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Updated May 19, 2017
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Bridgestone Global CEO Masaaki Tsuya
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  • if work/life balance has no star, i will vote for it (in 5 reviews)

  • Mandatory overtime and long hours are still the norm (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A Good Company To Work In"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Bridgestone Global (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work in with extremely good people being a part of the organization.

    Cons

    I do not beleive there are any cons in this company. It is a really good place to work in.


  2. "Account Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Findlay, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felt valued as an employee.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything.


  3. "Challenging Systems Landscape, Rewarding Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - IT in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting systems and applications, many complex, global business processes

    Cons

    Projects can be with tight schedules & budgets

    Advice to Management

    The complexity of systems and integrated nature of hybrid solutions require deep knowledge and skill, which cannot always be accomplished in a quality manner using "plug & play" consultants.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Has been very disappointing. Constant promises of positive change have proved to be nothing more than lip service."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely clean work environment. Equipment is top notch and well maintained. Good vacation and sick time benefits. Job is secure and pay is OK.

    Cons

    In it's quest to become a "Premier Place to Work", the management of the facility has fallen flat on it's face. Promises of providing better work life / home life balance has been unsuccessful. Mandatory overtime and long hours are still the norm. No opportunity for advancement unless you are in the clique. Poor job performance by "ethnics" seems to be overlooked coupled with a horrible extortion of temporary employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire QUALITY people to help with the workload. Monitor internet usage by on floor supervision. Facebook and dating site use seem highly inappropriate when they should be "supervising". Start listening to instead of just hearing what employees are saying.


  6. "Good Work Environment / Great Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bloomingdale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love to work here
    Good team
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance is not important, getting better though

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "technicial in grand rapids mi (drictric michigan)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical(Or Instaler) in East Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Technical(Or Instaler) in East Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgestone Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    i being in this company almost 8 years and love what i did they tread me rigth

    Cons

    i gues is no complaints about this company bridgestone firestone

    Advice to Management

    i highly recomend bridgestone firestones products


  8. "It's Retail."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Tire Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager of Tire Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat decent pay due to overtime
    Performance bonuses for managers
    Many different little ways to earn spiffs, giftcards, daytrips
    Decent Benefits
    Always hiring

    Cons

    Closed only four days per year
    Open Saturday and Sunday
    Micromanagement from higher ups
    People hate getting their cars worked on (you're constantly dealing with people who are in really bad moods and think it is your job to rip them off)
    Bonus objectives can be overly lofty depending on the store - you can have low volume low profit stores making max bonus, while your top producing people/stores are only making base pay because they aren't beating their own record setting numbers from last year.
    Breakneck work pace
    Always hiring

    Advice to Management

    Remember to praise as well as criticize
    Give raises with promotions
    Restructure bonuses (sometimes the status quo is an OK thing if you're doing well - find a way to compensate the people you want to keep or they will go somewhere else)
    Sundays off - The money you would save in retention/morale would more than make of for the money lost for being closed. Some stores don't even cover their expenses on Sundays.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment but slow to react as a company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bridgestone has flexibility, work environment, comradery among employees, strong branding, great resources and world class execution with certain product lines.

    Cons

    Bridgestone is too slow to react to the ever changing market which allows the competition to gain ground and market share. Sometimes a company as big as Bridgestone loses sight of the goal being as large as they are.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the voice of your account representatives with their ears to the ground. Their experience with the market in my opinion is more valuable than any pie chart or graph.


  10. "It is just a job, they try to train from corporate, but at ground level it is nothing special."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, established processes that seem to make sense.

    Cons

    Inconsistencies in mid-management across channels.

    Advice to Management

    Treal your employees as well as you treat your customers, keep in mind that the employees are the interface on a daily basis. Listen and show respect.


  11. "A historic company (combined with Firestone) with a good breadth of opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to many different technologies and areas of a business
    Good work-life balance for most positions
    Mature industry offers some stability

    Cons

    Some contractors in key positions
    Single points of failure exist in several areas
    Many legacy employees that should be removed

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job identifying personnel who are out of their comfort zone and work level
    Promote from within more quickly
    Pay close attention to putting contractors in key roles


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