Bridgestone Americas

  www.bridgestone-firestone.com
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Exceptional place to work! Great benefits - great programs - opportunity for advancement!

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Former Employee - IT Manager in Nashville, TN
Former Employee - IT Manager in Nashville, TN

I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great people - great products!

Cons

HR is in the stone ages when aligning with work schedules - and working remote for certain jobs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest less in contractors - and more in employees. Employees should be performing the work, rather than instructing contractors what to do. If employees don't have the skills to perform the work - invest in them training wise - and hire people that are flexible in learning new skills. Leverage employees across divisions - have a database of employees - and their skills. Rather than hire a contractor at top dollar - find a Bridgestone employee to come perform the work - even if from another division - it's all one company - use what you have.

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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Awesome!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with!

    Cons

    Can get kind of hectic!

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    I wish there was more opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Politics rules

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Overall the general work force are good folks. I think most people want to do a good job but the politics and silo mentality prevents the right things from occurring. Also the fact that the other big tire companies are equally as incompetent has a lot to do with why Bridgestone continues to plod along making minimal margins.

    Cons

    Politics, back biting and the good ole boys network is alive and well at Bridgestone. Having worked at several different places this is one of the most clueless organizations from a strategic perspective. However they are brilliant at the art of political survival. Above a certain level more time is spent on trying to get your next job than getting your current job done right. Lots of talk about "best places to work" but the HR functions really are more about protecting the company from the employees than being an employee advocate. They pay just enough to keep you there but still below market. The bonus package is nice but you can tell it is not going to last. One other warning is good luck to any company we acquire. Bridgestone has a special talent for buying companies it can't beat and then completely ruining them until only the name exists...Firestone, Dayton, Bandag...Rather than leverage what made them successful we tend to make sure they sink to our level of mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you are always the smartest person in the room every where you go. There are actually a ton of good ideas at the mid to lower levels that never see the light of day since it didn't come from the 12th floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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