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Michelin Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
72 Reviews
3.5
72 Reviews
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Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good for salary, but at the cost of wage employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Worldwide footprint and transnational work culture (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow career development (for Eastern Europe production facilities at least (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are not French you are not considered equally qualified (in 6 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michelin

    Pros

    Very professional work enviroment, great opportunity. The best management I have seen in a corporation.

    Cons

    I really don't have any negative comments.

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    Work here until you retire

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Multiple locations, opportunities for advancement, but you won't be able to change jobs but every 3-5 years.

    Cons

    Salaried employees have to work a weekend rotation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are holding me back from promotions because I have not been in my current role for 3 years or more. Other companies will give me a promotion now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tread carefully with this one

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader in Ardmore, OK
    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader in Ardmore, OK

    I worked at Michelin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Initial Interview and people you meet are great. The Training outside of the plant is outstanding if you go to Greenville, SC. Pay is set as a "median" for the industry. Hardworking employees that actually do the production. Work-life balance is good for salary, but at the cost of wage employees.

    Cons

    Upper Management continues to make the wage force smaller each year, while forcing middle management to "drive progress" or make the wage population work more hours with less. Ardmore plant has practiced this until they have reduced the hiring population in their small town to little over 3%. Training is great, but practice of their Michelin Ethics is not in effect for senior leadership. Making a buck at the cost of the little man is the name of the game for this once great industrial giant. Quality and safety is preached as priority, but remains third behind profit and production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ardmore is on the brink of becoming union, but will need more than that to change the Leadership direction. Dont fear change or you will continue to nose dive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bureaucratic but safe place to work at, career track depends on company agenda a lot

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Michelin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job safety is high and business is very systematic, benefits are well.

    Cons

    Can be political, your career development may be slower because they do not prioritize you as an individual

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great company that cares about its employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to explore different career paths, live and work abroad and 'choose your own adventure'. Michelin invests A LOT in training employees; encourages and enables employees to develop new competencies and build on existing skills. Great corporate culture and strategic vision. R&D is very important; Michelin puts a lot of resources toward the development of all of their products and employees feel confident and proud of all products that are offered to consumers. Interesting, talented and diverse workforce including great mix of employees working in NA from other countries.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of red tape and unwieldy processes to navigate at times. Some parts of the organizations are very large and hierarchical (typical of European companies) and some departments are relatively flat. The large size and cautious nature of company can be slow and frustrating when trying to go to market with new offers, explore new business opportunities and try new marketing methods.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michelin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. Good people. Never have to worry about having a job. Strong supporters of the communities and United Way. Very innovative. Very safety oriented.

    Cons

    Extremely slow advancement. Pay could be better. Work to home life balance can be unfavorable at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for advancement. Remember people have a homes and families they need to spend time with.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Training, upward mobility options galore

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture, training, career management

    Cons

    Boy's club with sexist attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company values, try to ensure they are upheld when it comes to women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Michelin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training, focus on people,international career opportunities

    Cons

    Like many large companies, organization can be complex

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Territory manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michelin full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, multinational opportunities, decent and fair pay schedule

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals for historically low yield territory, slow speed of upward mobility

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    When things are good they are good when problems occur forget about them!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Michelin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. You will work in a high technology workplace (especially considering what the product is) with good working conditions. They believe in an individual's ability to solve problems on their own or with a team. Management does not micromanage day-to-day operations.

    Cons

    When things are going good they are great to work for. When the economy has problems are still good to work for because they really don't believe in laying off employees to cover economic downturns in most cases. However, when you have a personal problem (health or whatever) they suddenly start doing everything exactly by the book! When you are your team are doing things to help the company in a worry about going by the book but when things happen they adhere to its every word.

    No clear path for advancement discussed with salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a little more flexibility in dealing with individual employee issues. Reduce the number of ex-military academy people you hire into management and engineering positions.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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