Bridgestone Americas Employee Reviews

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Enjoyed working there.
Technical Scholar (Former Employee) –  Graniteville, SCAugust 10, 2018
Loved the job and the people. I did the technical scholar internship through Aiken Tech. Greatly enjoyed the atmosphere and the work environment. Fun job.
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Tire Builder/Machine mechanic (Current Employee) –  Wilson, NCAugust 9, 2018
This company is a great place to work for someone willing to work swingshift and wanting great pay. The people are friendly and always striving to succeed.
Pros
Wages
Cons
Swingshift
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End Is Near
Sales/Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 8, 2018
Unfortunately, in recent years the reputable company that hired me about 12 years ago changed into a very different organization. The new micro management system and the people who are running it have brought shame and destruction to this company. People who started this company believed in honesty and integrity not this!!! In conclusion, I thank the God that I'm not part of this shameful organization anymore.
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None
Cons
Taking advantage of employees and customers.
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3.0
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Balanced workplace
Credit Specialist (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 7, 2018
A typical work day includes answering the phone and handling customer accounts. I learned to delve in to detailed processes of why customers do not pay their bills and help improve team processes. The workplace culture at Bridgestone is a negative impact as most coworkers do not enjoy the job they do.
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5.0
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Dirty
Manager (Former Employee) –  Edgewater Park, NJAugust 7, 2018
I haven't worked for Bridgestone/Firestone for over 24 years and not able to give a good review of them.
I do recommend friends and family to go there to get repairs or tires.
Pros
Repair facilaty
Cons
very dirty
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Productive place to work
Strategic Planning Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 6, 2018
Great company to work for with good workplace culture. Creates and promotes an environment to develop and grow talent. Good perks and benefits to working at Bridgestone.
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excellent benifits package, (flag hours meant you could write your own paycheck)
Automotive Technician grade C to Grade A (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 3, 2018
It was a very competitive place to work, but the gained status and proficiency of your work only insured more hours. For my part I averaged 130 hours per week, so pay raises where not always neccassary
Pros
speed and proficiency, was status and great earnings
Cons
long hours and constant training was neccessary
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Totally unmanaged company
Maintenance Engineering Technician (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAAugust 1, 2018
One of the best years ago. Today one of the worst. Management needs a complete overhaul,from the top to the bottom. While working in a multi craft position the level of skills has fallen to no experience necessary.
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4.0
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You work a lot of hours and deal with people all day.
Manager of Tire Sales/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Madison, MSJuly 28, 2018
While you work a lot of hours and deal with people all day, and tell them bad news about what they need to have fixed on their cars.... It was an opportunity for me to learn a new industry and it felt good to help people when I could. You don't make much unless you can advance to a management position quickly.. The bonuses are good once your in management.
Pros
Bonuses, education, that industry isn't going anywhere
Cons
Work A LOT of hours, hard to bonus if shop isn't properly staffed, upper management will lie to get you to go to another store.
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Long hours and they don't really care about the employees
Operating Technician (Current Employee) –  Morrison, TNJuly 28, 2018
If your looking for a job that the area managers care about you it is not the place to be. I have worked there for about a year and i have not met the area manager yet.
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Great pay and benefits and that's about it
Tire Builder (Former Employee) –  Normal, ILJuly 23, 2018
If you are a white male, you are expendable and have no rights. Management will do nothing for you and will write you up or throw you under the bus to save themselves. The open door management policy is just there to make it feel like you have a voice, but neither management nor the union will help you. Pay and benefits are good, but do not justify the toxic work culture.
Pros
pay and benefits
Cons
everything else
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learning the hard way...
Rotating Crew Lead (Current Employee) –  Wilson, NCJuly 22, 2018
You have really good managers and some seriously terrible ones. Accountability at every level is poor. However, lots of training options available for those that want to learn and grow and actually want to be in maintenance. Work/Life balance is poor, especially at the management level. However, after a tour at Bridgestone you should be ready to tackle almost anything in the industry with no fear and nothing but confidence.
Pros
pay, experience
Cons
work/life balance, poor management, benefits could be better as a whole
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Good company sorry managers
Automotive Technician (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TX 75052July 22, 2018
Filed a violence complaint and it was ignored even with zero tolerance policy. District manager and Human Resources told me I would have to work on the other end of the shop.
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2.0
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Fast paced
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Greeley, COJuly 18, 2018
Working with customers was fun. Working for the company was alright. They need better training for their team members especially those looking to go into management. Other than that I enjoyed my time working with other team members , you do learn if equipped with proper leaders.
Pros
401k, vacation
Cons
Long hours, base pay
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4.0
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Hard work but supportive team
Voluntary Relief Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wilson, NCJuly 16, 2018
It is not easy work; however, it pays very well. You know exactly what to expect each day. The hardest part is rotating shifts and not spending enough time with family.
Pros
Great family fun days
Cons
Heat
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Long hours but good pay
Tire Builder (Former Employee) –  La Vergne, TNJuly 16, 2018
Working at BridgeStone can be great if you don’t mind the 12hours. The pay is really good you start at 18.50 for tire building and top out at 25.96$.
You work a rotating schedule like Monday, Tuesday off Wednesday and Thursday and Work fri- Sunday and it’s the Opposite the next week.
Most of the older employees who were laid off back in 2009 aren’t apart of the union. I wouldn’t suggest the union because they don’t really do anything for you. they’ll say you need protection but long as you come to work and do your job you’ll be fine. They train you for 15 days, and as soon as your out of training you will be doing OT. It’s good money my last year there I made 80k I worked two off days on the week I would have weekends off, but you will be tired.some guys make over 100k just depends on how much you want to work. Overall it’s a good paying job if you don’t or didn’t go to college.
Pros
Three day weekend every other week
Cons
12 hour shift, forced to work OT on your Off weekends
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Hard work but treated fairly
Material Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  allentown paJuly 14, 2018
Overall not terrible, money is ok but takes 3 years to achieve top rate. Management was good, somewhat responsive to workers input. They strive for a culture of safety but it's hard to achieve moving and picking various sizes of tires that are stacked that high in the air.
Pros
free popcorn, coffee and tea in breakrooms, gatorade when over 90 degrees
Cons
healthcare average, busy and slow times are unpredictable
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i love this company
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Graniteville, SCJune 26, 2018
Operated BodyPly Machine Cutter for 12 hour rotating shifts. Operated sit down battery powered forklift to load body ply rubber into machine. Provided manual support for the process of creating and manufacturing tires for Bridgestone of Americas.
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5.0
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Excellent Opportunities
Area Supervisor | Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, TNJune 24, 2018
If you are looking to expand on your talents and have a desire to move up, this is a great place to start. There are many opportunities for advancement and it is an organization that believes in hiring from within. You have the support of management as well and human resource to mentor and coach you along the way.
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Good place to start and further your automotive technician career
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJune 17, 2018
Good place to start and further your automotive technician career. A good place to work a well-balanced employment opportunity for employee starting out the career as well as advanced automotive technicians. Sometimes the pay is on the low scale but a lot of their work is on the Lowe’s quick scale as well and tires and oil change is not so much as high-end automotive jobs
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