Goodyear Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
217 Reviews
3.2
217 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 18 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits grandfathered employees (in 7 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 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall good company and great working environment

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    • 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.  

    Quality team lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Team Lead in Union City, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Team Lead in Union City, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and ok retirement

    Cons

    Need better leadership, left hand does not know what right is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with everyone from Hourly all the way to President.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked as a summer engineering intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Topeka, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Topeka, KS (US)

    I worked at Goodyear as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are very friendly, down-to-earth, and helpful, especially as there is a lot of on-the-job learning. It's a good place/position for an engineering student seeking industrial experience.

    Cons

    It can be a dirty, fast-pace, and stressful environment in the manufacturing plant. Sometimes, a lot of things can go wrong, which delays any forward progress or experimentation engineers are seeking to achieve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cure Tech I & II in Lawton, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Cure Tech I & II in Lawton, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Great money once you hit full pay. When I started it took 1 year. But then it went to 30 months. They match what you put into 401k. Making that much money, its easy to get the best medical plan and other things that they provide. 7 day breaks once a month.

    Cons

    Jobs are touch. I ran 17-2000 row. Anyone who knows the plant knows its hard work. But the money is worth it, if you can hang in there long enough to get it. Long hours. Depending on your job, you become so tired at work, that your days off, you sometimes just want to sleep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in Akron, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in Akron, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    There are positive learning experiences to be had at Goodyear. People are generally friendly and willing to help, especially at the plants.

    Cons

    Office politics are hard to avoid. Lots of good leaders leaving because of the caustic culture. Sometimes decisions made are only those that look good, but are not necessarily good for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to reduce the politics of the company. Work to flatten the structure of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Supply Chain Leader

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

    I worked at Goodyear full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to be star as very little process and cost focus exists, and people try to keep heads down
    Can find one specific area / silo and can stay under radar if that is your style

    Cons

    Does not like change
    Command and control style of management
    Not good place for new grads with the exception of design engineering
    Very siloed organization
    Not very loyal to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your old ways and do something different

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The numbers are all that matters regardless of how you get them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Flemington, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Flemington, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Fair pay. Worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Lack of support from Leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need work-life balance. 6 day week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

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

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

    Pros

    International exposure in good work experience

    Cons

    Internal heavy Process not updated to all market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow market trend

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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