Senior Technician (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – January 10, 2019
It is a nice and professional company to work for. The only issue is salary is very low. Payment is very low, the management will make sure you never hit your flat rate hours. They will give the good jobs to other techs who are friends from the management and leave you with oil changes and tires so basically you have no chance top meet your goals and raise your family.
Technician (Former Employee) – Morrison, TN – February 6, 2019
Fast pace they want their numbers so you can’t be to picky with your work it’s hurry up so you can make their numbers the long shift wasn’t bad got harassed but some employees which made it miserable to go to work
General Store Manager (Former Employee) – Richmond, CA – January 18, 2019
Really enjoyed my time with Bridgestone. As a store manager the pace of the day was hectic from the moment we opened the doors until well after closing with paperwork. Worst part about the job was the frequent weekend work for the management staff.
Great fast paced environment, excellent employee discounts, large organization
Lead Technician (Former Employee) – Carson, CA – January 16, 2019
All the technicians here are great. It is the sales people and managers that give us all a bad name. They sell services that aren't needed, especially to fleets. They order the technicians to perform services improperly so they can get another car in the bay. They live for the dollar and don't give a second thought about honesty, morality, customer safety or employee culture. They sell, sell, sell and expect you to work well into the night so they can hit their numbers.
If you are an honest technician, this is not the place for you.
Automotive Service Manager (Current Employee) – Apple Valley, MN – January 15, 2019
Writing up work orders for customer's cars. Selling recommendations made by the mechanics. Dealing with customers is the most stressful part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job would be making the customers happy by repairing their vehicle in a cost effective and timely manor.
I had a great time working at Bridgestone. I developed a large routing a sorting system plus many other apps and services. I was very busy and it was a fun challenge. The culture is great and the company is wonderfully diverse. Lots of opportunity for advancement.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Wilson, NC – January 10, 2019
Overall was a great place to work, great people working with me and for me. Oppurtunity to advance and grow was available to those that wanted to advance. Wages were very competative with excellent benefits. The one downside for me was the rotating shift schedule we worked and the number of consecutive days worked.
General Manager, South Central Zone, Texas (Former Employee) – 3 locations ending at spring valley. – January 10, 2019
You must be dedicated only to the company family life shouldn't enter into the question of loyalty. My wife had cancer of the cervix, I was called while my wife was being prepared for surgery questioned why I wasn't in my store. I was told it was obvious where my loyalty lied. I was running a successful store at the time. I had 2 preschool children and my wife had a total hysterectomy.
Chance to move up to manage a store.
No chance for advancement beyond store management.
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Cooper City, FL – January 9, 2019
It was a great place to work, I would very much so continue to work for them. However the management made my experience go from good to bad. They were KNOWINGLY charging customers for work that was not done, calling it "just business" but it led to customer satisfaction dwindling, and customer traffic decreasing. Sales were not going well due to customers not coming back because of being angry with the management.
Great company...But they really need to analyze who needs their training in ann arbor michigan
Tech GS (Former Employee) – Muskegon, MI – January 9, 2019
I spent over a decade around premier automotive shops and HIGH END MUSLCE CAR BUILDS SO ME being asked to travel to a place that I've never been away from my children for 7 days was to much.. NO VEHICLE AND WE SHARE ROOMS WITH PEOPLE WE DON'T KNOW . I am 40 years old and that was just something I really thought they need to fix.. Any body with an Associates degree in Automotive Technology doesn't need to be reminded on how to check tire pressure etc...It was more offensive than anything to me..
Great open and close hours, layed back environment and tons of employee benefits
Low pay, no advancement, training for high schoolers, you never get over 32 hours a week at 12 an hour
If I had it to do over again, I would work for them again. A very medium paced job. The management was not very knowledgable about the equipment. The hardest part of job was all the walking you had to do.The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to do it and do it well!
Auto Technician (Current Employee) – SLC, UT – January 4, 2019
Poor management, dont care about employees only what makes themselves look good on paper. Always not giving the customers what they deserve to get, instead of warranty something, they rig it so they dont have to.
Discriminated against minorities, especially African Americans
Manager (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – January 4, 2019
Discriminated against minoities, especially African Americans if they possessed higher credentials, certifications and education than their peers. Mangers tend to side with those who harassed their peers, basically prompting the harassed to resign against their better judgment. Must say leaving Bridgestone was the best decision I ever made. My new position is free of discriminatory practices prompted by managers.