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Cooper Tire & Rubber Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Pay is average for the market/area (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management (executive) level could be more personable (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None stay away. Run far, run long.

    Cons

    Back stabbers. Gossipers, phony employees.

    Advice to Management

    Culture too old


  2. "Not as great as it once was"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Man in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Man in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    full time work, steady bad pay

    Cons

    working beside someone that gets paid 3 times more than you do from the old contract. I was told I will never get on one of the better paying jobs by my supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    get the pay back up and the insurance deductable back in reality.


  3. "Glad Its Over"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairieville, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prairieville, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There was a realistic upward mobility.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts with no breaks.


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  5. "On the verge of a mental breakdown"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE. NONE.

    Cons

    Awful management. Managers don't care. Harassed daily. Union controls the plant. Worked to death. No off-time. Worst company in the world!!! If you actually enjoy working here then I can guarantee that you don't do anything! Cooper rewards stupidity and laziness!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Hit the road!!!!! Listen to us!!!!!


  6. "Misery is what Cooper is all about."

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    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Tire Builder in Tupelo, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money and now that is not good😭

    Cons

    Everything else hours are terrible hot as hell very nasty place to work management is looking for someone to stab in the back. Just sucks!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Lacking


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not What it Used to Be."

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Laborer in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is still a good paying job for those of us that have been there for many years. The employees are friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    It is very hard work and not worth breaking your back over for the pay that is offered. No one hired now will ever get to full pay and must work along side those who will make 10 to 30% more for the same amount of work. They have changed the insurance for new hires so that it is more than one can afford for the pay. The working conditions are not great. Upper management has no clue what goes on in the plant and there is a lack of communication inside as well. The floor supervisors can only do so much when moral is at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work with the working class. If it takes taking a psychology course then so be it. Barking orders will only get you so far before people turn on you.


  8. "Middle Management heavy"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Stow, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Stow, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Industry and the people that you work beside in the "Industry". A small portion of your co-workers are great and will pull their weight.

    Cons

    The culture is terrible. The on-boarding process is a complete disaster that leaves a new hire alienated and detached. The investment into other "house brands" is lacking, thus having a product offering that is both antiquated and not in demand. Middle management is not experienced to react. Senior management could care less.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Abundance of man children that rules middle to upper management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Engineer in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Engineer in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The actually employees are great and they are some of the best people you'll ever meet during the time they work there. The place is a flexible work place to have a family.

    Cons

    To start - you have an executive committee who is on a mission to sell the place to the highest bidder which completely crushes the sliver of morale it had. Second - there is a massive disconnect between technical leadership and employees while one person's focus on creating an empire irregardless of whether anything actually gets developed or people have things to work on seems to cause conflict among groups. Third - the implementation and mandatory usage of SAP has crippled this place. Last - it features a ruthless HR department who will take it to you at every turn with contracts and pays you bargain basement salaries with average to below average benefits (you have to give them a blood sample every year to get any type of discount on your health insurance). It's a good place to work and build your experience but don't expect to stay long as there is no future and zero employee development and planning unless of course you are a 100% "yes" man. This place is a high turnover place so don't get comfortable with the people you work with.

    Advice to Management

    Sell out as fast as you can so that way the new company cleans house through the ranks of upper management in technical and HR and maybe people will be happy again not dealing with childish management and lack of leadership.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sucky job"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There's not really any pros to working at cooper

    Cons

    Just about everything. Don't care about you. Pretty much just use you

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees


  11. "Aniquated systems and culture, behind the times"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable workers in the tire business (some with 30+ years of experience). Bonuses.

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than average. Culture is behind (no willingness to change, lack of accountability, trying to do too much at once, lask of resources to get things done, everything takes a very long time to complete, no IT support, no support from management, "buddy" culture for promotions where you will get left behind unless you have the right connections or golf, fish, or hunt with the right people, all take and no give).

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and do what you say you'd do


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