BATO (Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations) is easily the best civilian employer I have ever had the pleasure of working for. Competitive pay and excellent benefits with a work environment that many businesses have tried and failed to duplicate. EXCELLENT management personnel, EXCELLENT leadership, EXCELLENT co-workers, and an all-around stellar company. I have ZERO complaints about ANY interaction with this company at ANY of their locations I have visited or worked at, and I highly doubt anyone who did their job properly can say differently. I learned everything I know about industrial maintenance through Bridgestone and they have enabled me to have the kind of life I currently enjoy. Workplace culture is focused on the safety of their people FIRST, and the production is always second to that, but never second in quality. Hardest part of the job was having to leave it, honestly, but my wife did not want to move to South Carolina and I wasn't going to force her. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work with my hands and knowing that everything I did was what kept the plant in operation.
Great Pay, Great Benefits, Great Culture, Great Work Environment