Goodyear Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
210 Reviews
3.3
210 Reviews
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Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer
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109 Ratings

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.  

    Goodyear

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    • Senior Management
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    store manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Good if you want some entry level experience

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    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
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    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

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