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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. 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


  6. Engineering

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

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas

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

    Pros

    Average salary for the area (Wilson, NC)

    Cons

    No concern for life-work balance. Incompetent engineering/maintenance management. Upper level management easily threatened by employees who either have superior credentials, abilities, skills or support from the production floor employees and managers.
      The management will fabricate and/or bend the truth to satisfy their personal agendas. There have been multiple times when the engineering/maintenance management has used the plant's safety rules/regulations to advance their personal agendas to terminate employees that they either were intimidated by, threatened by, or concerned that they knew information that would/could lead to their own dismissal. These same managers have knowingly and willfully violated those same safety rules to include LOTO to again advance their own personal agendas.

    Advice to Management

    I can only suggest someone in that organization read John Maxwell's book 'The 360 leader' and understand what he means when he writes "a manager manages processes, a leader leads people. The plant has a huge void in its technical leadership ability and it create a huge gap in the plant's ability to hire and/or retain capable engineering and maintenance personnel.


  7. Company was ok

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

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. Great coworkers

    Cons

    Rotating shift made balancing life difficult

    Advice to Management

    Act like you care about your employees


  8. Decent job that pays the bills.

    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.



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