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Toyota North America Los Angeles Reviews

Updated November 9, 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 86 reviews)

  • Standard pay and benefits for a Fortune 500 company (in 58 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (33)

    "The BEST Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent organization to work with. Opportunities to improve and advance your career are countless. From the top down it is about improvement, doing the right thing and caring for people.

    Cons

    No cons here only positive feelings.

    Advice to Management

    Best wishes for another 50 years in the United States of America

  3. "Great place to work for!"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Torrance, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    There is an issue with accountability with work getting done

    Advice to Management

    Enforce deadlines


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    I would still be there but they relocated.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very bureaucratic but stable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Some perks such as espresso machines.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. The company modeled itself after 50's American companies and never changed.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some fresh blood!


  6. "Warehouse associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits such as medical,dental,vision,and retirement. Hours for first shift are 5am-1:30pm and second shift 3:45pm-12:15am. Overtime is worked two hours a day Monday-Thursday after your schedule shift.

    Cons

    When a associate is first hired he or she will work on second shift until they have enough seniority to move to first shift. The average now is about 15 years.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "You Are Expendable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, cool event perks, interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    You can and likely will be replaced at any time. New model year rollout season is usually plagued with chaos due to poor planning from the upper management. Also don't get used to sitting in one place very long, they shuffle the cubicle deck like every 6 months or so it seemed.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead more - give your employees time to do a good job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Conservative Risk Adverse"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The CEO Akio Toyoda has a vision and deep integrity. There are many good people at the company trying to do good things.

    Cons

    It's a very difficult time in the organization. They've gone through an internal merger which has caused chaos. Leadership may not have the skills to address the new world and the highly structured way of managing is not appealing to curious, proactive thinkers and doers.

    Advice to Management

    Toyota's way of doing things isn't necessarily the only or best way of doing things. Loosen the grip.


  9. "Amazing experience, with unlimited opportunities."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of work area, able to transfer and do any job you want.
    Very hands on.
    Ability to Travel.
    Great work culture.

    Cons

    Can be limited work schedule flexibility depending on department.
    Some departments have heavy working hours leaving work, life balance less than desired.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexible work schedules.


  10. "Torrance to Plano"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is like no other. It continues to strive to be the best in leadership and impression.

    Cons

    Unable to make the move.

    Advice to Management

    Train more and be an advocate for subordinates.


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