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Goodyear Danville Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Danville, VA

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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. "Honest Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Curing Operator in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Curing Operator in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay,great benefits,Career seekers,Great staff.

    Cons

    Dangerous work, so stay focused at all times

    Advice to Management

    Pratice safety at the beginning of every shift daily


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager Danville VA"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Danville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, 401k, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation / PTO

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Unprofessional
    Not staffed fully - Requires excessive OT
    OT pay is not 1.5 pay, it is a set hourly amount

    Advice to Management

    Danville plant is a very unprofessional atmosphere that belittles people to obtain their objectives. The Goodyear corporation has lost a lot of good talented people due to this mentality. Goodyear can be a good place to work but Danville, VA is not the place.

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    "DON'T DO IT (Bad Place)"

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    Former Employee - Press Tender in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Press Tender in Danville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, paid every week Thursday or Friday depending on bank

    Cons

    Too many deaths at the plant, management don't care bout how hard you work , you will still get fired, if management don't like you, this is what happened to me. I was lied on by management and was fired for no reason at all. The union will not help and make up excuses. If you plan on working there keep to yourself and DON'T JOIN THE UNION, why waste money on people who not going to help you when you need them?

    Advice to Management

    The Goodyear plant in Danville, Va have taken a rough turn over the years, due to the incompetence of management. Management stop caring over the years about the quality and cleaniness of the Goodyear facility in Danville,Va and deaths at the facilities is devastating example of who pays the prices for the incompetence: The Goodyear workers and their families. My advice is to shut it down,Goodyear, so another company with pride in their products and work ethics can replace Goodyear


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Trim and inspect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Final Finish in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Final Finish in Danville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for no college degree. Benefits are great. Union benefits. 14 day a month work schedule. It's a job

    Cons

    Too many politics and good ol boy network. Union picks and chooses who and when to help. Managers always looking for a write up to get senior ppl out

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  5. "Electrical craftsman"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Electrician in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits especially health insurance very cheap and top notch. Union representation. Benefits increase with years of service. Craftsmen start off on top pay.

    Cons

    Very dirty environment to work in. Management is very hit and miss on professionalism. Communication and organizationslism needs to be more fluent in all aspects of plant operations.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on communication and professionalism. Stop asking craftsmen to plan out and run jobs for you. Listen to the craftsmen when they have a good idea for improvements.


  6. "Tire builder"

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    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Danville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Direct Deposit, Free Gatorade after 3 degree temperature changes,

    Cons

    Has to reach 3 digit temperature to get "free Gatorade". Only a 15 minute "lunch" on a 12 hour shift,


  7. "Tire Manufacturing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Danville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours, few rewards other than exttra pay..not OT...just extra pay....

    Cons

    Management is constantly changing, high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    dO THEY CARE

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but you can do better"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From an hourly bargaining unit employee perspective. Pay and benefits are good. I like the 12 hour shifts, a fair amount of vacation time. Lots good people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be a hot, dirty, and unsafe environment. If you join the hourly ranks and are looking to move up here forget it.

    Advice to Management

    More safety awareness


  9. "Area Manger"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team to work with.
    Pay is great.
    Lots of Overtime, if wanted

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals.
    Lots of Overtime.
    Stress......

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Heads up"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Danville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    Big company, brand recognition and a good stepping stone into another job somewhere else.
    Avoid the plants, especially the ones that end with *ville. Akron is the place to be.
    Hourly employees have it made.

    Cons

    Here are a 4 questions that potential people need to ask HR while interviewing
    1. What is the salaried employee turnover?
    2. How long does senior management last before running out to another facility?
    3. How many hours is an employee expected to work on a daily basis. How about weekends including Sundays?
    4. How often is the normal working schedule changed - 1 week a month or once a year? To cover for 24 hours when the production goals aren't met, disrupting life outside of Goodyear)
    If they are honest, and you are comfortable with the answers, Goodyear is the place to be.
    Also, promotions only happen if you know "someone"

    Advice to Management

    If you are honest and do want to do good to this wonderful company, please man up and own up to the fact that people are leaving in droves because of you and nothing else. Most of the Goodyear facilities are located at least an hour from anything good. If people quit in spite of paying 10% over local salaries, there must be a 'management' problem. Record profits and yet none of the plants have money to do anything.


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