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Yokohama Tire Reviews

Updated August 22, 2018
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  1. "Unloader loader"

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    Former Employee - Loader/Unloader in Winder, GA
    Former Employee - Loader/Unloader in Winder, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a job
    Get fit
    Good pay

    Cons

    Heavy tires
    Lots of work
    Get tired fast


  2. "Yokohama Tire"

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    Current Employee - Curing Operator in West Point, MS
    Current Employee - Curing Operator in West Point, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job is laid back and you work alot on your own and go at your own pace.. plenty of days off to spend at home with familly..

    Cons

    Way too many Supervisors and Heads and Leads.. even the supervisors have 10 supervisors over them.. Just way too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Too many people telling you to do opposite things you dont know who you should listen to.. Pay isnt very good.. and raises after the first year are very subpar and actually sad..

    Advice to Management

    More advancement opportunities for people that you know are talented and not waste them staring at a machine all day.. Listen to employees ideas and promote people who deserve it and will push the company forward.. dont promote someone just cause they have been here 2 years..

  3. "Left for a better job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok, professional environment

    Cons

    Management is clearly distinct from everyone else... Japanese men in business suits that rarely interact with anyone else. Gives you the impression that no non-Asian can ever promote that high within the company. Because the company isn't that large (employee wise), the office drama stands out more, with obvious cliques.


  4. "Yokohama tire"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in West Point, MS
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in West Point, MS
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Decent place to work. Clean and new plant.

    Cons

    Lots of rules no handbook.


  5. "Lack of Leadership and poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started working Health Benefits were really good. But it has been a couple of years that the company has been cutting on them a lot, increasing the cost at the expense of the employee pocket.

    Cons

    You can get a promotion in your department if you are friends with the manager and upper management of that division. Generally job openings are not posted publicly and friends of current employees get hired. Generally low salaries, unless you are friends with the boss and then you get a juicy salary and good increase every year. Bad work environment in general. No salary increases. No strategy to retain valued employees, which have quit massively the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Promote inclusion in the company as well as collaboration and equal opportunities to everyone. Management needs to get off the pedestal where they feel they are and open themselves to communication with employees to increase communication and leadership.


  6. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great place to work

    Cons

    lay offs after rolling over


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unethical and Incompetent Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Code Monkey in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Code Monkey in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package, but by the time I left, benefits were being chipped away as quickly as possible. The office space is clean and new, and close to John Wayne Airport and South Coast Plaza.

    Cons

    This company is the American subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber, in Japan. Senior executives rotate in and out every 4 years or so, and so none of them look at the long-term impact of any decision. They are fixated on what they can accomplish before they rotate back to Japan, or some other subsidiary.
    IT jobs are awarded primarily to foreign contractors from Cognizant, or off-shored to Cognizant. They use local people *only* when they cannot find the talent they need at Cognizant. Although they pay premium prices for Cognizant workers, they do not want to pay going rates for the domestic help. IT management will say absolutely anything to get what they want, until they don't need you (or think they don't). Then all bets are off. The worst part is that they make decisions based on personal goals, and not necessarily the company's stated goals; when they draw subordinates into their deceits, they put rank and file employees in an ethical bind.
    If you have any other options, steer clear of this company.

    Advice to Management

    If you decide you want to be more than a 3rd rate tire company, get rid of anyone you can't trust, and bring in people who you will trust, and who will invest in the company for the long haul.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yokohama Tire full-time

    Pros

    Some good people
    Nice views on clear days
    Christmas party
    Tire purchase program

    Cons

    Bad upper management
    Average age of management is probably 65+
    Poor sales and getting worse
    Many lay offs
    Employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Force some people to retire and promote from within instead of bringing new people in all the time.
    Listen to the younger people as they are the future of the company.
    Everyone smart and young are leaving to companies that appreciate them and listen to them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yokohama Tire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Employee Benefits and People

    Cons

    A little unclear on direction for the future sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Utilize all of your staff as well as you can


  10. "Customer Relations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yokohama Tire full-time

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers and lots of perks.

    Cons

    Worked there as a temp.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full time employees


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