Cooper Tire & Rubber

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2014
Updated 18 October, 2014
42 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    EXCELLENT

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

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is great, the people are always willing to help, they give a lot of freedom to do your work without being micromanaged

    Cons

    Dirty I mean very dirty, and some supervisors are very rude, union, and the union is not strong, benefits could be so much better high premium high deductible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, don't let the Union take advantage of the new hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work but it is hot in the summer.

    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Texarkana, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Texarkana, AR (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cooper Tire invests time and training into people who are looking to advance.

    Cons

    It can get very hot.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Aniquated systems and culture, behind the times

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable workers in the tire business (some with 30+ years of experience). Bonuses.

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than average. Culture is behind (no willingness to change, lack of accountability, trying to do too much at once, lask of resources to get things done, everything takes a very long time to complete, no IT support, no support from management, "buddy" culture for promotions where you will get left behind unless you have the right connections or golf, fish, or hunt with the right people, all take and no give).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your money where your mouth is and do what you say you'd do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cooper Tires in Mexico

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Divicional in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Manager Divicional in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cooper tires can grow well with your brand to develop a business plan based on many factors such as loyalty, brand outlets and sales force, much work, too much to fix and a lot to do, but you have to switch to the heads not have direction or course

    Cons

    Cooper Tires
    A company with a product portfolio of very large and very dedicated to the economic marks its own brand, with a very bad business address in Mexico, in addition to their wages (very good) but under a payment scheme based on tax evación and incomplete and regular benefits, incomplete social security since internally at a salary rate and another before the law, besides that the company does not pay, you have two to four operators to make payments to employees and that affects their social insurance contributions and pension bases its trade policy in competing on price rather than quality or brand, and runs a very Carante policy vision, and betting and multibrand gandes prefers to create a network of distributors to give you every day more market presence and giving them excessive privileges they do lose money in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nocuenta induction with any department, the management of the directors is not good in appearance that do not listen proposals based on field data and lack and type of work is only based on contacts that time ago and have not promote a healthy culture of coexistence, besides that the absence of a human resources department is responsible for administration and finance gerenia which has never props ready work or which delays any time management as expense accounts for travel, utility cars, airline tickets, and more, you pay utilities year worked and makes settlements gave you according to how high the minimum wage and social insurance) and not with you are paid as Manager Divicional or regional definitely very bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Engineering Intern/Co-op Position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Texarkana, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Texarkana, AR (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My coworkers at Cooper want me to stay and see me succeed. The environment is very friendly, and no one is going to talk down to you. Hours are reasonable, as long as you are an early riser, because your shift starts at 7:00am. They off a $500 monthly "hospitality" or "housing" allowance at signing, depending on how long you stay. There are a strong group of leaders that want to develop future workers for Cooper Tire. This job is also great if you work well on your own, seeing that I was never micro-managed. They offer both summer and semester-on-semester-off internships. They are willing to offer this during your current internship. I likely will work for Cooper again.

    Cons

    If you accept this job, expect to get dirty some days! Carbon Black is one of the strongest staining, dirtiest, messiest things I've delt with. If you have asthma, you may want to be cautious while going around the plant. Though no chemicals Cooper uses are toxic, I found them irritating to my breathing. This isn't a huge problem because you spend most of your time in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns come for a learning expirience, but seem to be thrown into the swing of things without knowlege of the leadership heirarchy, process of making tires, or how to use their business systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Change and improvements slow if at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great place for an engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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