Cooper Tire & Rubber Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. Great in 70's through 2000 when I retired.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finishing Tire Inspector in Texarkana, TX
    Current Employee - Finishing Tire Inspector in Texarkana, TX

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I worked there we had people that not only cared about the product, but also our our fellow employees.

    Cons

    Shift work can be tough on the employee as well as the families.

    Advice to Management

    Management should listen to the people on the floor and handle the tires, from the millroom to finishing. I have found that what works on paper doesn't always work on the floor!


  2. Helpful (1)

    I'm proud to work for cooper tire.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tupelo, MS

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cooper tire is a good paying job and I like the idea of working 2 days on and 2 days..

    Cons

    Not really much to say about the cons of working at Cooper tire..it's hard work but it's worth it..If you can't handle it go work at Buger King..

    Advice to Management

    all machines that do the same job should have the same rate. When machine A can only get 5 hours over production in a 12 hour workshift and macine B can get up to 12 hours over production in a 12 shift.It doesn't seem fair. when both machines make the same amount of cuts is a 12 hr shift.. Operators have advised their Superiors but are ignored or over looked..


  3. Overall very positive experience with Cooper Tire and Rubber

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Tire Developer in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Tire Developer in Findlay, OH

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Operates like a small company with easy access to engineers from every department, very friendly, responsive management

    Cons

    Located in small city, not very competitive pay

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for employees to challenge themselves


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  5. Great place for an engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mold Design Engineer in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Mold Design Engineer in Findlay, OH

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, especially good management and fellow workers. Even when you're new you are encouraged to contribute and your ideas are taken seriously. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Cubical work space, but that's engineering. I only left because I had relocated to Findlay to start the job and my wife and kids got homesick.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints here, though I was not there long enough to know much about upper management.


  6. EXCELLENT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Janitor in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Janitor in Findlay, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, the people are always willing to help, they give a lot of freedom to do your work without being micromanaged

    Cons

    Dirty I mean very dirty, and some supervisors are very rude, union, and the union is not strong, benefits could be so much better high premium high deductible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, don't let the Union take advantage of the new hires


  7. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people good work interesting research fun environment. Lots of ping pong. Science-based investigations. Great new building that showcases company growth.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better and senior management doesn't always make the best decisions. Bathrooms need repair but the new ones are much better.


  8. Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's good so far I just started last week

    Cons

    None that I can think of I just started

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Still a great place to work, with people who understand and value The Cooper Way.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedules. Challenges provided. Fair/Decent Wage Cooper Family Values.

    Cons

    Resource (materials, staffing, etc.) constraints Salary wage


  10. I find working at Cooper Tire very good, have great benefits and competive pay.

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

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they have good job openings, able to get another better pay job very quickly,and the managment seems to care about training, quality of the product, work condtions.

    Cons

    Some of the things that arent too good are working on a pay scale percent system. Working 2.5 years to go from 75% to 100% seemed unfair, and now have to work another 3.5 to get Cola. I knew what i was getting into when i got the job so i guess i cant complain. And now the new hires coming in now well never see 100% nor cola will only keep the really good workers away.

    Advice to Management

    Put the money back into the real workers, Let everyone have a chance to get cola, get to 100% . I could see if the company wasnt making any money but when you see the ceos, big bosses etc getting raising, getting million dollar bonuses because of profits , its discouraging to know some pay guy is killing himself making peanuts getting the tires made`.


  11. Overall,a very good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Flexibility in work schedules are good. Benefits are adequate. Solid performing company financially.

    Cons

    They don't do enough to retain good talent.



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