Goodyear

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Goodyear Reviews

Updated 18 December, 2014
Updated 18 December, 2014
230 Reviews
3.2
230 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted (in 19 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits grandfathered employees (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not a priority to managment (in 11 reviews)

  • There is no work / life balance at Goodyear (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall good company and great working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great culture
    - everyone likes to get to know everyone in the office (Canadian Office)
    - great salary package and compensation, Defined Benefit retirement plan, not too many companys doing that anymore
    - many opportunities to grow, if willing to move to Akron, Ohio, not too many or at all in Canadian office

    Cons

    - Company has been doing well since 2008 downturn, but continues to have layoffs as a cost cutting measure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - because of the numerous opportunities to grow, theres alot of people changing jobs within the company in Akron. Transition between people needs to be better, doesnt seem like person changing moving out of the position trains the person coming in very well enough to ensure a smooth transition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A grind.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Support in Napanee, ON
    Former Employee - Production Support in Napanee, ON

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

    Pros

    14 days work per month at full time

    Cons

    production over safety. Low personal growth and compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Greater Napanee, ON
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Greater Napanee, ON

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

    Pros

    Good paying salary, great benifits we work 12 hr rotation shifts so you only work 14 days a month lots of time off.

    I work with a great bunch of people and that really makes your job

    Cons

    Cutbacks in order to save money sometimes means things don't get fixed right away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that you have forgotten the basics when it comes to the floor decisions at times you need to remember where you came from and how you got where you are.

    Remember Back to basics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Engineering Intern

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

    I have been working at Goodyear

    Pros

    Flex time & good work life balance

    Cons

    Under staffed. Too much work on each employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineer Co-Op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Akron, OH (US)

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay - Great People

    Cons

    Not Enough Work At Times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Oppurtunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Akron, OH (US)

    I have been working at Goodyear as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will never be under trained. There are tons of opportunities to earn certifications, take classes, and learn new skills. The headquarters is beautiful with tons of amenities (gym, amazing cafeteria, clinic, starbucks, a mini kitchen on each floor). This was the best place to be starting out my career because I am able to learn so much from the classes and the people around me. Also, this is an exciting time for Goodyear because they are steadily growing, so I feel like that can only bring with it more opportunities.

    Cons

    It is a massive corporation... so if you are planning on climbing the corporate ladder, be prepared for a long climb. Its easy to get lost in a company this large.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that there is a legitimate need for an intern before you hire one... there is nothing worse than having people sit around twiddling their thumbs, for both the employee and the employer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    36 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Maintenance Technician in Gadsden, AL (US)
    Current Employee - General Maintenance Technician in Gadsden, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    made good money to raise a family

    Cons

    management does not have the experience to listen to experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to hiring supervisors inside the plant such as maintenance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Goodyear is a great company to work for, with a really attentive management and a great work-life balance. The environment is quite demanding in terms of objectives, but this is how they have been over achieving over the past 5 years.

    Cons

    Policies are still under development, and need to be implemented soon to support all employees. Some of the processes are quite heavy, and this should be corrected with time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad district managers and little support from upper management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Promote from within and the opportunity to run your shop as you see fit.

    Cons

    Little to no support from higher ups. They put you in a run-down shop, allow you to restore it, then move you to another run-down shop. Long hours and horrible benefits. Oh, and forget about taking holidays off, they have you work nearly every one, while the corporate office gets every holiday off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow managers to fix and keep their shops instead of having the good ones repair and move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Training opportunities abound. Plenty of room for advancement for anyone who doesn't mind hard work. Overall Goodyear is a good company to work for. On a higher level they are a very honest company with high integrity.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. To achieve decent compensation required to give up home life. Benefits are mediocre at best. Some organizations within the company are rather cutthroat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain organizations within the company seem to have no clear direction. Getting everyone on the same page working with the same core values would certainly be a plus to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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