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Bridgestone Americas Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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Bridgestone Americas Chief Executive Officer and President Gordon Knapp
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  • Works Sunday, Long hours, bonus structured needs to be restructured (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (17)

    "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Tire Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Medical, Vision, Dental, and Tuition.

    Cons

    The company is currently restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Just be better managers. We need leaders as well as friends.

  3. "Tire Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Co., , friendly customers, major brand product

    Cons

    Communication with upper management, lacks.


  4. "This is the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my opinion, pros are: excellent work environment, company culture and benefits

    Cons

    I have never saw any con

    Advice to Management

    Continue working hard to be on the Great Place to Work rating


  5. "It's slowly getting better"

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    Current Employee - Bridgestone Maintenance Technician (BMT) in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Bridgestone Maintenance Technician (BMT) in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgestone Americas full-time

    Pros

    For this area, the pay is great. They are increasing the amount of training they provide to employees, and have teamed up with some excellent partners to ensure the training is more relevant. There is always some kind of improvement or expansion in the works. If you love a challenge, you'll like working here. There are plenty of opportunities for overtime as well. The rotating schedule offers a lot of time off. Very little chance of ever getting laid off... this company has been around forever and isn't going anywhere.

    Cons

    A lot of the equipment is very old, and in many cases parts can't be found. Drawings or other technical information is outdated and hard to sort through. There aren't spare parts for a lot of the newer equipment. You need to REALLY love this kind of work, because you will be climbing, crawling, contorting your body, and getting very dirty in the process. The rotating schedule (12 hour shifts, switching from days to nights) is difficult. If you're the type that misses work a lot, this company will not be a good fit for you. The attendance policy is very strict.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring more technicians so that people aren't required to come in on days off. Also, have more opportunities for straight day shift or night shift opportunities. Not everybody likes having to switch their sleep schedules around every few days.


  6. "My job is very rewarding and satisfying"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Lebanon, TN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Lebanon, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, fair pay good benefits. Management “walks the talk” and cares about people. Pleasant and Safe work environment. Safety is a priority

    Cons

    The company spends too much time trying to salvage poor performers. Success factors program is a fantasy which only senior upper management believe in.

    Advice to Management

    Never stop listening to your team mates.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, amazing location and building, exciting and engaging work and strong leadership. We also have a good work life balance.

    Cons

    More work than we have capacity to effectively handle. We also have some catching up to do on our processes.

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people and culture, each day is different.

    Cons

    A lot of travel away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to schedule time with management due to the amount of travel, and hard to get help at times during projects.


  9. "Operations Mgr"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lebanon, TN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lebanon, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a great people group who care about each other and our customers
    Encouraged to take ownership and make a difference
    Opportunity to work for a strong company compassionate about making a difference in society
    Opportunity for self development / career growth opportunities
    Tuition reimbursement opportunities

    Cons

    Some improvement needed in various areas of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to and respond to your teammates and customers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Automotive technician. Mastertech."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many benefits vacation, medical, 401k, Paid training. Bonuses for passing ASE tests. Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    All technician levels must also mount tires and perform oil changes. Inbetween bigger jobs. The pay for mounting tires is very low. This was the biggest issue I had as a technician.

    Advice to Management

    Have the tire/lube work seperate from other jobs. Technicians do not perform lube/tire services, only general service techs do. This would make it a much better place to work. Other than that, I enjoyed my time there.


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