Goodyear Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
209 Reviews
3.3
209 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 17 reviews)

  • very strong company, good benefits, decent grow potential (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not a priority to managment (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no work / life balance at Goodyear (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall good company and great working environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for 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.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Support  in  Napanee, ON
    Former Employee - Production Support in Napanee, ON

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for 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

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    • 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 for 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.  

    store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Kendall, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kendall, FL (US)

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    very strong company, good benefits, decent grow potential.

    Cons

    Policies are very strict in a way that the employee are exposed to a 1800 number where any person can call and they can terminate you without good evidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership is poor, and believe more in gossips than evidences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have had a long run with Goodyear and my experience has been amazing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Goodyear part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoy the fellowship and bonding that the goodyear environment creates, with a tight knit group that goes the extra mile for one another.

    Cons

    I have not have a great deal of cons while working at Goodyear, but I will say that it is important for you to take advantage of different skill sets you are able to obtain by working there. Not being well rounded can definitely hurt you in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lend more support to the middle management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    locally owned and operated...good owners

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    big company with solid pay. benefits are solid, but the insurance premiums are much higher than most.

    Cons

    working sundays in automotive repair is awful, the vendors have trouble getting parts on sundays and it doesn't appear to increase sales, it just has diluted our total sales per day by about 1/7.
    Vice President of company seems to treat people inconsistently...some are held accountable to strict standards while others are not (as long as they are producing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close on sundays and concentrate on running the best business possible during the other 6 days. see chic-fil-a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good if you want some entry level experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Maintenance Technician II  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - General Maintenance Technician II in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At least at my shop, they were able to work around my school schedule
    Pay is hourly unless you are a flag tech, and there are commission bonus which if you can hit 40 hours is equal to a 5$ raise... for a starting out tech, its not bad but gets old really fast for what you have to deal with
    if you stay for longer than a year, its for the benefits... medical, dental, and vision are out of this world

    Cons

    Management couldn't be worse, everything is bonus driven, and getting new equipment for shops is met with a glacial pace unless your managers will take hits to their store profits... good luck with that
    If you have a tech that has been there for more than 10 years, he runs the shop... the managers are just stooges that cater to his whims
    The ability to get fired without any warnings
    The customers are borderline mentally handicapped
    work is ebb and flow so who knows what you'll be doing week to week
    if you aren't management, you are expendable
    company policy is that you can't have 2 days off in a row

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate district managers, those guys couldn't lead a store out of a wet paper bag
    treat your service techs and maintenance techs better
    stream line your processes for new equipment
    eliminate middle men, and give us a wage to live on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Caste System

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Specialist  in  Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Akron, OH (US)

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Senior managers are only concerned about protecting their bonus, so all decisions are made at very low levels.

    Cons

    Everyone under senior management are treated like second class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not Bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodyear as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours

    Cons

    Kinda boring at some times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for Kids out of school with little or no debt

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mold Technician  in  Statesville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Mold Technician in Statesville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed! Not a place a person will be able to support your family, really just a stepping stone to better employment.

    Cons

    If your working the night shift there is no life - work balance. Shift premium is 25 years behind the rest of the world. Starting pay is below poverty wages for a two person family, then you get a .25 cent increase after 1st year and .25 cent after second year. At the end of the 3rd year you get a significant increase to top pay. You should be at top pay after one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat new hires fairly in regards to salary, these are intelligent individuals with machining talents that are disappearing before our eyes. They are the success or failure of your company treat them as such!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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