CooperVision

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CooperVision Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
56 Reviews
3.5
56 Reviews
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Daniel G. McBride
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good wellness program if you work for corporate but not R&D (in 10 reviews)

  • They clearly believe in work-life balance and have a gym and wellness program that help weigh out the negatives (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • People who do not have industry expertise hold decision making power; they are ineffective leaders and bring down the morale (in 3 reviews)

  • No stock options for positions below Director (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CooperVision

    Pros

    Positive and healthy working environment

    Cons

    Low bonus and salary hike

    Recommends
  2.  

    A giant sucking sound

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at CooperVision as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location, benefits. Some managers are better than others. Relatively relaxed atmosphere between annual fiscal year end layoffs. Hours are regular. A few people aren't horrible.

    Cons

    Everyone is scrambling to impress whoever is directly above them. Very little long term thinking. The workplace is cliquey - borderline segregated. Management plays favorites hard. No stock for anyone under director level. No room for advancement because half the company is already management to the other half. Pay maybe average but cost of living is 2-3x average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    enriching experience where i learned about system implementations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rochester, NY

    I worked at CooperVision full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good collaboration between colleagues
    good benefits
    flexible hours for salaried employees

    Cons

    charged political environment (camp- and partisan-like)
    lack of shared vision and sense of purpose
    still feeling the sequels of a mismanaged business integration with OSI

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparency top-down transparency on strategic objectives & goals
    better cascading of key messages

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Healthiest and friendliest place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at CooperVision full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Extraordinary wellness program: this company offers a Clubsport gym membership; weekly yoga and zumba session during lunch; badminton, softball and volleyball competitions after work; as well as frequent health-related workshops which are awesome!
    Friendly atmosphere: One thing that really stands out about this company is that everyone, regardless their position, truly does embrace its core value as "friendly partners."
    Full of opportunities to grow: Managers and directors at this company truly care about their employees' growth and well being. They encourage the Associates to be involved in collaborative meetings which helps us to continuously improve in their knowledge and skills while keeping us focused on our goals/objectives.
    Other perks: flexible working hours, amazing lunch cruise around the bay for holiday party, annual open house to the President's mansion and free best product of contacts for a lifetime!

    Cons

    There is no stock option for employees which would have been awesome since the stock price has increased by 75% since the first time I joined COO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Inspiring company & values encompassing highly political and silo'd departments

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

    I have been working at CooperVision full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful wellness program, free access to a REALLY amazing gym, stock price going up up and up!

    Cons

    -Company values are great, but are poorly implemented in various departments. If you are assertive and trying to get things done, you aren't being a partner
    -Must be a Director or VP in order to get things
    -People who do not have industry expertise hold decision making power; they are ineffective leaders and bring down the morale
    -Equity program only kicks in at the Director level and above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a huge struggle between allowing sites & regions to make their own destiny and that keeps running up against corporate instructions. Realign the incentives program to assure that the corporate mandates are being implemented or get rid of corporate and allow for true self-determination at each site/region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    R&D branch - not worth your life - stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at CooperVision full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good wellness program if you work for corporate but not R&D. Good medical benefit for HSA plans.

    Cons

    Too much dirty politics in R&D. Everyone cares for their own narrow benefits. You can't speak up or give ideas. HR has too much muscle to go after you to please senior management. Middle to senior management don't care for people, just care for self.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop faking you care. You are not a good company yo work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best companies I have ever worked at as they truly care about their people and live the values they have est.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairport, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairport, NY

    I have been working at CooperVision full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing management team, great people, the company actually lives their values each day;;Being Partners to all internal and extrernal customers, everyone is Friendly, People are Dedicated and we always try to be Innovative to see how we can doing something better. The management support is great as no one talks down to you and everyone is treated as part of a team. I would comnpare the salaries and benefits of CooperViision to any other top company in Rochester, and last but not least, The Wellness program is second to none.

    Cons

    The only challenges I see is that the Strategic team in located in California so if you are succesful at your position in Fariport unless you want to move to California it could be challenging to ascend to a director position or higher in Fairport. This all depends on the department you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on consistant communication throughout the organization, at times changes occur and not everyone is in the loop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The opportunities are limitless!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Fairport, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Fairport, NY

    I have been working at CooperVision full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a flexible work environment and very wellness focused. There is a gym on site, that employees are encourages to use, with a full time personal trainer, for FREE. There is also FREE weight watchers, where a rep comes once a week to hold meetings during lunch hour, in a conference room. It doesn't get any easier than that, to stay fit! I've only been with the company 9 months and have already traveled to California and Barbados. There are many opportunities to grow and do well! The benefits package is also great and inexpensive. It includes full health, dental and eye care and 401k and pension. The day to day tasks are challenging and people are always there to help.

    Cons

    There are some people who don't see the benefits of working for CooperVision and it can be demotivating. People in lower level roles tend to be negative, at all times, and very removed from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to improve the morale of lower level employees by getting them involved in meetings, so they can feel like they're apart of something.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, a great place to be.

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

    I have been working at CooperVision full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With not a lot of big thriving companies in Rochester, NY, CooperVision is a great place to be. They clearly believe in work-life balance and have a gym and wellness program that help weigh out the negatives.

    Cons

    Promotions and salary increases can be tough to get. Very top heavy with Sr. management and very few actually executing the work. Sr. management mostly in CA office with a clear desire to move more employees out there. Vacation time falls very short with an increase coming only after 5 full years of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too lean, need more entry to mid level employees. Too internally focused. Need to focus on needs of end customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A prison camp mentality - they beat you down until you end up quitting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales
    Former Employee - Field Sales

    I worked at CooperVision full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health care is descent. Products are ok but way to aged. No newly created products or r and d advances even though 300 plus good people make up that dept. oh yeah. FDA Recalls are very common. Check it out by doing a Google search.

    Cons

    Wolf pack mentality at Cooper - Upper mgmnt operate this way to silence anyone with a bright idea. Our way or hit the door pal.

    Pay structure is horrible. Sales people are dis incentivized for trying to excel. All in the name of " "good for the company". Who care about you attitude. Stay away from this prison camp

    One star rating is way to kind for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up. You're acutely aware of what's going on. Remove the fear factor that is present if an employee speaks up. Promote those with an entrepreneurial mind. The "Stuffed shirts" that go along with your "game"shouldn't b rewarded w/ promotions unless you intentd to attract only the bottom feeders seeking and keeping employment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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