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Michelin North America Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
111 Reviews
3.1
111 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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  1.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Michelin North America

    Pros

    Great training system for all

    Cons

    Better learn french to make it forward

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    They are like any other company

    • 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

    Pros

    There are a lot of perks that come with this job including a company car as well as gas card.

    Cons

    Sometimes greed is the worst when your manager are more concerned about their growth then your own. Hence why many under that person leave because we aren't growing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Territory Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Bonus structure is based on metrics outside of sales persons control

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The Employee Experience

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

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

    Pros

    This employer represents the old style of company management in the U.S., where the employer felt a greater responsibility to employees and there was less pressure on individual contributors at the corporate level.

    Cons

    Currently, management lives in the past, where corporate jobs were somewhat general in nature, permitting one person to perform several jobs with minimal training.
    Over the last 20-25 years jobs have become more specialized, with greater attention to detail and the desire to maximize individual contributions. That coupled with the increased cost of training has led to a corporate culture where one person learns one job, but with the expectation that the individual employee learn multiple, perhaps unrelated jobs, from the single job training session. This expectation has reduced individual efficiencies on the job, while at the same time increasing performance expectations of the individual contributor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has the most politicallly charged environment in which I have ever worked. Many decisions, including those that have a far reaching impact, are frequently politically motivated and do not represent what is in the best interests of the company or the individual contributor. Therefore, the need for transparency as well as cold hard immutable facts in the decision making process are critical going forward. Also, it is vital to develop more effective methods of training and compensating individual contributors at all levels, particularly the corporate level, while at the same time working with management to create an atmosphere of realistic expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Solid Company Committed to Quality and Consistency!

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    • 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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11. 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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