Cooper Tire & Rubber Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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Cooper Tire & Rubber Chairman, President, and CEO Roy V. Armes
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Pros
  • The company is made up of great people in lower level roles (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • If you have asthma, you may want to be cautious while going around the plant (in 4 reviews)

  • place is filthy, back stabbing co workers, quality assurance is a joke (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Neutral outlook

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multi-skill Electrician in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Multi-skill Electrician in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work and pay...easy labor

    Cons

    unorganized management, union and company scared of each other

    Advice to Management

    Organize and prove authority to personnel.


  2. Change and improvements slow if at all

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Quality products.Interesting work environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better.


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  5. I had planned to retire with them.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Curing in Albany, GA
    Former Employee - Curing in Albany, GA

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good money, I liked the work

    Cons

    long hours, changing production numbers too high so as not to get bonus. closed the wrong plant
    When they closed our plant they would not let us transfer but, would let us move and start at the new higher pay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good people, frustrating politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I liked my co-workers and enjoyed working with them. Working at a manufacturing plant was also interesting... getting to see the process and having tangible products. HR would try to spread the company's philosophies and beliefs.

    Cons

    Frequently the decisions (by higher management) seemed to stand in the way of progress. Even after discussing pros and cons of a decision with my manger and other team members, we couldn't make (what we felt was) the right decision because we were overridden. It was very frustrating. Additionally, HR or management would frequently officially tell you things that were obviously not true (months later). It got to the point that you couldn't trust them.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time considering the impact of decisions.


  7. It was a great place to work, but mismanagement has taken its toll.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people there are some of the finest to work with. (co, or Union)
    The pride inmaking a great product.

    Cons

    Upper management's way to turn employees on each other and create a hostile environment.
    The treatment of the people after many sacrifices were made to keep cooper viable.


  8. Helpful (1)

    The pay is better than most but, the attitude is among the worst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With the Twelve hour, 2 2 3 schedule you get quite a few days off work. The money is good for those who have been there for over ten years but, new hires can make the same starting pay or just a bit less at a much less physical job.

    Cons

    Your work is not appreciated by management because all they want to do is take away and give more job responsibilities for less money. They don't even try to make you feel appreciated. All you hear is you should just be happy you have a job. The co workers are the only positive,

    Advice to Management

    Make your people happy. Try to fake the fact that you care. Remember it is on our backs that you get your bonus


  9. Good place at first but no in mid 2000s

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Somewhat stable place to work, most of layoffs were in our plants but had some in corporate offices as well.
    Decent pay, but definitely could make more elsewhere.
    Benefits were good, but definitely got worse through the 2000s

    Cons

    Morale was horrible during layoffs, obviously, but even after 2005 everyone hated it there.
    No real chance of moving up unless you kissed everyones a$$, so the promotions were definitely not based on work performance.
    Management never praised good work, had lots of slackers there that probably got paid better than the good workers.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on performance, not on how far someone has their nose up your a$$es!!
    Force middle mgmt to praise good work and discipline bad workers, seems like some people can get away with murder there and never face any consequences.


  10. If you need the money and do not mind working long and hard hours, it is okay.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tire Builder in Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - Tire Builder in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money, people and benefits.

    Cons

    Everything else. There is very little upside when you work in a factory.

    Advice to Management

    A greater appreciation of your workers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    trying

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tire Builer
    Current Employee - Tire Builer

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pays the bills that is all

    Cons

    swing shift as if they care



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