Bridgestone Americas

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Bridgestone Americas Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
64 Reviews
2.6
64 Reviews
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Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gary A. Garfield
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement are abundant and management treats employees well at the corporate level (in 3 reviews)

  • People you work with as peers and good people are in the business (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours usually 10 to 12 per day 6 days a week (in 4 reviews)

  • Their upper management is mostly lawyers, so that leads to sometimes painful focus on things like terms and conditions of getting things done (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Front Counter Sales Person/Assistant Manager/General Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation Ability, Customers, Fast Track to Management.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance - Long Hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company and Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was given the opportunity to meet Senior Leadership and learn about the company. Overall, the experience allowed for a great deal of interaction with different levels of leadership.

    Cons

    There were limited opportunities to make a real impact for the company. Much of the program is related to understanding how the store works and being a sales associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would have been a more interesting experience if interns were given more challenges relating marketing, accounting, finance. I felt like at times the interns were essentially just seasonal sales associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sumer intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very interactive. Everyone wanted you to succeed.

    Cons

    Male dominated industry and difficult to grasp at first but everyone was very welcoming and nice about education me on the concepts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bridgestone is an awesome place to work with great people and great benefits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Pros

    Numerous advancement opportunity and great leadership.

    Cons

    Long hour, but you have to expect that with being open 7 days a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent job that pays the bills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Inspector in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Tire Inspector in Wilson, NC

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime for the people that wants it. Easy to move up on the floor.

    Cons

    No outside life unless you have a staff position which usually is very difficult to get because most are based on seniority and or experience. Degrees are favored but not necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management need to make more programs/options for people trying to work their way up from the bottom. It is impossible to get experience when people that has been there for years show favoritism to more experienced employees. Also with the swing shift work schedule there is no option to get any management experience outside of Bridgestone. This problem makes Bridgestone an unfavorable long term option among jobs for younger people looking to pursue a career in management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Have a 4th grade education? Maybe you can run the IT department!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work if you are an uneducated hillbilly. If your only other previous adult work experience is working at a fast food restaurant you have a very good chance of moving to Nashville and running the IT department.

    Cons

    The entire organization is run by uneducated hillbillies who lack both a fundamental understanding of how to lead a team as well as what their team is supposed to be doing in the first place. It seems like the dumber you are the more arrogant you act. I'm not sure if it's to compensate for the lack of intelligence or to compensate for another certain shortcoming. In either case, this has been the most absurd place I have ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go home. You're drunk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are like family in my location. Paid well.

    Cons

    Corporate mandates create excess work and not enough resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Premier work place !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work place, intellectual people, flexible working time

    Cons

    Small work place to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments for now !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Americas Companies Need Overhauling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good year end bonuses for full time employees

    Cons

    No career advancement:, HR engage in questionable practices (sharing personal information with unrelated employees) after which they involve legal to use as a scare tactics Benefits are worst than public assistance: No management training, micromanagement is strongly encourged: Managers spend more time backbitting, backstabbing and trying to derail the careers of employees who are better edxucated with more experience. People with no degrees, experience and less time with the company are managing people with master degrees, years of management experience, longer time with the company. Yearly reviews are very biased based on managers opinions. Managers blur the line between work life and personal life with employees. Bridgestone Americas only contribute 7/10th profits made by all Bridgestone Japan holding companies the lowest preforming holding company for the parent company Bridgestone Japan, because it's so poorly ran. Bridgestone Americas have the values of a fast talking, double dipping snake oil salesman and the culture is like falling into a pit of rabid wolves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul Bridgestone Americas starting from the top down: Audit intercompany phone calls, and e-mails to get a clear picture of the wrongdoings by management and HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't think the bad reviews are from just a few upset employees. Interns treated great until you're hired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    What others have said about balance and hours. Nice employees.short drive from home

    Cons

    Jobs are posted but they already have someone they want for the position they just go thru the motions. They say they care about current employees but the job postings are always out of reach of the average worker.Just another company that preaches but doesn't practice. You can show dedication and commitment but that is nothing to them.Managers are clueless and biased very unprofessional.they promote on who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree with the other reviews stating that they need to make some big changes from top down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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