Michelin North America

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Michelin North America Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014

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3.3 88 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Michelin North America Chairman & President Pete Selleck

Pete Selleck

(44 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very family friendly and have good benefits(in 10 reviews)

  • Truly care about the work/life balance of employees(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Working in the older BF Goodrich facilities guarantees you will have no work-life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • best positions and advancement opportunities go to european counterparts(in 4 reviews)

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance and treated like a professsional

    Conssalary could be 10% better for the time /experience with the company. Max vacation is only four weeks and that's at ten years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider boosting salaries a bit

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

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    If you love money, This is a wonderful company to get your first 3 years job experience.

    Professional Factory Worker (Current Employee) Sandy Springs, SC

    ProsExcellent benefits, relocation, and compensation for people entering the workforce straight out of school. Training is world-class, and if you you can tolerate the low salaries, a great place to expand your career and bring up a family.

    ConsThe salaries start out good, but your yearly appraisals over time will push you to the middle of the pack. If you want to make more money, you need to be willing to make a significant lifestyle change for the benefit of the company. If you stay stagnant, you will eventually find out that the company is hiring people out of school with zero experience and paying them more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetaining workforce is not possible with such low salaries. Enticing kids, putting them under contract, then watching them walk away with experience and take a job that pays them almost double what Michelin will pay for comparable responsibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good leadership ideas, poor implementation

    Manager (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    Pros- Great training opportunities, especially if you are located in or near Greenville, SC
    - Offers long-term career with the chance to explore various roles if interested

    Cons- Compensation is not up to par, especially for engineering graduates.
    - Lack of consistent culture. Your experience will very largely depend on your location/site.
    - Top management is out of touch with what happens at the ground level, especially in the factories.
    - Poor managers are not retrained or placed in individual contributor roles
    - Rankings are supposed to be based on performance but are also forced to a Gaussian distribution thus eliminating the intended objectivity. Those that can network with site leadership end up with the better rankings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware that the leadership values you promote are not experienced at all levels of the company. If pay is not going to be comparable to what graduates can get elsewhere, then culture needs to be universally conducive to innovative, cohesive work that motivates people to give their best and enjoy coming to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsWork for life type environment. You can go to work here in one capacity and more all around the company in different roles.

    ConsI wanted to stay true to my skill set and did not prefer to move around. I prefer to specialize and that gives you less opportunity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinuing making great tires....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are the best reason to work here. Strong family culture and potential international opportunities combined with future career growth potential are the reasons I stay. Even if upward moves are not always possible, it seems as though lateral moves can be to keep you from getting bored or stuck in the same job for too many years. The company spends an immense amount of resources on training so you do not feel unprepared for an assignment (usually). Job security is also a big selling point amongst coworkers.

    ConsYou will not achieve the highest pay for your position for sure. It's well known that Michelin does not pay the highest or even close for equivalent positions elsewhere. Sometimes bureaucratic tape can be frustrating. Working with the global French team can also be frustrating for Americans who are used to things happening quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure compensation of current employees at least matches inflation! Worry about younger employee retention in the next 5 years if not competitive in pay (or transparent about level/pay promotions)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if you can afford to be underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic people. Good work life balance for most. Super responsible company, great leadership team that makes responsible and good decisions. Lots of lifetime careers are made here. Job stability & career progression.

    ConsHighly uncompetitive salaries. You won't get rich working here.

    Strong performers (1,2 &3s) will feel it the most because they tend to shoulder the bulk of the work, don't get the work life balance benefit. As you progress in your career with your pay gap to the market only increases. At this pace, high performers that do not have ties to Greenville, SC will likely leave what is otherwise a great company to work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove salaries and other compensation options for strong performers to improve their morale - you'll get even more out of them and stop trying to treat all employees the same way. Whether they are high performers or not.

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

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    Great place to start a career in the Automotive world.

    Sales & Marketing (Former Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsMichelin provides comprehensive sales and product training for new hires that is valuable for new graduates. The relocation benefits and company car are nice perks. If you are in field sales, you will enjoy spending time with your colleagues. Most of your fellow employees will be fairly intelligent and able to do the work (which is important since bonuses are shared and not paid individually). You will be promoted every 4-5 years, although you will only get a 3% raise.
    The best part about working for Michelin is the name recognition and the ease of selling the best product in the market.

    ConsThe compensation is approximately $25,000 less than competitive companies and industries. They replaced the world class health care with second tier programs. Most of the upper management is incompetent as the best managers leave for other companies with more appropriate salaries. Your success is not gauged by results; instead, your success will be wholly graded on your computer work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would seriously consider the quality of your middle management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good values, phlegmatic

    Works In GQA (Current Employee) Lexington, SC

    ProsApplies all company values in practice, rather than just preaching. Very committed to its people and proud of its product. Training and the availability of programs is fantastic.

    ConsVery mature workforce, stagnant bureaucracy, centrally driven from France. Difficult for a young, dynamic person to make lasting change. Pay is not competitive for engineers, a lot of turn-over amongst 3-5 year exp. staff. Recent changes to healthcare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttempt to become more competitive with salary and benefits (vacation time).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, great training practices and truly care about their employees, believe and act out company values.

    Consnot agressive compensation, stiff culture,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Could not have dreamed of a better place to launch my career

    Communications Manager (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsMichelin is a company that walks the walk when it comes to valuing its employees, investing in them and providing them career growth opportunities that are challenging and fulfilling. From its award winning products (70+ JD Power Awards, top of Consumer Reports, Innovation awards, etc....) Michelin takes the same approach to caring for its employees. I was shocked to arrive here and see truly how much investment the company makes into its people. From health care centers on sites to the best of the best in terms of benefits - they spare nothing when it comes to their employees.

    ConsAs with any big company, IT systems leave a little to be desired. But is it really that big of a deal to have older versions of Microsoft Office if the company's intellectual property and innovations are protected ...?

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue investing in and attracting younger talent.

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

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