Co-Operative Industries Aerospace
2.5 of 5 6 reviews
www.coopind.aero Fort Worth, TX 50 to 149 Employees

Co-Operative Industries Aerospace Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2014
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2.5 6 reviews

                             

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Sam Symonds

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company but poor management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace

ProsThey are growing and have a bright future. The President/CEO is a great guy and cares about the company and the employees, and it shows. They have employee appreciation lunches and incentives often . They work very hard to produce quality product to the customers. Overall this is a great company to work for.

ConsYou are treated differently depending on your manager. They have procedures in place but they are not followed the same amongst the managers. If you work in sales it is clear that you can come in late, leave early and miss all time you want with no consequences. The manager allows you to bring your kids to work and joins in on the gossip and lies. Other areas, your are reprimanded and written up. It is obvious where the favoritism lies withing the company. This is unfortunate and upsetting to many and ultimately brings down the moral.

Advice to Senior ManagementInsure that managers are treating employees the same and follow procedures that are set in place. Open your eyes and see what the rest of the company can see and fix the broken buddy system and gossip in sales. This would raise moral and productivity and make the company that much better of a place to work.

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UNPROFESSIONAL AND NEPOTISM

Purchasing (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time for less than a year

ProsIn theory this place looks good on a resume. In reality the experience is NOT worth the short paragraph on your resume.

ConsThe company is wrought with nepotism, unprofessionalism and really poor management of resources. Prior to working for the company cut wages by 10% across the board. Management is out of touch with how to properly manage their employees. Employees are referred to as Lower Ranks and Higher Ranks by the CEO. Basically a new employee is given a day or two of training and then turned loose in an ERP System, PLEX, and expected to muddle their way through. Drawback to that is the company didn't turn on all of the PLEX modules so the information within the ERP is consistently invalid. Because of the rampant nepotism if you are encountering an issue with a co worker it is HIGHLY unlikely anyone will attempt to correct the issue because there is a high likelihood they are related. Fraternization is NOT frowned upon or discouraged which leads to Sr. Management or Higher Ranking personnel carrying on inappropriate relationships with Lower Ranking employees and promoting those employees into positions they do not have the training, background, experience or education for. This practice is the leading cause of poor management of resources. There are raises recommended but not given, the benefits are HORRIBLE, and there is zero appreciation shown to the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementINVEST INVEST INVEST IN YOUR HUMAN ASSETS. DEVELOPE A TRAINING PROTOCOL,DISCOURAGE FRATERNIZATION AND ELIMINATE NEPOTISM.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disability

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace

Pros50% of the staff if friendly

ConsTwo years ago this company agreed to a disability that i have in my right arm but after 3 yreas of employment ( and i had proven myself many times in that 3 years ) they let me go and also no more than a month after a good review, they said budget cut but i did find out it was because of my arm, they did keep the other employee who has only been there 6 months and plays words with friend 80% of the day..... Co Operative is not a good conpany in my book for long term employment

Advice to Senior ManagementDo better job when it comes to those who count on you to be there for them.

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

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Good and Bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace

ProsLook great on resume, and you are able to get experience working with other aerospace companies.

ConsNo room for growth. Bad pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not micro-manage.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Love it here!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace

ProsI feel as though Co-Operative Industries is one of the few companies out there today that still values it's employees and works hard to build an inviting place to work. I came from working at two different Fortune 500 companies where I was sick of working 12-hour days just to be treated like a number. Here at Co-Operative I work 40 hours a week and enjoy coming to work. The President treats all the employees fairly and has such a welcoming demeanor that makes him easy to talk to and communicate with.

What I value most about this company is the small company atmosphere and warm and inviting culture. The company has had growing pains but it has also doubled in size in the last five years. Even with the new growth the company has continued to stay true to what made it great in the first place. Each month the company buys a huge cake to celebrate each employee's birthday. Each quarter the company pays for lunch to be catered in and lets us take an extended lunch. Each year the company has had an employee appreciation day and gives all of us a two-hour catered lunch.

The President also holds a meeting each month with the entire company to discuss company business. I enjoy being a part of what is going on with the company rather than just the top management knowing the day-to-day business. But at the end of the day I feel like I am paid well, that management listens to me, and that I am a valued employee.

ConsThere were some problems with the management staff but because of complaints from all of us the manager in question was fired. Everything is much better now.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to your employees and take action when there is a problem. Otherwise there are no other complaints.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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HORRIBLE!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace

ProsThe company is growing and the president is a great guy. Easy to get another job after working for them.

ConsManagement can be described with one word: HORRIBLE! One of the VP mean mugs everyone in the company, and the engineering manager yells at her engineers constantly.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of these two managers if you want to get things done right the first time. There is a reason why engineers keep quiting. Think about it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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