Cooper Tire & Rubber
2.7 of 5 35 reviews
www.coopertire.com Findlay, OH 5000+ Employees

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Chairman, President, and CEO Roy V. Armes

Roy V. Armes

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great people....not so great pay or benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH

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

ProsGreat people. Quality products.Interesting work environment

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I had planned to retire with them.

Curing (Former Employee)
Albany, GA

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

Prosgood money, I liked the work

Conslong 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, frustrating politics

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI 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.

ConsFrequently 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 Senior ManagementSpend more time considering the impact of decisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

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

ConsUpper 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

ProsWith 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place at first but no in mid 2000s

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Findlay, OH

I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber

ProsSomewhat 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

ConsMorale 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 Senior ManagementPromote 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Tire Builder (Former Employee)
Texarkana, TX

I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber

ProsThe money, people and benefits.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementA greater appreciation of your workers.

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Tire Builer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

Prospays the bills that is all

Consswing shift as if they care

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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