Cooper-Standard Automotive
2.9 of 5 16 reviews
www.cooperstandard.com Novi, MI 5000+ Employees

Cooper-Standard Automotive Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2014
Cooper-Standard Automotive – Novi – “Headquarters”

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2.9 16 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

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Jim McElya

(10 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's not perfect, but it's not horrible either. Easy but boring.

Operator (Current Employee)
Gaylord, MI

I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time for more than a year

ProsMoney. Plenty of overtime, but not mandatory.

ConsRepeated scheduling and management problems

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain supervisors and managers to be better at dealing with people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Supervisor (Former Employee)
Rockford, TN

I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay, Benefits, Health Insurance, 401K

ConsEnormous hours with no appreciation for effort. Feel as though your job is on the line every moment of the day.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Auburn, IN

I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time for more than 8 years

ProsJob security through the union, good pay, some of the co-workers made the job fun, and if you kept yourself busy then the 8-hour shift went fast.

ConsThe union also protected lazy co-workers, some supervisors were unfair (but not all), the factory smelled like rubber, and in the summer it was extremely hot.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to share, you make the big-bucks so you figure it out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive

ProsThe atmosphere was OK. The people for the most part were easy to work with and generally nice.

ConsThe pay was sub par for the work performed in comparison to others in the area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work with many opportunities.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Novi, MI

I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive

ProsGreat working environment. Working for a global company provides many opportunities. Good benefits. The company is a good corporate citizen with a strong focus on charity work.

ConsDue to the economy and changes in the industry the company has gone through a lot of change. For the most part the change has been good for the overall health of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I would like to think of this place as more than just a paycheck

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Auburn Hills, MI

I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive

ProsNew product lines and technologies, some great people to work with and average benefits.

ConsManagement cherry picking new "profitable" industries without having the correct resources to work on it. Poor morale within the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the strengths and weaknesses of the company and focus on that to improve the company. Look at the background and education of the employees to see what they have to offer for the company. Stay within the realm of our expertise, in other words don't venture into newer automotive technologies just because it's related to automotive (seals, fluids). To become one of the biggest suppliers in 2013, what is the strategic plan and strategic execution to achieve this?

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i have learned alot from our plant.

Burger Benderoper (Current Employee)
Surgoinsville, TN

I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive

Prosthe way we are trained.

Consthe way we are treated.. we have a lot of favoritism in our plant. we big in temps but really take time to train them..

Advice to Senior Managementthat we are all treated equal, & not to jump on us in front of other people.

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It's a struggle to go to work in a place that cares more about bottom dollar than the health and safety of employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New Lexington, OH

I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive

ProsThe only 2 reasons I have not left is that its close to home and my childrens schools.

ConsThey believe in working "more with less". They don't care about our opinions on how to improve working conditions. It's thier way or no way. All they see is if we make a mistake. There is no compliments given on a job well done. Moral at this plant is very low.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people. Most have been there since the doors have opened. Stop running plant like a dictatorship and more like a democracy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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fair company

Program Engineer (Former Employee)
Novi, MI

I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive

Prosgood job for career development

Consmanagement needs to communicate more directly and open

Advice to Senior Managementneeds to strength out the internal recognition and career development

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a pretty good experience

Accountant (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive

ProsI was impressed with the comraderie within the organization. Also, compensation was fair, and the work life balance was pretty good. I was also impressed with the opportunities for promotions from within.

ConsMay be due to the industry being down as a whole, but stability within the organization was not the best.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing really. Overall, management was pretty good and treated people fairly. Maybe just a little more communication.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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