Goodyear
3.1 of 5 196 reviews
www.goodyear.com Akron, OH 5000+ Employees

Goodyear Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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3.1 196 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer

Richard J. (Rich) Kramer

(102 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Good pay and benefits grandfathered employees"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "work life balance is not a priority to managment"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Very long hours, plus have to work on some weekends"
    in 11 reviews
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    1 person found this helpful  

    family oriented company, work life balance

    Accountant (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedules and benefits

    ConsThe only place for opportunity to grow is if you are in Akron, OH.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rampant Greed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood pay and nice facility

    Conswork life balance is not a priority to managment

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is more to life than work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Always looking for something better

    Director (Former Employee)
    Akron, OH

    ProsGood salary and reasonable benefits in a 2nd tier industry; higher than the comparable tire industry jobs

    ConsClaims to be operating in new management environment, but still behaves like its 1978 in many cases, Success is dependent on the manager that you work for and Goodyear is constantly hiring the new Global leader....good luck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReap the benefits while you can because there will be turnover - low investment in R&D and capital improvement as a % to sales (vs. Michelin & Bridgestone) means you're a distant 3rd.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very rewarding experience at #1 tire company in the US

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYour work is very appreciated at Goodyear Fayetteville plant. Union privileges for workers also extend indirectly to non-union staff. People are focused on getting the job done. Backastabbers don't do well here. Bottom line is that if you deliver results yo will do fine here.

    ConsVery long hours, plus have to work on some weekends. Union can make the environment a little rough. Offices are old and a little dirty due to rubber mixing plant. Pay is a little low. I left for a higher paying lower level job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid having your staff work on non-essencials so they can work closer to regular hours and don't burn out so soon.

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    Great place to work.

    Development Engineer (Former Employee)
    Akron, OH

    ProsGreat salary and benefits. Flexibility with family

    ConsMoving up in the company can be slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Goodyear Plant Tire Builder

    Tire Builder (Former Employee)
    Lawton, OK

    ProsGood pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted.

    ConsTire machines were old, and broke down frequently. Since this is a production driven job, breakdowns are extremely detrimental. No matter the reason for low production, fault always fell on the tire builder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unethical Management and Political Snakepit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Akron, OH

    ProsSalaries 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.

    ConsMany 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 Senior ManagementWithout 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best company I have ever worked for during my career.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I found that the 'good old boy club' and its bureaucracy, demoralized IT professionals all the way down the org. chart.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Akron, OH

    ProsTried and tried to find some! I am an experienced IT professional who was responsible for critical data. Joined several professional organizations and process improvement teams. Any ideas I suggested were met with negativity.

    ConsBureaucracy, when asked why it had to be that way, no one knew! There were silos within departments; no concept of a cross-functional or cross-silo team. My work ended up being 'piece-work'

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should realize they do not really know which policies and procedures are being filtered down to the worker. Also, they are not being told what is really going on in their troops unless they ask the non-management employees. A survey is not effective.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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