Dealer Tire Named 2019 Top Workplace
July 3, 2019
Company hiring for 70 new positions this year
CLEVELAND, OHâ€”July 3, 2019â€”Dealer Tire, a Cleveland-based company that helps auto manufacturers and their dealers grow their tire and light maintenance business, was recently named a 2019 â€œTop Workplaceâ€ in Northeast Ohio by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Companies were selected for the honor based solely on the results of an associate survey administered by an independent research firm.
This was the fourth year that Dealer Tire took part in the Plain Dealer survey and the third year in a row it was named a â€œTop Workplace.â€ In 2016, the company was named a â€œWorkplace Achiever.â€
Some of the highlights for Dealer Tire in the 2019 Top Workplaces survey included:
- 85% of Dealer Tireâ€™s associates said they would highly recommend working at the company to others
- 84% said that Dealer Tire motivates them to give their very best
- 35% of a companyâ€™s employees must take part in the Top Workplace survey to be considered as a possible award winner; 59% of Dealer Tireâ€™s employees completed the survey.
- When describing Dealer Tireâ€™s culture, associates most frequently used words such as innovative, collaborative, fair and energetic
â€œDealer Tire is successful because our associates are committed to helping our customers succeed, and the Top Workplaces recognition is a direct reflection of our efforts to ensure that our associates are engaged and have the resources they need to be successful,â€ said Scott Mueller, Partner and CEO of Dealer Tire. â€œWe continually focus on employee engagement, using insights gained from internal assessments to develop the benefits, activities and work environments that enable us to attract, develop and retain associates. The Top Workplaces recognition is a direct reflection of those efforts.â€
The company recently initiated a program called Thrive that is centered on improving the work experience from hire to retire. As part of the Thrive initiative, during the past year Dealer Tire conducted 74 focus groups across the country, with nearly 70% of associates participating. Each group was asked the same four questions, concentrating on what makes Dealer Tire a great workplace now, and what would make it even better in the future.
â€œThe voices of our associates in those focus groups have already had an impact,â€ said Matt Bittner, Partner and Chief People Officer. â€œWeâ€™ve identified actions we can take quickly and others that will take a bit longer to implement. None of this would be possible without our associatesâ€™ openness to the process, their honest feedback and great ideas.â€
Dealer Tire has more than 1,000 associates across the U.S. The company is currently hiring to fill positions in Cleveland and across the U.S. in sales, distribution operations, IT, finance, marketing and HR. For more information, visit https://www.dealertire.com/careers/.
About Dealer Tire
Dealer Tire LLC is a family business that was founded in 1999 by the owners of the former Mueller Tire & Brake, a Cleveland-based retail chain founded in 1918. Dealer Tire manages replacement tire and parts programs for more than 20 automotive OEMs in the U.S. and China. It serves more than 10,000 automotive dealerships from nearly 40 distribution centers across the U.S. For more information about Dealer Tire, visit www.dealertire.com.