Pros: opportunity, benefits, decent pay, good structure
Cons: job security, firestone has their own flat rate pay rate for certain jobs which is considerably less than others.
I worked as a low level hourly technician and a flat rate technician. Firestone has decent pay, benefits and structure. They enrolled me in several company sponsored and vendor sponsored classes which helped me learn new skills and hone my existing ones. The only thing that really got me about this job was being laid off the weekend before Christmas after I just worked a 12 hour day for them. My store manager and lead technician were both very upset when they told me the news and clearly did not want to but the corporate office for our region required them to get rid of two flat rate technicians due to the numbers the store had. Job security seems to be an issue but when is it not in the automotive industry. Atleast they have opportunities for their employees.