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Toyota Motor Corporation Cedar Rapids Reviews

Updated January 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance; Community Involvement and Service; Well respected Company with Leading Products; job-for-life (in 29 reviews)

  • Company offers great benefits package (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunate that the company is moving to Texas (in 9 reviews)

  • Politics no room for growth too much tenure and recent graduates that have tenure still can't advance unless a manager just so happens to like you (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service/Collections"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    By far and away, the best benefits package in the area. Ability to move around in different areas within the company.

    Cons

    If a person is lucky enough to work for Toyota Financial, you will be hard pressed to find any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Administrative Clerk"

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    Current Contractor - Administrative Clerk in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Contractor - Administrative Clerk in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety within the positions and internal advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Currently they are waiting to change their computer programming and they are not hiring in certain areas of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and implement their ideas.


  3. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    TFS is a very fair company. 401K

    Cons

    Salary. Necessary to move for promotion.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is nice and great to work with. The company lease program is great if you like to lease. The culture and values are great!

    Cons

    With the change in the health insurance market due to the Affordable Care Act, the insurance is not as good as it use to be. Some individuals in team lead or management positions do not contribute to the greater good. Communication is lacking from Team Leaders and local management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they should be getting paid.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "It was an eye-opening experience."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Motor Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great, one of the best in the city!
    On site cafeteria was really good and cheap!
    Lots of "employee" appreciation days!

    Cons

    Micro-managed A LOT
    Constant change and very slow at it
    Management all sang different tunes
    No advancement unless you wanted to move across states for the same pay!

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on the same page, offer pay increases to those willing to move across states where the cost of living is much higher, and stop micro managing ESPECIALLY your good associates!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Collections"

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    Former Employee - Collector in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Collector in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good in comparison to other company's

    Cons

    There really isn't much room for growth within the company

    Advice to Management

    Motivate people to challenge themselves and promote without being judgemental


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cares about people!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for a few corporations, and this is not like any of them! TFS actually cares about people. Also it is like a family and people really respect each other. Also, the benefits are great and the pay seems competitive. Best company I've worked for! Also, I love their "safe to speak" culture because it gives everyone a voice.

    Cons

    The recent announcement of the US head quarters relocation from CA to TX has not been great for employee morale, but the company is giving a really great relocation package to help. In general, I don't have many complaints.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Toyota Financial Services cares about it's employees and community."

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    Current Employee - Collections - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Collections - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at TFS for many years and it has been a terrific experience. Their health benefits are 2nd best in the city, their car benefits cover my family, the work environment is very casual and the opportunity to advance is good,,, if you have a degree.

    The company does a lot of fund raising for community charities, and lots of fun events. There are many committees to join and opportunities to be involved in company and community events.

    There are annual raises and a yearly bonus based based on performance.

    All managers have an open door policy and the culture of the company is a priority including Diversity and Inclusion. Upper management are very approachable.

    There is a cafeteria onsite that is heavily subsidized by the company making prices very reasonable.

    Work-Life balance is very good, they recently made their same day time off program more flexible. Some departments have flexible work schedules which can be helpful and they recently introduced part-time positions in some departments.

    Cons

    The company used to be much more generous to their employees, outrageous Christmas parties and regular giveaways are all but gone. The monthly collections bonus program was recently eliminated effectively reducing income potential for top performers.

    A main frustration is that because Management styles vary so drastically between call center locations, the same departments at different sites are not held to the same standard.

    Advice to Management

    Get a standard for the work done and stick with it. Hold employees accountable for sub-standard work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture. Sometimes too strict and systemic for their own good."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Motor Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and values, Toyota lives up to its reputation for quality, not just in manufacturing, but in customer service.

    Cons

    You can't advance into a leadership role unless you have a four year degree, period. No matter how good you are at your current role, no matter how much you shine, it's not happening without the paper. Lots of pats on the back and kudos, which are wonderful, but not where it matters most.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but learn to see potential in others beyond their formal education. Especially in today's world, it's not everything.


  11. "Collections"

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    Former Employee - Collections - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Collections - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Dealing with customers that are upset is not fun.



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