Goodyear Engineered Products

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Goodyear Engineered Products Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Well run, old school company

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    Current Employee - Hyperion Administrator  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Hyperion Administrator in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Goodyear Engineered Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable, good pay and benefits. Many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Finance culture can be difficult with respect to work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very unorganized and don't care about employees

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control  in  Hogansville, GA
    Current Employee - Inventory Control in Hogansville, GA

    I have been working at Goodyear Engineered Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some freedom with work schedule.
    Freedom with hours regarding what time you come in and can leave if you have something to do.
    No micro-manage, but this is going to be a con also.

    Cons

    No organization or structure.
    Communication is terrible.
    Everyone is involved in everyone else's job.
    Decisions are made by the group, no individual accountability.
    No direction or understanding how business works, which is why they don't micro-manage, they don't understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management shouldn't have their jobs.
    People need to be brought in that actually know how to run a business.

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

    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear Engineered Products

    Pros

    The team members on the floor were one of the few pros at the Porterdale plant, we received paid breaks.

    Cons

    Where can I start? We were on a 7 day, 3 shift schedule for the past 3 years, family life is non existent, HR is a COMPLETE joke, as they put policies in place that make them look good in the eyes of corporate. Without any concern for the effect it had on the floor team members. Our main HR was over 2 plants and rarely showed her face at our plant while she had 2 HR specialist or generalist or something to that nature helping her that were absolutely lost concerning employees on the floor, one of them always had to get back with you if you had an issue while the other one was always trying to get employees to snitch on one another, it was a learning experience working there, you were expected to make a 1st quality product out of materials that were seconds when they came in the door and if it was brought to managements attention their response would be just get it done. Low pay, low morale, no family time, management that doesn't care., during my 5 years there we never even had a company picnic, not worth it to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire front office and start new with management that cares about the team and not just about the numbers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    VTI

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear Engineered Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management team, talented engineers

    Cons

    ineffective HR function in the company, outsourced services, no passion for employees evident

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in world class HR leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Underutilization of my experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Sun Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Sun Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Goodyear Engineered Products

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Smaller facility in comparison to other Veyance plants
    Engaged management workforce
    Very good relationship with union/hourly workforce

    Cons

    Not a warm cozy feeling with management team
    Way too much interference from the corporate office
    Expand the salaried wage ranges so they are competitive with other companies in each geographical area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the plants to run autonomously
    Instead of only concentrating on the dollars as part of an equity investment company, spend time on issues with the people

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Veyance Technologies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairlawn, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairlawn, OH

    I worked at Goodyear Engineered Products

    Pros

    A generally good corporate culture

    Cons

    Still has a lack of standardization when it comes to SAP and reporting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being so corporate and recognize the human factor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Don't do it!

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Goodyear Engineered Products

    Pros

    125 year history in the rubber industry.

    Cons

    PE backing company paid 50% over a fair market value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See reality for what it is and act accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Goodyear Engineered Products

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Fairlawn, OH
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Fairlawn, OH

    I have been working at Goodyear Engineered Products

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal/professional growth, travel opportunities, work remote from home

    Cons

    Financially focused/managed - owned by The Carlyle Group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spent time engaging Field Sales in day-to-day corporate decisions/activities

    Recommends
  10.  

    Heartbreaking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear Engineered Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, but only in the department I worked in.

    Cons

    Offshoring jobs. Low pay. Offshoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop shipping jobs oversees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience with this company was mostly satisfying until I realized there wouldn't be future opportunities for me.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear Engineered Products

    Pros

    Local leadership at plant manufacturing level communicated well with employees and kept them informed of current business conditions on a daily basis. The facility does a good job of prioritizing orders and works hard to maintain customer satisfaction. Their business was relatively strong in 2009 and grew incrementally in 2010 to be the strongest year in that plant's history.

    Cons

    Local leadership at the facility level was great, however corporate group did not value plant experience, resulting in a complete lack of development, growth, or promotional opportunities within the company. The company downsized staff departments but did not streamline the work flow or processes leading to overworked and frazzled employees at the local level while corporate staffing was being increased, but was not competent in handling day to day issues for the facilities and did not respond to facilities needs in a timely manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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