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Goodyear Akron Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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Akron, OH

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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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  • no work/life balance planning, expectations are for you to work 24/7 (in 41 reviews)

  • Also, there is no work life balance (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Global Manager - Energy & Operational Sustainability"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work with, allow innovation

    Cons

    You must be about to fit with the Goodyear culture


  2. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Akron, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good development opportunities within the company

    Cons

    To administrative and too old-fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look what happens at the base

    Goodyear Response

    Aug 30, 2017 – Candidate Experience Manager

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We continually use feedback like this as we adapt and evolve as a company. How people feel about our company internally is something we take quite... More

  3. "Business development specialist"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, stable position, plenty of mobility options, good professional development.

    Cons

    Rigid structure, low salary, poor management feedback, slow moving, lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    Open up to a changing world.

    Goodyear Response

    Sep 12, 2017 – Candidate Experience Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We truly appreciate your input and value your service. It is extremely important to us that our employees are having a good experience at the company, so employee... More


  4. "It has ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay can be good at times

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, definitely a good old boys club. Commission was severely hurt by recent changes.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, you don't own them. Don't penny pinch when it comes to commission for salesmen - especially when they're exceeding goals. Goodyear can absolutely afford it.

    Goodyear Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Candidate Experience Manager

    We are disappointed you feel the way you do, but we thank you for your honesty. Goodyear wouldn’t have been around for 119 years without its dedicated employees. Over the past few years we’ve updated... More


  5. "Goodyear Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible and comfortable work environment! On site work out facility is free and the cafeteria is great!

    Cons

    Very limited growth opportunities. Tight salary control and few internal opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Look for and create new ways of allowing internal growth. This will help you retain skilled and capable people.

    Goodyear Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Candidate Experience Manager

    We thank you for your service to our company and for sharing your thoughts and advice to our management team. Within our culture, we strive to provide internal career growth because we see Goodyear... More


  6. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Technician in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's almost impossible to get fired

    Cons

    Little to no advancement. McDonald's gave better raises

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a competitive wage and keep up with the times


  7. "Ho hum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits in line with other area companies.

    Cons

    Very political. Dull. Advancement more on relationships than results.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It's okay."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of interesting and challenging work here, and some fun people too. With the right group you can learn a lot and get some cool things accomplished.

    Cons

    There are many, many poor leaders of others. The company doesn't seem to value people or hold leaders accountable for good leadership behaviors. The focus is extremely short-term. Also, the IT systems are lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Hold leaders accountable for their behaviors, take chances on people and focus more on development.

    Goodyear Response

    Aug 16, 2017 – Candidate Experience Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re sorry to hear about your disappointment with Goodyear. As a learning organization, we are taking steps to develop our employees into leaders in the company. We... More


  9. "Lots of opportunities available."

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities available.
    Diverse work environment.
    Domestic and International experiences.
    Good place for Young Engineers to network and gain experience.

    Cons

    Large company and sometimes slow moving.


  10. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Goodyear is an incredible place to work! Management is extremely passionate about employee and company success. This is somewhere I hope to continue to learn and develop in my career!

    Cons

    None to note from my tenure.


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