Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
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I hope you are good at brown nosing, even that might not get you far. Takes 8 years to reach full rate, and about 3 to become permanent. No dental benefits, or promotion opportunities etc until after hired as permanent.

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They pay you

Cons

You work here
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Perfect for young, single, money hungry people

Good:- Pay- Advancement Opportunities - Benefits and Company PerksBad:- Job security (short term) - expect you be on renewing contracts for many years before permanently hired on.- Management - hit or miss depending on where in end up.- Rotating Shifts
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Repetitive works. Not good for long term. job is insecure and have to wait many years to become permanent. Zero work - life balance.

Pros

friendly staff

Cons

Repetitive works will kill you
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Good pay, fast paced work.

The 3 year contract period is tough but once you get through that you’re set. A typical factory environment with good pay and benefits. Depending on area placement your experience may differ.

Pros

Pay and benefits, security, opportunities

Cons

3 year contract, some management
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Good place to work.

Did not like the shift work. Overtime made for good pay but long weeks. Management was good Hr cared
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It's ok, paid ok, 8 years to hit top rate of $37 /hr

The work in assembly is hard in your body and you'll probably be in a job in assembly for 10 to 14 years. You're paid ok, starting salary is $23/hr and it takes 8 years to get to top rate of $37/hr. Rotating Shift work is terrible on you and your family. 9 hour days and 10 hours afternoons/nights. 4 hour Saturdays sometimes mandatory on day shifts. Benefits are ok and pension is ok. When you start you'll be on contract for roughly 3 years. You get to pick one week vacation and will have an extra week off in the summer and one in the winter.

Pros

They pay you

Cons

You have to work there
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It's better pay than McDonald's

Toyota doesn't care who they hire. If you go in thinking that because you have a degree, trade, or some sort of transferable skill you will get a better position or pay, think again. This is factory work to its core. It's akin to how I imagined prison labour to be like, hard manual labour with very little time to rest. You are disciplined for taking extra time to use the bathroom during breaks, and management harasses you if you don't complete your work within your alloted cycle time. Toyota is great for young people getting out of high school with no ambition to persue any further education, or those with no specific working goals. It's decent money for the type of work as it's higher than minimum wage, but it takes 4 years to be offered a permanent position, and it takes 10 years to max out on the pay scale at $36/hour. I have met people that have been there for 25 years and they earn the same wages as someone with 10 years. Progression and promotion is extremely slow and very challenging just to earn an extra $1.25/hour as a Team Leader. At the interview and on paper they tell you Monday to Friday, 40 hrs a week. In reality, the standard is 48 hours a week, with mandatory overtime. Day shift is required to work 4 hours on Saturday mornings, and night shift is required to work 10 hours Monday to Thursday. Sunday overtime is voluntary. Sure, because of the extreme amount of overtime, someone maxed out on the payscale after 10 years and who works 7 days a week can make good money. Toyota promotes the overtime as a job benefit to you, but then you have no personal life. They - 

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Free coffee on mandatory Saturdays

Cons

Everything else
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Productive and super fun workplace to be

Great place to be come and joy us once covid 19 is over and things get back to normal. Toyota the Kaizen way... working smart and efficient to better your future

Pros

Free lunches often, with cool calm and collected colleague's

Cons

Long hours sometimes...
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overall good job

family life is gone once working there, good company to work for, lots of money for those willing to do the hours. work environment can be stressful at times
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Reliable Job

Strong commitment required for good pay and benefits. Fast paced and busy work environment with lots going on. Good workplace job rotation so you're not doing the same process the entire shift.
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Was a great company 10 years ago.

Was a great company 10 years ago. This is not a retirement job anymore. Means to an end filler job until you find something better. I do not recommend if you have kids because you will be working more than home. Probation period is 3-4 years before permanent with benefits and vacation. 10 years to make top rate.
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Excellent company, job roles change quickly

Depending where you get placed in Assembly the jobs can be very physically demanding and repetitive which over time may lead to injury so it is in your best interest to go in physically fit
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Good place to work if your single and want to save money because there’s no time to spend your money. Gets better once hired permanently

The company is fast paced but guaranteed work. Although long hours and the shifts are long and at unusual times which made it difficult to manage life if you are single and want to save up some money it’s great!
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lack improvement

there are a lot of things to be improved to make it better for employees and ergonomical but no one cares. Not a place for those with higher education looking for quick growth.

Pros

good pay and benefits

Cons

take too long to be permanent hire.
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productive work place fast paced

good starter job for introduction to work environment. do not recommend as life long, get into trades cafeteria food is extremely good especially the pizza
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Worse place to work

Unless you have no other choice dont bother working here. No positives other than pay being ok but takes 10 years to make full pay where as everyone else did it in 4
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Productive Workplace

Its hard word but its very rewarding to see the finished product, a well made automobile that will bring safe, fun enjoyment to a family or individual for years to come.

Pros

salary competitive

Cons

repetitive work
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Good money, poor culture

Tough work, long hours. Poor culture, most people are miserable. Good pay and benefits. Not many opportunities to advance, most Team Members stay Team Members and a select few will become Team Leaders. It was a decent summer job.
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Give your life away for 20 bucks

Horrible hours. Low moral. Cant even get mortgage approval because wage is the same starting wage as it was 21 years ago. Used yo be a great job. Takes 10 years to make full rate. No pension for close to 5 uears now. Never see your family and still live close to poverty.

Pros

long hours

Cons

long hours
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Typical Manufacturing work setting

All business, extreme time management, focus on safety and quality. many different areas to the manufacturing sector resulting in different experiences for every individual.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

long hours
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very repetitive

very short pitches alot of favortisim co workers harassed everyone on an hourly basis i was way to short for the line i was assigned to was way to tall for my height

Pros

free lunches

Cons

long hours
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2.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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