Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) Employee Reviews

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Don't be fooled, NOT a family friendly employer
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON4 June 2018
This place is a great place to work if you are early 20's with no spouse or kids. The hours are never standard, the "afternoon" shift hours are ridiculous, and don't ever ask for an approved day off for a family function, (ie. If your kid is involved in extra curricular activities, don't tell them that is why you need the day off... You will be denied and then if you are denied and call in, automatic corrective action.). Was told by group leaders to lie when calling in so they did not have to write me up. Always call in family illness. Also don't expect to choose which plant you work at... If you live in Cambridge and get stuck in Woodstock or vice versa, they won't care if you are falling asleep at the wheel driving 40 mins + home... Waited many years to move to the plant in my city and kept getting denied because my versatility was needed on my line, or market condition doesn't require plant movement... Although there are always new contracts being hired in all 3 plants. The company is about transparent as mud. No one likes working there, they are just stuck living the lifestyle and can not afford to leave. TMMC has become a revolving door for employees.. good luck!
Pros
None
Cons
See below
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Hard job with fare pay
Welder (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON3 June 2018
* Worked very long hours
* Shift work
* Factory job with scheduled overtime hours
* Fare pay for the amount of work
* Constant on the go and moving
* Very hot depending on where you work in the factory
Pros
The consistency and pay
Cons
The heat and environment
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Very physical job but well rewarded
Assembly / Team Member (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON16 May 2018
Very high burden on your body but the pay and benefits are great and lots of room for advancement. Eventually you end up in a better area and it gets easier on you.
Pros
great pay, room for advencement
Cons
long hours, high burden on the body and on contract for a long time.
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Resist the temptation of money over the health of your body & mind!
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON10 May 2018
Money: for anyone who starts now it's a fraction of what it once was & you will not be a permanent employee(with benefits/holidays) for minimum 3 years. By then your body will begin to break down from the repetitive, jarring, awkward body positions. Which the company will do their very best to deny any claims of injury resulting from the work, letalone care about your pain or you in general.

Environment: tends to be negative & toxic; mentally & emotionally wearing depending on coworkers & management in your area. It's high school, except you are surrounded by bullies with no escape. Human resources is probably the worst. I suggest audio recording ANY & ALL conversations with HR or management(GL, AM, etc.), definitely beneficial evidence for any probable future litigation. They erase their pen-written notes of what you say that is damaging to them. You are only a number & easily replaceable...definitely the common feeling amongst employees.

Work: keeping pace is strenuous, no time for a sip of water unless the line stops or you ask a TL to step in for a car.
Bathroom breaks are frowned upon, with threat of being written up.
Ambient temperatures are hot(winter) & hotter(summer), no fans or very little circulation to help cool your body temperature. If you do choose to work here or you already do, I suggest investing in a cooling vest; like the military would wear in desert atmospheres.

Work-life balance: slightly improved with afternoon Saturday overtime being spread through the week instead of the short turn around, based on the body's learned circadian rhythm. It
  more... is shift work afterall. Switch over week is usually pretty difficult the first few days or so, although shifts are 2 weeks days & 2 weeks afternoons.  less
Pros
Money & benefits, if you make it to getting hired permanently. Easy, work. Best to keep to yourself for most pleasant work experience.
Cons
Low employee morale, mindless, physically demanding work, incredibly hot in conjunction with trying to keep up pace & ambient temperature, intimidating atmosphere/management.
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Working for a world famous company with the founding principles tracing back to Japan and a culture embedded in quality and craftsmanship.
Shunter (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON20 April 2018
Don’t let the negative reviews fool you- this is a great place to work with big earning potential.

I have never felt more at home working for TMMC. Co-workers are great, management stern but fair. Competitive salary, benefits package and enough work to keep me busy throughout my shift.

I have and will continue to recommend TMMC to anyone out there looking for work.
Pros
Wages, lots of hours with the potential for overtime, friendly and supportive co-workers, listening to music while working
Cons
Gossip, fear-mongering, drug use, adultery, theft from vehicles, employees with poor attitudes
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Horrible company terrible job
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON19 April 2018
Horrible experience working at TMMC, employees and treated like garbage, and the harassment is constant. Long hours with very repetitive mindless work.
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yet another vitim of the giant bully toyota
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON20 March 2018
MULTIPLE INJURIES!!!! body broke down very quickly, was made to sweep floors while others were given training, hired to production area same time as myself. I was harassed by full time workers as a joke, perminant injury to legs, back, hands, shoulders, and almost suffered heart attack, that was the last straw. Overtime hours were modified and tampered with, pay was short unless you watched them like a hawk, would not recommend this employer at all, the vehicles are terrible quality as well, it made it morally difficult to assemble this trash and be proud of what you were building, send toyota packing back to Japan do not buy toyota garbage!! Good luck to all desperate enough to try TMMC
Pros
nothing
Cons
injuries, shorted pay, no chance to drink water unless line stopped, few if any washroom breaks, extremely hot, myserable coworkers, preferential promotional egotistical organization
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Horrible place to work
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON13 March 2018
As long as you are ok with being, talked down to and told by management that they "OWN YOU" and being threatened if you stand up for yourself you will be fine. And the HR Dept. will just turn a blind eye to anything. There attitude is if they didn't see it. It didn't happen.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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pay is good/no life outside of work
various lines (Former Employee) –  Elmira, ON13 March 2018
worked in quality, final inspections, assembly and paint depts. .....good pay..rotating shifts are hard on the body! over-worked with zero work/life balance...repetetive work is hard on the body.......breaks are lacking very badly!!!!! not enough time to go to the washrooms and get water with only having one 5 min/one 10 min break..takes that amount of time to even get to the washrooms! .....should be a team for days, afternoons and nights...no rotating
Pros
money
Cons
over-worked, lacking proper breaks, rotating shifts, sore hands and feet from repetition, zero work/life balance
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no job security, long hire on wait as well as full time pay after 10 years
weld materials (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON8 March 2018
Toyota is a good place to work if you enjoy long hours rotating shifts and some over time mandatory Saturday's. heavy labour, fast paced.

appretiation and communication is missing in the plants as well as frequent changes made that aren't always for the best. you have no life and see the people you work with more then your family.
Pros
great pay and holidays after 10 years.
Cons
everything
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Just another day at work
Disability Case Manager, Occupational Health Nurse (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON1 March 2018
Hard work, lots of over time, hard on the body with repetitive movements all day long

Family life is lacking due to the hours of sleep between shifts and length of shifts.
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Absolutely terrible place to work
production worker (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON28 February 2018
If you are a butt kisser, whiner or backstabber you will go far here. If you are an honest hard working employee, they will break your spirit and your body then toss you aside to make room for their next victim.
Pros
paycheck
Cons
everything else
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Focus on Efficiency with Departmental Silos
Purchasing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON26 February 2018
Repetitive Daily Activities
You will learn a lot about SAP and Web Based Tools
Highly Visible Departmental Silos with contradicting KPIs
Need Management Approval for Everything
Good Job Security
Pros
Competitive Pay, Job Security
Cons
Long Hours, Factory Environment, Hourly Pay
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Horrible
On the line (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON25 February 2018
Was verbally attacked my first day by my group leader, if you like being sore, miserable and tired then this job is for you!!
Worst experience of my life, wouldn’t recommend it
To anyone, only good thing is the lay but you work way to hard for it, co workers are miserable, very depressing
Environment,
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Production and quality
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON10 February 2018
TMMC taught me to be punctual and work hard in a fast pace and quality driven company. I learned how to work with a large group of people to attain excellence in our work.
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Productive Place
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON6 February 2018
healthy workplace culture with focus on improving tasks and helping new comers to adjust on their own pace. Fun environment with recreational activities during lunch time
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Long shifts of repetitive work
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON27 January 2018
Great pay and benefits but it takes way to long to see any of that. Minimum 3-4 year wait before you will receive full benefits like dental and other coverage's.
Pros
free lunches, good pay
Cons
work weekends, on contract for over 3 years
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Worst place ever except for money!!!
Materials (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON23 January 2018
No respect is given to you as a person. They constantly bend the rules so it always benefits them! Keeps people on contract for years with no vacation time. Constantly giving s#*% to tworkers to work faster and quicker to build cars! The only reason people stay is the money!!
Pros
Money, Benefits that’s it!!
Cons
Long hours, Rules bended, disrespect, no family time, stupid hours, mandatory overtime, favortism, long contacts for years before full time. THIS PLACE NEEDS A UNION!!!
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high pressure job
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON21 January 2018
time goal's and productivity are priority, second to safety and health concern's. Mandatory overtime and Saturday's and Sunday's leave you no time to spend with family
Pros
free lunch
Cons
long hours
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think about it
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON20 January 2018
If you find the wage attractive, and you don't mind doing the same or more/ harder tasks for 2/3 the pay of the people making top rate which you won't earn for ten years. If you're okay with being a contract employee for the next three to five years, and the possibility of not being renewed for the next three months- every three months doesn't bother you. If you are okay doing the same elements every minute for 120 mins at a stretch. If you like being sore all over, all the time. If you're good with taking flak for every mistake, but not receiving recognition for catching mistakes. If you're okay with assisting a giant multi-million dollar corporation make another 1/10th of a cent on every unit at the expense of your body/ health. If team member favouritism and preferred jobs for senior tm's doesn't bother you. If you're good with not having a hope of advancing for 7-10 years. If you're good with all the above, apply. PAY ATTENTION at the assessment where you go in and perform the tasks in Cambridge. This is what the job WILL be like. A lot of really great people work here on the floor, there's a handful of great team leads and group leads, I hope you get one. the training to do your tasks is the best I've ever seen- but once you are certified to do a task- good luck to you. Don't be rushed into certifying on a task unless you are confident you can do it- 120 x in a row- without assistance. Be prepared to be assaulted by company propaganda while on shift. There are some perks.
Pros
good pay long term earning potential
Cons
long hours, repetitive tasks, mindless work that requires vigilant attention to detail
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