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Toyota North America Los Angeles Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Toyota North America President and Representative Director Akio Toyoda
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Pros
  • Incredible work-life balance that is frankly unheard of among my colleagues at other companies (in 84 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (28)

    "The BEST Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Planner in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Planner in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked for Toyota for 13+ years and absolutely LOVE it, which is why I'm moving to Texas with them. So many opportunities are offered and flexibility has never been as issue for me, even as a single parent - awesome company.

    Cons

    None, other than hard work is expected from each associate. You might not always like who you work for, but getting the job done, as a team, makes it all worth while.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility, understanding of each associates situation and keep taking care of us as we'll take care of YOU


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for

    Cons

    can be very slow sometimes and need to find own work

  3. "Product Development"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Greatest experience one could ask for in management, associates and environment. The best thing about the company are the people that you work with. The company looks after its people as well.

    Cons

    Relocation to Plano, Texas, although a wonderful opportunity for the company, since it's out of California. Personally, wasn't able to relocate due to personal concerns. Potential changes with the relocation may affect how the company is run and how it treats it people, so there's that cloud hanging over the associates. But Toyota has always looked out for its people so let's hope that trend continues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you've always done and not change with the relocation. The greatest company to work for, so don't mess with success!


  4. "Sales Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and work environment.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult and greatly depends on who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities for advancement should be based on what you know and overall ratings, and not on who you know.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "VOC Analytics Project Mgr."

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    Former Employee - Business Analytics Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analytics Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, competitive compensation, 9/80 work week, mgmt supportive of career development/training opportunities

    Cons

    Slow to get promoted/ lack of advancement opportunities, office politics, siloed groups still exist, management transparency improving but still a lot of room for improvement in this area
    The corporate culture is too consensus-centric that sometimes impedes the decision making process.

    Advice to Management

    More managers should learn to walk the talk; create more & faster advancement opportunities to move up the corporate ladder; too much effort on consensus building can stymie company progress


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not another company like Toyota. From raises, pay growths, 2x bonus, medical, car perks, gym, on campus events, flex schedule, the list goes on! They spoiled us and I haven't found another company like them! Sucks they are moving!

    Cons

    Relocation. Not sure on new changes, but my review is based on my years prior. Some good departments and some are bad. Bad moral in Torrance due to relocation.


  7. "Marketing Finance & Administration Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fortune 100 company; lots of opportunity to learn different parts of the business if you want

    Cons

    Region experience valued above all; Not enough women in senior positions; Too much emphasis on generalists

  8. "Jobs at Toyota"

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    Current Contractor - Post Production Supervisor & Senior Video Editor in Torrance, CA
    Current Contractor - Post Production Supervisor & Senior Video Editor in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Good place to work.

    Cons

    No benefits. They use a very high percentage of contract employees.


  9. "Senior Engineer in Drivetrain Dept"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company but relocate to Michigan

    Cons

    Toyota moved out of California


  10. "TFS(Toyota Financial Services) Management ( Integration)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company is good, Process Oriented, Respect for work and talent, Pays decently, Good HR, All are treated equally

    Cons

    Against Toyota's ethics and reputation for ultimate professionalism, some of the management at TFS has become toxic. Example, Letting a contractor go based on reasons like non-performance, budget, completion of project is normal and understood in contract world. But purely for politics, vested interests and filling with their friends is pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Better for Toyota brand if TFS higher management/HR does some deeper investigation to find out what's really going on (hint: Integration Team) and save reputation of Toyota Brand.


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