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Updated April 19, 2018
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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  1. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for sales experience

    Cons

    I have no cons that come to mind


  2. "Old school rust-belt company in need of new blood,"

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

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

    Pros

    Corporate HQ is fantastic; onsite workout and dining; free covered parking. Above average compensation. Community involvement, intern and early-career opportunities.

    Cons

    Old school corporate structure and mindset; management by fear. Environment and culture is not conducive to risk-taking and innovation. C-level need some fresh blood from outside of Goodyear. Annual “rack & stack” employee calibration that went out of favor in the 1990s.

    Advice to Management

    Bureaucracy, politics and cumbersome procedures make it hard to get real work done (work hard, not necessarily smart). Minimal to non-existent succession planning with rampant tribal knowledge makes on-boarding a constant activity when turnover happens. Most of the tire business has a day-to-day or current month mentality, up to the highest levels of management. To succeed: be overly nice, tolerate condescending and old school management style, don’t rock the boat, come in early, leave late, learn to say “yes” to most anything except real change and spending money. There are some really good people with great ideas, but most are not really empowered or supported effectively. Middle managers have all the accountability without any real authority.

    Advice: Hire people with diverse, credible experience and give them freedom, funding and authority to implement real change. They aren’t on a mission to tarnish your legacy. Learn what you can from them to enrich your own experience. Managing by fear or lecturing about how you did it 20 years ago simply doesn’t resonate with the modern workforce. Forcing employees who have fresh perspectives (from actually working elsewhere) to conform to the “Goodyear way” and old school culture, will eventually drive them away.

  3. "Forklift operator"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Maiden, NC
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Maiden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm dependable, I'm hard-working, easy to get along with, trustworthy

    Cons

    Can't handle lazy people, people not being able to work together

    Advice to Management

    If your employees are happy everybody will be happy

    Goodyear Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Candidate Experience Manager

    We value your feedback and thank you for choosing Goodyear as your employer. We also understand the importance of a positive work space and will continue to look for new ways to improve.


  4. "Good Company, However they have a lot of work to do employee wise"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great quality products, Good ethics.

    Cons

    No work/live balance. Very little appreciation & poor mid mgmt (dist mgr's). Wants high quality but won't pay for high quality.

    Advice to Management

    You lose good quality people everyday and do nothing to stop nor change it. Overall a lot of locations are under staffed. There are some extremely under staffed.There is a reason for it! The good quality people you are keeping are only the ones that are long term and only surviving for retirement. You will continue to lose the good ones, myself included if you don't make some changes. The ones in Akron are the only ones that can fix it! DMR's won't.
    I have seen a lot of the comments on here, i'm not sure the right people are paying attention.


  5. "Good pay, limited support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, but very long hours.

    Cons

    Limited support from upper management on hiring, staffing, and training.

    Goodyear Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Candidate Experience Manager

    At Goodyear, we value the hard work and dedication that all of our employees have in order to achieve a successful career with us. We also understand the importance of a supportive work environment... More


  6. "Good Pay, Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    Pay Is Excellent and Good Benefits.

    Cons

    LONG HOURS, 12 Hour Shifts

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have enough associates to work a shift.

    Goodyear Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Candidate Experience Manager

    We value your feedback and thank you for choosing Goodyear as your employer! It is critical that our pay structure and benefits package is fair to all employees. We appreciate the positive feedback!


  7. "Shop Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shop Supervisor in Temple, GA
    Current Employee - Shop Supervisor in Temple, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility , good pay, Training

    Cons

    always under staffed, no help from upper management

  8. "It was just ok"

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    Former Employee - Innovation Ventures Advisor in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Innovation Ventures Advisor in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    very fickle, lesser growth opportunities (innovation department only)

    Advice to Management

    Dont create a department, where people dont have opportunity to grow. No smart person can stay at one pay grade for infinity.

    Goodyear Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Candidate Experience Manager

    We appreciate your time spent at Goodyear. With our culture, we’re continuously working to allow external and, more importantly, internal growth. Thank you for your honest feedback!


  9. "Dedicated-but torn"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I believe in the products, the quality of service we offer, the integrity of the Co. Good solid company to work for.

    Cons

    Corp does tends to forget about us & not get feedback from us on a store level, the ones that deal with the "Guests". No work home balance .

    Advice to Management

    Get more honest feedback from store staff , not general questions.


  10. "Skilled laborer"

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    Former Employee - Tire Builder in McDonough, GA
    Former Employee - Tire Builder in McDonough, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, training,good vacation and retirement plans

    Cons

    Long hours,heat,sweaty work,loud noisy environment

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees, offer more advancement opportunities to employees

    Goodyear Response

    Mar 8, 2018 – Candidate Experience Manager

    We appreciate your feedback! Our employees are extremely important to us. We believe it’s imperative to keep the lines of communication open and understand the importance of a positive work... More


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