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Goodyear Reviews

Updated 15 May 2017
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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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 54 reviews)

Cons
  • no work/life balance planning, expectations are for you to work 24/7 (in 40 reviews)

  • Also, there is no work life balance (in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Team leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Wolverhampton, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Wolverhampton, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a well paid job. We're like a family. Amenities and pensions good. We're looked after quite well. We basically do our job to the required numbers and standards and we are left alone

    Cons

    The factory Is being closed after over 90 years in the UK. Senior management make crazy rules and don't stick to them themselves. Senior management are unapproachable

    Advice to Management

    See what your employees do. The standards. And interact with them more. A happy workforce is a productive work force


  2. "Not the worst I've worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money, chance to travel, great product. Upper management are quite approachable. Most staff very helpful. My regional manager was nice ethical guy.

    Cons

    Very poor stock availability which was embarrassing with customers. You have to fit in to progress but no one really helps you with "how to fit in" and you need to live near Birmingham. Forget it otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Praise your staff. Appreciate the difficulties they face when having no stock. Don't just believe "what it looks like but find out WHAT IT IS". Some people of low ability out on a better show than those with great ability who don't put on a show.


  3. "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 (US)
    Current Employee - Auto Mechanic in Edison, NJ (US)
    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


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  5. "GST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    Fun job at different times.

    Cons

    Nothing, except the usual maintenance issues.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  6. "Generally Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    Benefits - 401k, Health,
    Compensation
    Work Life Balance

    Cons

    General Lack of Communication
    Training in some positions is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. There are many talented individuals in place to grow the company. Remove some of the constraints. Field personnel are compensated very well, empower them to make decisions based on that level.


  7. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Akron, OH (US)

    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.


  8. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Nashville, TN (US)
    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 .


  9. "Short Title for Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    There are no cons about working here.


  10. "Warehouse technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    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.


  11. "General Manager"

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

    I worked at Goodyear full-time

    Pros

    have the opportunity to work with the best people, in the industry.
    have one of the best trainning programs.
    having the altimate plesure to provide the best customer service, top of the line.

    Cons

    dont have one,,just having fun

    Advice to Management

    keep practicing and practicing by the best trainning company have to offer


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