Goodyear
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Goodyear Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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IT Intern Interview

IT Intern

Interviewed at Goodyear

Interview Details – I visited the careers section in their web site and applied for the IT Intern position. I created a profile in their web site and submitted my resume for the same. After some days, the interview has been scheduled.

Interview Questions

  • what was your biggest hurdle so far?   Answer Question
  • How do you react if someone in your group is not working or committed to work ?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Area Manager Interview

Area Manager

Interviewed at Goodyear

Interview Details – Great! Very knowledgable Human Resource Personnel

Interview Question – How do you feel about balancing your job with home life?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes was able to negotiate. Like buying a car!

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No Offer

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Tire/Research Development Interview

Tire/Research Development

Interviewed at Goodyear

Interview Details – It is a Webex video interview. You will be interviewed by the Chief Engineer and an Associate Engineer. You will be asked the standard interview questions about your background, your strengths and weaknesses and how your could contribute to the company. Also you will be asked if you've ever disliked an employer.

Interview Question – Name a moment of accomplishment in you academics or work?   Answer Question

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Engineer Interview

Engineer

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Goodyear.

Interview Details – Talked to recruiters at a campus career fair, got an interview the next day. Interviewed with a process engineer and another long-time engineer. Both were very nice and personable, the interview didn't feel intimidating. They started by asking about my resume and experience and then moved to a more behavioral interview.

Interview Question – Pretty standard behavioral questions: Tell us about a time when you solved a problem in a unique way, etc.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Had another offer, wasn't very attracted to Akron

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Goodyear.

Interview Details – Apply the position on campus. Take the interview on Friday and get the rejection email on Sunday. The interview is held in University's career center.

Interview Question – Almost all the behavior questions are related to "teamwork". Keep asking me what should I do if teammates don't make contributions. I thought they should ask questions related to other aspects such as leadership, ability of dealing with emergency, etc. I'm quite surprised that several behavior questions in a row are all related to teamwork.   Answer Question

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New Ventures Advisor Interview

New Ventures Advisor

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Goodyear in October 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a Senior Recruiter, at The RightThing (an ADP company) for a position with Goodyear Tire and Rubber company. Since the opportunity seemed interesting, I agreed to explore it further and sent him my resume. The recruiter even asked me to fill out the online application and this is where the unprofessional experience began.

The way the online application system was set up caused me to attempt to complete the application at least 3 times. Apparently Goodyear or The RightThing do not have the internal staff to test that their system works.

When I pointed out the glitch, to the recruiter in our phone conversation, his response to me was - "how convenient". This should have been a flag to me to stop the process at this point.

However, this recruiter is persistent and calls me a couple of times, without warning, and asks that I try to fill the extremely long application again and we do this 2 or 3 times before they figure out that their system has a problem. Again this should have prompted me to stop the process immediately.

After the phone screen, I was informed by the recruiter that he will be forwarding my resume to the hiring manager and that he will let me know the next step.

Anyway- After I have jumped through the hoops, to apply for an opportunity that seemed interesting, i get an automated email saying that they are pursuing other candidates. I am ok with not being the right candidate for the job but what I am not OK with is the manner in which the whole process was conducted.

In summary: The recruiter (and by relation The RightThing and Goodyear) did not leave a positive impression in my mind about how they conduct their hiring process. I felt like I was used to fill a certain quota of applicants for a position to help justify the work done by the recruiter. This to me is a learning experience that might be valuable to others applying for opportunities or might be contacted for opportunities to ensure that your time is not wasted and to appropriately pick on the signals that serve as warnings before proceeding.

Interview Question – The questions asked by the recruiter were standard and the length of the phone screen should have been a warning. The entire process was very unprofessional.   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

General Service Technician Interview

General Service Technician

Interviewed at Goodyear

Interview Details – Interview went really well but later found out that want was promised in the interview was misleading just to get you in the door.

Interview Question – None but they should ask you are you ready to work here 6 days a week and have no life outside of here. Oh and we are open 7 days a week and don't answer phone on your days off cause they will call you in   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Don't do it

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No Offer

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Tire Engineering Interview

Tire Engineering

Interviewed at Goodyear

Interview Details – online test, telephone interview, onsite with three individual interviews and one group exercise. few questions about technical problem just global view of tire design. Talked about future design of tire.

Interview Question – how can you be a successful manager   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

General Service Technician Interview

General Service Technician
Tampa, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Goodyear.

Interview Details – Contacted via email from Monster.com, in person interview. Trained for one week to learn their computer systems. Worked in several stores both and a manager and service manager. Without knowing their entire system, it was a difficult learning experience.

Interview Question – Asked if I had a license.   View Answer

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Quality Engineering Co-op Interview

Quality Engineering Co-op

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goodyear.

Interview Details – It took almost 2 months to set up first interview. The first interview itself was a video conference interview. It was a panel of two, both from Quality Control department. They were friendly and listened to all the answers patiently. The interview covered most of the behavioral questions such as my plan for next five years, am I comfortable working in a team or not, what is the most difficult situation I have faced, what is the most tricky decision I have taken etc. They did not go much in the technical stuff. The interview lasted for over 45 minutes. They forgot to ask my availability in the interview so I received a mail from the HR department for the same. I provided my availability and did not receive any reply from them.

Interview Question – There were none. All the questions were simple and of the kind that one would expect in the first interview.   Answer Question

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