Goodyear Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
206 Reviews

3.2
206 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
106 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits along with seemingly unlimited overtime if wanted (in 15 reviews)

  • They treat you good, wages are good, good benefits (in 8 reviews)


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

  • Very long hours, plus have to work on some weekends (in 12 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
    • 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 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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    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • 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 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.  

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good for Kids out of school with little or no debt

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7.  

    Good company to work for with honest people and a clear chain of command.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Fleet Representative  in  Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - National Fleet Representative in Akron, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    The company provides job stability and a lot of options for lateral or vertical movement, if you're willing to wait. There are many different fields that Goodyear operates in and many work options within each.

    Cons

    Overall company culture is male-dominant and traditional because of the nature of the business. Goodyear is an industrial company and the majority of people that are with the company have been in the tire industry for the majority of their career. The company is a very large ship and it changes direction slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having worked with local Goodyear stores on the ground level as well as the corporate office, it's clear that there's a disconnect between the two. Having an advisory team comprised of individuals that work on the center/customer level day-to-day could provide valuable insights to upper-level management who make number based decisions. It's hard to get a full perspective of impact decisions if you don't operate in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Learned a lot in manufacturing.

    Current Employee - Lay Down Cutter  in  Gadsden, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Lay Down Cutter in Gadsden, AL (US)

    I have been working at Goodyear full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay is good. With great benefits

    Cons

    Hard work with safety issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company very good place to work.

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    Former Employee - General Maintenance Technician  in  Union City, TN (US)
    Former Employee - General Maintenance Technician in Union City, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    They treat you good, wages are good, good benefits. Goodyear is a good company to work for. The best place I ever worked.

    Cons

    Closed plant for what ever reason and moved out of the country because of what ever reason. Would still be there if they hadn't of moved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    American made means alot!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales representative challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Positive brand recognition helps with getting customers to talk and want to buy product. Well established history excites people and gets them to talk about products.

    Cons

    Sales is a very competitive job and when markets change, goals and expectations should too. Goals should be flexible to account for poor market conditions or loss of customers do to unforeseen complications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make goals a living document allowing for changes to be made to make outcome more realistic. Understand that what happened last year is not a clear defining goal or plan for future sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bungling a multi-million dollar business!

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Union City, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Union City, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    There is a wonderful history of knowledge and experience

    Cons

    At our facility failure to recognize and follow through with root cause problems and management that didn't work as a team but more as individuals out for personal glory! No balance in direction, work was often done by those who would and many man hours were wasted.

    Doesn't Recommend

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