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Yokohama Tire Reviews

Updated November 5, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Awful, unorganized, underpaid"

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

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

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, good co-workers, alot to learn

    Cons

    Low pay
    Horrible out-of-touch management
    Lack-luster quality and hiring standards
    No production bonus for tire building
    Questionable promotions
    Unfair treatment

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people
    You want more, but don’t ask.
    You refuse to acknowledge good employees with a simple thank you.
    You need to get rid of the problem management if you ever want the plant to succeed.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yokohama Tire full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with potential to do better

    Cons

    Lots of management changes and turnover


  4. "Future is unclear"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, customer service, some really great employees out there

    Cons

    Poor, poor sales leadership.

    Mid- Management is unaware of true perception of themselves, their products and their programs. Everyone is laughing at them. It is embarrassing to the salesmen who have developed long term relationships.

    Chronic supply issues and inability to define their space in the competitive landscape has created an identity crisis.

    Good old boy network that takes credit for subordinates ideas and promotes them as their own with zero credit given. Out of the box ideas are dismissed; territory managers are treated like idiots.

    Unprofessional sales culture. Excessive drinking is expected and inappropriate jokes are common.

    Zero awareness of competitive programs and share of account loss. Relationships of the past left with previous leadership.

    Good, solid people are leaving every day because of reasons cited above.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at what your managers are really doing- send them to leadership classes; they all are in desperate need. Invest in the continuing education of your salesmen- YOKOHAMA has no bench. Get your CRM & sales tools organized. Define who YOKOHAMA is to the dealers who have put this brand on the map.


  5. "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..


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. 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.


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