Goodyear

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Great company

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Goodyear full-time

Pros

The company provides a lot of training to its associates. There are plenty of opportunities to move up. Good working conditions.

Cons

Relationship based promotions, difficult to implement any changes or new process. No standardization of processes and equipment in plants.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Unethical Management and Political Snakepit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries in some jobs are pretty good. There are numerous hard working and competent people in the company ranks and much good work is done by this network of people.

    Cons

    Many of the executive level leaders and upper tier leaders are unethical, sociopathic, and entirely focused on THEIR careers to the exclusion of lower level associates. Management will give lip service to ethical behavior but they exclude themselves from ethical conduct. Greed and politics are rampant in the management ranks. Promotions are more often based on being well liked than on being competent and productive. There are lots of brown nosers and suck ups to deal with.

    Highly productive and knowledgeable senior employees are often let go to keep salaries down.Layoffs and consolidations are continuous. R & D investment seriously lag the industry and quality is fair at best. Manufacturing plants are old and antiquated and lacking common operating procedures. The newest plant was built in the 60's - the oldest circa 1900. Costly recalls are often avoided to minimize embarrassment to responsible management,

    Divisions to particularly avoid that have very poor leadership include; Technical, Manufacturing, and Logistics. Field jobs outside the corporate complex tend to be better positions with higher levels of motivation and less politics to deal with.

    The customer base has been largely eroded by the implementation of a wholesale distribution model. Longtime loyal customers are no more. Dealer's are unhappy with poor margins and costs being pushed from the corporation to them. Unit volume has declined dramatically over the last decade.

    Advertising and marketing programs are completely derivative and lack any imagination. Purchasing imposes very harsh 90 day payment terms on vendors. Product liability is a big cost to the company resulting from inadequate design and quality control.

    The company is structured into global regions. Each region does it's own thing and there are few shared processes and practices within regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Without complete changeover of upper level management and dramatically different strategy, this company is destined to continue it's gradual decline into a second tier automotive supplier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company I have ever worked for during my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits. Excellent 401k plan. Great people, products and top notch systems. Excellent leadership. Great strategic plan and vision. Great ethics. Great CEO.

    Cons

    Heavy debt obligations consumed a lot of cash generated by operations which limited amount of cash that could be deployed for growth. However that was improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to execute strategic plans. Continue to increase efforts to empower employees. Invest more in plants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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