Bridgestone Americas Employee Reviews

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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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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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Stressful and challenging work environment.
Unit Leader (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAAugust 9, 2016
My typical day consist of meetings with various levels of upper management, managing day to day activities of 40 crew members, writing daily reports, training and discipline.

Over the several years at Bridgestone I have grown as a Unit leader, learning how best to run a department and how to get the most out of my crew.

My Co-works are some of the best around, team oriented, work for the same goal.

Management at Bridgestone is now moving towards establishing programs to create a Premier Place to work, several managers have taken course to improve the working relations with teammates on the floor.

The Hardest part of my job is trying to juggle all the need from different departments while maintaining low waste and high proficiency, the most enjoyable is the camaraderie between unit leaders.
Pros
yearly bonus, yearly pay raises
Cons
long hours
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There is No professional growth within the company.
Technician (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 4, 2017
The company claims they want the employee to retire with the company, but they think you are willing to accept very low wages for jobs that requires trade school skills or college degrees. Training is provided to employees, only when they give a resignation letter. The employee does the 4 weeks paid training and then leaves the company for a job at a car dealership because that job pays a liveable wage. Profits are made by cheating the customers. Co-workers are taught to be critical of others work but expect to be coddled for their own sloppiness. Food service industry pays more than Bridgestone and provides better health, vision, and dental benefits. Apply for a job with the company, and good luck to you, for now your are cattle and just one more corporate tax deduction.
Pros
A/C and/or Heaters may work ...1 or 2 x bi weekly.
Cons
You are a full-time employee but you are only paid 30 hours a week.
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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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Changing Company (not necessarily in a good way)
Tire and Service Advisor (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 23, 2016
Been with the company 4 years and each year it gets tougher and tougher to stay. Less employee appreciation and improper compensation (lack of proper raises) for employees who have put in their time. Lack of proper promotions. All
Problems from upper management.
At the store level, great place to work. Great employees, good working environment. Can't say the same for upper management.
Pros
Flexible Schedules, Decent Hours
Cons
Upper Management, Compensation/ Raises
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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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Terrible leadership
Store Manager/Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Braintree, MAAugust 21, 2016
Worked as a Store Manager,Service Manager and Tire Manager in the North Eastern Division of Massachusetts. Multiple long term employees all left after being burnt out. Always asked to do more with less. Regional Manager can NOT be taken at face value lots of empty promises with little or no raise or credit. Publicly embarrasses employees in front of customers and other employees.I would NOT recommend this company to my worst enemy.Terrible work life balance demanded to work 7 days a week at times.Be ware...
Pros
Its a job
Cons
Not a good job
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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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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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A very small company. ,One Owner/Account Manager; flexible
Commercial Liability Claims Adjuster (Former Employee) –  Akron, OhioDecember 10, 2016
Excellent Training and Management;, unparalleled benefits, quarterly performance bonuses, superior interdepartmental communication team oriented culture
Pros
Creative and casual work environment unlimited income potential.
Cons
High Co-pay
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Good company
Computer Operations and Business system manager (Former Employee) –  Clearwater, FLNovember 30, 2016
Had chances for advancement with hard work. Worked in retail, wholesale, commercial divisions before being promoted to the corporate office. I was awarded the position of computer operations..
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Middle management
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Not bad place to work.
Warehouse Worker/ driver (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSOctober 3, 2016
This place is not a bad place to work overall there is not advancement opportunities at the topeka store. Management is good. Company is ok untill u get hurt and have to have surgery and the company lets u go aweek before surgery.
Pros
Many benefits
Cons
No advancement at my store. Raises very few if at all.
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A Premier Place to work
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Lebanon, TNJanuary 21, 2017
Management always listens to me. They are mostly informative. The people are good to work with. They have reasonable production requirements. The benefits are really good. They have a small Gym at the facility. They promote a healthy life style.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
can not think of any.
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Great place to work
Lead Technician (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVOctober 28, 2016
Great place to work excellent customer service a good place to grow with the company great staff and management this company is good for none experience technicians they send them to school for training to learn hands on automotive
Pros
Excellent benifits
Cons
Health care not to great
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Stay FAR away
Technician (Former Employee) –  Pompano Beach, FLJanuary 5, 2017
Just a terrible place to work all together. You are over worked, underpaid, and under appreciated. Tires plus/firestone has a habit of renovating an old shop, then the run it back into the ground. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this company
Pros
Ok benefits
Cons
No lunch, over worked, under paid, shop is often ill equipped
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Productive environment working towards PPTW
Inventory Control Analyst (Current Employee) –  Roanoke, TXMay 23, 2016
Day starts with a pre-shift meeting to discuss what happened on other shifts as well as what will be needed during the current shift, any safety announcements, and team building.
The people who want to move up and continue to grow at a company need to build others up with you.
The management team seems minutely unorganized and could use some restructuring, otherwise a great team of leaders.
The co-workers are resistant to change, even change for the better.
Dealing with a lack of a training system makes the work environment more stressful.
I found that the most enjoyable part of my job is that sense of camaraderie that comes with working in this type of environment.
Pros
Great benefits, sense of ownership
Cons
Lack of organization
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Not a premiere place to work
IT Support (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 14, 2016
Processes are messy and people are afraid of change. Culture says wants to be premiere and open but there is tremendous amount of silo thinking and self protection. Very little team spirit and in fact a lot of arrows are thrown every where.
Pros
benefits are good
Cons
Organization is very messy
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neutral
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaSeptember 22, 2016
good for starters.compensation is very poor.management needs major improving.management cares more about making money than their employees.fast paced environment
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Great place to work
Tire Builder (Current Employee) –  Wilson, NCNovember 26, 2016
Tire building is a good job, it pays well I love it.Mangement is good too.It can be tough at times, but its very rewarding.
Pros
GOOD BENEFITS
Cons
CAN BE PRESURED
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