Michelin North America

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Michelin North America Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
107 Reviews
3.1
107 Reviews
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Michelin North America Chairman & President Pete Selleck
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very family friendly and have good benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is the leading factor for most employees' happiness within the company (in 6 reviews)


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

  • And the rotating shifts almost guarantees that you will have problems with sleeping (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love this Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Dothan, AL

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Unbeatable employee focused work environment. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Long work hours - typical of my position though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cannot offer any improvement suggestions. I am truly sold on Michelin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Process Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time

    Pros

    Not many layoffs over the year, good benefits

    Cons

    they preach work life balance in certain cases it it true, good ole boy system in play here, Hay job classification system and help that justify their pay to employees. They seem to underpay engineers with experience by 10-20 K a year vs. other employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a salary adjustment for positions values in industry but would cost them too much money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to work hard (and be recognized), don't work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Designer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Tire Designer in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Risk averse company that you can stay your whole work life at, if you want. Lots of opportunities to move around (but limited by long commitments in each post, 3-5 years or longer). You can even expat, maybe. Stable paycheck, with great security, ok benefits. But...

    Cons

    You'll never get rich here, nor will you even be given raises for changing positions and taking on much greater responsibilities. It's just a series of lateral moves with tenure based promotions. If you want to get into management and really take a step in pay, you need to expat to France to get approved by the homeland.

    No one person can make a decision as it's a very bureaucratic environment. There's meetings to plan meetings, with no tangible results or actions completed. So, the managers power is muted at best, and employees quickly lose faith in their leaders to affect change.

    Very political with lots of silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay innovative, and don't curl up in a shell of quality systems and process improvements. It kills your employees passion for their work.

    Drop the forced ranking system. It's an out dated policy that drives away great talent. Recognize people for their work. Yes, I'm talking about pay again....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very methodological and bureaucratic approach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Industrialization Technician in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Materials Industrialization Technician in Anderson, SC

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

    Pros

    Here you will enjoy the stable job. Very scientific and methodological approach in making products. Strong interaction between R&D and industry.

    Cons

    You will not be rich that is sure. Now days the stress is building everywhere. Old employes are not at all happy with the new style of working and that's why they are leaving. Very bureaucratic in nature. Everything is controlled by central. Very limited chance for the plant manager to implement changes in the plant. He only can propose to the central rest depends on the central managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less arrogant and follow the one value of Michelin that is respect for people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Solid Company Committed to Quality and Consistency!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great organization always looking to help develop its employees and further their career goals. Committed to quality and consistency. Individuals who work here are committed to ensure customers obtain the safest and highest quality tires on the road.

    Cons

    A lot is expected of its employees, but that is not necessary bad. Questions are not only encouraged, but expected to be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work for!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michelin North America

    Pros

    Job security is one of the biggest aspects of the job. The environment is really friendly and the management is flexible with working hours.

    Cons

    The management is slow at implementing new technology. The protocols are lengthy and just takes a long time to implement.

  8.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability Technician in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Reliability Technician in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic, day one medical, dental, vision. The company has a free employee gym at most locations and also a michelin run free healthcare center.

    Cons

    Poor management, juvenile workers, unsafe environment, mishandled accounts, hiring brand new people off the street to supervise 30+year employees. Overall just poorly ran.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, but not for everyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very stable employment, low risk of losing job. Best in the tire industry that is in no danger of failing anytime soon. They take their time in training you and making sure you're ready for the job before letting you loose.

    Cons

    Growing competition and high demand is recently pushing management to ask for more production and less errors, which makes an already stressful job even more stressful. Often asked to reach lofty goals that aren't obtainable, with little means or resources to accomplish them. 12 hour swing shifts and shortened holiday breaks this year also make for little time to spend with family or friends, practically no social life to speak of since starting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company stuck in the past.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Michelin North America

    Pros

    There are good people within the company. One can learn a lot from the right people if you are in the right place. It's a steady paycheck.

    Cons

    They are company who thinks they can get by on their name and continue to loose talented people because of out of date practices. You will never make a ton of money or receive a large raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up on your employee surveys. Look to improve compensation for employees because you are well behind the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience, but not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Ardmore, OK
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Ardmore, OK

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

    Pros

    Good training and professional experience, there are a lot of good people. good advancement opportunities. Good interaction between coworkers.

    Cons

    Not a good work-life balance, time expectations in same positions keeps getting longer and longer than promised in the hiring interviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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