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Goodyear Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits work was steady and could move around in the factory if you become board with your current position (in 29 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for employees (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Friendly staff & slow down a lot since last year great location"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Mechanic in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Auto Mechanic in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Latest equipment close to the mall and train stations flexible vacation time

    Cons

    Slow down a lot since last year short staff hight price as far Parts

    Advice to Management

    Very lay back when it comes to raise


  2. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Strong top leadership -- well thought out long term company vision and consistent build on execution by top leaders. Great pay scale, good benefits, on-site work out center, healthy cafeteria options and free parking garage. Wide range of opportunities for the highly motivated -- career opportunities limited only by individual willingness to work and respond positively to feedback. Overall on-boarding, training and other employee programs have vastly improved in the last decade and there are many changes currently underway as well.

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable hours in some departments -- work life balance not always well supported, very common to work during vacation or holidays - this varies among departments. Flexible scheduling and telecommuting are minimal and dependent on individual managers, overall very narrow model of what motivates employees. Still mostly command and control style of management that discourages full engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to genuinely value input from employees at all levels and open up to a broader range of employment models -- for example, time off or one-time bonus as rewards for specific achievements above and beyond normal expectations. Or consider letting employees "bid" for involvement in additional projects with specific rewards for successful completion. The current forced ranking and merit system in which most associates know they'll be in the middle group is not conducive to high degrees of motivation, initiative, engagement or job satisfaction. Provide employees clear and adequate authority for their assigned responsibilities.


  3. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Some benefits and good employees

    Cons

    Long hours. Management does not always work with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more .


  4. "Warehouse technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Steady work and great benefits

    Cons

    Center director brings down employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a manager who cares about his employees, who doesn't blame them for his mistakes, and who leads by example.


  5. "I was job searching one year into the job. Total disconnect between corporate and manufacturing plants."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people on the manufacturing floor. Morale is low however.

    Cons

    Managed with fear of being humiliated in front of peers. Disrespectful communication run amuck.

    Advice to Management

    Change your style or expect mass exodus.


  6. "Goodyear"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Social Circle, GA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Social Circle, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, experience, mobility, pay some tuition

    Cons

    Slow on career progression, favoritism, long hours, 24/7, locations

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager Danville VA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and supportive work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaders are eager to learn and improve own and organizational performance

    Cons

    May feel at times as the boys' club

    Advice to Management

    Keep stretching yourselves to break silos, implement changes that are not just on time, and budget, but also enable individuals to accept, embrace, and complete.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DON'T DO IT (Bad Place)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall great company. Many opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Disconnect between senior management and other levels. Very departmentalized. Compensation standard among "levels", however, expectations and work life balance is not.


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