Goodyear Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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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)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Field Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management that lets you do your job and is there when you need them. Company car, cell phone, travel, conferences.

    Cons

    New associates only get two weeks of vacation time to start and have to stay for over 4 years to get another week. The also require you to use 3 of those 10 days around Christmas/new years


  2. Good place to learn and grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbertsville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbertsville, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company matches 401k contributions to 4%. Training on job, work with cars and learn new technology

    Cons

    Long hours. Retail closed only 3 days a year.


  3. Decent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear

    Pros

    Insurance, ceiling of income, advancment. You can make money if you stick with it.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork and hard to reach sales goals. You have to really push hard to make money.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the processes


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  5. Lots of growth opportunities but a typical large manufacturing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    1) Opportunity for career growth and lateral movements as long as you are willing to drive it.
    2) Work life balance is respected
    3) People are helpful

    Cons

    Typical bureaucracies of a large incumbent company.


  6. Overall good company, certain departments are lacking management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and perks, headquarters is new and nice

    Cons

    My department wasn't on track


  7. History and Hardship in Virginia

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most people are good to work with.
    LOTS of pride in the work performed.
    World's largest aircraft tire manufacturing facility.
    Located in mid-southern U.S.

    Cons

    Company is run using 1970's management techniques and style.
    This plant was built in 1964, and in some cases it feels like the original equipment is still in use.
    Unionized and proud of it.
    Money is tighter than the high string in a grand piano.
    Procedures and processes aren't enforced, leading to huge amount of unnecessary waste
    Equipment is not maintained.
    Salaried personnel are OVERWORKED

    Advice to Management

    quit expecting more out of people and equipment than is possible. Invest some money into facilities and equipment and follow your own procedures instead of spending energy and time trying to evade and avoid responsibilities.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Region Business Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Business Operations Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Regional Business Operations Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Goodyear (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The only con in this position would be travel or time away from family.


  9. Brand Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment both in terms of the facilities at the Akron HQ and the professionalism of my colleagues.
    About 60% of my peers in the marketing field have external CPG experience, the other 40% have been hired from within, this provides for a good combination of experiences
    Good and frequent two way communications with managers up to two levels above me, less frequent but still meaningful communications from higher level VPs.
    Interesting projects and initiatives.
    Initial on-boarding training is excellent, usually you get a colleague assigned to guide you through the details of your position.

    Cons

    Low diversity at the VP and Director level, and to a certain degree in mid-management.
    After initial onboarding ends, most training is online with limited opportunities for in-person training.


  10. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Akron, OH

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For the amount of service I had at the time, I would say vacation time and benefits.

    Cons

    Service meant nothing. Management favoritism. Management not treating everyone fairly. To many cliques.

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to your employees. You would have not gotten to where you are now if not for them.


  11. OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodyear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was great just the manager wanted more more more

    Cons

    to many hours (45-50) we were under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    you push your manager's To sell more more more which leads to unnecessary car repairs.



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