Goodyear

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Goodyear Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 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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    You're not going anywhere

    Tire and Service Advisor (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementCorporate 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.

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

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    Unbelievable

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Akron, OH

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Production workers are treated like the machines they operate.

    Forklift Truck Driver (Former Employee) Lawton, OK

    Pros7 Day break every month, paid every friday, good health benefits, great opportunity to move up to management if you have degree in anything.

    ConsMgmt 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 Senior ManagementDecrease time required to stay at one position before asking for a different position.

    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!

    Production Planner (Former Employee) Fayetteville, NC

    ProsSome 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tires business vs money business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much focus on financial results

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

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    Rampant Greed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood pay and nice facility

    Conswork life balance is not a priority to managment

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is more to life than work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Always looking for something better

    Director (Former Employee) Akron, OH

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

    ConsClaims 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 Senior ManagementReap 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I found that the 'good old boy club' and its bureaucracy, demoralized IT professionals all the way down the org. chart.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsTried and tried to find some! I am an experienced IT professional who was responsible for critical data. Joined several professional organizations and process improvement teams. Any ideas I suggested were met with negativity.

    ConsBureaucracy, when asked why it had to be that way, no one knew! There were silos within departments; no concept of a cross-functional or cross-silo team. My work ended up being 'piece-work'

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should realize they do not really know which policies and procedures are being filtered down to the worker. Also, they are not being told what is really going on in their troops unless they ask the non-management employees. A survey is not effective.

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

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    Security Guard Chemical Plant

    Security Guard (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsEmployees are nice and friendly

    ConsOverworked and under manned
    Guards answer the phones for the whole plant, to include people calling in sick
    Hand out paychecks, yet the only security guard there

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave Human Resources do their job and let the security guards do their job

    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 makes money through intertia

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGoodyear Tire and Rubber Company has world wide brand recognition. Someone did a study once that something like ninety percent of people on earth associated Goodyear with tires. That is priceless.

    ConsGoodyear Tire and Rubber Company is an old and insular company. It is run by mid level mangers interested chiefly in kingdom building. They do not care for nor engage employees appropriately. If you manage to hitch your career to the right coat tails you can go far but that is dangerous to. Middle to upper management will openly tell you and they are all one mistake from being kicked right out the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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