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Well paid, tough job
Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Graniteville, SC 29829June 17, 2019
As a maintenance tech in the curing area of the plant, the work load was heavy and fast paced in a difficult environment. The area was extremely hot (120+ deg) and messy. However, the pay was good and coworkers were great
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If you are considering any Management position with Bridgestone, "Huge Mistake"
Manager * Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Malvern, PAJune 13, 2019
This work environment has led to illness, exhaustion, persistent migraine headaches, excessive stress and frustration coupled with a never ending flow of constant systemic incompetence on so many levels. Clearly Unsustainable actions forced upon Service Managers and Store Managers alike, such as, Cutting hours and reducing staff based on threats from the Area Manager. Including forced technician relocation, in other words, Area Manager shows up, and say's, #2 Tech. Pack-up your tools, you are transferring to another location. Not a choice mind you, If you don't want to go, you can get a job somewhere else! in turn, drastically cutting the man power in the shop to a bare minimum, yet, still relentless in demanding increases in sales and technician productivity. You will bleed to the bone, then told "We can do better" Upper Management is relentless and abusive! What you are left with is, significantly over worked, under paid, burned out and exhausted Store Managers, Service Managers and Technicians alike. Frustrated and disgusted employees across the board. As a Manager at any level, expect to work "All Alone, Often" you will be left to run everything, with no support from the Area Manager. They refuse to hire any talented people, they can't and are unable to. "Why" The company's Pay and Compensation is Poor and substandard. Hiring exceptional or even good qualified talent both at Management and Tech levels is not possible, they can't afford to take the huge "Pay Cut" just to work there! One more thing, At all Management and salesperson levels, you must know this. The Area Managers  more... and Store Managers are, and will "Force you" and I mean relentless pressure! To sell the CFNA credit card to customers, "EVERY" Customer! The CFNA card is a substandard, below par "in store only" credit card in which the company locks in the customer to a 29% + high interest rate "Loan shark level" credit card /account. The customer regrets are "Deep" once they are trapped into this account. The customer complaint's seem to be endless. "Irreversible" If you have any good credit, say goodbye to you credit score, "for years" The damage to your credit, just from the CFNA bank's level of incompetence, errors and mistakes on there part is troubling. Again, "Irreversible" By the time you find out what they screwed up, It's too late! Not a big deal, as long as you just plan to pay cash for all purchases for the next seven to ten years! Cars, Trucks, Family Home etc.  less
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A tough place to work
Senior SD SAP Analyst (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNJune 12, 2019
Very political , you are either in or you or out. If you are out, you will be leaving at first opportunity. I've never worked in a place where thinly veiled threats are so common place.
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3.0
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Great Job
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 10, 2019
Bridgestone Americas is a great place to work but it has a very toxic work place culture. Also there is no Guaranteed work or hours and you must work weekend required.
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Decent Pay hard work
Machine Technician / Set-up Team (Current Employee) –  Aiken County, SCJune 9, 2019
Decent pay. The work is rough on ur body and management is going down hill not much for upward movement short breaks and very tough to move to another area
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Short breaks, long hours, rough on ur body
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If you like working open-close every day this is your place!
Store Manager I (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 6, 2019
At first the company was amazing and really had a culture of family first and taking care of their employees. After 2 CEO changes and a few upper management team members got shuffled around things changed drastically. They talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, they pay you salary and then scoff at the idea of you working less than 60 hours a week. When you need staffing help, they say there are no good candidates available even though you watch other larger high volume locations catered to and offered every employee they hire just leaving you with inexperienced sales and service staff. They expect you to pick up the slack or go find your own new hires but when your the only associate and have to work 12 hour days 6 days a week where do you have time? Then they’ll blame you for not having the “sales numbers” they expect when you are only running at 70% staffing levels. A lot of bad stuff going on there that basically stems from upper management burying their heads in the sand and trying to avoid any email or phone call from not only you but their own managers. I could go on... I could write a book!
Pros
Acceptable pay if you worked normal hours
Cons
No upper management help when needed
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Bridgestone should be called Brimstone
Mold designer (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJune 3, 2019
Specifically mold design department, the Manager was a tyrant!. He disregarded employees that had years of experience and displayed favoritism towards PPL with a bachelor degrees. He micromanaged the entire dept. drove good experience people out, they would retire ,find another job and some others he'd target he finagle a way to have them fired.
That department was stressful ,has low moral, if you weren't one of the favorites there is no career advancement opportunities for you, micromanaging, lack of necessary training in a timely manner, obvious bias and favoritism. If you have to work there don't work in the mold design department!! run don't walk to the next mechanical designer opportunity!
Pros
9/80 work schedule, offered benifits, gym and cafe on location, parking garage
Cons
favoritisium, stressful, biased, unclear direction, poor managerment, NO opprtunity for advancment unless you fall with in the buddy ol pal ol friend of mine group.
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BioRubber Process Research Center in Mesa, AZ.
Process Technician (Former Employee) –  Mesa, AZMay 31, 2019
Very poor management at branch level. You are a target if you whistleblow. Management needs better controlled by upper management. Very hard to move up from within. No confidentiality. Also lots of favoritism. Depending who you are depends on what you can do and how management treats you. Back stabbing atmoshphere and you walk on egg shells. You are not coached or assisted. Manager will not tell you that you made mistakes he will write them down then when he gets several he will call you to office tell you what you did and write you up. Very poor leadership.
Pros
pay check
Cons
Very poor leadership.
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3.0
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Challenging
Systems Architect (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNMay 30, 2019
Challenging culture but experience can be rewarding from an IT professional perspective. Expect multiple on-going project involvement in parallel with tight deadlines
Pros
exposure to vast IT systems
Cons
management culture
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Mismanaged circus
Tire Assembler (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMay 29, 2019
Scheduling of materials for production is totally mismanaged. Stand around during the week without materials to produce. Then forced in for mandatory overtime on Saturday usually to do the same thing.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
Management
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Excellant
Prouction/fork lift operator (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMay 24, 2019
It was okay. I work in various jobs in the plant for over 41 years over all. I was also a loyal union member of local 310 United steel workers of America for 41years
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None
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None
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High paced and highly demanding
Area Maintenance Manager (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMay 19, 2019
Lots of work to be done. They spend a lot of money on projects and there is more work than employees. There is a lot of flexibility in how you want to do your job and you are only micromanaged if you cannot get the job done.
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Bad experience
Fort Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCMay 18, 2019
They have a overtime draft everyday which means you could come in early or have to stay over with no notice poor training people training people and they haven’t been there 6 months themselves a lot of work for the money especially in wharehouse strict attendance policy
Pros
Money
Cons
Everything else
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Place to work
Tire Technician (Former Employee) –  La Vergne, TNMay 17, 2019
This job was fast pasted and quick work was needed. This place provided well for me and my family at the time we needed it. Great pay and benefits at this job.
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5.0
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Great company
Manager Tire sales / Service advisor (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXMay 17, 2019
Bridge stone is a great company to work for. The company has great training, great benefits. The pay is average depending on experience. Good managers and a lot of room for advancements.
Pros
Competitive wages
Cons
none
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Engaging project design and implementation with heavy travel
Mechanical Engineer, Materials Preparation Group (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNMay 15, 2019
Regular travel to production facilities for project related work. Occasional travel to exotic and exciting locations. Occasional R&D related activities.
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Unfairness and Favoritism
Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Griffin, GAMay 15, 2019
There was a lot of favoritism at the Griffin Plant.This one employee was favored over anyone else and they allowed her to break all rules. Employees never advance,they hire supervisors for outside.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Mandatory Overtime
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Loved it but the some employees just don't care
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Fredericksburg,PaMay 13, 2019
I loved working there but some of the other employees just don't care an mess around instead of getting work done not fair when an altercation took place guy who started it never got in trouble
Pros
Got breaks every two hours
Cons
Some people just didn't care about the job
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Terrible place with old people who ruin your name
Tire Builder (Former Employee) –  Morrison, TNMay 11, 2019
i worked there for less then 3 months before they fired me and less then a month after training. you are suppose to have 6 months to build up to production and was fired after less then a month of being there. i spent 10 months getting hired on to be fired so quickly. i was never later and never missed and was still let go because they said i was a "safety issue". they will preach team work but quick to let you go and they politic there like no other. the old guard really needs to go a bunch of older people there pushing their ideas and how to on everything and chattering to each other about other employee's. they are terrible for teaching understanding for the job. and rather then build you up they simply say. "If you don't figure this out they will fire you". also everyone goes to the tire room right away no matter what they tell you. i busted my butt and because i didn't brown nose the right people or get it the first time was let go. i was all ready to be a member of the team and was looking to retire and was let go before i could shine. great pay but overall terrible place to work do not go there unless you know for sure you can handle there corporate lies and ego's.
Pros
good pay
Cons
don't give you enough time to figure your job out before they fire you
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Productive and fun place to work
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 5, 2019
Fast paced work makes the time go by fast. Team oriented work day. Everyone stays untill job is done. Safety oriented work culture. Good group of people.
Pros
Plenty of paid time off, free coffee
Cons
Never know day to day when you will go home, high deductible useless insurance offered, double standard for work performance
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