Bridgestone Americas Employee Reviews

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Great culture here and and great pay
Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Aiken, SCMarch 20, 2017
I started working here last year as a service technician (ST). I've seen what's out there as far as maintenance positions and this is the icing on the cake. Overtime is unlimited and has been for years. The passenger tire plant is the most profitable plant in SC. The testing is not easy for this position and not many make it in. All the employees get a weekly bonus that is added into our hourly pay. ST's can expect an average $35-37 an hour. Best environment and pay I've ever seen. I'll make around 120k this year.
Pros
Pay, benefits, unlimited OT, people
Cons
Rotating shifts
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Long commute, long days, and low income potential.
Automotive Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Abington, PAMarch 14, 2017
In general, most of all Automotive Business Entities can offer average to below average wages.It is , unfortunately, the way things are.
My commute was long , due to very poor route availability.(1.5 hours just to travel 18 miles) Being paid on a "Flat-Rate" basis, there were days of standing around with no repair work available. Then a half hour before shift ends, your given a 0.3h oil change.
And then, forced to work over the 10 hour threshold, and spending a lot of the next two hours driving home.
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Closing stores and continuous sales decline
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 1, 2017
Company is going in multiple different directions that are confussing and add no value. Top leadership is gone and haven't been replaced. The retail side of Bridgestone (Firestone and Tires Plus) can't find mechanics or keep mechanics to work on cars.

Culture is extremely stressful. Haven't had a merit increase in 2 years.

Pep Boys needs to buy Firestone to stop the money bleeding.

No work life balance!!!
Pros
Some benefits are good.
Cons
Extremely high turnover/no work life balance
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Awesome place to work
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAFebruary 7, 2017
I would check to see what the night would be like. I learned how to multitask. Management was great! They were willing to show me how to be successful. The workplace culture was awesome! The hardest part was trying to stay cool in the summer and warm n the winter, but other that it was a pretty simple and easy place to work. The most enjoyable part was working on holidays and getting paid triple time. It was great!
Pros
Benefits and wages
Cons
Working 12 hour shifts
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management and union ruin peoples lives here
Production Worker/Tire Builder (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAFebruary 3, 2017
compensation isnt bad but for what you do yo your body for the company is not justified for their lack of care for families they have company policies but pick and choose who to follow them on and who to let slide. They do not value a tenured employee they don't want you there if you have any seniority cause between the two tier wage system seior emp. makes substantial amount more then new hire ever has the chance to. very poor management.
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Quality Control Inspector (Current Employee) –  Graniteville, SCJanuary 18, 2017
Busy days inspecting tires for quality. I have learned to inspect for quality issues and good product. I worked with management on quality issues. I trained team members for certain jobs in final inspection department. The hardest part of job was to make sure the Quality was up to cooperate-standards. Making sure customers receive a quality product.
Pros
Safety awards, lunch tickets, company outings, company discounts.
Cons
Limited amount of light duty work.
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Bad supervisor
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Allentown, PAJanuary 17, 2017
The job and pay was great but if the supervisor did not like you kiss your job good bye as he will set you up till your job is gone primarily 1 supervisor named brian you can be the best worker in the world and even avoid him but if he don't like you for any reason he will set you up for fail, other than that it was great to work thier and compensation was great. Will only return if he is removed...
Pros
Pay and stability
Cons
1 supervisor with no education or skills
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Solid Organization with evolving culture yet many opportunities for improvement
Corporate Manager (Current Employee) –  Bloomingdale, ILFebruary 5, 2017
Culture moving in right direction with recent leadership changes. Laid back atmosphere despite heavy workloads and quick turnarounds. Very few structured development opportunities and risk of being stagnant in a mature industry.
Pros
Culture evolving, Decent work/life balance
Cons
Communication, Urgent requests, Lack of training
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Terrible workplace
Manager (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJanuary 2, 2017
Be very careful of working here. If someone in your "work group" get an exceeds, they require another person within your group to get a needs improvement - morally corrupt. Poor HR policies and a warning sign was there when hired. HR mgr stated to the group, two engineers and one mgr (me) that there would be lots of promotions, then looked at me and said not for you, well maybe a raise. This also occurred with someone else too. Totally uprofessional. Do not waste your valuable time or talent working for this comany.
Pros
Thought they had good pay until found out it female pay
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Work work and more work
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJanuary 3, 2017
Long hours very fast paced environment with minimal breaks and disregard of personal life, and most of all it was like doing cross fit for 12 hours ,and not to mention the efficiency part that for you to do good you must maintain it above 80% if not you will be called to the desk or have a meeting about it, if you're single and live with your parents or a roommate is great place to work since you don't have to take care of nobody other than yourself, most of the time the volume called for everyone to stay until the job was done and if you leave they deduct points for which you will get penalized in the future or possible means for termination.
Pros
Benefits, 401k etc
Cons
Work like an oiled machine and get squeezed like an orange
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not a fair workplace
Lead Master Technician (Former Employee) –  Anderson, SCDecember 29, 2016
Favoritism showed to certain employees. Certain people got fed the jobs that paid and the rest were left to fight for the jobs that were left. Did not take into account the loyalty of employees when accusations were put against someone. The only thing good I can say is that my spouse suffered a chronic illness complication and needed a lot of hospital time and surgeries. They did work with me so that I could be with my wife without risking my job.
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Glad to be gone
ASRS Attendant (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCMarch 20, 2017
After 3.5 years, it was a relief to get out of this plant. The absolute worst schedule I have ever worked, swing shift was horrible. Some of the management is in place for reasons other than quality of work and experience. The hardest part of the job everyday was dealing with the politics in place. This job was a huge stess factor in family life.
Pros
Competitive pay
Cons
schedule, politics
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No balance, low pay, long hours, poor mgmt
Manager (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZDecember 21, 2016
Expect to work extra constantly. Married? Family? Church? Not working for Firestone Complete Auto Care. Benefits are better than industry average, ASE testing paid for, but at what cost? It's all about the sales. And don't expect them to remember all of your sacrifices for the job, at the end of it all you are just a number, a cog in the wheel that can be replaced on a whim. There's a reason the company has changed CEO's 4 times in 7 years, no one wants to be left holding the bag.
Pros
They will put you to work if you need a job
Cons
Long hours, below standard pay, poor mgmt
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Great Company
Billing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNFebruary 7, 2017
Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. Great Company
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Just as awful as they want to be
Tire Manager (Current Employee) –  OhioDecember 27, 2016
Long hours reluctant raises no breaks and squeezing the life force out of you even on days off; these are what makes this company as a whole. Lady karmas a real b.... and I hope she swongsbthe heaviest bat at this sleeze ball company. The customers are fine it the management and employees that make it insufferable.
Pros
Nice customers
Cons
Can make even the most hopeful patient person snap
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a company with advancement opportunity but wants people to work 50 plus hours every week with no set schedule
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, MAFebruary 6, 2017
its a goal oriented company with little regard to family life where they have you work 7 days a week and never give the same schedule so it makes it hard to plan any family time.
Pros
good training and advancement
Cons
no set hours and working every weekend
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Productive workplace
CERTIFIED FORKLIFT OPERATOR, INSPECTOR (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCJanuary 29, 2017
Management was willing to help out when needed on the production floor. Learning different jobs in different departments especially how to inspect the tires coming off assembly line. Coming in doing your jobs when things was running correct in the plant.
Pros
advancement in workplace and benefits
Cons
swing shifts
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Great company with a great work atmosphere.
Retail Sales Management Trainee (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXFebruary 7, 2017
Steep learning process, but valuable experience in the automotive industry with good career advancement. Learned about various automotive parts and services. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to interact with several people who needed their vehicle serviced.
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Fun place to work with a friendly environment
C Technician (Current Employee) –  Clute, TXDecember 16, 2016
Bridgestone/Firestone is a great place to work and build a career.
It is a great place to learn and move forward in your life. Ive learned alot about different parts of vehicles and how to fix them, I learned how to get the job done quickly and safely.
Pros
great benifits, paid vacation and free education
Cons
flat rate pay. high stress
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Great company high demand productivity with low resources
Automotive technician/sales representative (Former Employee) –  Laguna Hills, CAMarch 15, 2017
Great company to work for ..I started as a technician learned a lot from basically trial and error..I felt only the front sales floor personnel had advancement opportunities..
Pros
Lunch during meetings
Cons
Expect alot for not alot in return
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