salary was poor.

    Advice to Management

    When employees offer advice, actually listen to them.
    Implement new ideas and changes.
    Have more flexibility.


  7. "A company that takes cares of each other"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyoda Machinery USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and helpful co-workers
    Many long term employees
    Good pay and benefits
    Many opportunities to grow if driven
    Free BBQ lunchs and parties

    Cons

    Company is divided by a generational gap that conflicts changing systems over
    Departments tend to not communicate well and work independently

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great for someone who is single, recently out of school or needs a jumping off point."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toyoda Machinery USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. Small company so it feels like family and employees know each other.

    They have been making improvements in technology.

    There are many events for employees such as sporting events and cook outs throughout the year.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for movement in this company so you better like what you are doing. Pay is below average. Vacation policy is horrible, current employees wait one year for 2 weeks and it really doesn't grow from there. Employees from pre-2008 have 4 weeks. If you are hired now you will never get that much. The difference needs to be rectified. Processes and policies need to be documented. Really got tired of hearing "you need to follow the process" when there isn't anything documented.

    Employees are not always held accountable for the quality or meeting deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Put your customers first. Not monthly sales goals. If customers are treated correctly sales will follow.

    Look at your current technology, there are many areas of efficiency if you get off your ERP system.

    Make all departments work cooperatively together. Stop pointing fingers at each other. Have all employees treat one another with respect.

    Managers need to hold employees accountable for work quality and meeting deadlines.

    Managers need to manage, not be friends with employees, in order to earn their respect.

    Review your policies and help your employees with work life balance.


  9. "Happy employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company that still has that "Family" feel about it.

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind at this time


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A Quick Glance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyoda Machinery USA full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the smartest people in the company, and a lot of exposure to the manufacturing industries. Very hands on experience.

    Cons

    Due to the management changes back in 2009. A lot of senior employees have twice as many as vacations days than the new hires. Management should at least normalize it so every employee is equal.
    The benefits from the company is pretty basic, and seems like the higher management does not treat every department equally thus the turnover rate for Controls engineer is about 1-3 years.
    I don't think they pay enough for the employees in this case for the engineers.


  11. "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyoda Machinery USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -flexiblity
    -pay is above average for industry

    Cons

    -management does not provide employees with the tools needed to succeed
    -departments are all run independently making it difficult to get things done
    -capped commissions
    -very unprofessinal work enviroment

    Advice to Management

    Great CEO, however, rest of management needs to be re-evaluated.



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