Bridgestone Americas

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Updated June 29, 2015
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Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gary A. Garfield
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)

  • Good people, opportunities for advancement, good pay (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Never talk to the insects only talk to the upper management if you want to grow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    BMT

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

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

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

    Pros

    Steady income
    Consistent schedule
    Overtime available
    Continuously improving equipment
    Premier Place to Work improvements in progress.

    Cons

    Some Schedules are more difficult
    Rotating shifts for most BMT's
    Can be high stress

    Advice to Management

    Stress relief activities periodically
    Equal opportunities for BMT's to participate in as Production


  2. Helpful (1)

    Mill Attendent

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overtime is great can make good money without an degree . stay in school

    Cons

    Mixing Dept. is a dirty place and very hot in spring-fall cold in winter

    Advice to Management

    Takes time and right time


  3. Could be better

    Current Employee - Bridgestone Maintenance Technician in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Bridgestone Maintenance Technician in Wilson, NC

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good for the region, if you want to make overtime there is always work. Great opportunity to learn true multicraft maintenance skills.

    Cons

    Deep seeded management and infrastructure issues. Production sees maintenance as an enemy and has fostered a culture of laziness among machine operators. Outdated equipment with little if any parts support.


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  5. Great Business

    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. Everyone wants to work hard to get the job done.

    Cons

    Weekend Hours are a must, fortunately the store locations still normally close at 7pm.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Strong Brand. Dedicated to changing for the right reasons.

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

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

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

    Pros

    The company is evolving. In a journey that started in 2012, Bridgestone is moving from a segmented and siloed organization to an integrated operating company. The leadership team is dedicated to building around the people and the cultural values of the company, and hiring new people who embrace these values, while also being dedicated to the continued evolution of the business. The work is very meaningful, with the ability to drive real change for the organization. Lastly, I really enjoy the team that I work with. Great people, dedicated to driving change, collaboration, and very little politics.

    Cons

    Bridgestone can improve with employment development and training opportunities. Lots of great hands on work experience and learning opportunities, but not great formal training programs within the LMS.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the people and change management efforts of the enterprise. Continue to keep a focus on community involvement and innovation and quality of products.


  7. Material Handler

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas

    Pros

    I enjoyed coming into work daily.

    Cons

    The wage seemed a little low for the amount of work performed.


  8. Tire inspector

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

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the pay is good the management is on the right direction

    Cons

    the only thing is working different schedule every week

    Advice to Management

    have to change schedule


  9. Pricing Analyst 1

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

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement, creating a new culture with Premiere Place To Work.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel lost in a large global company.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers and supervisors constantly in how to handle staff and allow more flexibility in work-life balance


  10. Pay and benefits were good but, no work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Auditor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Field Auditor in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good but, no work life balance

    Cons

    I was working literally all day. this position had heavy travel as well.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work llife balance


  11. Helpful (5)

    Great place but questionable leaders

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