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Goodyear Reviews in Akron, OH

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
229 Reviews
3.2
229 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted (in 19 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits grandfathered employees (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not a priority to managment (in 11 reviews)

  • There is no work / life balance at Goodyear (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Goodyear as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will never be under trained. There are tons of opportunities to earn certifications, take classes, and learn new skills. The headquarters is beautiful with tons of amenities (gym, amazing cafeteria, clinic, starbucks, a mini kitchen on each floor). This was the best place to be starting out my career because I am able to learn so much from the classes and the people around me. Also, this is an exciting time for Goodyear because they are steadily growing, so I feel like that can only bring with it more opportunities.

    Cons

    It is a massive corporation... so if you are planning on climbing the corporate ladder, be prepared for a long climb. Its easy to get lost in a company this large.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that there is a legitimate need for an intern before you hire one... there is nothing worse than having people sit around twiddling their thumbs, for both the employee and the employer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Mechanical Engineer Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay - Great People

    Cons

    Not Enough Work At Times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Oppurtunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are positive learning experiences to be had at Goodyear. People are generally friendly and willing to help, especially at the plants.

    Cons

    Office politics are hard to avoid. Lots of good leaders leaving because of the caustic culture. Sometimes decisions made are only those that look good, but are not necessarily good for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to reduce the politics of the company. Work to flatten the structure of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Caste System

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Senior managers are only concerned about protecting their bonus, so all decisions are made at very low levels.

    Cons

    Everyone under senior management are treated like second class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for with honest people and a clear chain of command.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Fleet Representative in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - National Fleet Representative in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company provides job stability and a lot of options for lateral or vertical movement, if you're willing to wait. There are many different fields that Goodyear operates in and many work options within each.

    Cons

    Overall company culture is male-dominant and traditional because of the nature of the business. Goodyear is an industrial company and the majority of people that are with the company have been in the tire industry for the majority of their career. The company is a very large ship and it changes direction slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having worked with local Goodyear stores on the ground level as well as the corporate office, it's clear that there's a disconnect between the two. Having an advisory team comprised of individuals that work on the center/customer level day-to-day could provide valuable insights to upper-level management who make number based decisions. It's hard to get a full perspective of impact decisions if you don't operate in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. No bonuses for people that aren't managers. New building is really cool. Lots of job opportunities throughout the company.

    Cons

    Opportunities are not in Engineering. Work lots of hours, it seems that if you work an 8-9 hour day and leave you are often called a "part-timer".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are LOTS of good jobs (managers, directors, VPs, etc) throughout the company. But, 90% of these are outside Engineering. Engineers have little room for upward movement, but alot within Engineering Groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    long term company to advance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    vacation days and spiffs earned

    Cons

    retail hours and holiday work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more availabiltiy for promos are needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unbelievable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Name-recognition of company does open doors to a better job somewhere else. Would not recommend this company.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Arrogant attitude of upper management. Talks innovation but unwilling to support new ideas. Company culture supports management style and attitude from the 50's. Blatant discrimination of all kinds. Extremely poor salary increases. CEO is more interested in his pocket than the future of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to see and treat employees as valued assets to the company instead of easily replaceable objects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Managers rated and promoted employees based on ability.

    Cons

    Need to relocate in order to progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Started Out Good, But ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, decent benefits, room for some advancement and most people were good to work with. When I left there I was happy with the opportunities given and I am thankful for the experience that I gained while employed there.

    Cons

    Took too much energy to navigate around all of the politics there. The salary increases there are below the industry standards consistently. Not a good place to work long term for younger professionals coming out of college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to speak freely and express their ideas and creativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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