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Goodyear Reviews in Danville, VA

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
247 Reviews
3.3
247 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Long Unsure Journey

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E/C Trk and Relief in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - E/C Trk and Relief in Danville, VA

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and insurance are the upsides. When times are good overtime is abundant. But without discipline you can ruin your body in a matter of years.

    Cons

    Working too much overtime can put a stress on the family. Divorce rates are high. Cancers and respiratory problems are common in Goodyear. There are stressful situations with any job so patience and erring on the side of caution is helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A college education is great but is jacks**t compared to having a working knowledge of how things are done on the floor.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible

    Former Employee - Tire Assembler in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Tire Assembler in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    Nothing ,management from the CEO down not supportive.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees , it is about there image not being like a family like they claim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call me 434 709 3383.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    Big company, benefits. Decent training and great future outlook as a company

    Cons

    Employees are suffering. No work life balance. People feel trapped as they have no where else to go. 10-12 hour work days with a 30 min in house lunch hour with no internal cafeteria . Horrible work environment with the labor union literally holding management hostage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People first, they are your assets. There is a reason behind the exodus of people leaving the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very Old School, In Your Face, Disrespectful Plant Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    Great organizational structure. The business centers are staffed like small, independent plants. Good benefits and pay structure. Good training at all levels.

    Cons

    Plant manager who yells and screams at his staff in meetings, throws and kicks things, and then expects his staff to be motivated enough to take the hill for him. This is the upper management culture at Goodyear in manufacturing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved in some serious culture change at the Plant Manager level. The old school aproach of Win-Lose outcomes eventually lead to Lose-Lose. I know of many good leaders who have left the company because of the leadership at the Plant Manager level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No communication and lack of training between management and employees makes working at Goodyear extremely aggravating.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banbury Worker in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Banbury Worker in Danville, VA

    I have been working at Goodyear

    Pros

    Goodyear has great benefits as far as the insurance. The pay is also some of the best in this area as far as factory work.

    Cons

    The training at the plant is almost non existent. Floor managers in my area do not care about the concern for their employees. The communication in this plant is the worst Ive seen anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with some respect. By properly training your employees initially, they will be far more productive later down the road. Some communication within the department would make the employees feel a little more like they cared.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Blessing and a curse....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA

    I have been working at Goodyear

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits for workers lacking education.
    Potential to advance to salary positions if you have the required qualifications.

    Cons

    Poor work and personal life balance. Workers are expected to have a one percent or less yearly absence rate, which averages out to three days a year. There are no exceptions to the policy(except for deaths in the family, military, jury duty, etc.)
    Salaried employees work mandatory overtime and often work many 12 hour shifts with no time off.
    The technology within the plant is outdated, especially concerning inventory and production.
    Senior management do not listen to employees' suggestions for improving operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with the 'buddy-buddy' system and hire according to qualifications.
    Listen to your employees.
    Happy employees offer better performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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