Goodyear
3.2 of 5 172 reviews
www.goodyear.com Akron, OH 5000+ Employees

Goodyear Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.2 172 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Goodyear Chairman, President, and CEO Richard J. (Rich) Kramer

Richard J. (Rich) Kramer

(89 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some best reasons to work here is the good pay"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Good pay and benefits grandfathered employees"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "work life balance is not a priority to managment"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Can work long hours at times, but this is typically a matter of me wanting to get more accomplished than being mandated by my management"
    in 11 reviews
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Wow! What a place! What a joke! Don't know how this business is still functioning :/

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsYou will not be accountable for anything. You will be able to work from home.

If you suck up to your boss you will progress (no need for qualifications or experience at this joint).

Retail Managers in there tyre network were great to work with, so much intelligence in the stores, however management never listened to the poor buggers!

ConsLeadership is non existent! There are no genuine opportunities for training/ development.

You will be paid poorly with little to none benefits. You will be required to have KPI's but you won't be required to achieve them which I guess is why no one will hold you accountable for what you are actually being very poorly paid to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementI thought I had seen bad senior/ executive leadership before.. But this takes it to a whole other level. What an incompetent group! Very much have a 'know it all' mentality, but have no idea on what is actually going on in the business or on the retail floor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Buyer (Former Employee)

I worked at Goodyear full-time

ProsStable, Pay Well,Well Structured, Based on a strict hierarchy

ConsNo Career Opportunity , Not flexible

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Good learning experence

Area Manager (Current Employee)
Niagara Falls, NY (US)

I have been working at Goodyear full-time

ProsReached goals quicker than anticipated

ConsTuff management, high goals to reach

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's Wonderland

Production Area Manager (Current Employee)
Topeka, KS (US)

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

ProsIt is always different and it will use your problem solving skills to the extreme. The employees are friendly.

ConsNo back up from upper management and major communication challenges.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the hourly employees more as they have a vast amount of knowledge as to what will work. Promote those managers that have the necessary experience and will fill the positions with the necessary traits to make them excel at the position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Goodyear

ProsThey were large so you could advance if you were willing to move

ConsThey were large so you had to move

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Still doing business like it is was 1950

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Goodyear

ProsManage your own schedule and hours

ConsGood old boys environment. Company is very old school

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Goodyear full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery serious company and committed

ConsI don't like the company culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great career with an outstanding company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Akron, OH (US)

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

ProsCompany has provided opportunities for growth in a positive, success oriented atmosphere. The organization is constantly looking to innovate and values our input.

ConsNo substantial complaints. Can work long hours at times, but this is typically a matter of me wanting to get more accomplished than being mandated by my management.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep building upon the success we have experienced over the the last few years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Goodyear

ProsIt's an awesome place to work so far, nice people, and they pay pretty well considering its in the automotive industry.

ConsI do not have any cons about my position at this job as of yet, maybe in the years to come.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone so far

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Winning with innovative products

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Akron, OH (US)

I have been working at Goodyear full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of job advancement opportunities internally, as long as you demonstrate high level performance, no need to look outside

ConsBecause of the company's big size, decision making process is very complicated, which can be an disadvantage in such a fast changing competitive environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify management hierarchy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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