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Toyota North America Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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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. "Slave to the man"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. It's a game. Probably good to those willing to play politics. Seriously nothing positive about working here.

    Cons

    Do not work here. Bunch of nasty political people. Everyone thinks they are too important to do their own damn jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Take your company back to Cali. You are a smudge on the good name of the Great State of Texas.


  2. "Poor Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Erlanger, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    TEMA tends not to layoff people.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits for being a top tier blue chip company were mediocre. TEMA was very cliquish being dominated by people that started at TMMK in Georgetown, Kentucky. Typically these people were from Central Kentucky and graduated from University of Kentucky. If you did not come from that background, your chances of advancement were severely handicapped. Also, deadwood is tolerated and their work is shifted to the proven, hard workers, but the hard workers were not given much of a reward for their hard work. Furthermore, TEMA is very politically correct; if you are not in one of the EEOC protected categories you are disadvantaged for advancement unless you are from Central Kentucky and an University of Kentucky graduate.

    Advice to Management

    Breakup the cliques and reward people for performance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away From This Place!!!"

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    Former Contractor - Team Leader in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - Team Leader in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    •Nothing, unless you are an Associate.
    •Cars. Yeah, you get a car! If you are an associate. Most associates spend at least their first week picking out their cars and not much else.
    •New building to work in (Already full! All the cool common areas that made this a really nice place to be are being converted to support the lack of planning on space requirements. Brand new building and its already too small. Great job!)
    •More money (if you came from CA)
    •Less Traffic and commute times (if you came from CA)

    Cons

    •Everything - If you are a contractor you do all the work. The long hours, weekends, general grunt work that no one with the Associate title wants to do. Also for all your hard work you receive none of the credit. The head of that team does for basically doing nothing but leaving early everyday and coming in late everyday. At first I thought this was a BTS thing, Toyota calls IT) but its not, its in all departments. The full time associates
    •The People - they will stab you in the back and walk all over you if you get in their way. the politics are suffocating. If you keep your head down and do what you are told you'll be a long term contractor. Some cases 15 years as a contractor before being made full time.
    •Management - They preach "family" but its not practiced. Everyman or group for themselves is more like it.

    Advice to Management

    Tear down and rebuild from the ground up. There is no saving the dsyfunctiofality, politics, class system, egos, and cut throat, backing stabbing people that seem to still have a job there.


  4. "low pay ok benefits"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Owings Mills, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    car benefit...m-f job.. cheap health insurance

    Cons

    too low starting pay most moves are lateral not a lot of income potential

    Advice to Management

    pay like you weigh


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A mere shadow of what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck shows up every two weeks. Financial stability.

    Cons

    All the things that used to make Toyota (and Lexus) fantastic and so much better to work than any other car company are systematically being dismantled under the guise of "harmonizing" all the various Toyota companies into one. Over the last few years (but currently on a more accelerated pace) there have been multiple downgrades in pay, benefits and company perks to where it's no different than Ford or Chevy. Congratulations Toyota, you've successfully benchmarked mediocrity. From forcing all associates to agree to arbitration in HR legal matters to loss of pension, loss of health insurance options, etc., and now they are hinting at coming drastic changes to the average pay scale for various positions, meaning I will not receive another raise for the next 10 years. As I said, it's no different than working anywhere else now. Once prized, our customer's are now just a sales statistic for the marketing team to pat each other on the back about.

    Advice to Management

    They know what's going on because they are engineering it. Newbies won't know any better, but those of us that have been around for a while are indeed sad.


  7. "Assembly full time team member"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Georgetown, KY
    Current Employee - Team Member in Georgetown, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Frequent overtime opportunities, and a diverse work force.

    Cons

    10 years to top out in hourly pay, annual increases in benefit costs, no respect for team members, all promotions result in years of 2nd shift, and a general disregard for ergonomics and team member safety by management.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability should not solely apply to team members, shorter time for the transition from variable work force to full time, and most importantly the ten year top out is completely ridiculous

  8. "associate, decent paying position"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Associate in Erlanger, KY

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

    Pros

    a decent paying job title

    Cons

    Management need training on how to interact professinal with team members

    Advice to Management

    no advancement


  9. "Skilled"

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    Former Employee - Skill Maintenance in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Skill Maintenance in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and good Benifits good company Benifits Good money and good Benifits good company Benifits Good money and good Benifits good company Benifits

    Cons

    Work life balance the preach is not there. The work schedule is bad. You will either be on sleep aids or sleep disorder or depressed

    Advice to Management

    Help there team members. Not hinder them

    Toyota North America Response

    Sep 12, 2016

    We appreciate your positive comments about Toyota's wages and benefits. We strive to have competitive compensation packages. Because demand for Toyota trucks produced at the San Antonio facility... More


  10. "Workers can be replaced"

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    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Princeton, IN
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Princeton, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and health benefit but money doesn't keep a family together more than time together. Lots of jobs because everyone is looking to leave

    Cons

    Horrible management chain and promotion process
    Management doesn't care about the employee
    Vehicles produced first, quality of vehicle next, safety third
    Employer doesn't try to fix you and keep you from getting hurt again

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be in charge of hiring and promotions
    If a job is hurting an employee move them to a new job there are plenty out there


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