Bridgestone Americas

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Updated April 24, 2015
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Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gary A. Garfield
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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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  1. IT Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment. Bridgestone cares about the state of the employees.

    Cons

    HR department is slow. Took many days, even couple weeks, to get responses from them.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in the HR department so that employees / future employees can get better response time.

  2. service advisor

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    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Quakertown, PA
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Quakertown, PA

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benifits and great people all of the upper management is pleasant to deal with and they offer very good benifits.

    Cons

    The company is not very family friendly. They expect long hours with compensation that does not meet the demanding job.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees better and pay for expereince. Do not pay interns more then people with 5 years with the company.

  3. Great place but questionable leaders

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful culture and legacy. Hard working teammates and an environment that makes you proud to work to work for the company.

    Cons

    There are some managers that have no business leading people. When you complain nothing gets done and it is very frustrating. Losing great talent because of this.

    Advice to Management

    When you have talented people telling you that leaders are ineffective maybe you should listen to them.

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  5. This was a great company to work for. The department has intelligent and bright people that cater to team goals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a great cafeteria downstairs and a friendly and fun office culture.

    Cons

    The onboarding process is not the best. New employees take a while to be put into the system and it can be slow and cumbersome.

  6. Good Management Makes the Difference

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are people wherever you go...and they have a lot of great ones.

    Cons

    Heavy, heavy bureaucracy. I have a manager who is extremely difficult to work with: there is no trust of any kind.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up. People are generally on your side.

  7. Great company to work for!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Line Leader in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Unit Line Leader in Covington, GA

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Twelve hour shift, were kind of a bummer, Pay was great even operators make up to twenty dollars an hour.

    Cons

    Long shift, sometimes could be really stress-full,But overall nothing bad. I would work here again.

    Advice to Management

    Management was fine with me, gave significant raises on time and kept up company moral.Loved working here

  8. Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Anniston, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Anniston, AL

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The customers. The cars. The pay

    Cons

    Technicians don't get a fair share of money for their work

    Advice to Management

    Make technicians hourly rather than flat rate

  9. Working in the automotive service industry

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    Current Employee - Assistant Service Advisor
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Advisor

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Gained strong customer service skills

    Cons

    There is little room to advance

  10. Enjoyed my time there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with. The job really got me to expand my horizons.

    Cons

    Attempts to improve the P&L have left people overworked, confused and upset. Constant changes in various areas leave everyone wondering if they'll have a job from one day to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Your actions seem to contradict your concern for teammates and making the Preferred Places to Work.

  11. Maintenance Mechanic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big Company, potential for good pay

    Cons

    Communication between management and workers was vague and conflicting many times. Work is 12 hours shifts and the inventory technology is from the 1960s.

    Advice to Management

    Say what you want from your mouth to your employees. They do not have ESP. Get modern with the crib system.

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