Quality Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – August 22, 2018
This was the most amazing experience I could have asked for. I was only there for 12 weeks, but they were the most amazing 12 weeks of my life. I definitely would like to go back and work for them after graduation.
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Spencer, IN – July 25, 2018
It came to the point after almost 17 yrs of hard work the pay and management is the reason I left. I basically was doing my supervisors job for no extra money . When it comes to people working hard and can not move up in the company because they aren't well known to be polite that's when something is wrong.
I had insurance
It's hard to move up in the company unless your well known and not because your a hard worker
Assembler (Current Employee) – Bloomington, IN – July 24, 2018
They are the lowest paying medical company around. Management plays favorites. The only way to advance in the company is to know someone. Upper management only cares about the quantity of products that go out not quality.
Linux Administrator (Current Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – July 6, 2018
It is still a great experience that started around 2008. Working in IT is a challenging and rewarding journey. Everyone who is willing to do the "best" for the company is being noticed. A great place to work!
Assembler/Production (Current Employee) – Spencer, IN – June 24, 2018
People at cook are nice, but they start you out at $10.60/hr and that is just not keeping up with other companies. There are people who have been working there almost 4 years only making $12.05. Even working at Walmart pays better. The benefits are good, but if you take advantage of them, don't expect to be taking home an income that you can live on.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – June 18, 2018
I have worked for them for 7 months and I hate it. You do the same thing with a temp agency except you sit down at a table for 8 to 10 hours a day. You literally do one thing all 8 or 10 hours a day and that will be the only thing you do for years. Management just brushes you off mostly and most of them can't answer half of your questions. PTO is not yours, it's really there's because they can deny it whenever. You only get a set amount of time to use a year which doesn't equal even a month out which includes your vacation, sick and regular PTO. Slow money, with no overtime and you only get 5 holidays a year off and you have to make them up at the end of the week. If you just need a job to get change in your pocket weekly this is the place. I plan to leave sooner than later, everyone I've met since being there has quit 3 weeks in.
Point system for using PTO, Benefits, Management is clueless
Assembler (Current Employee) – Bloomington, IN – May 29, 2018
I've learned that there are going to be many changes within the company on a daily basis and I have to accept those changes as they come. Learn how to deal with them. Management has surely changed in the 31 yrs of employment at Cook, but there are a lot more changes that need to be addressed.
The job is not really hard it's just dealing with your surroundings and adjusting to all types of personalities. The best part of the job is knowing that I'm building products that are going to save someones life.