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Cooper-Standard Automotive Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
29 Reviews
3.4
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Inspecting car parts for default.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Inspector in Goldsboro, NC
    Former Contractor - Inspector in Goldsboro, NC

    I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay, short distance

    Cons

    In the summer time the heat is extreme

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try installing a ventilation system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company. Good benefits at Corp offices.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is growing and is positioned to continue

    Cons

    Has not always made the best decisions about product placement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work as an engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cooper Standard is a leader in their field(s) and it's all driven by the talented engineers that are willing to teach and groom young professionals.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that it is solely an automotive supplier like many other Michigan based companies. The automotive way of doing business is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into other markets that could be supplied while utilizing current world class processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company Good People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Design in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work environment, people, vacation time

    Cons

    Management does not always listen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to build a career.

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    Current Employee - Purchasing in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cooper Standard is a market leader, positive environment, and great opportunities to learn and grow. Great people at the corp office and the plants.

    Cons

    The pressure of Automotive and hitting numbers. If you want to punch a clock, this is not the place for you. Quality is sometimes an issue, but we have some tough commodities to launch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is great that the charity work is still important to the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Old School Manufacturing Mentality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large stable company with decent benefits.
    Some quality co-workers

    Cons

    Old school manufacturing mentality.
    Political. Silos, Fiefdoms, rigid hierarchy, etc.
    Lip service paid to employee engagement.
    Low pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities for driven indiviuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive

    Pros

    Great place to work that offers the ability to grow and develop.

    Cons

    Customer demands can be much at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Paid the bills while at college but offered no future with the company.

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    Former Employee - Rubber Extrusion Operator in Gaylord, MI
    Former Employee - Rubber Extrusion Operator in Gaylord, MI

    I worked at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The single biggest plus for working there were the friends I made, both salary and hourly employees alike. I personally liked the type of work but thats a preference.

    Cons

    It would be a political embarrassment if some of the management had to represent the company on the road. I have personally witnessed a supervisor treat employees so poorly that my adult lady co-worker had to excuse herself to the bathroom to cry. This was not a one time thing; I had personally filed a complaint about her over a year prior and there seemed to be no apparent repercussion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees that are capable of and driven enough to obtain a future beyond that of 30k/year if you work 60 hour weeks on a regular basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is all about who you know.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company with many opportunities, but most opportunities are given to former colleagues of the manager from outside the company.

    Cons

    Where you came from is more important than work performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the empire building by certain departments. Walk the talk and live by the highly advertised values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, good pay, low turnover rate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Purchasing Intern in Novi, MI
    Current Intern - Purchasing Intern in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Cooper-Standard Automotive as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Very employee-oriented.

    Cons

    Little opportunities for upward mobility internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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