Cooper Tire could have been an amazing company to work for, but there were basically 2 large companies in that town and they were rarely hiring. So, for those with advanced degrees, you had to take what you could get. The working environment was stressful, my direct manager was an imbecile and I suffered many health problems as a direct result of the toxic environment. Layoffs were always looming, much overtime without pay. My job turned into something that was very rewarding despite all of those negatives.