Goodyear Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Updated Jul 19, 2014
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    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goodyear in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me early in the year and asked me to apply online. Did so and received a rejection email a week later.

    Recruiter contacted me again a month ago, asked me to apply online, again, for the same position. Did so and was called for a phone interview. Apparently did well enough on the phone interview to warrant an in-person interview. Interviewed with 4 different people, one from HR, three from the department. Received rejection email on the Saturday after the interview (work-life balance, anyone?).

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult or technical. All "tell me about a time when..."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Legal Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Goodyear in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is a very extensive one, as one would expect from a company as large as Goodyear. I had four rather extensive interviews with both attorneys for whom the job was assigned. Two interviews were conducted by both attorneys at the same time and each attorney interviewed me again separately. Once those were completed, I then interviewed with the head of the department. It is a very thorough and professional interviewing process.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question for me was how my former employer would describe my best trait and my worst. Its tough to answer without sounding either overly confident or not worthy of the job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Goodyear.

    Interview Details

    Interview was 45 minutes long. Basic Behavioral Questions. Had an online webcam interview with 3 people. The interview was very mundane, nothing too exciting. I wish they didn't have a webcam interview as it is very awkward and uncomfortable, especially since you can always see yourself during the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Training Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Danville, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Goodyear.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process and scheduling seemed to be very organized for the number of people involved. I interviewed with 6 employees in professional/management roles. The schedule of the interview was presented clearly and we remained on task for the most part. Communications prior to and post interview were also well organized.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. All interviewers used the templated interview question format of describe a work situation when/where….x happened and tell us what happened, how you addressed/handled and the outcome.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technology Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goodyear in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and a phone interview was scheduled with technical HR manager. Most of the questions were standard HR questions and few were about my previous experience. The interviewer was patient and friendly. Not a tough nut to crack if you do your groundwork beforehand.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a difficult situation in your career and how did you overcome it.
      Difficult decision you made so far.
      Experience as a team player.
      Few technical questions.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    North America Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Goodyear in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough interview process -- three rounds with internal recruiter, HR and management team. Everyone seemed friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty standard and related to my specific background/capabilities. No oddball questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hebron, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Hebron, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Goodyear in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was a great site with info for my interview, so I should share.
    Applied online (1.5hrs) via a link from college.
    3.5hrs later I got an email to take a proctored online test (1.5hrs).
    Took test on Friday morning, got a call first thing Monday, scheduled a 3person phone interview for that afternoon.
    Phone interview: LOTS of behavioral questions, plus the 2minute sell-yourself speech. (Both of which I failed as bad as the test I took) BE PREPARED, know your resume and be ready to explain it to them in detail without being asked any side questions!
    Amazingly, for failling everything so far I was invited to s 5hr "meet&greet" the following monday.
    Meet & Greet:
    there we 6 applicants, but only 4 showed up. DO NOT Wear a suit jacket, it would be overkill. I was the only person with a tie besides a GY engineer. Be ready for a full on psych observation from 16-20 people. 1/4 HR, 1/4 GY Senior Engineers, 1/4 Team you will be working with, 1/4 unknown.
    2 45minute interviews, both just me with an HR and with GY top Engineer, so a 2on1.
    The rest of the time was non-stop questions. BE SO READY FOR MANY BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS!!!!!! Bring a pen & pad.
    I also failed this horribly. Never been asked so many behavioral questions in my life combined!

    Great people! Would have been a great job in Hebron Ohio at the new R&D plant.
    The pay was never given.

    Interview Questions
    • To many to think! Be ready for non-stop "tell us about a time when...." If you stall they note, it's hard.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Professional - Corp Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Goodyear.

    Interview Details

    Applied online (make sure to copy your answers to a word document - the form is wonky and my answers kept disappearing). After about two weeks, I was scheduled through recruiting company for a 30 min. phone interview. On the phone screening, the team mentioned wanting to move quickly (decision within two weeks). I followed up after two weeks since I didn't hear anything and was told there were no decisions made with the position yet. That was nearly two months ago and I haven't heard anything since (not even a note that they were pursuing other candidates). Pretty poor lack of communication.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too unexpected. General skill set and experience questions on the initial screening call.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Goodyear in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a 20 minute phone interview with company recruiter. They called me back about a week later to set up an in person interview. The in person interview went as follows:
    1) 30 minutes talking with department director and IT manager
    2) 45 minutes talking with IT manager and and a senior developer - The questions were a combination of technical and behavioral
    3) 1 hour being grilled by three more developers with all sorts of technical questions
    4) 1.5 hours to complete a 6 or 7 page written "test" that the developers had put together

    Interview Questions
    • It was just the shear number of questions from many different people. This was a 3 hour long interview with questions from start to finish. It was tiring and seemed like way overkill.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    New Ventures Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Goodyear in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a Senior Recruiter, at The RightThing (an ADP company) for a position with Goodyear Tire and Rubber company. Since the opportunity seemed interesting, I agreed to explore it further and sent him my resume. The recruiter even asked me to fill out the online application and this is where the unprofessional experience began.

    The way the online application system was set up caused me to attempt to complete the application at least 3 times. Apparently Goodyear or The RightThing do not have the internal staff to test that their system works.

    When I pointed out the glitch, to the recruiter in our phone conversation, his response to me was - "how convenient". This should have been a flag to me to stop the process at this point.

    However, this recruiter is persistent and calls me a couple of times, without warning, and asks that I try to fill the extremely long application again and we do this 2 or 3 times before they figure out that their system has a problem. Again this should have prompted me to stop the process immediately.

    After the phone screen, I was informed by the recruiter that he will be forwarding my resume to the hiring manager and that he will let me know the next step.

    Anyway- After I have jumped through the hoops, to apply for an opportunity that seemed interesting, i get an automated email saying that they are pursuing other candidates. I am ok with not being the right candidate for the job but what I am not OK with is the manner in which the whole process was conducted.

    In summary: The recruiter (and by relation The RightThing and Goodyear) did not leave a positive impression in my mind about how they conduct their hiring process. I felt like I was used to fill a certain quota of applicants for a position to help justify the work done by the recruiter. This to me is a learning experience that might be valuable to others applying for opportunities or might be contacted for opportunities to ensure that your time is not wasted and to appropriately pick on the signals that serve as warnings before proceeding.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions asked by the recruiter were standard and the length of the phone screen should have been a warning. The entire process was very unprofessional.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

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