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Coperion Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Been working here for more than four years now its been great until recently"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ramsey, NJ
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ramsey, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coperion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company culture has been better than average with most employees enjoying their work and environment. Very concerned for employee safety. Compensation for salaried people is far better than for hourly people. PTO is better than average company.

    Cons

    Salary for most hourly employees is not up to par. Company gets a lot of bang for its buck. Upper management is out of touch with the inner goings on around the company. Many employees feel company is making a big mistake relocating its Ramsey headquarters to three different building across USA. Company is putting profits over people.

    Advice to Management

    Should have spent more time thinking about breaking up a successful company. Company may not have realized that the majority of employees are not interested in re-locating. Instead of forcing a 3% 401k contribution on us they should have given out raises this year.


  2. "Horrible Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsey, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsey, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coperion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits...and some of the people. I truly can't come up anything else. It's under Hillenbrand, so maybe there is hope for the future.

    Cons

    Everything!!! Management needs some serious training and coaching. There are no written processes or procedures in place. Management has no idea what is going on or how to run a department. People are given leadership positions; however, they have absolutely no idea what it means to lead.Hillenbrand needs to roll out major strategic procedures

    Advice to Management

    Management overall or in depth training.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coperion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of work yielding great exposure to various industries.
    Up to date computers.

    Cons

    Horrible management.
    Horrible building.
    Horrible chairs.
    Horrible cafeteria.
    Horrible HR - absolutely horrendous...
    Horrible outlook for the company.
    Terrible job security.
    Lack of fulfilling work.
    Lack of training.
    Lack of management taking responsibility.
    Lack of common sense among upper management.

    Advice to Management

    It's okay to say "oops, we've made a mistake to suggest we move to Pitman." Even the higher up that suggested it bailed out and quit the company.
    Get to know your employees, they hate you because you treat them like moronic slaves.
    Keep improving the work environment. I took some time off and came back only to find the entire place exactly how it was. Every little thing that was broken was still broken and every little annoyance still existed. NOTHING was fixed or improved, even the minuscule things that take no effort.
    Be more flexible with the dress code. Even HR wears jeans on Mondays...
    Be more flexible with time clocks, you all come in late constantly yet berate us when we are a minute late.
    It's like Germany during WWII over there and what's shocking is that it's a small company and this type of environment belongs in a big company setting.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "How to destroy a good company, Or Mr Magoo runs the company now."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is challenging and rewarding. Creating Machines for may varying customers adds variation and challenge to the job.

    Cons

    The company was purchased by a large public company who has no experience in the sector. Management is clueless and has no idea what they are managing. There is no communication, very few procedures, issues are dealt with by pointing fingers and blame rather than solving the problem and making sure measures are in place to prevent recurrence.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some effort to know what you don't know.......let people with experience guide your decisions. Stop trying to treat a duck like a chicken because you don't recognize the difference.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coperion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many talented employees to learn from. Great product with strong presence in the industry.

    Cons

    Upper management has NO decision making capabilities what so ever. Items become stagnant due to this weakness and ultimately results in disgruntled personnel and customers. Very very poor communication. Seems like the leaders are more sales oriented and spend much too much coddling personnel they are fearful of.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more proactive in decisions where personnel, management and projects are concerned. Never a sense of urgency to own location.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Piping Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Piping Design Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Current Employee - Piping Design Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coperion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    give me more opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    fast placed work environment most co worker are great to work with pay is good and benefits


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Upper management has their heads in the sand"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Ramsey, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Coperion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees who have been there for a long time are very knowledgeable in their specific roles. Decent place to learn many contacts and move to another company.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth, Upper Management doesn't communicate well what they want. you are hired for one position but are expected to perform the job of four because of dissatisfied employees leave consistently. People consistently speak behind others backs which creates an environment of distrust and non-cohesiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to communicate better, do not make assumptions based on telephone style information.


  9. "Great place for specific niche offered"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Ramsey, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering in Ramsey, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Coperion part-time

    Pros

    Very helpful community that enjoys what they settled into.

    Cons

    Small branch, not much room for growth.


  10. "Right Decision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice, helpful and professional. GM takes pride in the upkeep of facility and it shows.
    Moving from Ramsey to Putman was not popular but makes good business sense in the long term planning.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Management should maintain open line of communication with ALL employees if concerned about company culture and environment.


  11. "Wytheville"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support
    Former Employee - Technical Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large volume factory on basic items like screw elements. Shop is large enough to potentially make items like barrels in good price and quality.

    Cons

    Low technical level, lack of any viable procedures/quality control and lack of experience of current crew is recipe for disaster for machine assembly of custom twin screw extruders. Chance are the refurbishing business which is also a built to order will suffer for the same reasons.. Lack of machine engineers on site and lack of engineering management skills will make this part of the business challenged for years to come

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so distant from the real work. Talk to customers and employees. DO NOT USE outside agencies to tell you how you are doing. It would be interesting to do an episode of "Undercover Boss" in Wytheville. It would be a real eye opener


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