Goodyear

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Goodyear Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.2 199 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

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

Richard J. (Rich) Kramer

(104 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted(in 15 reviews)

  • They treat you good, wages are good, good benefits(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not a priority to managment(in 9 reviews)

  • Very long hours, plus have to work on some weekends(in 12 reviews)

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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

     

    Typical big, slow industrial company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPut in your time and you can do pretty well for yourself. Been around for a long time, weathered a lot, and probably will be around for a long time still.

    ConsSpend a lot of time working on certifications, without always fundamentally changing culture or behaviors. Seniority matters more than it probably should.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut yourself in your employee's shoes. If something doesn't work because of X, address X. You won't get the buyin you need otherwise.

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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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    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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    This location has been the best move this far!!

    Auto Technician (Current Employee) Simpsonville, SC

    ProsStore manager is great, steady work, great location, loyal customers, they offer great insurance. Vacation pay is nice as well. Flexible work schedule

    ConsNo pension if hired after 1/1/2003, Upper management never seems satisfied. Firearms are not even allowed in your vehicle even for CWP holders. ENTIRELY to much bureaucratic paperwork!! It will take anyone at least 45-60 minutes to properly perform an oil change and tire rotation. Even longer if the vehicle needs something

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend looking into coming up with some sort of business model for stores. I.E. 10 bay store should have 2 techs, 1 GMT, 4 GS's, 2 sales associates, service manager and one store manager. Right now it's just what ever it is... Busier stores having a hard time getting employees seems crazy from a business standpoint. The paperwork plus being short-handed equals less car count and less $$$

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

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    Used to be a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat salary, benefits,pension, and people.

    ConsNone. But it's a different company. They used to care about people.

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

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    Goodyear has allowed me to continue to learn and grow within my chosen professional career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsGoodyear offers an environment where personal growth is driven by the individual. You can go as far as you choose to go and as far as your talents enable you to do so.

    ConsAs is the case with many companies, Goodyear is struggling to truly globalize its footprint. Moving to a one-Goodyear way is a challenging albeit exciting process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the move towards more transparency in talent management processes and creating an environment that supports global collaboration.

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

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    Didn't like. Mainly because I am not a people person. My bad.

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Springfield, IL

    ProsIt is an established company with superior products.

    ConsTypical employees who have little work ethic and rude and disrespectful customers. On your feet all day. Too many competitors in the same area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but too centered around culture of HQ. Field associate are left behind for promotions the further away you

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation, fairly good training programs

    ConsPoor vacation time, raise opportunity

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

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    Security Guard Chemical Plant

    Security Guard (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsEmployees are nice and friendly

    ConsOverworked and under manned
    Guards answer the phones for the whole plant, to include people calling in sick
    Hand out paychecks, yet the only security guard there

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave Human Resources do their job and let the security guards do their job

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

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