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Goodyear Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
246 Reviews
3.3
246 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted (in 19 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits grandfathered employees (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not a priority to managment (in 11 reviews)

  • There is no work / life balance at Goodyear (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working at the Miami location is not recommended

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Independent store in Kennesaw ga. Precision Auto Center Goodyear

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    • 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
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  5.  

    No work life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  6.  

    nope in the land of nope

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    • 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
  7. 4 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a "Goodyear" for me.

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Unethical Management and Political Snakepit

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries 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.

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Without 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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