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Bridgestone Americas Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • This has improved the work environment as well as work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Great work environment with supportive staff (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance, low direction (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours on feet or forklift/tugger (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Great company in Nashville"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work in Nashville. It's fairly easy to move around internally, and when looking at internal job postings, you can clearly see if the job you are interested in is a promotion or not. They promote being a Premier Place to Work some advantages to this is an alternate work schedule where you are off every other Friday.

    Cons

    As with most companies, office politics runs deep. We are currently going through some shaking up through the company. I believe it's for the best in the long run. However, it's a rough transition.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and honest with your employees about the business whether it's good or bad.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good Large Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team in my area of work
    Great Compensation, Benefits Average to Below Average, Bonus Plan was changed last year, still good until grandfather period expires.

    Cons

    Company is trying too much to become just like other large companies instead of keeping the unique identity that it had when I joined the company 5 years ago.
    Too much emphasis on hiring millennials vs. the right experienced people
    Too hard for experienced people to get promoted, too easy for millineals
    Trying to follow the blue print for reorganization that other companies have followed unsuccessfully

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be like all other large companies (its not necessarily a great thing)
    With the large number of retirements starting to hit, starting promoting your experienced people vs. overlooking them for younger inexperienced teammates.

  3. "Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Company Retail Enironmentl Specialist in Nash, TN
    Current Employee - Company Retail Enironmentl Specialist in Nash, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company truly cares about their employees and their best interests are always taken into consideration when decisions are being made. I have worked for multiple retailers like Target and The Home Depot and Bridgestone has been by far the best.

    Cons

    Not many... It is a fantastic company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within as well as look for outside talent. I am the perfect example. I was an external hire that came with knowledge and ideas from on outsiders prospective and it worked well for me. After only 2 years in my role have been promoted internally to a new role and so far its going great!


  4. "Machine technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary , Benefits , Hours , Management , Time , Work , Break ghost and then came on the back seat to another game where they

    Cons

    Hour sleep schedule is so bad I just got to sleep now I know lol I'm sorry I got you tired lol

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Awesome place to be"

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    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Aiken, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work, enforcement of safety rules, the bridgestone team cares.

    Cons

    I advice the bridgestone board to keep ↑up with the good work

    Advice to Management

    There's no easy way too been #1tire manufacturing company in the world, got to fight for what you beleive in.


  6. "Production Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work and develop a career

    Cons

    PPTW- hours take a little time getting used too


  7. "Unified Communiction Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great teammates. Many training opportunities

    Cons

    relocation to a central location

  8. "Great company but hard work"

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    Former Employee - Accountant II in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to upper management

    Cons

    Life-work balance needs improvement but getting there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing into your employees. Ensure everyone knows they are all in it together.


  9. "Hard work but financially rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgestone Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Pay was fair with numerous opportunity for overtime, flexible schedule in terms of requesting days off, decent benefits, discounts, and ability to transfer store to store.

    Cons

    Long 10-12 Hours a day with hardly any breaks. Bonuses depend on last years numbers including sales, customers, surveys, units, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Structured training for new hires


  10. "Good facility!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent flexibility, average benefits, good coworkers

    Cons

    Slow decision making from corporate, somewhat siloed

    Advice to Management

    Respect and value employees regardless of level within company.


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