Cooper Tire & Rubber Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
37 Reviews

2.3
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Cooper Tire & Rubber Chairman, President, and CEO Roy V. Armes
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  1.  

    Overall very positive experience with Cooper Tire and Rubber

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Tire Developer  in  Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Tire Developer in Findlay, OH

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for employees to challenge themselves

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    GOING DOWN HILL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is still good for those with more time in the plant. Great people to work with on the floor level

    Cons

    Many supervisors do not respect the workers. Work schedule is not conducive to family life or other things outside of work. Upper management has no touch with the reality of what goes on on the floor level. Newer employees are not allowed full pay. Ever. High cancer rate among workers. Machinery not kept in safe conditions to work with. Many workers are not properly trained for their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe upper management should work on the floor to see what their decissions actually do to the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I had planned to retire with them.

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    Former Employee - Curing  in  Albany, GA
    Former Employee - Curing in Albany, GA

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

    Pros

    good money, I liked the work

    Cons

    long 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cooper Review

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    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Findlay, OH

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

    Pros

    Best culture to work for

    Cons

    Findlay OH is a small town

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, frustrating politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Frequently 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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time considering the impact of decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    thieves

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time

    Pros

    memories of how things used to be...employees long for management of years gone by that knew what they were doing

    Cons

    management constantly seeking ways to take more from employees...especially non union plant...management says that don't want unions but prove they work...steal pensions and benefits from profitable plant and give to less productive plants...example for one particular job pay is 28.00 and 30.00 dollars at union plants and 10.20 non union...also twice as much produced from non union with half the people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward those that keep the company afloat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company has not ethics and senior management sell fake vision and ethical statements.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No pros if you work there except for the fact that people who do the ground work are far better people than top management.

    Cons

    Poor top management decisions and vision statement is fake and not followed by anyone. This company cannot go global because they have no ethics, even working with senior managers. Be a lier and you will win in this company. No growth opportunity as very flat organization. Please work for a startup than for Cooper Tires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your management style and please hire people with ethics on the top roles. Pay people their dues and do not play with somebody hard earned money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Family Oriented business

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    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have alot of good strong values and very strongly believe in the work life balance principal. Not often expected to work overtime.

    Cons

    Office bureacracy makes it hard to advance in company, pay is average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    COOPER STINKS!

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    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Laborer in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Pros

    the pay for those that have worked there for a long period

    Cons

    Cancer death rates, long work hours, not treated with respect, poor insurance, has gone downhill steadily for the past 20 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should need a college course in how to handle workers with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upper 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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