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Goodyear Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.2 198 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer

Richard J. (Rich) Kramer

(104 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted(in 15 reviews)

  • They treat you good, wages are good, good benefits(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not a priority to managment(in 9 reviews)

  • Very long hours, plus have to work on some weekends(in 12 reviews)

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    Worst job I ever had

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsDecent above average pay when hired but little or no raises after. No bonuses

    ConsNo a place for people who do not play politics and tolerate the BS. Old and existing emplyees dont like to be questioned, criticized, or New and better ideas mentioned to them. The supervisors, listen to the old existing emplyees and not the New ones.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage new employees to voice their ideas and actually listen when they get really good ones

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a "Goodyear" for me.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsUnfortunately, I'm having trouble coming up with a single good thing to say about Goodyear. I was relocated and laid-off within a year.

    ConsThere is no work / life balance at Goodyear. It's an old boys' club as far as the work culture is concerned. Numerous M&A which has resulted in too many legacy systems creating headaches and problems for nearly every project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuilding a new HQ won't solve your culture issues. The only real solution is to clean house of the old guard, the senior leaders stuck in the 70's and 80's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The worst large company I ever worked for.

    Service Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe main pros are the other people you work with and the customers.

    ConsThe pressures are great in this company. The district manager micro manages from his laptop. Daily and sometimes hourly he will send messages and expect a response regardless of how busy at the store level. Pay is very low and you are scheduled 48 hours a week in management. Even with the overtime it is a paycheck to paycheck struggle here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou will need to be able to navigate strong company politics. If you are not the store manager here everything is blamed on the lower sales people so the manager can keep his job. They expect a 20% increase every year per store.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    sucks

    Driver/Warehouse (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsWould not recomend this to anyone!

    ConsDealing in a hostile environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementGlad to hear you have changed some upper managers!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unethical Management and Political Snakepit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsSalaries in some jobs are pretty good. There are numerous hard working and competent people in the company ranks and much good work is done by this network of people.

    ConsMany of the executive level leaders and upper tier leaders are unethical, sociopathic, and entirely focused on THEIR careers to the exclusion of lower level associates. Management will give lip service to ethical behavior but they exclude themselves from ethical conduct. Greed and politics are rampant in the management ranks. Promotions are more often based on being well liked than on being competent and productive. There are lots of brown nosers and suck ups to deal with.

    Highly productive and knowledgeable senior employees are often let go to keep salaries down.Layoffs and consolidations are continuous. R & D investment seriously lag the industry and quality is fair at best. Manufacturing plants are old and antiquated and lacking common operating procedures. The newest plant was built in the 60's - the oldest circa 1900. Costly recalls are often avoided to minimize embarrassment to responsible management,

    Divisions to particularly avoid that have very poor leadership include; Technical, Manufacturing, and Logistics. Field jobs outside the corporate complex tend to be better positions with higher levels of motivation and less politics to deal with.

    The customer base has been largely eroded by the implementation of a wholesale distribution model. Longtime loyal customers are no more. Dealer's are unhappy with poor margins and costs being pushed from the corporation to them. Unit volume has declined dramatically over the last decade.

    Advertising and marketing programs are completely derivative and lack any imagination. Purchasing imposes very harsh 90 day payment terms on vendors. Product liability is a big cost to the company resulting from inadequate design and quality control.

    The company is structured into global regions. Each region does it's own thing and there are few shared processes and practices within regions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWithout complete changeover of upper level management and dramatically different strategy, this company is destined to continue it's gradual decline into a second tier automotive supplier.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's all about the politics. Not about abilities or work ethic.

    Various (Former Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsCompensation is among the best in the industry. Most people who work there are very nice and helpful. Job security.

    ConsThey feel that they pay you well enough that they own you- your time, your opinions and your thoughts. There is a very rigid line of communication up the hierarchy. Those who are put in the position to talk to management are those who are willing to have their ideas and opinions told to them by others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to new ideas. Listen to all employees- not just the "yes men". If you don't you won't know what is really going on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very hostile place to work and very low pay and the manager likes to up sell his a#$ off and make up bulls#$t

    General Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) Flemington, NJ

    Prosa good place to learn the basics

    Conspoor equipment(half of it does not even work properly). they always find something to bring you down. the pay is terrible. you work every holiday except xmas and thanksgiving day.

    Advice to Senior Managementmaybe they should car more about the customers and their employees rather than the weekly and monthly bonuses!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Treated awfully, lazy employees, inept managers

    General Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsThere were some good people that worked there. I was able to make a few long term friends. That's about it.

    ConsI did anything from oil changes and tires to fluid flushes, suspension replacements and alignments and was paid a low hourly wage for it. Discount tire actually pays more to do just tires. Regional managers kept moving store managers and service managers around, completely destroying the team dynamics of each location. They would bend over backwards to keep the business of lousy customers, but cared very little for their own employees. Managers would also hire completely incompetent or lazy personnel. It was made clear to me that I was responsible for training them, even though they were paid more than me. I would also be held responsible for other people's mistakes. Awful place to work, everyone hates going to work each day. I'm glad I left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your employees, and start paying them more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The pay is exceptionally poor, any raise in pay is so low that it's insulting.

    Customer Advisor (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsSorry can't think of any.

    ConsLow pay and poor commissions. Corporate doesn't understand that it takes money to make money, for example how often do hear Goodyear advertize a tire sale. Local management could careless about their employees you are just a pawn who can easily be replaced especially in this economy. In addition you get to work most holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees better and maybe your turnover will drop and sales increase due to a more experienced staff. I would also suggest that they try advertizing a tire sales on maybe T.V. or Radio. I would probably drop using the stupid blow up characters.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Goodyear Review

    Technician (Former Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsSome people were ok to work with.

    ConsMicro managed. Managers would not back you up. Insufficient resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the people that work for you. All the people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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