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Bridgestone Americas Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
87 Reviews
2.7
87 Reviews
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Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gary A. Garfield
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54 Ratings

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.  

    Enjoyed my time there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Room Technician in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Tire Room Technician in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas

    Pros

    Very great team members to work with. Great benefits!

    Cons

    Long hours! ,Lots of walking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inspector in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Inspector in Wilson, NC

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. Great coworkers

    Cons

    Rotating shift made balancing life difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like you care about your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company, room for growth within 3-5 years

    Cons

    Like most companies, a few managers here and there who think they know everything and don't help those who need it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Premier Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They are really trying to make Bridgestone a Premier Place to Work.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high as competing companies, and we are losing our best employees. Bonus program is nice, but people need secure incomes. Health insurance costs are too high for the coverage provided. Constant turnover makes it frustrating. You have to work out coverage to get a day off, people frequently lose vacation and holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries, cut health insurance costs and deductibles. Have enough staff to allow vacation coverage without making people work a month straight.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Changing priorities creates huge turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    High pay for the market

    Cons

    Poor management and too much internal conflict

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas

    Pros

    job promotions
    job satisfaction
    collaboration
    long tenured teammates in leadership positions
    company vision
    company matching 401k

    Cons

    benefits could be better
    pay could be weekly instead of bi weekly

  9.  

    Paid well, but lacking in opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas

    Pros

    Good pay. Long breaks with other employees.

    Cons

    Bridgestone has a very masculine and fierce environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring morons to run your stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bridgestone Americas

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with decent benefits, adequate pay, and room for advancement.

    Cons

    Large company with many levels of management, little regard for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Is this north America or india

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulltime in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Fulltime in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Pros

    It was to be a nice place to work until 2008

    Cons

    Highly outsourced to India, current positions at the headquarter are a joke.

    Tax payer taxes should not be used to help this companies outsource jobs oversees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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