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Bridgestone Americas Reviews

Updated August 18, 2018
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Bridgestone Americas Chief Executive Officer and President Gordon Knapp
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Pros
  • "We also have a good work life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Very good pay (at least for my position)" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, depending on role and group within the organization" (in 26 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance, low direction" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I recently started working for Bridgestone...and I love it. The new building is amazing- great cafeteria, gym, wellness rooms, outdoor space, meeting rooms, and more. The orientation is very informative and the people all seem invested in the success of the company.

    Cons

    I think there is always room for improvement, but Bridgestone is actively trying to become the best.


  2. "Great work environment and employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Swing shift and great pay

    Cons

    It's a bit of a commute for me.

  3. "I Enjoy what I do"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Pros

    I like the job. Opportunity to be autonomous and self sufficient.

    Cons

    Company used to promote from within but has all but abandoned that philosophy and hires outside company.


  4. "This"

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    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are above average.

    Cons

    The hours can be long.


  5. "There is still a lot of growing to do at BFS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and bonus are nice...

    Cons

    They try and shove controversial issues under the rug and not directly address. They still operate in the 1950's


  6. "Great Brands, Inconsistent Experiences"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on who your manager is/what department you work in, you could have a fantastic experience with Bridgestone. I’ve worked for 3 different managers and the differences are night and day. The company brands are very well known and highly regarded - especially in the Nashville market.

    Cons

    IT systems are outdated and getting technical support is near impossible when you need help. Benefits and bonus pay have consistently been watered down every year since I started. Insane parking rules if you work in Nashville - no options to park after hours or on the weekends for events even though the garage sits completely empty. Lots of politics involved to receive a promotion or raise.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many teammates from outside the organization because your current teammates “don’t have the needed skills” to be promoted. It’s your job to give them these skills so they can stay with the organization. Let your teammates park in the otherwise empty garage on nights/ weekends - this would go a long way in helping your teammates better enjoy the city we work in.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager of Tire Sales"

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    Current Employee - Manager of Tire Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager of Tire Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great discounts on parts and service.

    Cons

    You are micro-managed. Your hours can be cut at any time but usually around the holidays so the company can make year end numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with Vision 2020 and break up the 'Good old boy' network that has been created over the years. Start walking the talk instead of giving it lip service

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Pros

    Stable, great coworkers, management does seek to avoid layoffs.

    Cons

    Micro managing. Truly not offering the culture management talks about. Very limited personal growth opportunities.


  9. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting place to be working

    Cons

    Culture made it difficult to get things done without major pushback


  10. "Sr Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Trenton, SC
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Trenton, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with.

    Cons

    On call with maintenance and have to work holidays for shutdowns.


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