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Updated 25 October 2017
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  1. "Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company with many overseas opportunities

    Cons

    Work/life balance not so great, company was closed down


  2. "Redundant due to Closure of Factory"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very focussed on strong procedures to maintain the highest quality vehicles manufactured in Altona. A broad range of Engineering disciplines and opportunities to meet global colleagues for collaboration.

    Cons

    With the closure of manufacturing in Australia by all 3 remaining OEM's the roles have been permanently relocated to Thailand and the USA. For many staff, this relocation wasn't possible and the redundancy package was sufficient to leave the company for many employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retain as many of the skilled engineers as possible and find roles for them in the Australian consolidated Company in the hope that new local opportunities will arise.


  3. "Manual Embedded"

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    Current Employee - Embedded Tester in Notting Hill
    Current Employee - Embedded Tester in Notting Hill
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast Build, Agile Environment, Team members always There to provide assistance. Introduction to Apple care play and Android auto.

    Cons

    Builds are not provided with enough structure submission time for verification significant timing.
    Some team members speck forging language sometime hard to communicate.


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  5. "Fun , challenging, hard work, supportive co-workers."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel, enjoyable work, fair pay

    Cons

    Overtime, deadlines, company scaling down.


  6. "Solid engineering house"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Toyota Technical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great products, exposure to many functions, opportunities to work abroad, stable, good benefits, constantly growing and gaining responsibilities

    Cons

    Early morning or late night meetings with Japan, cyclical nature of projects create some very heavy workloads, professional development plans could be improved, some managers are managers only because of technical expertise instead of leadership potential, some managers are assigned too big a team

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic with how to plan professional development for team members, do a better job training managers with how to coach, and avoid running so lean that managers have too many reports


  7. "Best atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are amazing and as a result, it's easy to love going to work every day. Management challenges you to continuously improve and to produce the best work in a healthy and encouraging way.

    Cons

    HR representatives seem to change too often (at least in my dept)- this is honestly the only con I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice- your core values and respect for people puts you and Toyota ahead in the industry. Keep it up!


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    "Promotion Opportunity Change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center full-time

    Pros

    Supposedly promotions now based on performance (not Tenure)
    Job Security
    Gym in Basement
    New Pharmacy on Campus
    Walking track, soccer field, and softball field on campus
    Young Atmosphere
    Great health benefits

    Cons

    Lots of overtime......(but get paid for it)
    Typically underpaid for equivalent job at other OEMs
    No compensation/appreciation for graduate education

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to stop your talented engineers from leaving.... its more costly to hire and train a new engineer than to pay the current what they are worth


  9. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saline, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay and people. Management can be flexible if you need to leave early or take time off. There is a gym in the basement that team members and their family can use for free.

    Cons

    Most work isn't very interesting. Work load comes and goes which means you're either very busy or bored. During the busy times work life balance can be difficult. Work load division does not seem equal between team members.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more internally and take some of your own advice. Consider individuals work loads in addition to department work load.


  10. "Contractor - Information Security and Enterprise Architecture - Saline, MI"

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    Former Employee - Consultant - IS, EA in Saline, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant - IS, EA in Saline, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toyota Technical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, excellent place to see very un-cordial supervisors in action, wonderful opportunity to practice working with TMs who behave like a spoilt child.
    If you want to learn how to handle rude co-workers - this is the best place to start.

    Cons

    Very negative work atmosphere. TMs behave like spoilt child - and are able to get away with anything they do - literally anything !!

    a TM can ask you to 'Go back to your desk' in middle of a meeting.

    Your tolerance will be tested.

    Some TMs will block your timesheets - You may not get paid !!!

    At times, the security badge may be used to track your location on a given day/time.

    Advice to Management

    Please monitor the movement and conversation of the TMs. They give an impression that Toyota backs them with legal support even if they harass a contractor.


  11. "IT Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relatively easy going environment...good pay & better job security.

    Cons

    Complex environment for IT staff & users alike. Very large, dated, corporate mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Allow vastly differing business units more flexibility in opting out of managed services providers.


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