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Updated December 6, 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 90 reviews)

  • Standard pay and benefits for a Fortune 500 company (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of overtime ( work life balance) (in 85 reviews)

  • Moving to Texas shakes up the snow globe (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited possibilities to learn, make an impact, and further your career. Team members who show initiative seem to get the support they need to try new ideas.

    Cons

    Not many too many cons. Some people don't like the long hours but most enjoy their job so much they don't mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making customers and team members your top priority.


  2. "A culture of respect for people beyond anything else I've seen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saline, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing focus on respect for people, while still driving great innovation & challenging projects

    Cons

    Hard work, but it's meaningful work.

  3. "Great industry entry point"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured for mentoring and training co-ops and new hires in Toyota Way / engineering mindset
    Overtime (1.5x) pay through senior engineer level
    Excellent benefits package

    Cons

    Hybrid Japanese culture can be difficult regarding communication / late meetings

    Advice to Management

    Implement regular feedback system for managers+


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience
    Tons of leadership opportunities
    Paid overtime
    Job security

    Cons

    Long hours
    Difficult to make change


  5. "Engineering Co-Op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Saline, MI
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities. Good co-workers and mentors. Lots of independent thinking

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low. Mentorship is hard to come by since everyone is so busy working on their own stuff


  6. "Toyota Motor North America Summer Co-op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Toyota Motor North America Summer Co-op in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Intern - Toyota Motor North America Summer Co-op in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great Company Culture
    2. Challenging and exciting
    3. A lot of available resources for learning/training

    Cons

    1. Currently in transition phase (moving headquaters)
    2. College program can be improved
    3. Depending on the department/manager, it can be boring or slow


  7. "Fast Paced, Slow Change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with a lot of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    North America still largely follows Japan. Japan is slow to grow and change

    Advice to Management

    Change in Toyota needs to come from the top. More pressure from NA on Japan to make bigger changes

  8. "Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly People to work with

    Cons

    Lots of corporate meetings weekly


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Mixed Bag of Experiences"

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

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the first 6 years of working there, I'd say it was an excellent place to work at. I was involved in interesting projects, and enjoyed the work I was doing. The last year there, the department focus changed, my job description changed, and my job satisfaction plummeted.

    Cons

    Toyota underpays their engineers pretty much across the board. I took a significant pay cut to come there, and it was only partially made up for by the very good (not excellent) benefits.

    There is little recourse if you're not happy with your current work. I told multiple managers many times what I enjoyed doing, versus what I was not interested in doing, and didn't feel like I was being heard.

    If you get a bad manager, woe be to you. You will have little recourse, other than transferring to another department, or quitting.

    The HR department is basically useless, and the people there are changed like socks. So even if you educate them on a situation, they won't be around long enough to do anything about it or help you out.

    Advice to Management

    For a company that says respect for people is a core tenet, my experience was just the opposite.


  10. "Validation engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Location and my understanding of Asian specs.

    Cons

    I don't speak Japanese.

    Advice to Management

    I like to have a opportunity to work for Toyota tech center.


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