Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) Employee Reviews

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Fast paced
Assembly team member - Lexus Engine Line (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON12 August 2018
Overall a fast paced hard working environment where it will take approximately four years to become full time. It is unfortunate that it will take that long and then another 6 years after that to get full rate.
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Read this!!!
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON1 August 2018
This job will ruin your life. No amount of money is worth working here. Dont be fooled, this job will very easily destroy you mentally and physically.
Pros
Good money after a decade
Cons
Loss of health, sleep, family, friends, The 401 will eventually get you.
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free lunch on monthly meetings
Machine Operator/Assembly (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON27 July 2018
Productive and fun workplace with badminton tables. training is ego line work is hard to adjust to. demand on hands is hard on your body. hours are long and late. especially wit a commute
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Mindless repetition and horrible shift rotation
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON22 July 2018
Line jobs are horrible and Takt time (timeframe to do job process) is inhuman. Literally inhuman, these jobs are meant for robots and eventually will be taken over by automation.
Pay gets better the longer you stay but there is a price.
Not worth it in my opinion.
Be warned.
Pros
Steady secure paycheque.
Cons
Takes a toll on your life.
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Horrible
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Woodstock, ON12 July 2018
The Toyota Production System is hailed in the manufacturing world as the greatest thing since sliced bread, but yet no other manufacturing facility can get it to work for them. ...this is because it doesn`t really exist.
The TPS is simply working your employees into the ground day after day with no slowing down.
The TM`s in assembly are required to do the work of 2 people in a time slot so short you are forced to run to keep up. Once you feel you may be able to do the job without having a heart attack, then they add more burden to your work and then as if it seems they can`t do anymore , they surprise you by cranking the line speed up and the system starts all over again...this is what Toyota means by continuous improvement.
People quit left and right and the hiring pool gets smaller and smaller but yet management doesn`t seem to understand that it is the TPS that is to blame. Human beings were not meant to be beat into the ground hour by hour without ceasing. When you are entering the plant with all the other TM`s all you have to do is watch the way they walk with their contorted bodies and listen to the jingle of their pill bottles to know this is not a family first organization.
I can go on with the long working hours, the lack of acknowledgement from management and the constant discipline for anything and everything , not to mention how they take 5 minutes from your breaktime to offset any time lost for a company event(ie: Thanksgiving dinner).
The one thing that bothers me the most is that the president of TMMC has openly said that we the team members are overpaid.
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This place is a dump
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Woodstock, ON8 July 2018
People are backstabbing pieces of crapdon’t work here once u start the money locks u in and ur stuck. The tL s wanna get paid for doing nothing run and run fast
Pros
Money
Cons
Everything else
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Negative Work Environment
Production Team Member (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON6 July 2018
The hours are very difficult to manage time with regular life tasks and management is very pushy and at times take advantage of their status and are inappropriate. They also thrive on treating line workers like children as well as putting them down. Work culture is also childish and dreadful. The pay may be worth it but the workplace here is mostly negative attitudes.
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours and childish attitudes
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A Good family job
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON28 June 2018
long days
good start pay, amazing pay after 10 years
two weeks vacation until after 3 years but no booked time off
good benefits
hot summer working conditions
Pros
money
Cons
no time off
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worst job ever
Team Member - welding department (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON20 June 2018
A typical shift is not knowing whether you're working 8 to 10 hours. Very fast pace with barely enough time to drink some water. Hot, sweaty and impersonal.
Pros
pay
Cons
everything but the pay
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Great Summer Job
Automotive Worker (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON16 June 2018
- The pay is unbelievable
- Would recommend working as many summers as possible
- The job is hard on your body
- Long hours
- Limited break time
- an experience everyone should partake in
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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
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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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