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Toyota North America Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Depending on your role/manager there is an abundance of work/life balance (WFH when needed, rarity to have long hours, lots of colleague support)" (in 102 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits plus bonuses twice a year" (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Given the commute, sometimes the hours made a good work /life balance challenging" (in 90 reviews)

  • "Long hours and hard to get hired full time" (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (26)

    "A company who truly cares about their employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Toyota offers their employees competitive salaries, a great benefits package, and tons of onsite amenities meant to encourage a healthy work/life balance, fitness, etc. Most importantly, when they say that respect for people is a core pillar of the Toyota Way, they mean that. I've been with this company my whole career (started as an intern and was hired on full time almost 5 years ago), and have no plans to leave any time soon. I'd recommend Toyota to any family member or friend.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, decision making can be a process at times, with many layers of approvals needed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting your team members and give them the autonomy to make decisions and learn.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer 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

    Job security. Good people. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Workload is high, manager is bery demanding.

  3. "Let’s go places"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plano, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Total rewards
    Car lease program
    Beautiful campus
    Large company for career opportunities
    Great products and brand
    Best company in DFW metroplex

    Cons

    Political
    Lots of red tape
    Favoritism
    Not many Hispanics or African Americans in leadership roles
    Pay is okay
    Slow to make decisions
    Lack of investment in team members

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing diverse team members. Help those that want to grow. Take the time to listen to diverse view points that could help change the way the company operates.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Georgetown, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    The shift times were odd and hard to manage home life around.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "You Can't Beat the Culture and Future Outlook of Toyota!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You can't beat the benefits: tons of amenities at the HQ campus, health benefits are the best I've ever seen/experienced, car lease/discount program, etc.
    -Depending on your role/manager there is an abundance of work/life balance (WFH when needed, rarity to have long hours, lots of colleague support)
    -The company truly does have a long-term vision which creates a lot of job security/stability - no layoffs, always thinking of the next iteration of the company (from loom company, to automotive company, to mobility company)
    -The Toyota Way and other processes developed by the company are world-class and it's a great place to learn
    -If you're willing to network, volunteer and get involved in things outside of your day job you can make some life-long connections. If you decide to stay at Toyota, there are lots opportunities (you just have to wait for them to open up, which is why network, etc. is so crucial) to learn new things and move around to different groups
    -If you're willing to work hard and take on new challenges (which is sometimes volunteering for new projects) you can gain some great exposure to leaders in the organization and grow your career
    -Opportunities for contingent/contractors to convert to FTE, if desired (I did it)

    Cons

    -There are a lot of layers of management, so decisions can often take much longer than needed
    -Due to the long tenure of employees, it can take time to move up and around the company
    -Toyota isn't going to pay you the most base salary of any company out there, so if that's what you're looking for this likely isn't the place for you
    -The organization is constantly changing and moving, so if this is a problem for you, then you will not like it here (this is actually a good thing - but can be tough on some people)
    -Changing course/ new ways of doing things can often be a difficult process

    Advice to Management

    -Remove barriers for lower-level employees to get their work done and don't be the cause of things slowing down
    -Over-communicate - more information is always better than less/nothing


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Robotics Technician in Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Robotics Technician in Georgetown, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours. Work/Family at times unbalanced


  7. "Great Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Digital Modeler in Saline, MI
    Former Employee - Digital Modeler in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked for great manager and helpful and friendly co-workers. Was able to learn more and enhance my design skills and be part of a collaborative team.

    Cons

    Primary downside was just the location. My drive was over 50 miles each way and proved to be taxing after 5 years. Given the commute, sometimes the hours made a good work /life balance challenging.

    Toyota North America Response

    Dec 17, 2018 – Specialist

    Thank you very much for your over 5 years of service with us, and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're happy to hear you experienced the culture of collaboration and respect for people... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong benefits, respect for people is a priority.

    Cons

    Salary tends to be low to market.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lost Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Powertrain Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Powertrain Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a lot to like about Toyota. Everyone I worked with was extremely dedicated and would strive to achieve goals, admittedly at personal expense(poor work-life balance). Work was interesting and challenging. I traveled to California, Japan, and Arizona on test trips. Given your willingness to put in the overtime, you can have a rewarding career there if you find ways to balance the overtime/stress you will endure while working there.

    Cons

    There is too much work to go around. Frequent meetings and reports are the Japanese way, and it quickly becomes burdensome. Work is often shared by the team and the team generally puts in a lot of overtime. It is a high stress job, especially if you don't have sufficient "outlets" in your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Have genuine communication with your team members to understand exactly what they are feeling and thinking. It would avoid a lot of miscommunication and turnover which of course is "muda" that you want to avoid.

    Toyota North America Response

    Dec 20, 2018

    We appreciate your feedback and over 3 years of service with us. We are happy to receive your positive feedback on our culture and the dedication our team members have for building the future of... More


  10. "Good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life, good hours good pay.

    Cons

    Upper management gets in each other's pants

    Advice to Management

    Some. Screwing around.