Goodyear Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible

    Former Employee - Tire Assembler in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Tire Assembler in Danville, VA

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing ,management from the CEO down not supportive.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees , it is about there image not being like a family like they claim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call me 434 709 3383.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Working at the Miami location is not recommended

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Doral, FL

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The corporation is great, they have good benefits and the corporate leadership team is great.

    Cons

    The GIC (Miami/South Florida location) is not a place for growth or work/life balance, the office culture is more about work 24 hours/7 days a week. If you can't devote yourself to the office or the job, not recommended. Horrible human resource personnel and most of the managers don't have the skills to manage people. Pay is not good, they prefer to hire people in other countries than raise their salaries to get qualified individuals in the US. Managers tend to treat employees as their slaves, they give you attitude and find the first mistake to fire you in order to give your job to someone outside of the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have an office in the US, highly recommend that they carry the same culture as in HQ. Make sure that HR treats employees equally regardless if they are from US or another country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Average company with below average benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job that takes no work ethic and limited intelligence.

    Cons

    No incentives, below average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Independent store in Kennesaw ga. Precision Auto Center Goodyear

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The store is backed by the name Goodyear

    Cons

    Owner operator has no clue. Has sold and closed 4 stores in the past 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close your final store and make room for real repair shops. As a shop owner you have to keep the stores best interest in mind not personal relationships

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. No work life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Danville, VA

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, benefits. Decent training and great future outlook as a company

    Cons

    Employees are suffering. No work life balance. People feel trapped as they have no where else to go. 10-12 hour work days with a 30 min in house lunch hour with no internal cafeteria . Horrible work environment with the labor union literally holding management hostage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People first, they are your assets. There is a reason behind the exodus of people leaving the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. nope in the land of nope

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    food in stomach roof over head

    Cons

    no life ever not once

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Worst job I ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage new employees to voice their ideas and actually listen when they get really good ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Not a "Goodyear" for me.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Building 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    The worst large company I ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Warehouse in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Driver/Warehouse in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Would not recomend this to anyone!

    Cons

    Dealing in a hostile environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad to hear you have changed some upper managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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