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At a Glance

Good pay & benefits

Factories located in areas with lower cost of living

Job security


Long hours

Rigid corporate structure

Difficult to stand out in a company with 72,000 employees

The Bottom Line

With 72,000 employees working at 56 plants in 22 countries, opinions about life at Goodyear run the gamut. But the company's reputation and salaries ensure that it will continue to attract high quality candidates.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Goodyear Tire & Rubber is working to unseat tire industry leaders Bridgestone and Michelin (by total sales). Goodyear sells mainly new tires under the Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Fulda, Debica, Just Tires, and Sava brand names. Goodyear makes, markets, and sells Dunlop tires across the Americas, the EMEA, and the Asia/Pacific. In Japan, the tire makers own businesses that sell tires separately to OEMs and to aftermarket companies. Goodyear sells more than 55% of its products outside the US.


Goodyear operates across three main geographic segments: the Americas; Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA); and Asia/Pacific. The Americas accounted for 54% of 2016 sales. It makes tires at six plants in the US and two in Canada, and it also has Latin American plants in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. The segment offers automotive repair and maintenance through about 600 locations that operate under the Goodyear and Just Tires banners.

The EMEA segment (32% of net sales) operates 14 tire plants in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, and Turkey. Besides serving the regions' auto, truck, and farm and construction equipment manufacturers, the segment's plants export tires to North America and other regions. The company owns about 80 retail outlets across the region.

The Asia/Pacific segment (14% of sales) makes tires via seven plants in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand. It sells tires under the Goodyear brand throughout the region, as well as the Dunlop brand in Australia and New Zealand. The segment has about 230 retail outlets in Australia and New Zealand that operate under the Beaurepaires and Frank Allen brands.

Geographic Reach

Goodyear boasts about 50 facilities across 20-plus countries, as well as about 1,100 tire/auto repair centers. The US and Germany are its largest markets, generating 44% and 12% of sales, respectively.

Sales and Marketing

Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly brand tires are sold in the Americas through several channels of distribution, including a large network of independent dealers, numerous national and regional retailers, and company owned stores in the US. It has expanded its roll-out of online tire sales particularly in the US.

Goodyear and Dunlop brand tires are sold for replacement in EMEA through various channels of distribution, principally independent multi-brand tire dealers. In some areas, Goodyear brand tires, as well as Dunlop, Debica, Sava and Fulda brand tires, are distributed through independent dealers, regional distributors and retail outlets. In Asia/Pacific, tires are sold through licensed and franchised retail stores and multi-brand retailers through wholesale dealers.

Overall sales to original equipment customers accounted for roughly 20% of total sales in 2016.

Financial Performance

Goodyear's revenues have gradually fallen the last four years, with revenues dipping 8% from $16.4 billion in 2015 to $15.2 billion in 2016. The recent revenue drop was attributed to lower sales across all segments, unfavorable foreign currency translations, and unfavorable price and product mixes driven by the impact of lower raw material costs on pricing. It also lost revenue from the deconsolidation of its Venezuelan subsidiary.

Goodyear's profits have fluctuated wildly over the years. After plummeting by 87% to $307 million in 2015, profits skyrocketed by over 300% in 2016, reaching almost $1.3 billion. This massive surge was attributed to the absence of a previous loss in 2015 related to the deconsolidation of its Venezuelan subsidiary, a decrease in income tax expense in 2016, and fewer pension curtailment/settlement expenses.

The company's operating cash flow in 2016 decreased $183 million compared to 2015. This was primarily due to an increased use of cash for working capital of $75 million and lower segment operating income of $35 million.


One factor that typically affects Goodyear's bottom line is how it manages its pension plan. Its US pension strategy includes the accelerated funding of pension plans in conjunction with significantly reducing exposure in the investment portfolio of those plans to future equity market movements. The fixed income investments held for these plans are designed to offset the subsequent impact of discount rate movements on the plans' benefit obligation so that the funded status remains stable.

Goodyear is targeting the Asia/Pacific as a region ripe for growth. In 2016 it purchased a controlling interest in Nippon Goodyear (NGY) in Japan, which helped to increase tire volume by 3.2 million units and accelerate growth in China and India. Also that year, the company launched three new consumer tires under the Goodyear brand, including the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 and the Wrangler Triplemax. In addition, the Remington brand and two new commercial tire products in China were released.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Akron, OH 44316-0001
Phone: 1 (330) 796-2121


Employer Type: Publicly Owned
Stock Symbol: GT
Stock Exchange: , NASDAQ
Chairman, President, and CEO: Richard J. Kramer
EVP and CFO: Laura K. Thompson
SVP, Global Operations and Technology: Joseph Zekoski
Employees (This Location): 3,000
Employees (All Locations): 64,000

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