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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  1.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Michelin North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continuing making great tires....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work if you can afford to be underpaid

    • 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

    Fantastic 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.

    Cons

    Highly 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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start a career in the Automotive world.

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

    I worked at Michelin North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Michelin 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    I would seriously consider the quality of your middle management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good values, phlegmatic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Works In GQA in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Works In GQA in Lexington, SC

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

    Pros

    Applies 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Attempt to become more competitive with salary and benefits (vacation time).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

    • 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

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

    Cons

    not agressive compensation, stiff culture,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Michelin 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in and attracting younger talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Loves employees and product

    • 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

    Truly 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)

    Cons

    Some 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Treatment of Temp workers needs a lot of work

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

    I have been working at Michelin North America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Several 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 ManagementAdvice

    Temps 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A solid company. Stable employment. Good benefits.

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

    I have been working at Michelin North America full-time

    Pros

    Best 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.

    Cons

    Tire 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

    Approves of CEO

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