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Toyota North America Reviews

Updated 20 March 2019
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  • "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 73 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX (US)
    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


  2. "Dynamic Business"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Woolooware
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Woolooware
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The industry is extremely competitive and Toyota continues to grow and change to engage and retain customers.
    The business treat staff well with high employee satisfaction.
    Opportunity to drive new Toyota vehicles as part of package.

    Cons

    Business headquarters relocated to Melbourne in 2018

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaged with customers and dealers to understand the real business outside of the "ivory tower"

  3. "Electrical control system engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist Control Systems Engineer in Altona, Victoria
    Former Employee - Specialist Control Systems Engineer in Altona, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worldwise company with large organisations in automotive industry

    Cons

    Very good training opportunities
    Subsidiary of foods
    Flexible and motivation

    Advice to Management

    Still many bureaucracy in the office


  4. "Great people and good opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Toyota North America full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good work life balance and flexibility for staff. On site bistro and gym with classes. Many opportunities for travel, team recognition and events.

    Cons

    Office moving to Melbourne HQ


  5. "GM"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong respect for people instilled in culture

    Cons

    Challenges of achieving voice in global company

    Advice to Management

    Actively create career development opportunities


  6. "Production Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering/Production Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Engineering/Production Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great range of work, lots of training

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, management processes can be slow.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Altona North
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Altona North
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Focus on cooperation , teamwork and challenge. Company is always adapting and changing so you need to be ready for change. That so many people there have been with the company 20 years plus tells you what a good employer they are.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and slow moving at times. Some silos that mean different departments don't always work together as well as they could.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to recognise those leaders in the organisation that think and act considering the whole organisation rather focus solely on their own KPIs.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working environment. Team atmosphere. Wiling to help me learn.

    Cons

    traffic jams going to work. boring excel spread sheet work at times.


  9. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time

    Pros

    good base and great commision structure

    Cons

    long hours and saturday till 6pm work

    Advice to Management

    make saturdays a shorter day


  10. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture is great as is the Complex work & International exposure

    Cons

    Experience was during a downturn (gfc)
    Hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees