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.  

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Not Bad

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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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Sales representative challenges

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    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

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