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Toyota North America Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • 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. "Validation engineer"

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    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.


  2. "Torrance to Plano"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation - 9% of salary to 401k, bonuses in June and December, good job security, great insurance. 40hr expectation with 1.5x OT.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and needs to have greater aspirations/take more risk in their products.


  4. "Business Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and outstanding team members to work with. Stable and rewarding job.

    Cons

    The company eliminated the pension plan for new hires


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "You make your own future"

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

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

    Pros

    Good-hearted intelligent people. Sincere attention towards stakeholders and the impact our decisions will have on them. Incredible work-life balance that is frankly unheard of among my colleagues at other companies. Outstanding (and REAL) commitment to community through donations, volunteer events etc.

    If you are strategic about your future and willing to network effectively, you can put yourself on the path to promotion.

    Cons

    The consensus culture is good and it's bad. It can slow down projects and sometimes too much time is spent in strategizing/conceptualizing as opposed to DOING something. There are many "lifers" who are clearly too comfortable in their job and don't have a lot of drive to execute. Working on projects with such people can be a drag.

    Nothing is handed to you - if you simply expect to be promoted because you have experience you will be disappointed. This is a very large organization within which there are high-, low-, no- and negative-growth areas. You need to put yourself into position to be promoted. If you need to move departments, you need to network or you will languish.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to take risk. Not all decisions require the involvement of so many people, much less all of their input and consensus.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies you can work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Toyota prioritizes its employees, treating everyone with respect. Work/life balance is encouraged. But when the clock is on, the expectation is that your work is concise and error free. Little room for mistakes (yes, in the end I think this is a PRO- while others may think it is a con) as it keeps expectations high, and others are held to the same standard- so work is efficient. With the company going through a transitional time with the move to Plano, there is much opportunity to grow and develop your skill sets across the company. Senior Management is extremely knowledgeable and open to helping the new generation of employees grow and learn more about the automotive industry. Highly recommend this company. I moved all the way from sunny LA to Dallas for this job and the career potential. So far, no regrets.

    Also, the new campus in Plano is incredible. State of the art- everything!

    Cons

    Sometimes the job can get cushy. Not everyone is motivated to grow so you run into complacency. Attractive to some, but uninspiring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize attracting top talent in the Dallas market.

  8. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Warming smiles, communicating highly effectively and fashionably, Win-Win-Win's; Clientele base in organized notebooks, unlimited income.

    Cons

    There are a lot of competitors to compete with.

    Advice to Management

    Remember; "A Customer doesn't care about how much you know until they know how much you care."


  9. "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!


  10. "Production group leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Group Leader in Georgetown, KY
    Current Employee - Production Group Leader in Georgetown, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities.
    Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance is lacking. Many stuck on second shift for over 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance needs to be fixed.


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