Cooper Tire & Rubber

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Reviews

Updated 10 August 2014
Updated 10 August 2014
37 Reviews
2.3
37 Reviews
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Cooper Tire & Rubber Chairman, President, and CEO Roy V. Armes
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  1.  

    Change and improvements slow if at all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Builder  in  Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overtime is available in abundance if you're willing to work it.

    Cons

    They use the continental shift for 24 hr continuous production. Filthy environment to work with what I'm sure are health hazards. Many improvements need to be made, but change seems to be slow if any comes at all. Hiring and retention of new people is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fill up the mill room so we don't run out of components.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a Bad Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Good balance between work and family

    Cons

    Overall attitude of the workforce due to the lockout and potential buyout from Apollo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for an engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mold Design Engineer  in  Findlay, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Mold Design Engineer in Findlay, OH (US)

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, especially good management and fellow workers. Even when you're new you are encouraged to contribute and your ideas are taken seriously. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Cubical work space, but that's engineering. I only left because I had relocated to Findlay to start the job and my wife and kids got homesick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints here, though I was not there long enough to know much about upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Make the best of what you got

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting & Finance Intern  in  Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting & Finance Intern in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Plenty of opportunities to meet knowledgeable people and learn new skills
    -Company uses SAP and other relevant software

    Cons

    -More often than not, you need to find the best tasks on your own
    -Lazy corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drastic changes are needed to the control environment. Continue to recruit young workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unstable, Behind the times, good 'ol boy network liars

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Findlay, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Findlay, OH (US)

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good luck finding anything besides this positive to say about the company.

    Cons

    Company leadership is 100% "Good ol Boy" club. Diversity and Inclusion is non-existent. If you are a monority of any kind do not put yourself through the hassle and unequal treatment environment and culture there. Work systems and methodologies are at least 20 years behind the time. They say SAP but the system is garbage as the company did not invest in Reporting the SAP system is bare bones and majority of work is still through manual spreadsheets. No work life balance. Rules for some and guidelines for others mentality. Very much an age and race based corporation that has no intention of changing and making their work environment more diverse. Amazed to see this culture still exist in 2014. The leadership at the Findlay plant have no people skills, and only hire their friends. They pay for some people's education, and do not let them move up or utilize their skills. You can NOT be a critical thinker if you want to succeed here, be a dependent learner, do as little as possible, screw up as much as you can and you're guaranteed to get a promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Do not trust the management and the outlook.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Supply Chain  in  Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Manager Supply Chain in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good and sturdy tires with good value.

    Cons

    Exploits employees and does not pay well. Lot of broken process and an old boys club mentality. Cannot trust the management at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and create trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Several good years of business have led to nice bonuses and additional profit sharing. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Cooper and some employees are really stuck in their ways, which makes it difficult to progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    pure hell

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Builder  in  Tupelo, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Tupelo, MS (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay the bills, work close to home, 25 years allows me to have enough time off to work another job

    Cons

    place is filthy, back stabbing co workers, quality assurance is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay out of Mississippi

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people....not so great pay or benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. Quality products.Interesting work environment

    Cons

    Do not reflect appreciation of hardwork from employees with comparable compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People, Company policies are changing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time

    Pros

    The company is made up of great people in lower level roles

    Cons

    Company policies are being revised to provide shareholder value, but not good for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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