Goodyear Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
219 Reviews
3.2
219 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
115 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted (in 18 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits grandfathered employees (in 7 reviews)


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

  • There is no work / life balance at Goodyear (in 8 reviews)

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    Goodyear Employment

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Tyler, TX

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions. Rewarded for hard work.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of. Job security because they like other companies moved some of production overseas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Quality team lead

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    Current Employee - Quality Team Lead in Union City, TN
    Current Employee - Quality Team Lead in Union City, TN

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and ok retirement

    Cons

    Need better leadership, left hand does not know what right is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with everyone from Hourly all the way to President.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Average Place to Work

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    • 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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    Supply Chain Leader

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager

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

    Pros

    Easy to be star as very little process and cost focus exists, and people try to keep heads down
    Can find one specific area / silo and can stay under radar if that is your style

    Cons

    Does not like change
    Command and control style of management
    Not good place for new grads with the exception of design engineering
    Very siloed organization
    Not very loyal to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your old ways and do something different

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The numbers are all that matters regardless of how you get them.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Flemington, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fair pay. Worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Lack of support from Leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need work-life balance. 6 day week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I worked as a summer engineering intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Topeka, KS

    I worked at Goodyear as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are very friendly, down-to-earth, and helpful, especially as there is a lot of on-the-job learning. It's a good place/position for an engineering student seeking industrial experience.

    Cons

    It can be a dirty, fast-pace, and stressful environment in the manufacturing plant. Sometimes, a lot of things can go wrong, which delays any forward progress or experimentation engineers are seeking to achieve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

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    Current Employee - Cure Tech I & II in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Cure Tech I & II in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Great money once you hit full pay. When I started it took 1 year. But then it went to 30 months. They match what you put into 401k. Making that much money, its easy to get the best medical plan and other things that they provide. 7 day breaks once a month.

    Cons

    Jobs are touch. I ran 17-2000 row. Anyone who knows the plant knows its hard work. But the money is worth it, if you can hang in there long enough to get it. Long hours. Depending on your job, you become so tired at work, that your days off, you sometimes just want to sleep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kendall, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kendall, FL

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

    Pros

    very strong company, good benefits, decent grow potential.

    Cons

    Policies are very strict in a way that the employee are exposed to a 1800 number where any person can call and they can terminate you without good evidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership is poor, and believe more in gossips than evidences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have had a long run with Goodyear and my experience has been amazing.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the fellowship and bonding that the goodyear environment creates, with a tight knit group that goes the extra mile for one another.

    Cons

    I have not have a great deal of cons while working at Goodyear, but I will say that it is important for you to take advantage of different skill sets you are able to obtain by working there. Not being well rounded can definitely hurt you in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lend more support to the middle management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No work life balance.

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Danville, VA

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than an 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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