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Toyota North America Ann Arbor Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Incredible work-life balance that is frankly unheard of among my colleagues at other companies (in 86 reviews)

  • Standard pay and benefits for a Fortune 500 company (in 57 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation - 9% of salary to 401k, bonuses in June and December, good job security, great insurance. 40hr expectation with 1.5x OT.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and needs to have greater aspirations/take more risk in their products.


  2. "Nice place to work at"

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    Former Intern - Research Scientist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Intern - Research Scientist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized, concerned working & products safety a lot.

    Cons

    Kinds of slow and bureaucrats.

    Advice to Management

    Please reduce meeting and presentations.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Job"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Toyota North America as a contractor

    Pros

    none, none, none, none, none

    Cons

    management is horrible! talk about you behind your back when you are not in the office, throw you under the bus to save their behinds! if you ask for help you get talked down to and degraded for it. no training. one of the worst jobs i've ever had

    Advice to Management

    hire and promote people who actually know how to manage and not people who talk about their employees behind their backs. and actually listen to you when you have some ideas


  4. "TRS"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Saline, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Saline, MI

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security is very good in economic downturn

    Cons

    Micro managed environment on every level

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees


  5. "8 months Co-Op at Toyota"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    - Given real responsibilities to lead projects and meet deadlines
    - Given a mentor / manager to help train you
    - Established co-op program, so there are activities and plenty other co-ops

    Cons

    Though it's a good learning environment for an intern, I am happy I did not stay there long-term.

    - Can be very bureaucratic
    - Toyota North America reports to Toyota HQ in Japan, who makes decisions without much flexibility
    - Difficult or catty co-workers can make for high stress / un-enjoyable work day


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work hard"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trying to improve work conditions and become more flexible with work hours and schedule. The effort is being applied currently.

    Cons

    Japanese style of work is long hours and hard work. The pay is average for the amount of expected output.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of only Japanese controlled employees in America


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Toyota R&D as a non-engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Specialist in Saline, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Specialist in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has a bold vision for future mobility and the financial resources to realize it.

    Cons

    Company is an overseas affiliate to a headquarters in Japan. Decisions are made in Japan, so US role is market sensing and reporting to Japan. TV meetings during US dinner hour are regular requirement that can make work-life balance challenging.

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time

    Pros

    Awesome medical benefits, company lease car, holiday pay

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, slow communication with Japan, long hours, lack of upward or cross-functional mobility, no alternative work option for engineering groups

    Advice to Management

    Hoshin (company objective) item to attract and retain top talent is only halfway working. Attracting new TM is easy but the company needs to give TM more support in order to retain them. Work life balance is poor because of the way the company is organized, it's highly ineffective. We are a company full of benchmarking, but more benchmark needs to be done to retain employees. Too much work is given to one TM, and it's unrealistic to think it can be completed effectively without sacrificing efficiency.


  9. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty much they have been doing a good job for the company. Toyota has always been good with their employees as they value everyone and ensure that they just don't work but also are having fun.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons as of the moment.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity in engineering for females. The culture has not embraced the working female or that men should be involved in families.

    Advice to Management

    Work is important, but so is a good life balance.


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