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Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gary A. Garfield
Gary A. Garfield
47 Ratings
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    Great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas


    Very good benefits. Room for advancement if you so choose.


    The only thing that keeps me from giving the company a 5 star review is the work life balance. Hard to work some where 60-70 hours and have any kind of life.

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Bridgestone Americas Interviews

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Junior Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I talked to them at Virginia Tech's career fair and had an on-campus interview the next day. They asked typical interview questions (what's your best strength, weakness, etc.) but I was able to answer all questions pretty easily. I thought the people at the career fair were really nice and easy to talk to.
    I got a call the next week from HR to schedule an on-site interview and then went to Akron about a month later. The on-site interview was far tougher than the on-campus one because I had a much harder time communicating with the three people interviewing me.
    I was interviewed by one engineer and two managers. They didn't ask the technical questions I thought I would get, and instead asked more interview-type questions (see below). I really had a hard time talking with the managers and overall, these three guys were the least friendly of everyone I talked to at Bridgestone or on campus.
    After about an hour of interviewing, I had a tour of the facilities (which was really cool) and lunch with a recent grad of VT. Everything and everyone was really nice from the experience except for the interview. I'm sure the guys that interviewed me are nice enough but the managers didn't seem like people I'd want to work for. The guy who gave me my tour and took me out to lunch did say he enjoyed his work and liked his boss though. All in all, Bridgestone seems like a better place to work than the reviews here might suggest, but I could see how there might be some issues that you wouldn't see until you're in the company.

    Interview Questions
    • As mentioned, I was interviewed by two managers and one engineer. Most of my questions were not very technical and there were two I remember that I struggled with: "Tell me about a time when you failed" and "how do you keep a schedule?" They weren't asked exactly like this and I was asked to use examples from specific work and school experiences which I didn't really have. It seemed like they were not really interested how good of an engineer or how smart I was. They wanted to know specifically how I did things which makes me wonder how much freedom I would have to get my job done the way I want to.   Answer Question
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Bridgestone Americas Awards & Accolades

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Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

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Headquarters Nashville, TN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2001
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

The marks that Bridgestone Americas leave have everything to do with tires. The US subsidiary of Japan's Bridgestone, Bridgestone Americas operates through a family of companies that run more than 50 production facilities throughout the Americas. Perhaps best known for its Bridgestone and Firestone brands, its main tire operations consist of manufacturing and selling tires for passenger cars, commercial trucks, motorcycles, and agricultural and off-road equipment in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Its retail operations consist of more than 2,000 vehicle service and tire... More

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