Goodyear Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
207 Reviews
3.2
207 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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108 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Caste System

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    Current Employee - Process Specialist  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Senior managers are only concerned about protecting their bonus, so all decisions are made at very low levels.

    Cons

    Everyone under senior management are treated like second class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for Kids out of school with little or no debt

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    Current Employee - Mold Technician  in  Statesville, NC
    Current Employee - Mold Technician in Statesville, NC

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed! Not a place a person will be able to support your family, really just a stepping stone to better employment.

    Cons

    If your working the night shift there is no life - work balance. Shift premium is 25 years behind the rest of the world. Starting pay is below poverty wages for a two person family, then you get a .25 cent increase after 1st year and .25 cent after second year. At the end of the 3rd year you get a significant increase to top pay. You should be at top pay after one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat new hires fairly in regards to salary, these are intelligent individuals with machining talents that are disappearing before our eyes. They are the success or failure of your company treat them as such!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bungling a multi-million dollar business!

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Union City, TN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Union City, TN

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There is a wonderful history of knowledge and experience

    Cons

    At our facility failure to recognize and follow through with root cause problems and management that didn't work as a team but more as individuals out for personal glory! No balance in direction, work was often done by those who would and many man hours were wasted.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Unbelievable

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Name-recognition of company does open doors to a better job somewhere else. Would not recommend this company.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Arrogant attitude of upper management. Talks innovation but unwilling to support new ideas. Company culture supports management style and attitude from the 50's. Blatant discrimination of all kinds. Extremely poor salary increases. CEO is more interested in his pocket than the future of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to see and treat employees as valued assets to the company instead of easily replaceable objects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    You're not going anywhere

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    Former Employee - Tire and Service Advisor
    Former Employee - Tire and Service Advisor

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work is pretty easy and straightforward. The vacation and personal days offered are decent. It's difficult to get fired unless your manager really has it out for you. We had employees that mangers said were lazy and didn't do well but they were never fired. Other employees just had to pick up the slack.

    Cons

    A lot of the experience depends on the store manager. Some managers never approve time off, give you all the paperwork and complaints to deal with and never work their scheduled hours. Other managers are in all the time and really put in their fair share of the work.

    Each store has a service manager and store manager. Some also have assistant service and store managers. Unless someone gets fired or dies it's pretty much impossible to move up. In my district there was very little movement. They will also hire from the outside to keep you in a lower position if you're doing really well. I was told repeatedly that I was in line for a promotion and doing really well but instead I watched people who were much less qualified get hired or promoted because of the amount they were willing to be paid or who they knew in management.

    Raises are almost entirely based on how long you've been there. My coworker was paid more than me even though my store and district manager agreed that I was a better employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should listen more to the lower employees. I had three different people from my store complain to HR that our manager was smoking in the shop (a situation that is usually cause for immediate dismissal) and he was given a tap on the wrist and told to stop-which he didn't of course.

    Promotions and raises should be based on how well employees are doing, not how difficult they are to replace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Production workers are treated like the machines they operate.

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    Former Employee - Forklift Truck Driver  in  Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Forklift Truck Driver in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    7 Day break every month, paid every friday, good health benefits, great opportunity to move up to management if you have degree in anything.

    Cons

    Mgmt doesn't care about workers and will fire employees over anything, production work kills body over time from repetition of doing same thing for 12 hours a day. Have to stay at your job for 3 years minimum before you can bid out to another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease time required to stay at one position before asking for a different position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a Goodyear for me!

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    Former Employee - Production Planner  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the people are good to work with. The upper management lack concern for some of employees, the hourly associates had more perks the midlevel associates.

    Cons

    No life out of work! The hours are long, no system for midlevel associates to call out, vacation replacement did not exist. Leadership lack the necessary management skills to run a section or manage people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the" good ole boy" system in place. let people progress according to their talents and education level!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Tires business vs money business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I Had a good opportunity to work in a field I really liked, good company to start and make experience

    Cons

    Until 2010-2011 was ok then everything just become a nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on financial results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Rampant Greed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good pay and nice facility

    Cons

    work life balance is not a priority to managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is more to life than work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Always looking for something better

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and reasonable benefits in a 2nd tier industry; higher than the comparable tire industry jobs

    Cons

    Claims to be operating in new management environment, but still behaves like its 1978 in many cases, Success is dependent on the manager that you work for and Goodyear is constantly hiring the new Global leader....good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reap the benefits while you can because there will be turnover - low investment in R&D and capital improvement as a % to sales (vs. Michelin & Bridgestone) means you're a distant 3rd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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