Michelin North America
3.3 of 5 85 reviews
www.michelin-us.com Greenville, SC 5000+ Employees

Michelin North America Reviews

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95% Approve of the CEO

Michelin North America Chairman & President Pete Selleck

Pete Selleck

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They are very family friendly and have good benefits"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Job security is also a big selling point amongst coworkers"
    in 8 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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    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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    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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    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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    Treatment of Temp workers needs a lot of work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Greenville, SC

    ProsThere's always a steady flow of work and it's a good company to work for that offers a pleasant work environment.

    ConsSeveral temp workers have worked for the company through their allotted tenure and they do their job well. But they are often overlooked for permanent positions and they don't reap any of the benefits even after being there for 1-4 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTemps who work hard, do well in their position, complete assignments, are dedicated and have proven that they have great work ethics should be given the opportunity to become a permanent employee.

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

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    A solid company. Stable employment. Good benefits.

    Department Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsBest in the tire industry. Good benefits. Michelin pushes the envelope in tire development technology which helps to drive profits when others struggle. Maintains manufacturing presence in the states when others went overseas.

    ConsTire manufacturing is a rather mature industry with lots of competition growing from the Far East. As a result, you're constantly horse whipped to do everything cheaper, faster, etc. without the tools / $$ / talent to facilitate real lasting improvement

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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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    Loves employees and product

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTruly care about the work/life balance of employees
    Bosses actually care about what they do
    Always working toward advancing the company as a whole
    There is lower power distance between bosses and upper management.
    (they take young people seriously, in my experience)

    ConsSome departments get more preference over others (marketing)
    Sometimes it takes awhile for the company to execute an action (like any big company)
    isn't the highest paying company

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

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