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Co-Operative Industries Aerospace Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. "Love working here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great schedule (off every other Friday), great benefits, comfortable work environment, and monthly employee appreciation activities

    Cons

    No ice cream vending machine in break room

    Advice to Management

    Ice cream vending machine in the cafeteria


  2. "Great place to get laid off."

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start if you are looking for an entry level position. Great open door policy.

    Cons

    Growth should be the overall objective to any organization, however management has been unable to strategically navigate downward market trends as layoffs seem to be a consent occurrence. Co-Op makes wire harness for airplanes, and as such there are a finite number of customers to sell to in a seemingly competitive industry.

    It appears that this industry is very susceptible to indirect trends as well, such as the political climate (Co-Op does sell to the defense industry) and the airline industry (more planes in the air means less sells opportunities, which translates into less revenue...so much for that Christmas bonus).

    It should also be noted that this organization has never achieved employee retention past 200 people and it's been around since 1946 and as such it's become clear that growth will always remain stagnate and so will your career.

    Advice to Management

    Share short terms goals and strategies to achieve realistic objectives, as short terms goals translates into long term gains. Create feedback loops for improvement on procedures.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No Integrity or professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has a 80 hour in 9 day schedule which gives employees every other Friday off. Greatest benefit they have

    Cons

    Company does not operate base on their motto.
    Lack of training, guidance, communication.
    Sale & Contracts are untouchable can do no wrong in management's eyes. Engineering & Sales lack teamwork, accountability and professionalism. Procedures are not in place in order to have adequate training. Departmentso do not work together to get the job done right. Sales & contracts do not follow through with issues in missing part information, drawings, or information needed from customers to adequately quote bill of materials. Teamwork is a foreign word to these departments. Gossip and trying to sabotage other departments is their highest priority. Previous parts quoted are incomplete, not valid or history is not in system. Which creates problems because old quotes to not match current ones.
    Discrepancies are not investigated to determine root cause, if sales says it's wrong then management believes them. Other departments do not work together to ensure the job is done right the first time. Sales can be late and do personal business Daily while others cannot. Favoritism is clear with this department. If their mistakes are addressed they are either overlooked or the department retaliates and the sabotages other employees. No yearly mark up on stocked parts causes loss of money for the company. Documentation received from customers are not always complete and when asked for more information sales does not go to the customer to ask for more information. Sales cares about getting the order in the system, and lacks attention to detail and knowledge of parts being procured. Many parts are rejected in quality do to parts being ordered without proper MOC's or drawing in place before the other is placed. When asked to get more information from the customer the request is ignored or followed with attitude and takes weeks or months to get correct information. There has been issues with sales & purchasing for years do to these reason. It also causes a hostel work environment. Sales & engineering lack professionalism, team building skills, and understanding of drawings. Time is wasted on email wars between departments rather than working together to find a solution. Old quotes in system are very out dated or missing which creates extra work & conflicts between departments and a resolution is rarely found. They also try to run or give direction to other departments without speaking to employees manager.
    Sales does not ensure all documents or information is related to other departments.

    Advice to Management

    High turnover rate in purchasing department is do to the lack of cooperation from sales. And the lack of support to department managers when conflicts are brought to CEO''s attention. Investigation processes should be in place to ensure the gossip sales department tries to get employees in trouble. Yearly mark up on stocked parts would help keep quotes at a more competitive rate and gain profit for the company. Standard cost needs to be an average cost, since parts are never purchasedid at the same price each time. Quote & production meets are a waste of time, since information gather in meetings are not followed up on or no one is keeping track of the issues or following up on them. A huge saving would be found if each department works together as a team until of running to the CEO when problem is found. Best practices and business ethics needs a major overhaul. Stop listening to the "special" departments and listen to your purchasing department. There our some highly intelligent people in this group that are looking out for the best interest of the company. The work very hard to ensure the company's interest is top priority. A more solid structured team would help save the company substantial money if you would just listen to them instead of making knee jerk reactions based on what sales tells you. They are not there for the companies best intrest, they just want to start trouble and create more problems.


  4. "QA Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO. He treats all employees liked his own family members.

    Cons

    It's kinda sad when economic was down. And I was one of unlucky employee. But, I did understand the company down side.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on teams work.


  5. "Good learning company"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Tech in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Assembly Tech in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well trained on how to do the job properly

    Cons

    Not enough business to grow. New building is too costly. If someone needs a promotion, you can bet its time for a layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better sales department


  6. "Working at BAE Systems was the best career choice I made 27 years ago."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits; strong D&I advocates; work flexibility.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.


  7. "Good place for students and recent grads"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Analyst in White Settlement, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Analyst in White Settlement, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work for students and recent high school or college grads

    Cons

    No job structure, No flexibility, the company plays favorites, not much promotional potential, pay is low

  8. Helpful (2)

    "UNPROFESSIONAL AND NEPOTISM"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Co-Operative Industries Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In theory this place looks good on a resume. In reality the experience is NOT worth the short paragraph on your resume.

    Cons

    The company is wrought with nepotism, unprofessionalism and really poor management of resources. Prior to working for the company cut wages by 10% across the board. Management is out of touch with how to properly manage their employees. Employees are referred to as Lower Ranks and Higher Ranks by the CEO. Basically a new employee is given a day or two of training and then turned loose in an ERP System, PLEX, and expected to muddle their way through. Drawback to that is the company didn't turn on all of the PLEX modules so the information within the ERP is consistently invalid. Because of the rampant nepotism if you are encountering an issue with a co worker it is HIGHLY unlikely anyone will attempt to correct the issue because there is a high likelihood they are related. Fraternization is NOT frowned upon or discouraged which leads to Sr. Management or Higher Ranking personnel carrying on inappropriate relationships with Lower Ranking employees and promoting those employees into positions they do not have the training, background, experience or education for. This practice is the leading cause of poor management of resources. There are raises recommended but not given, the benefits are HORRIBLE, and there is zero appreciation shown to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    INVEST INVEST INVEST IN YOUR HUMAN ASSETS. DEVELOPE A TRAINING PROTOCOL,DISCOURAGE FRATERNIZATION AND ELIMINATE NEPOTISM.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Disability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    50% of the staff if friendly

    Cons

    Two years ago this company agreed to a disability that i have in my right arm but after 3 yreas of employment ( and i had proven myself many times in that 3 years ) they let me go and also no more than a month after a good review, they said budget cut but i did find out it was because of my arm, they did keep the other employee who has only been there 6 months and plays words with friend 80% of the day..... Co Operative is not a good conpany in my book for long term employment

    Advice to Management

    Do better job when it comes to those who count on you to be there for them.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great company but poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    They are growing and have a bright future. The President/CEO is a great guy and cares about the company and the employees, and it shows. They have employee appreciation lunches and incentives often . They work very hard to produce quality product to the customers. Overall this is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    You are treated differently depending on your manager. They have procedures in place but they are not followed the same amongst the managers. If you work in sales it is clear that you can come in late, leave early and miss all time you want with no consequences. The manager allows you to bring your kids to work and joins in on the gossip and lies. Other areas, your are reprimanded and written up. It is obvious where the favoritism lies withing the company. This is unfortunate and upsetting to many and ultimately brings down the moral.

    Advice to Management

    Insure that managers are treating employees the same and follow procedures that are set in place. Open your eyes and see what the rest of the company can see and fix the broken buddy system and gossip in sales. This would raise moral and productivity and make the company that much better of a place to work.


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