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Updated Jun 25, 2014

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Lube Technician Interview

Lube Technician
Houston, TX

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Goodyear in October 2013.

Interview Details – I responded to an ad on a classifieds website and gave them a call. They told me to come in and fill out an application. Drove about 20 miles to get there and once I arrived they handed me an application. Before then pen even touched the application I was then asked if I had my own tools and that I must also be certified. Their ad said nothing about needing your own tools and the ad stated that they would train me to be certified as a state inspector. I told them I had neither and the application was snatched from my hands.

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Tire/Research Development Interview

Tire/Research Development

Interviewed at Goodyear

Interview Details – It is a Webex video interview. You will be interviewed by the Chief Engineer and an Associate Engineer. You will be asked the standard interview questions about your background, your strengths and weaknesses and how your could contribute to the company. Also you will be asked if you've ever disliked an employer.

Interview Question – Name a moment of accomplishment in you academics or work?   Answer Question

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Executive Legal Secretary Interview

Executive Legal Secretary
Akron, OH

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goodyear in April 2011.

Interview Details – After submitting resume and they are interested, there is a telephone interview based on "behavioral pattern interviewing". If you pass that level, you will be called in for an in-person interview with multiple panels, including attorneys, executive administrators, and HR personnel.

Interview Question – All the behavioral pattern interviewing questions are grueling and strenuous. For example, "Tell us about an example where you made a mistake at your job. What did you do? What was the outcome?"   Answer Question

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Business Development Manager Interview

Business Development Manager

I interviewed at Goodyear in March 2012.

Interview Details – I was reached by a recruiter. First was a phone interview by the recruiter. Not very difficult. basically went through working experiences listed in my resume, and gave some examples related to the skills they were looking for.Then I was required to do an online assessment, and I did not make it.

Interview Question – I did know what kind of assessment they would use. I thought it would be those brain teasing questions like Google or MS would conduct. Actually it is a leadership assessment. Many senarios related to deal with people.   Answer Question

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Innovation Advisor Interview

Innovation Advisor
Akron, OH

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Goodyear in December 2012.

Interview Details – I applied online, and the first hurdle is passing through their recruitment agency, The RightThing. In my case, the outside firm declined me but an actual Goodyear HR recruiter contacted me on LInkedIn and got me back into the process. I do not know how to "pass" the screen test from their outside agency, but from reading here and elsewhere it seems to be almost luck. They are not very good at their job nor do they understand the positions.

There was a phone interview followed by an online video interview with the hiring manager. Very good interview and meaningful questions related to the job. Nothing too surprising.

I was invited to a final onsite interview. This was a 3 - 4 hour process and included a lunch interview. My first interviewer was an HR representative. This person was very nice, but perpetuated the stereotype of a worthless HR recruiter. Stock meaningless questions that seemed to come from a negative point of view, e.g. tell me about a weakness (then another one), a time you failed, a struggle, etc. They wanted all of my salary history, but in turn would not volunteer any compensation information. In fact, all of the interviewers followed some sort of corporate guide in asking questions. I then spoke with two potential colleagues. Nice people, corporate questions. This was followed by a one-on-one with another individual and finally a one-on-one with the hiring manager. This included an interview over lunch. His questions deviated from the stock corporate framework and were more insightful and related to the position. My final interview was with a senior VP executive. Nice guy, good questions and nothing too odd.

I was told I would hear back in a couple of weeks, at the end of which I reached out to corporate and their agency. Did not hear back for several more weeks and eventually found out they passed on me. More on that later.

The Good:
Everybody was very nice and personable. They seemed to be genuinely good people.

The Bad:
Terrible HR competency, both internal to Goodyear and external agency. A search for cliche and pointless interview questions would give a good idea of their HR interview approach. Take HR out of the equation, and it would have been better. Nice people, just terrible systems.

The Ugly:
Unprofessional incompetence. While I was very disappointed in not receiving an offer, I'm a grown adult and am OK with a rejection. What upset me was the lack of communication. I interviewed for a mid-senior level position. I was expecting a phone call, which I did not get. At the minimum I would have expected an email. I did not even get that. I received zero communication from them regarding my status. No phone call, no personalized email, no generic thanks-but-no-thanks email. I found out by logging into my online candidate account online.

An absolutely terrible experience. I will no longer ever purchase a product from Goodyear based on their blatant unprofessional lack of communicating their decision. Sort of ironic in that part of the position dealt with the customer experience.

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Engineer Interview

Engineer
Akron, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goodyear in March 2012.

Interview Details – Best Interview Process. Applied online. Got an e mail after 2 days for Human Resources test online. Got a phone interview from recruiter after a month. after 2 weeks Got call for Hiring Manager. Attended the Personal interview after a month. Started the Day with my presentation. Rest of the day Interview with several managers, Engineers an HR Manager. Very good experience.

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Very Easy Interview

Global Leader Strategic Integration Interview

Global Leader Strategic Integration
Cleveland, OH

The process took 4 months - interviewed at Goodyear in March 2012.

Interview Details – I was invited to apply the position (in 12/11), soon after I was asked to take an online tests, which evaluated my ability to perform under situations of conflict. After a two month wait I got a call for a phone interview, in which they asked questions like what is innovation, do you have reengineering experience, do you have cross cultural experience, how do you manage a situation when you have give priority one project over another? I think thhis phase of the selection was done by Rightthing inc based in Findlay, OH, who must be contractors to Goodyear. After the interview I was told I will get a result within a week, but within few seconds I was asked to fill the corporate recruitment form. After filling the form and waiting for another couple of months, I get an email message saying my background doesn't fit their business needs. Good, they invite a person to apply and take four months doesn't meet theit requirements. I don't what kinfd of people work there

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Purchasing Interview

Purchasing
Akron, OH

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goodyear in February 2011.

Interview Details – Very organized. Began with a phone interview with a 3rd party. Then a phone interview with hiring manager. Then it was 8 hours of on-site interviews with 15 different people. 6 different sessions. Both one on one and group interviews. Concluded with a presentation . Long day but well structured. Feedback and response received within 7 days.

Interview Question – Describe the strategic sourcing process you would follow for specific project   Answer Question

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Senior Engineer Interview

Senior Engineer
Akron, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goodyear in April 2011.

Interview Details – Several people interviewed me via Skype, however, I didn't get an on-site from them.

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Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer
Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goodyear in March 2011.

Interview Details – Many questions about Ph.D research, career goal, perfect job, what position do I see myself in 10 years, questions on publications and expertise (based on CV)

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  • Describe your ideal job position. Why?   Answer Question
  • Any difficulties you had during your Ph.D study and research? How did you deal with it? Did you ask for help from others?   Answer Question

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