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COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY Employer Reviews

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Antiquated and Behind the Time Mom and Pop Business
Finance and Accounting Employee (Former Employee), Corporate Office, Findlay, OhioJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: no work life balance, no diversity, behind the times work systems, expensive benefits with little coverage, management good ol boys network exists.
Company leadership is 100% "Good ol Boy" club. Diversity and Inclusion is non-existent. If you are a monority of any kind do not put yourself through the hassle and unequal treatment environment and culture there. Work systems and methodologies are at least 20 years behind the time. They say SAP but the system is garbage as the company did not invest – more... in Reporting the SAP system is bare bones and majority of work is still through manual spreadsheets. No work life balance. Rules for some and guidelines for othera mentality. Very much an age and race based corporation that has no intention of changing and making their work environment more diverse. Amazed to see this culture still exist in 2014. – less
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Unstable
Purchasing (Current Employee), Findlay, OHDecember 11, 2013
Pros: most co-workers not in management are wonderful
Cons: too many to list
Cooper was a great place to work until the current management team gained control. The general feel is employees should feel lucky they have a job.
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Enjoy people I work with
Human Resource Admin Assistant (Current Employee), Texarkana, AROctober 21, 2013
Stay busy - never a dull moment, never a down moment. People are always in and out of the office whether changing addresses or taxes, or wanting to talk to one of the managers.
I have learned to be patient - we deal with many types of personalities and you have to learn to work with everyone.
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very productive,and profitable business with the means to experince the american dream.
Specialist in Finishing Inspector and Tire Builder (Former Employee), Albany, GASeptember 18, 2013
Pros: incentives, health benefits, stock options, and retirement benefits.
Cons: hard, and laboring at times longs hour, and rotateing shifts, not much time for family ime.
I enjoy my time their I was able to take care of my family in a very special way Thanks .
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not telling the truth
ex millwright (Former Employee), findlayJune 23, 2013
Pros: ???
Cons: layoff's not truthfull!!!
cooper findlay ohio has sold to apollo tires of india, they have been laying off calling this curtailments in production, to align there product and demand.they have discontinued many makes of tires and have been laying off at least once a month for 3 to 12 days at a time,also they have closed there research and development center permanently there – more... and closing a whole department permanently 40 jobs lossed. the supervision is lackluster at best some good ones but lackluster all the less, beware if you want a part time job have at it good luck. they have more skilled trades leaving faster than they can replace them beware – less
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electrician pool candidate/ worked at cooper tire as contractor
electrical contractor (Current Employee), Texarkana, ARMay 16, 2013
Pros: lots of electricians have retired with good benefits, nice enviroment for electricians.
Cons: hiring practices are suspect
The position for electrician at Texarkana, Arkansas plant has been unfilled for over 2 years. Do not waste your time going through the application process. A little background first, I have worked on this site for the last 5 years as an electrical contractor, I have seen several pool electrician retire or quit due to work enviroment. A typical day for – more... the maintenance electricians is very relaxed, as the bigger jobs are contracted out.
Let me get back to the position for electrician, the company has been "trying to fill", and yes they really need electricians. I have spoken with several journeyman (whom have applied) with mostly industrial experience as the company is requesting,( knowledge of ladder logic troubleshooting, controls, automation, and basic requirements of an "industrial electrician"). No problem most of the electricians applying for this position are experienced with industrial work due to the regional area, as there are several large manufacturing and processing plants.
The hiring process is fill out online app. and submit resume. If that is deemed acceptable (spelled name right) you will be contacted and scheduled for a phone interview, this is done by a HR rep whom ask questions but has no idea of electrical work. If by some rare chance
you make it passed this step (as far as I know not very many people do, i did) you will be asked to schedule a first test on the site, this is a written multiple choice test 60 questions 45 min long over multitude of electrical and electronics questions. I passed this test, the next step is the first "in person" interview, very relaxed and professional experience. A second test, hands on 6 hour time limit is the next step in this process (so they say). Before this a second "presecond informal interview is given" this is the step I believe is not authorized by cooper tire and is used as a "weeding out" process to hire based on personal reasons (family or friens of employees). This part of "interview" is very unprofessional, one of the interviewers asked personal questions restricted by law, gave insults, and said " I realize you are intelligent, but I just have a gut feeling you wont fit in, so im going to tell them I dont think you are convincing enough that you are a good electrician", now understand I have worked on this site for the last 5 years, no issues. Oh and this interviewer is a milwright not an electrician. Well I went for the second test off site, given at the local college, and was told I was no longer considered for position. I made it farther than most whom have applied. If you are not a family member, friend of employee, or you do not hunt, fish and watch all the shows about, you will not be considered for this position. You will be treated rudely during informal interview and dropped off the eligible candidates list. I do not think the HR department in Ohio knows of this hiring practices, in which skilled candidates are turned away for personal not professional reasons. – less
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The most enjoyable part of the job.
Tire Assembly Specialist (Former Employee), Albany, GAMay 3, 2013
The most enjoyable part of this job was building tires. The relationship between co-workers and management is one to remember.
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Supervisors had no people skills
production pool (Former Employee), Findlay OHFebruary 23, 2013
First starting out i enjoyed driving the forklift and unloading rubber then the assembly line job came sitting and watching a scale for 12 hours straight they did not care about the end product just wanted their peace rate co workers were nice supervisors did not talk to you and were not personable at all benefits were high co pay would not cover anything
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A very hard quality and quanity worker.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Albany, GANovember 2, 2012
Pros: free safety meals
Cons: heathcare was very expensive
On a typical day my job was always running smooth.I learned to operate a Forklift and a Pallet Jack. Management in my department was not all that good. My co- workers were great pepole to work with.The hardest part of my job was dealing with the heat throughtout the summer.The most enjoyable part of my job was running more quality material than any – more... other shift. – less
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A day at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Tire Assembly Technician (Specialist) (Former Employee), Albany, GAApril 16, 2012
Pros: good health benefits, job incentives, company events
After working at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, I have learned the hard work and dedication it takes in order to function on a job. A typical day of work included my clocking in and knowing what was expected of me. I worked at a pace that was efficient for me as well as what was required of my job task. My manager was a person of great compassion and – more... understanding. He helped me to understand the functions of my job, and helped me to better myself as a person. The experiences that I have gained with my fellow co-workers have allowed me to understand the different types of situations that I will have to face in society. For me as an individual, there were no parts of the job that we too strenuous for me to accomplish. Every moment that I have had at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has be one of enjoyment and lessons of life. – less

About COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

Cooper Tire & Rubber is a real wheeler dealer. The company is┬áthe fourth-largest tire manufacturer in North America (behind the – Read more