Michelin North America Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Michelin North America Chairman & President Pete Selleck
Pete Selleck
71 Ratings

Pros
  • Not many layoffs over the year, good benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Good work life balance for most (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Working in the older BF Goodrich facilities guarantees you will have no work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • They sometimes skip annual reviews and only use the "good ole boy" system of handing out raises (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Overall a good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michelin North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International experience. Autonomy. Lateral opportunities abundant. Accessibilty of C-Suite executives.

    Cons

    Fiefdoms. Advancement opportunities limited. Narrow definition of desirable employee profile. Assistance/support with spousal immigration, applied unevenly.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the Diversity talk. Apply rules equally across the board.


  2. Business Unit Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Michelin North America full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance is on the minds of management...company is very stable

    Cons

    Flat organization, no room to move up but there are opportunities to move laterally and into different careers but no major increase in salary.......salaries are on the low end of market rate and in some cases below market rate.


  3. World-wide Corporation w/opportunities to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time

    Pros

    Tons of training-free tires or discount tires, great 401K and retirement benefits provided by Michelin.

    Cons

    Don't expect to get rich working here. Raises are poor but consistent. Some upper mgmt (pencil pushers) have lost touch with those that actually work the floor-are in the trenches so to speak.

    Advice to Management

    Accept feedback better from employees There "is" more than one way to do something.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Lunch everyday Company Car Lots of travel

    Cons

    You have to be open to move wherever they place you, and most times the COLA isn't enough to assist with the cost of living Field Sales Managers do not have a voice You have to be in your role for 3 years before you can apply internally to another role

    Advice to Management

    Talk to local companies to get a true idea of the COLA given Listen to your field sales teams


  6. Solid Employer with Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for for career advancement Above Average Health Insurance Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Large Company with too many layers Slow to adapt to new technologies


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    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michelin North America (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment, reasonable salary and benefits

    Cons

    A lot of non-job related tasks and excessive paper work


  8. Helpful (1)

    Better for later career

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michelin North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good intentions and values, quality product, many good employees

    Cons

    Top down, military style management that has more politics than facts. Very poor on-boarding for new employees not familiar with company/industry.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with your employees and take feedback actionably.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great if you're average talent. Not for driven high performers!!

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    Former Employee - Director in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Director in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Michelin North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, job security, responsible and overall great training. Fantastic best in class products. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Salaries are way below market & rock stars get penalized - French culture manages to the middle. You literally have to commit a felony to get fired. Work productivity tools (IT) are archaic at best. Process heavy and a little light on creativity & innovation (product is clearly an exception)

    Advice to Management

    Talent: Fix the compensation system reward top talent @ or above market (salary, bonus & equity) and start early (A lot of highly talented people have left lately because you made it too easy for them to be recruited away). Compensation does matter and it reflects how much value you place on an employee. Overhaul the productivity/ IT infrastructure (Conference rooms, computers, software etc) its been a serious drag on productivity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Quality Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good product, quality conscious, knowledgeable personnel

    Cons

    never more than a 3% increase, limit where you can go job-wise


  11. Good employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time

    Pros

    Good employer. Good opportunities to progress

    Cons

    No complain. Respect for people.



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