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  1. "Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alton, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cope Plastics, Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Truly treat employees like family.
    Great benefits
    Great working environment
    Good people

    Cons

    Honestly, absolutely none at all

    Advice to Management

    Stay decent


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Cope Plastics, Inc."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cope Plastics, Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    No good reason. Horrible company.

    Cons

    Unfair treatment of employees outside of the family (family owned business )or unless you are personal friends with the family. Treated poorly if not of Caucasian decent. Advancement opportunities & proper pay increase after years of service is to be forgotten about if you work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up & mature. Treat ALL employees with respect. Treat ALL employees fairly. The list goes on & on for this improper management group.

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    "Outside Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Harvest, AL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Harvest, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cope Plastics, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company Vehicle, Direct Deposit. Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    You are charged over $200.00 dollars per month for company vehicle. The company is expense driven. will not pay for lunch if you are not staying over night when making calls to customers. Over zealous management who give you now help in achieving your goals. Management does
    micromanage your every day not letting sales, inside & outside, do the job they where hired for.
    Company takes days to get a quote to customers if there is any special machining or fabrication while the customer has quotes from competitors and have placed orders and moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Get some branch managers that do not micromanage every aspect of you day.


  4. "Things are changing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alton, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked there a long time (15+ years). Good working environment. Loved the family.

    Cons

    There seems to be "several" sets of standards. The rules don't always apply to everyone.
    Special people get special treatment. Like "working" from home.

    Advice to Management

    Rules are too loosy-goosy. Not everyone is accountable. Too bad.


  5. "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alton, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with an awesome management team that gets along great together. The company gives a lot of room for growth and continuous learning capabilities.

    Cons

    Continuous growth throughout other locations is limited due to the fact that machining plastics depends on weather conditions.


  6. "Nice Family owned company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alton, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cope Plastics, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, good benefits, reasonable time off

    Cons

    Pay, opportunities for advancement, do not value people with degrees


  7. "Cope plastics is a good place to learn."

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    Current Employee - CNC Op3 in Alton, IL
    Current Employee - CNC Op3 in Alton, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cope Plastics, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people that work at cope are like family. They are friendly and there is a good group of very hard working individuals who are always good to see on a daily basis. Cope plastics is always busy and are highly unlikely to have lay offs. Also vacation and personal days are very nice along with health care and dental plans, 401k and gym discounts.

    Cons

    The shop in the past year has been speeding up jobs and shorting workers quote times so much so that it feels like we can't ever win. No extra pay for more and more work with additional jobs such as sorting plastics, clocking in and out of everything you do. Extreme micro managing with time clocks. There is no recognition when you run better than quote daily. They don't even know. Very Short but payed 20 minute lunch you can't comfortably eat that fast.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to the people on the floor more and get some advice how to change for the better and stop reverting to the same old way of doing things. Make life better for your workers and the workers will pay you back for the positive changes that you make.

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    "Database Administrator / Developer"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many nice people work there. There are some nice lunches periodically. They honor veterans, women with breast cancer, and others. They are thought very nicely by the people in the Alton and Godfrey communities.

    Cons

    They don't want to spend any money... For example, their SQL Server database runs on an active/passive cluster, and contains all production, all test, all development, and absolutely everything else. I showed management that Microsoft publishes that production should be placed on a different server than test, different server than development... Management didn't want to spend the money -- but they still wonder why the database runs so poorly, and why things couldn't be fixed. They run Dynamics AX 2009, but don't pay Microsoft for any support. Because of that, they don't get to receive any answers from Microsoft for any questions that need to be asked, and they don't get any updates to fix problems -- yet Management wonders why things don't work better -- and they place that on the folks who work in the IT department.

    Advice to Management

    PAY... Microsoft offers good updates and support to their applications periodically. You'll get that if you pay. Purchase good servers -- not cheap ones. While there, my suggestion was to have an active/active cluster to place Dynamics AX on one side, and all the other production on the other side. Then I suggested having two more SQL Servers -- one for development, and one for testing and training. Doing what was suggested would have significantly improved performance. At the same time, the System Administrator was also suggesting improving the servers for Dynamics AX and other applications. Improve all your servers and PCs. You will make everyone in the company more productive if they can get more done, and don't wonder why their PC, Dynamics AX, and SQL Server are so slow and don't work well. That will also allow your IT folks to make other improvements for workers and the business.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cope Plastics is an industry leader and a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Godfrey, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Godfrey, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    The company truly stands behind it Core Values (see Cope Plastics website) and is a very progressive and innovative company. During the 8 years I was employed by Cope Plastics I recieved 2 promotions; the company opened 2 new branch locations; the incentive plan for salespeople was enhanced to include more commission for higher margin sales; a bonus plan was added in 2006 and there was over 66% of profit dollars reinvested in the company.

    Cons

    There are some communication issues between manufacturing and sales which can lead to delays in shipping orders to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving the lines of communication between manufacturing and sales in order to improve overall customer satisfaction.


  10. "Cope Plastics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with a great family.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to listen to your people, you have some talented employees.


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