Goodyear Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
209 Reviews
3.3
209 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 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wow! What a place! What a joke! Don't know how this business is still functioning :/

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    You 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!

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    store manager

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    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
  3.  

    I have had a long run with Goodyear and my experience has been amazing.

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    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Good if you want some entry level experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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