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Toyota North America Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Phenomenal Place to Work for the Long Haul"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture with continued improvement (kaizen) and respect for people at the core. Great salary, benefits, and overall compensation package. Depending on business needs, great work/life balance and a family friendly environment.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotion challenging, but need to be open to different work experiences to move around. Many team members stay with the company for many years, so that can limit movement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making team members its first priority.

    Toyota North America2019-07-10
  2. Toyota North America - Financial Services | Division of Toyota North America
    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay and work/life balance

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Toyota North America2019-08-10
  3. "Great Company but Lots of Room for Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, tons of employment opportunities across the company. Great brand. Very ethical

    Cons

    The company runs on old school principles and has a tough time adjusting to change. If you are in the field you are required to move around the country multiple times at their will or you will be sidelined in your career. Very demanding and poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to keep up with the changes in society and technology

    Toyota North America2019-12-05
  4. Toyota North America - Financial Services | Division of Toyota North America
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    "People are disposable commodities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Toyota North America for more than a year

    Pros

    They promote work life balance. They do have flex time but when you use it they hold it against you. Direct employees have a great benefits package.

    Cons

    One third of the employees are contract and if in a contract position you have a slim chance of ever being directly hired. Many people spend many years (or decades) as contract to either never be hired, or worse, have their contract ended because it is cheaper to let you go and hire someone else on a cheaper contract. If you manage to get a direct position with the company the benefits are great and the respect for... people philosophy they promote actually applies to you. If you are a contract employee you are treated like a second class citizen; I am not exaggerating. I was told they were sued by a contract employee one time because the contract employee wanted the same benefits as direct employees. Toyota uses this as justification to remind you every chance they get that you are not their employee and do not deserve the same treatment as their Toyota direct hire family. Do not accept a contract position with this company, especially if you are in a financial, business, or IT oriented career path. Technicians have a better chance for a direct hire but still many remain contract indefinitely. Only work for them as a direct hire or nothing, however I would personally prefer not to work for a hypocritical company at all that only promotes respect for "some" people.

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    Advice to Management

    If someone is a contract employee, provide them with a development plan to get hired and be honest. If you are never going to hire them be a decent human being and let them know so they don't waste their life working for you when they should be looking for another job which will provide them with the pay and benefits they deserve.

    Toyota North America2019-10-07
  5. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall Toyota is a great place to work. The company truly cares about the employees and wants to make the company a better place to work. The pay is good, benefits are fantastic, and co-workers are mostly great. It is mostly younger engineers at the R&D locations and that contributes to a relaxed work environment. I had 3 different managers in my tenure at Toyota and I liked all of them on a personal and... professional level. Most employees and lower level management will help out anyone in need. Some interesting projects and career growth opportunities.

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    Cons

    1) The biggest negative to working at Toyota is the work life balance. This is dependent on department and role but overall if you are an engineer (especially in design), you will be working long hours. In many cases lower level managers are also working large amounts of overtime. There's too much work to go around. This creates a very negative atmosphere during projects and the feeling that there is never enough... time to do a good job. The high workload is cyclical in nature so it's not constant but it does take a toll on personal life. 2) For younger engineers or engineers with little experience, there should be a mentor-mentee relationship. This would get rid of much of the waste that happens when someone new doesn't know how to complete certain tasks. There needs to be more direction given and expectations laid out.

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    Advice to Management

    Lower/Mid level management are already aware of the work/life balance issue. They seem to care and are trying to improve the situation but a big company culture change needs to come from above.

    Toyota North America2019-08-23
  6. "Excellent pay for the area"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Buffalo, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Safe clean work environment. Opportunity for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance for many of the positions

    Toyota North America2019-08-01
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Continuous Improvement Required"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Match 6%. Vehicle program is great. Bonuses twice a year.

    Cons

    Work their employees to the last drop. Understaffed. If you do not work overtime people start complaining that you do not have enough work to do so they give you more work. Very difficult to maintain work - life balance. Although HQ is trying to implement more workshops to improve work culture, nothing changes if mgmt perspective and leadership does not change.

    Advice to Management

    If someone leaves the company, replace them. Do not distribute the work to other colleagues and make them work so much OT that they do not have time to spend with their families. Respect for people is one of Toyota's main pillars. But Toyota fails to actually respect for people.

    Toyota North America2019-07-23
  8. Toyota North America - Financial Services | Division of Toyota North America

    "Wonderful place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Focus on Diversity and Inclusion (much improved but still see salary discrepancies between men and women in same job), Respectful Workplace, effort to improve work/life balance, wonderful CEO, well-ran company

    Cons

    Salary discrepancies between transplants from California and those who did not move from California

    Advice to Management

    Continue to close gap between salaries, gaps from past location and explore gaps between men and women in same job

    Toyota North America2019-06-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balance? What is that?"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Leader in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Good pay and benefits -If your manager likes you, you may get to work on cool projects

    Cons

    -Miserable work environment (the culture in the Hebron facility is very jaded. It takes a strong person to be surrounded by miserable people and still have a positive outlook) -Terrible work life balance and roles (daily OT and sometimes weekends. There is also an unusual daily schedule-either you go into work in the middle of the night or leave work in the middle of the night. Not preferred if you are the kind of... human that needs to sleep. ) -lack of opportunities for those in the warehouse -High stress -It takes way too long to make change -OL’s have little influence on changes

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    Advice to Management

    -Trust your OL’s to make decisions -Be honest and open in communication (Especially with your OL’s)

    Toyota North America2019-05-23
  10. Toyota North America - Financial Services | Division of Toyota North America

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is better for outside hires.

    Advice to Management

    Treat internal candidates the same as external when it comes to salary.

    Toyota North America2019-04-24
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