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The Toro Company Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2019

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The Toro Company CEO Richard M. Olson
Richard M. Olson
18 Ratings
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  • "Slow moving environment, very specialized roles, not much upward movement available(in 4 reviews)

  • "Very slow growth and no way to grow faster(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Loads of Incompetence, Dead Wood Everywhere"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Toro Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High compensation with profit sharing based on company performance. Solid products with outstanding manufacturing and customer service.

    Cons

    Employees that somehow stay for years and years but produce very little. Very inflexible management and a culture that moves very slowly. I worked in the irrigation division and saw some of the finest managers leave because they gave up because of incompetence at the top. Disgusted by having to participate in events for major distributor in Phoenix, where alcohol use was out of control. Toro thinks if they can... throw enough money at something it will produce loyalty. Toro has fallen far, far behind the leaders in the irrigation market - to the point where they have about 13 percent of the market. They have abandoned entire states for sales support and they dismiss calls for help from distributors.

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    Advice to Management

    The entire culture of the company must be changed. Toro does not seem to listen to their distributors and contractors who buy their products. They lag far behind in wifi smart controllers, while the major and even minor manufacturers have captured the market. I would tell Toro to look at Hunter Industries as a model in the industry

    The Toro Company2019-09-14
  2. "Wake Up and Smell the Clippings..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Toro Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People Friendly - Minnesota Nice Very Product and Customer Relationship Centric HQ is nice work environment. Very respectful of their Sales Channel(s).

    Cons

    Silo City. Little ability to leverage investments from one business to next - especially if any Information Technology is involved. No investments in Modern Marketing to speak of. Very few growth opportunities. Low performance expectations and/or accountability Risk-averse to a fault.

    Advice to Management

    None that they'd listen to...

    The Toro Company2019-09-09
  3. "Changing culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Toro Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities as many retire from long careers

    Cons

    Changing culture and leadership challenges

    The Toro Company2019-09-03
  4. "Overall great company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 

    I have been working at The Toro Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Genuinely great group of people, good benefits, good pay, challenging work

    Cons

    Internal processes make accomplishing tasks or completing projects difficult and lengthy

    The Toro Company2019-07-18
  5. "A solid company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Beatrice, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Toro Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A good place to work. Making genuine strides in Lean Manufacturing.

    Cons

    Seasonal demand of product creates an enviorment that can overload the workforce.

    The Toro Company2019-04-11
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Low stress job without modern perks"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Toro Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very low stress and you are never pushed to work beyond 8 hrs. Everyone is very nice and most people want to help you. New cafe is nice. Good deals on products. Stable place to work and grow old. Amazing place to work if you are in the right group. The good groups (commercial) rarely have openings.

    Cons

    FLEXIBILITY. cant work from home even if you or your kids are sick. Some departments do but engineering is very old fashioned. If there is a blizzard you cant leave early. Very slow growth and no way to grow faster. There are a lot of people that have 30+ years of experience so it simply takes time. Office area is depressing and dark. I have never seen a company so scared to innovate and fear of risk. ... Little to no training beyond what's offer at the corporate level. You can go 5-10 years between promotions.

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    Advice to Management

    Ensure your mid level managers are performing. Some are good and others are not. How do you retain younger professionals if you dont trust us to work from home when we are sick. Most companies do... all

    The Toro Company2019-03-21
  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Toro Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They care about their employees and offer competitive pay. Will even pay for employees continued education if the budget allows it.

    Cons

    Resources are scarce in some IS departments. Political decisions can sometimes prolong projects.

    The Toro Company2019-02-18
  8. "Cut that grass. Mower people"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Toro Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pays was good. Over time

    Cons

    Union shop. Training suck could be bettef

    The Toro Company2019-02-19
  9. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Materials Supervisor in Tomah, WI

    I worked at The Toro Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, Work Environment, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours Week to Week

    The Toro Company2019-01-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Information Services - Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Toro Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team and cross-functional collaboration largely contributes to the success of IS to its stakeholders. Agile methods and principles are slowly being adopted.

    Cons

    More work than there are resources. Consequently, prioritizing work-demand is absolutely key and yet challenging because the work comes from multiple business divisions which independently maintain their priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce a role that interfaces with each business division and whose main responsibility is to understand their strategies and road maps as well as their customer base. The role would closely report to the CEO and be instrumental in driving the right digital decisions for Toro.

    The Toro Company2019-01-04
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