Goodyear Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
207 Reviews
3.2
207 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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.  

    Sales representative challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Positive brand recognition helps with getting customers to talk and want to buy product. Well established history excites people and gets them to talk about products.

    Cons

    Sales is a very competitive job and when markets change, goals and expectations should too. Goals should be flexible to account for poor market conditions or loss of customers do to unforeseen complications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make goals a living document allowing for changes to be made to make outcome more realistic. Understand that what happened last year is not a clear defining goal or plan for future sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    long term company to advance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    vacation days and spiffs earned

    Cons

    retail hours and holiday work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more availabiltiy for promos are needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Old School, In Your Face, Disrespectful Plant Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    Great organizational structure. The business centers are staffed like small, independent plants. Good benefits and pay structure. Good training at all levels.

    Cons

    Plant manager who yells and screams at his staff in meetings, throws and kicks things, and then expects his staff to be motivated enough to take the hill for him. This is the upper management culture at Goodyear in manufacturing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved in some serious culture change at the Plant Manager level. The old school aproach of Win-Lose outcomes eventually lead to Lose-Lose. I know of many good leaders who have left the company because of the leadership at the Plant Manager level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    For the most part good although a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits were decent although not as good as now as they were

    Cons

    long hours and upper management does not seem to care about store associates seems to think they are easily replaced

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The store manager position is very challenging.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Bonuses, incentives, and tire spiffs are paid for just doing your job proficiently. One must keep track of the KPI's and associate score cards to make sure your productivity rate is up and your hitting all the key metrics.

    Cons

    Disgruntle customers, many of the employees, and trying to please your district manager and the corporate office managers are very cumbersome. Managers work a 6-day work week which leaves no time for family time. If you have a family especially young children this is not the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be get newer managers into the organization. There are too many older managers still employed by the company who performed sales tactics from the early 80's. Times have dramatically changed and the company should change with the times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Started Out Good, But ...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good starting pay, decent benefits, room for some advancement and most people were good to work with. When I left there I was happy with the opportunities given and I am thankful for the experience that I gained while employed there.

    Cons

    Took too much energy to navigate around all of the politics there. The salary increases there are below the industry standards consistently. Not a good place to work long term for younger professionals coming out of college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to speak freely and express their ideas and creativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its a job buuuuut...

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician  in  Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Bolingbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Good name company to break into manufacturing

    Cons

    Very very physically demanding position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience to learn Mechanic stuff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech/Sale Advisor  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Tech/Sale Advisor in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    learn about basic mechanic stuff

    Cons

    Customers are very rude sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok. Nothing thrilling.

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Goodyear as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the manufacturing environment. Lots of new challenging obstacles to navigate.

    Cons

    So slow. Even when solutions were proposed, it would take forever to implement or get approved, union was a problem.

  11.  

    Good learning experence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Niagara Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Niagara Falls, NY

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    Reached goals quicker than anticipated

    Cons

    Tuff management, high goals to reach

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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