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From the Goodyear Learning Center to tuition reimbursement for continuous education, we believe that your personal and professional development will help you take the next step in your career with Goodyear. Our dedicated learning and development team is committed to continuous growth for our associates by providing opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge as they move into the future.
To help associates develop and advance within their roles at Goodyear, each division is responsible for providing training based on specific needs, but we also sponsor our associates’ need for personal development, whether it’s learning through outside education or internal job experience assignments.
The opportunity for growth is available to everyone pursuing a career with Goodyear, and we offer many professional and personal development resources covering a wide variety of skill sets and competencies, including:
Learn more: Career Development
Diversity in the workplace is crucial to the success of our business. Goodyear’s global network helps us to educate and provide insight into how to build a stronger workforce by valuing different skills among team members and promoting programs for development.
Here at Goodyear, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all associates feel respected, welcomed, challenged, and valued. Our aim is to support and encourage a highly engaged workforce that positions us to achieve our goals of accomplishing key business objectives while optimizing performance for our customers and ensuring our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve.
At Goodyear, employee resource groups emerge when a group of associates voluntarily join together based on shared characteristics, dimensions of diversity, or life experiences. These groups are aligned with Goodyear’s organizational mission, values, goals, and objectives. Goodyear recognizes the value and generosity these groups provide in supporting the company's goals and objectives.
Goals of the Employee Resource Groups include:
Learn more: Diversity & Inclusion
Goodyear is proud of our program, Good Life, which helps associates improve their health and wellness. The Good Life mission is to foster an atmosphere of wellness, promoting a culture of health for Goodyear associates and their families. We achieve this goal by providing information, tools, and resources that empower associates to become healthy, engaged, and productive at work and at home.
The culture of health at Goodyear is built on four pillars:
Goodyear provides you with benefits and tools to help you take control of and manage your health and planning for the future. From medical benefits and paid vacations and holidays to creating a 401(k) for the future, Goodyear provides you with the resources you need to be your best on and off the job.
Good Life offers a wide variety of resources to help our associates make small lifestyle changes to live a healthier life. Goodyear cares about the well being of associates and their families. Our global shared values “encourage wellness and safety both on the job and away from work.” Our programs help associates and their families make the most of their medical benefits and minimize complications that can arise from certain health conditions.
Goodyear associates around the world know there is nothing more important than safety. We work to create an environment that fosters health and safety both at work and at home. We regularly talk about our safety performance and are constantly seeking ways to live and work toward our global goal: No One Gets Hurt.
Goodyear focuses on building resilience to help prepare for unexpected life emergencies. Our global business continuity process includes preparedness, response, and recovery during any incident. Our focus and concern is for all our associates and business partners, facilities, and business operations and ultimately prepare against a potential supply chain impact.
Learn more: Health, Safety & Wellness
In 2014, Goodyear took a bold step forward in the history of our company with the opening of a new, state-of-the-art headquarters building in Akron, Ohio, offering enhanced technology and collaboration opportunities for our associates, and the potential for exciting new developments for our customers.
The global headquarters is located next to the Goodyear Innovation Center, literally bridging the gap between the market and innovation. This connected campus is an important piece of Goodyear’s evolving and collaborative culture. The bright, open design promotes a transparent working environment and enables the formation of teamwork and social bonds that support collaboration and innovative thinking.
Goodyear’s global headquarters fully supports learning and development through a variety of meeting spaces and the Goodyear Learning Center. Innovative materials and systems are used throughout the building to support idea building and problem solving, while conference centers, various-size meetings rooms, and digital tools help associates leverage the skills and knowledge of their teams. This enables associates to create, acquire, transfer, and retain knowledge and reinforces our commitment to become a Learning Organization.
Goodyear’s global headquarters building was designed down to the smallest details to promote sustainability and conservation, earning a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design® (LEED) rating from the U.S. Green Building Council®.
Goodyear’s global headquarters utilizes smart and sustainable materials throughout the building—each element was selected to meet sustainability requirements. Almost 90 percent of the wood in the building is from sustainable sources, and the two types of roof systems—white and vegetated—reduce heat gain. The building’s low-flow plumbing fixtures allow for a water-use reduction of 42 percent, and much of the site area was restored with native or adaptive species plantings that require little watering or maintenance.
In the words of Richard J. Kramer, our chairman and CEO, "This certification represents a further step in our commitment to sustainability and reinforces Goodyear's shared value of caring for our environments and communities."
Features such as a fitness and wellness center support healthy lifestyles and enable associates to leave work healthier than when they arrived. Among the building’s new employee amenities are fitness facilities, an outdoor exercise path, bicycle storage, showers, and changing rooms.
The new Goodyear HQ café features a wireless, natural-light dining area and a patio that’s open during warmer weather, alongside an array of exciting food stations offering everything from wood-fired pizza to a specialty station featuring healthy options. If you’re watching what you eat, you can consult with an on-site dietician or tap into an iPad kiosk to help answer your nutrition and health questions. Sometimes, we’ll even invite guest chefs to the café to perform cooking events, with demonstrations, new recipes, and nutrition information.
Learn more: Global Presence