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Toyota Marin Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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  1. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Cashier in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Cashier in Novato, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Marin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, you will learn how to work in fast paced business environment

    Cons

    Low paid, schedule is off, not fair management, lots of pressure and threats


  2. "High Stress environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Marin (More than a year)

    Pros

    pays the bills till you find something better

    Cons

    high stress, no appreciation, sucks the life out of you

  3. "Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota Marin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Focused on future progress of the group, driven, kind flexible, progressive. You will get to know how to overcome objections with multiple opportunities to sell. Switches are left in the dust focus on yourself and you will go far. Open your eyes to the opportunities here your growth is in your own hands.

    Cons

    Management can be sharp tongued but you usually are earning such responses I believe the high expectations they have for their sales people actually screens out the bs brought to the table and builds up the positive components of your abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage each of your teams build up the brand don't ignore issues help move your teams forward daily take more responsibility for the areas where you fail.


  4. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Marin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If your looking for something that will challenge your abilities and want something different, then this will definitely be an experience. A roller coaster of job this really is and is not for everyone. Don't be discouraged with the lack of uniformity, to what you are initially taught and find solace in knowing that whatever you peruse after will be a cake walk.

    Cons

    Your best is never good enough and you are expected to practically work 7 days a week. While their are different shifts that follow a schedule, you run the risk of sharing a sale with another associate and or losing out on your own deal. The internet department underbids and or steals your clients. Its imperative that if you want to try different tactics, this place is not for you and must adhere and approach sales in the manner in which you are trained. The more seasoned sales employees don't adhere to the same standards and for the most time, the Managers are constantly stealing deals from one another.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent with approaches to management and promotions of sales representatives are not necessarily ideal candidates for management positions. I've seen a lot of great employees leave to lack of quality and inabilities to provide productive management techniques. Should probably seek out alternative approaches and could benefit from the continuous improvement motto. Could probably benefit from reading the PMBOK guide and standards.


  5. "Effort Equals Pay...For The Most Part"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota Marin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The effort you put in determines your pay. Although sometimes effort exceeds pay, and vice-versa; pay exceeds effort. Most of your colleagues will be willing to help you learn and grow.

    Cons

    Time commitment to the job. You don't really have much of a social life since you'll most likely work over 9 or 10 hours a day; some weeks may have to be a 6-day work week.


  6. "Grind but educational, pay is very low by market standards for what is expected"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Toyota Marin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Transparent, forward thinking, customer friendly, strong parent company, strong GM, reasonable training

    Cons

    Lower than market pay, exceptionaly long hours, negative enviorment, set a record every month or you are crap

    Advice to Management

    The quality you pay for is the quality you receive


  7. "Management abuses their sales people. The dealership is runlike a military bootcamp, burning everyone out."

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    Current Employee - Internet Sales in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Internet Sales in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Selling cars can be good. The Toyota Corp. provides extensive online product training. If you have not sold a big ticket item you can gain some experience to get started. It's is realy to bad. They have part of the sales approach right, and are willing to train people.

    Cons

    The work schedule is an average of 50 to 60 hours a week. The commissions are the smallest I have ever seen in my life in the car busiess. This place is run it like a militay bootcamp. They almost continually run employment ads for sales people all year round, because so many people get burnt out and quit. I have never worked under so much preasue in all my years of selling cars, and I was call a rising star by my manager, I was closing sales. Over the years I have learned the term "Salesperson Abuse" and this is the worst example of it that I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Get Managers that knows how to run a dealerhsip with an up system; invest in computers that don''t crash because they have 13 year old operating systems, give all of your sales people professional offices, teach them how to prospect, and be more concerned about building real realationships with your employees and customers than statiistics.

  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Salesperson
    Current Employee - Salesperson
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota Marin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training, does the right thing by the customer, gives back to the community, and promotes from within

    Cons

    retail hours and work some late nights


  9. "Worst job ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing good at all to say.

    Cons

    General manager is a negative egotistical narcissist.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the business


  10. "sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Marin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    mike levy is a great trainer ....none .....run the other way !

    Cons

    way too long hours for way too little pay .....its flood the floors to make as much money for tom price and mr sims ....the company and mangament should be ashamed at the long hours .......i witnessed some poor 20 something say he didnt take a vacation in 3 years ....

    Advice to Management

    life balance ....cut back hours stop the bs with the one price ...you have posted in the window to have your internet dept. under cut yourself but you dont care about the sales person as long as you make the sale


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