Goodyear Reviews

Updated 4 September 2014
Updated 4 September 2014
207 Reviews
3.2
207 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
108 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.  

    Goodyear

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for talented

    Cons

    Long term vision and competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on retail sales also

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exploring your Talent in a Free Open Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Section In Charge  in  Aurangābād, Maharashtra
    Former Employee - Section In Charge in Aurangābād, Maharashtra

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunities to learn modest things

    Cons

    Mix management of Europian and Indian thought process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - NA -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great Company to work with

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in New Delhi

    I worked at Goodyear full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Performance is recognized and rewarded; company has strong controls in place and a fair bit of empowerment is available at all levels

    Cons

    Priorities keep changing very frequently, lacks a long term focus for next 2 decades in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Plant Head Engineering  in  Ballabgarh, Haryana
    Current Employee - Plant Head Engineering in Ballabgarh, Haryana

    I have been working at Goodyear

    Pros

    Free environment to work. Good platform to learn.

    Cons

    Over Cost concious. Technology is not upgraded timely.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Caste System

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    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
  9.  

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

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    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Good for Kids out of school with little or no debt

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    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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