Team Leader (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 17 July 2016
Toyota is a fast paced working environment that focuses on teamwork and high quality production. As a Team Leader I have learned effective communication, prioritizing and managing my time effectively. Management are often looking for employees opinions regarding how the organization can further grow and develop. The most challenging aspect of working with Toyota is ensuring the assembly line continues and high quality product is produced when the line is short staffed. This is a challenge as the line runs at a fast pace and is most effective when the entire team is involved. There are many enjoyable aspects of working with Toyota which include positive work environment, team work and a competitive pay.
Decent pay, but they will terminate you for anything.
Production team member (Former Employee) – Elmira, ON – 18 November 2015
Good pay, some really good people there training you or working alongside that make it pretty easy going. Don't get hurt, or you'll be terminated. Don't get sick, cause you'll be terminated. Don't breathe wrong, cause you'll be terminated. They treat you like you're disposable and have no empathy for their employees. Horrible place if you have anything short of perfection.
Decent pay, lots of Overtime
Long hours, treated poorly, disposable, no feeling of worth
Team Member (Former Employee) – Woodstock ON – 2 October 2015
Awesome place to work its like no other place to work on earth if you get in stay in becasue you get paid well although you need to be a mindless droan that comes in works the shift and leaves without thinking for yourself
Worked there for years. Good pay, great benefits, but no life.
Manufacturing Team Member (Former Employee) – Elmira, ON – 21 December 2014
Good pay 16.50 to 20.50 after 4 years. Great benefits 100 percent for dental, vision medicine, and $500 for massage (the legit kind, no happy endings ,lol). Consistent work, no layoffs. Clean safe work environment.
Hard monotonous work, negative management, overly long work days including weekends, working both sat AND sun. Unrealistic expectations of perfection.
Ping pong table, free lunch every other month, steady work good safety record.
Too much mandatory overtime, 10 hour days mon to fri, and 4 to 8 hours on sat and sun. Mangaers treat you like garbage if you make mistakes.
Good money, but requires lots of dedication and sacrifice.
Assembly Line Operator (Former Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 18 December 2014
This is a great first job for someone who decided school wasn't for them. I only took this job due to the absolute need for money.
With long hours, meh at best management and only caring about the need of hitting your numbers... this job was something else. I was there for almost two years and my body just couldn't take it anymore.
If you're someone who likes to work long hours and shift work, this is for you, but don't expect recognition on many of the things you do.
Was an interesting ride, and honestly, I learned a lot. I have no ill will against the company now that I'm done, but it'd be a much better job with better management.
Good pay, overtime, benefits
Mandatory overtime, management, lots of repetitive movement.
Millwright Apprentice (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 11 September 2014
Management and staff communicate effectively. Long hours with lots of overtime always available. My fellow employees are helpful in all aspects of my learning and skill progression as being a millwright apprentice.
Seat line assembly (Former Employee) – Elmira,Ontario – 10 September 2014
I wouldn't even recommend this job to my worst enemy. They have no respect for there employees. They have no consideration for employees who become injured and they still make you work if you are injured. They don't ever post any internal jobs, so there is really no room to further advance with this company at all. They took away all the bonuses and the raises. to sum it up, its just horrible. Don't apply here unless you like being put down everyday and never seeing your family. And the management is the biggest problem. No one seems to know how to run the company at all.
there are no pros
long quarters and long hours, and lots of saturdays
Production Team Member (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 9 April 2014
A typical day of work is me making carpets and rotating between 3-4 jobs. The days are usual ten hours and we usually build 550 carpets in a day. There is a lot of running around. I have learned how to get better at time management and how to watch for quality. My co-workers are pretty good for the most part. We are a smaller line in the factory so there isn't much drama. The management is a little off. They are great people but I feel that the workers are treated more like robots then humans. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the repetition for ten hours a day. The most enjoyable is the people I work with because we talk all day to distract our selves from the repetition. Its not a bad job but as I move closer to going to school I feel I need a change of scenery where I might be able to get a clear head and maybe be appreciated more for my hard work. I have really learned how to be a team player from this job.