Michelin Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
63 Reviews

3.5
63 Reviews
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Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good culture, friendly people, great pride, excellent work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • A company providing a work life balance, a lot of good training and a secure work environment, good location of office (in 3 reviews)


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

  • French people have much bigger salaries then brazilians (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company that cares about its employees.

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

    I have been working at Michelin full-time for 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
  2.  

    Bureaucratic but safe place to work at, career track depends on company agenda a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Michelin full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Decent Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Michelin full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Wonderful Training, upward mobility options galore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Michelin full-time for 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
  6.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Michelin full-time for 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
  7.  

    Territory manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Productive and educational

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

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

    Pros

    Multiple learning opportunities with numerous plants located throughout the world.

    Cons

    Local paradigms seems to conflict with corporate and global needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The need for projects to be implemented "TODAY" is understandable, but please do not forget that planning is the key to it's success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Michelin full-time for 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
  10.  

    Solid company to work for, but politics are everywhere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process/Quality Engineer  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Process/Quality Engineer in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Michelin full-time

    Pros

    Many different areas to work within. Very flexible to allow movement between areas and departments, so you can work somewhere that suits you.

    Cons

    There is a lot of hiring from outside the company to mid level management positions, instead of promoting from within. Very frustrating to see this occur over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin promoting your technical talent into mid level management roles to give them the shot they deserve. This also helps to preserve knowledge in the facility, instead of people posting out to other plants, and hiring in new people off the street who have no idea about the processes and Michelin culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Employeess being forced to accept inadequate catalog solutions in machines and other systems

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Company is stable but cheap

    Cons

    Corporate systems are pooly planned with zero respect of the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't force your people to take a poor performing computer or other device just because MPE, MPA_IT or others say that you have no choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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