Toyota Boshoku FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Toyota Boshoku.

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26 English questions out of 26

November 25, 2020

What is health insurance like at Toyota Boshoku?

Pros

Profit sharing bonuses, health insurance, good pay

Cons

Long hours, repetitive, physical strain,

Profit sharing bonuses, health insurance, good pay

November 25, 2020

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January 31, 2021

What is the retirement plan like at Toyota Boshoku?

Pros

This can be a good starter company for those with little experience. Healthcare coverage is substantially subsidized by the company which can be a great perk, especially for those with families. There is a 401(k) with partial company match. Company is loyal to its employees. Most employees get the option to travel to Japan at some point.

Cons

Negotiate an acceptable salary coming in because merit raises are typically low. There is a lot of micromanagement from Japan which carries over to how many of the long time United States managers function. There is the expectation to routinely work extensive overtime as a matter of course. Bonuses are sporadic, if at all, so there really is not any reward or compensation provided to warrant going above and beyond. Few opportunities for professional development. Promotions and advancement are infrequent. If you don't like or fit in with the department you are hired into, there are not many transfer options within the company. As this company is still old school Japanese, self expression is not really appreciated. Having an opinion and trying to make changes is frowned upon so you will be most successful here if you just go along with what your superiors dictate. Antiquated policies. Few women in leadership and executive roles.

Advice to Management

Listen to your team members and help them develop professionally by allowing them to engage in formal training opportunities. Promote and support managers who display leadership skills and not just those that have technical knowledge.

There is a 401(k) with partial company match.

January 31, 2021

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February 7, 2021

Does Toyota Boshoku offer dental insurance?

Pros

Secure employment, plenty of OT throughout the year. Great place to work between high school and post-secondary to save money for tuition. Good benefits coverage and health insurance, dental etc. Incentive bonuses for contributing to safety and quality. Partial reimbursement for purchases towards personal wellness/fitness.

Cons

Unpredictable end of shift times, could be an 8 hour shift or up to 10 hours. Rotating shifts make work/life balance very difficult especially for staff with children/families. OT is mandatory; some weeks you only have 1 day off. Quarterly attendance bonuses encourage you to come into work even when you are feeling sick. Only 6 sick days per year; unpaid. Forced to use vacation days to cover hours of work lost during annual shutdown. Huge disconnect between management and reality on shop floor; poor communication & lack of understanding, decisions are made from the top which aren't in best interest of team members. No defined process for promotion into management; promotions happen behind closed doors. Unless you befriend certain members of management, you're unlikely to see promotion beyond a team leader. Toxic work culture which promotes the idea that using your sick days makes you a bad employee.

Advice to Management

Recognize your strong team members and team leaders; give them opportunities for training & education, promotion, and career progression. If you don't, you will continue to lose good employees to companies who offer better compensation and opportunities for advancement. Employees who feel valued and invested in will continue to work hard for you.

Good benefits coverage and health insurance, dental etc. Incentive bonuses for contributing to safety and quality.

February 7, 2021

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January 29, 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Toyota Boshoku?

Pros

Incredible benefits, great career advancement opportunities

Cons

There aren't any concerns at this time.

Incredible benefits, great career advancement opportunities

January 29, 2020

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October 16, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Toyota Boshoku?

Pros

Free insurance is kinda nice

Cons

Ridiculous workload. Limited advancement opportunities for locals. Lack of intelligent management

Advice to Management

Resign

Limited advancement opportunities for locals.

October 16, 2019

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