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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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Pros
  • If you can stick around long enough to make it to full-time then the benefits are good as well (in 7 reviews)

  • Good pay, able to work optional weekend shifts occasionally (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be difficult sometimes (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours and rotating shifts get tiring (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Production Engineering specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work ethics, excellent compensation including vacation and health benefits. Great team to work for.

    Cons

    Long work hours, Rigid management structure

    Advice to Management

    Management structure is too rigid for growth.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture, Good People Good Benefits

    Cons

    Management, demanding boss, work life balance

  3. "Overworked and under appreciated."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime is abundant and paid, however please see the cons section for more details.

    Due to working 60 hours every week you gain a lot of experience in a short about of time.

    Cons

    I work every weekend and rarely have a day off. I routinely work up to 21 days in a row before receiving authorization to take a day off work. This happens despite asking for days off within these long stints.

    Advice to Management

    Management at TMMC has a very use-and-abuse mentality towards the engineering specialists. They do not give them many days off and expect them to always be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. This is very draining and a major contributor to the high turnover rate at TMMC.


  4. "Good Company drive to suceed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fair pay for the industry
    Great working conditions in most cases
    Most coworkers are excellent

    Cons

    Poor work life balance for managers and above
    Focus is on customers first and employees are down the list

    Advice to Management

    Treat associates as you would want to be treated.


  5. "Awful place to work"

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

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. If you can stick around long enough to make it to full-time then the benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    No respect for employees. As someone who is well educated and has worked at other corporate environments, I was expecting this to be a challenging role and to be treated with at least some level of respect. However, I was given tasks that could be completed by a summer student and treated like one as well. I needed to leave an hour early once for a doctor's appointment, and made up the time for it, but was still treated like I'm just trying to find a way out of work. Extreme micromanagement, like I've never experienced before. They say they are all about Kaizens, or process improvement, but they absolutely refuse to change their ways and keep up with how other companies are doing things. Flexible work hours are not an option, working from home on some days as needed (which every company offers now) is absolutely not allowed, trying to get a day off if you're on contract is like asking for the world and could probably get you fired, and I'm not even listing all the issues. Worst place I've ever worked at, it felt like prison every day.

    Advice to Management

    Look around at what other companies are doing and at least try to stay competitive. Treat your employees like people, not robots. Just because someone needs time off to deal with personal issues doesn't mean they are a deadbeat who is just trying to get out of work. Talking about factory workers in the office like they are a bunch of monkeys and using the carrots and sticks method to get things done is an incredibly outdated management style that's been proven to be ineffective. Read a book on what truly motivates people and you may find less employee turnover and a happier workplace.


  6. "Good philosophy, challenging reality."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experience will differ greatly depending on department. Well organized. Lots of opportunity to work extra and make money. Company seeks to develop its employees.

    Cons

    Overtime expected. Lot of nice people but pressure on management leads to high stress environment. Company politics can get in the way.


  7. "This place will grind you up and spit you out."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay
    Benefits
    Vacation
    That's pretty much it. Sell your life and body to tmmc.

    Cons

    Unrealistic work pace
    10 hour night shifts
    Shift work
    Horrible co-workers
    Cancerous managment

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time doing the processes

  8. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, challenging tasks, outstanding vacation time and benefits

    Cons

    Big parking lot, but it is a big place

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the Toyota Way


  9. "Team Member View"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money, benefits and Paid Time Off

    Cons

    Terrible environment, no movement, no growth


  10. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work. Lots of opportunity for learning

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement or promotion


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