Bridgestone Global Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Bridgestone Global Chairman, President, and CEO Shoshi Arakawa
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Pros
  • Job security is only second to public service (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Impossible to express opinion against senior management (no freedom of speech) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Challenging Systems Landscape, Rewarding Place to Work

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    Current Employee - IT in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - IT in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Interesting systems and applications, many complex, global business processes

    Cons

    Projects can be with tight schedules & budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The complexity of systems and integrated nature of hybrid solutions require deep knowledge and skill, which cannot always be accomplished in a quality manner using "plug & play" consultants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Has been very disappointing. Constant promises of positive change have proved to be nothing more than lip service.

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Extremely clean work environment. Equipment is top notch and well maintained. Good vacation and sick time benefits. Job is secure and pay is OK.

    Cons

    In it's quest to become a "Premier Place to Work", the management of the facility has fallen flat on it's face. Promises of providing better work life / home life balance has been unsuccessful. Mandatory overtime and long hours are still the norm. No opportunity for advancement unless you are in the clique. Poor job performance by "ethnics" seems to be overlooked coupled with a horrible extortion of temporary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire QUALITY people to help with the workload. Monitor internet usage by on floor supervision. Facebook and dating site use seem highly inappropriate when they should be "supervising". Start listening to instead of just hearing what employees are saying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. dissatisfied experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone Global

    Pros

    work load is low for specific departments, the office location is very good, next to people's square, the center of downtown. good restaurants are around the office.

    Cons

    compensation is extremely low compared with the industry average. people like to spend a lot of time on office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise the compensation, build corporation culture, give the young people more chances instead of suppressing them at low level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Good Work Environment / Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bloomingdale, IL

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

    Pros

    Love to work here
    Good team
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance is not important, getting better though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. tremendous company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Bridgestone Global full-time

    Pros

    Training, pay rates and bonus

    Cons

    Politics and micromanagement of people who just look out for themselves

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. It's all Promises

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Bonus is pretty good because it's on a monthly basis if you are managing a profitable store. Bonuses can range from $500 to over 4k.

    Cons

    Not every store is profitable...Some if not most stores will not get a bonus at all. Too much staff movement in stores and turnover is high. Most stores are way under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff stores properly because that is limiting the store's sales potential

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Do NOT do it to yourself!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone Global full-time

    Pros

    The job did come with a paycheck.

    Cons

    Commonly interview for locations close to home and upon background check and hire, the company makes a habit to put you in a different location further and less convenient. Was hired for one position and put into the system as a much lesser position without explanation for two months. This bait and switch tactic happened with numerous other hires. Was not paid accurately for overtime worked. Was not given access to system to verify hours worked for two months. Worked at several locations and at each people were forced to work off of the clock by management due to under-staffing or direct instruction. Hostile work atmosphere and discrimination were allowed for over a decade at one location as were several wrongful terminations that culminated in at least one very successful large lawsuit -- yet manager was kept in place. Favoritism. You will be lied to about spiff, bonus and overtime structure and pay during interview -- in my experience I was being paid 2k less than what I was told to expect per month. H.R. intentionally avoided complaints and didn't resolve matters. Several people made reports and H.R. didn't even speak with these employees before closing the complaint and said employees were wrongfully terminated shortly after. Retaliation both at corporate and store level for reporting any illegal or inappropriate workplace conduct. Extremely litigious environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point, I believe even with the new President and getting rid of some upper management dead weight, the company's culture is and has been so bad that even larger sweeping changes need to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Don't Do It

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    The company is currently purging dead wood upper management that has been earning a large amount of the profits for years.

    Cons

    The restructuring that has failed in other companies is now taking place in BSRO. The money that they saving from forcing the current dead wood management into retirement they will be using to overpay new managers that have never worked in a shop or on cars thereby eliminating any rational thought of what is necessary to please a customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Constant state of flux

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone Global

    Pros

    Making changes to their compensation package to be competitive. Invests in their employees through leadership training, tuition reimbursement, and mentor program. Products are a leader in the industry and very good quality.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very out of proportion unwilling to replace people when they leave and expect work to be absorbed.

  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Be very careful

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Bridgestone Global as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a paying job

    Cons

    I was hired on a contract and the contracting company and Bridgestone were very misleading about the length of the contract. What they really wanted was a very short term person to come in and help evaluate an old system. Short term assignments cost a lot more money than long term ones. My best guess is they decided to mislead the assignment so they wouldn't have to pay the higher rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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