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Bridgestone Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
34 Reviews
3.0
34 Reviews
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Bridgestone Chairman, President, and CEO Shoshi Arakawa
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  1.  

    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 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
  2.  

    tremendous company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Bridgestone 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
  3.  

    It's all Promises

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Bridgestone 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do NOT do it to yourself!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't Do It

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Bridgestone 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant state of flux

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone

    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.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be very careful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone as a contractor (less than an 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
  9.  

    Just my thoughts

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - DC Manager
    Former Employee - DC Manager

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

    Pros

    Lots of corporate partnerships with good discounts.

    Cons

    Profit is the # 1, but where is it not in the corporate world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits but not worth it.

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

    I worked at Bridgestone full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good. Company Owned Operations, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales division, BATO, provide commercial customers with services, products, information and programs related to tire management through a network of approximately 310 stores and 39 retread plants throughout the United States and Canada.

    Cons

    The Bridgestone Group’s mission is based on the words of its founder: “Serving Society with Superior Quality.” To fulfill this mission, Bridgestone Group has used the concept of “foundation” to demonstrate the sustained commitment of employees to provide its customers with world class products and services and to serve the communities where Bridgestone does business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the worker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    technicial in grand rapids mi (drictric michigan)

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    Former Employee - Technical(Or Instaler) in East Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Technical(Or Instaler) in East Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    i being in this company almost 8 years and love what i did they tread me rigth

    Cons

    i gues is no complaints about this company bridgestone firestone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i highly recomend bridgestone firestones products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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