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Goodyear Overview

Akron, OH
10000+ employees
Company - Public (GT)
Industrial Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are proud to have some of the best and brightest interns at Goodyear! Read more about our IT internship and development programs in the latest issue of Crain’s Cleveland Business.

    The intern advantage

    In just a couple weeks, the new year will eclipse 2017, students will be streaming back onto college campuses, and businesses will be ramping up their first-quarter priorities - which include internship recruiting. The search for interns begins in January and peaks in March, followed by a small second bump in September, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market data research firm.

  • Goodyear is proud to be on Bicycling Magazine’s inaugural list of America’s Top Bike-Friendly Companies! From fitness facilities and wellness support to an avid cycling base – in Akron and around the world – Goodyear is in the lead group!

    The 25 Best Companies for Cyclists

    Unless you're one of the scant few paid to pedal a bike, you may view your job as a series of obstacles to your riding: the hours spent chained to a desk (or on your feet), the lack of safe bike parking, the spandex-phobic colleagues.

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Goodyear – Why Work For Us?

Goodyear associates are ONE TEAM Driving Performance – on the road, in the marketplace and throughout the company. Associates’ contributions help Goodyear win with customers around the world. We recognize that an inclusive culture is foundational to our success with customers, consumers and associates and welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Associates work together under five core competencies to achieve business and individual success:

  • Act with integrity
  • Energize the team
  • Promote collaboration
  • Be agile
  • Deliver results

We are focused on delivering for our customers through operational excellence, continuous improvement, quality and safety. Let us help you find your fit and make it a Goodyear!

As we continue building top talent in every region, Goodyear deploys and utilizes tools to attract, develop, motivate, and retain the best team of global associates. Our ongoing commitment to developing people is supported by technology that allows us to collaborate and communicate globally, which helps drive better business results.


Throughout the year, we revisit our talent strategy to ensure it is aligned with our short- and long-term business strategies. We identify internal and external hiring needs and plans for developing critical organizational capabilities, such as operational excellence and innovation. In addition, we proactively focus on identifying and developing successors to critical positions. When job openings occur, we seek to identify Goodyear associates who have the required skills and experiences. Other times, we purposefully look outside to bring in new capabilities. Within Goodyear’s performance-based work environment, managers and supervisors engage associates in discussions throughout the year about performance, potential opportunities for advancement, career interests, development, and rewards.


By investing in our performance management process, we continue to raise the performance bar. Tailored performance management solutions are readily available to support the quality of each phase of the performance management process. We set targeted business and development objectives that are linked to our strategy and accurately assess performance throughout the year. Our Global Talent Management System makes performance data easily accessible, which drives improved collaboration and communication. Managers are expected to provide ongoing feedback so associates know when they are on track and when adjustments are needed. Formal feedback opportunities focus on celebrating what went well, learning from the past, and helping us to identify improvement areas.

In 2014, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was recognized with the 2014 Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® award. Winners were selected and ranked by an expert panel of independent judges based on a number of criteria, including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leader development on a global scale, alignment of business and leadership strategy, company reputation, business and financial performance. Visit for the full list of Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders.


Our online Global Talent Management System enables associates in every region to document work history, education, skills, experiences, and career aspirations — creating an electronic portfolio that supports career conversations with managers. The tool allows managers to use this data to search for global talent, fill open roles, and complete succession plans, tapping into a diverse database of global talent.


In our culture of continuous learning, we provide an environment where associate development is “employee-owned, manager-supported, and HR-enabled.” Goodyear provides relevant and challenging learning experiences for all levels, from individual contributors and frontline leaders to midlevel and senior leaders. Learning may start in the classroom or online, but it must continue on the job. And learning from others is critical to success. Often the most effective learning takes place on the job, by stretching people with expanded responsibilities in their current roles or by putting them in new roles to develop key skills and experiences.

We prioritize our group development efforts on the organizational capabilities needed to enable business success. Individual development is driven by performance management feedback and career planning. Development enables success in current and future roles, which drives better skills, higher engagement, and accelerated performance.

At Goodyear, we celebrate an iconic heritage over a century in the making, and we honor the boundless spirit of innovation. Goodyear associates build on a tradition of excellence in designing, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and selling some of the most innovative and technologically advanced tires in the world, for one of the world’s most respected brands. We are focused on delivering for our customers through operational excellence, continuous improvement, quality and safety.

Goodyear associates are part of a collaborative international team with diverse backgrounds and
cultures, working together to succeed in a complex global marketplace. You bring your ideas, your energy and your desire to deliver results, and we’ll provide an environment that focuses on taking talent to the next level.

Developing our associates allows us to better serve our customers, and we offer programs to
accelerate career growth and ignite real possibilities for professional empowerment. Opportunities
for development are plentiful, and always evolving to match associate interests, including
relationships with global thought leaders and world-class universities. Formal programs are coupled
with challenging assignments, which may include international positions, to provide meaningful and
fulfilling career paths.

Goodyear associates are a reflection of our company and our Good Name. We value integrity, honesty and respect – our associates are expected to build trust and earn the confidence of others, inside and outside the company. We embrace sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship. And as a complement to our worldwide charitable giving, we encourage our associates to give of their time and talents to the communities in which they live and work.

A career at Goodyear is a wide open road, and we are a team that understands the power of acceleration. From our manufacturing facilities and retail stores, to our global corporate headquarters and innovation centers, we are One Team driving performance for customers – on the road, in the marketplace andthroughout the world.

Our diverse and inclusive culture at Goodyear allows our associates to contribute at their best in an environment that's designed to be flexible and fair. Goodyear associates are encouraged to make courageous decisions and communicate openly and effectively with others.

Goodyear currently has four Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that continue to build strong membership and make significant contributions. These include the Goodyear Veterans Association (GVA), Goodyear Women’s Network (GWN), Goodyear Black Network (GBN), Next Generation Leaders (NextGen), and Helping Educate Regarding Orientation (HERO), our newest group that promotes diversity and inclusion for all Goodyear associates. ERGs benefit Goodyear associates by providing access to invaluable coaching, mentoring, professional development, training and seminars, as well as opportunities to significantly expand their professional network within Goodyear. In addition, ERGs benefit Goodyear by providing employee opportunities to support product, market and service outreach, as well as allowing human resource and management teams to identify diverse talent, improve succession depth and support overall talent recruitment and development. 

In the United States, we are closely working with universities and student organizations to place emphasis on our entry-level recruiting. In addition, we attend Diversity Career fairs that improve our opportunity to recruit the finest diverse talent for Goodyear and have established key relationships with military-related organizations to further our commitment of hiring military veterans. In 2012, Goodyear made a commitment to hire 1,000 United States military veterans in the next three years, and we surpassed our goal more than a year early. In 2014, we pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans. 

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    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (More than 10 years)


    Very collaborative environment, great people, travel, excellent pay and benefits.


    Few advancement opportunities and a very conservative culture.

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Goodyear Photos

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Goodyear Interviews



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    Section Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
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    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Goodyear (Akron, OH).


    1st you submit to a position via online app process. If you are a match you’ll receive a follow up email with a link to a few knock out questions. Assuming you past those you have a phone screen with the recruiter. It will be basic to help validate fit. There will be a few more knockout questions. This info is pasted to the hiring manager, who selects candidates for an initial phone screen. Typically there will be either another phone screen or in person interview. The in person will be with hr, then you’ll interview with potential peers on the team as well as the hiring manger. This could be panel interviews or a series of 1:1 interviews. The overall process is very slow.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions are typically situation based. For example tell me about a time when you had to sacrifice quality to meet a deadline. They look for a response in the STAR format.   Answer Question
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Goodyear Awards & Accolades

  • Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2016
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • AME Excellence Award, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, The Plain Dealer, 2016
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2016
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