Engineering R&D (Former Employee) – CT – February 10, 2019
There is always work to do in the R&D department. Hardly any time to sit down and think in fact, which is one downside to the job. However, there are some pretty smart folks working there; great for having some intriguing conversations. Job was never boring, and the culture is great.
Fun place to work, many state parks nearby for hiking
I've been with the company for over 10 years and have seen it grown from one building to three. For some departments, it is a great company to work for but it is definitely dependent on the type of manager you work under.
For hourly people, it is very hard to advance unless you are someone's favorite. If you have a mentor with clout then you are golden. However, if someone feels slighted by you, it will be hard to advance. There is too much ambiguity and little support if you have a weak manager. Some departments actually get upset when someone wants to advance because they expect a person to simply stay in one position.
Thankfully, there have been some management changes so some departments are starting to have clear benchmarks and levels within positions but unfortunately, some departments are very adverse to change. Within a few years, I believe that the departments will not be so dysfunctional but as for now, there are some growing pains.
Very good health coverage, HSA cash incentive, free coffee, 15 days vacation to start.
Depending on your manager, no support and unclear objectives.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – West Chester, PA – October 19, 2018
Change can be hard but when both companies are busy fighting the change on both sides it makes it hard for the employees trying to do their job. Being a satelite location makes this even more difficult.
Current employee (Current Employee) – Trumbull, CT – July 26, 2018
Great place to work. Great benefits including healthcare with low employee contributions, vacation, 401K, pension plan and on-site gym with trainer on staff. Nice facilities with open areas, although a little crowded. Cafeteria with hot and cold breakfast/lunch served daily, subsidized by the company. Management cares about employees.
Help Desk Specialist (Current Employee) – Trumbull, CT – July 21, 2018
I was just let go because of being inexperienced, so to speak.
Regardless, I'm happy to say it was a great two months working there. The company offers a variety of outstanding benefits and compensation is good. My colleagues were fun to work with for the most part.
The workplace culture at CooperSurgical was very professional. I was there 20 years. I met many great people over the years. Some are hourly and upper management folks. I still stay in touch with some of them. The job taught me many things. For instance, I had to learn early on how to manage such a vast territory and not let the territory over run me. I learned how to manage my time more wisely and also when to say No to a customer that needed me to be there right away. That was the hardest thing to say to a customer. I had to look at what was more cost effective for my budget when having to travel. One of the most enjoyable things about the job was having so many meaningful relationships with so many customers.
Fast-paced and collaborative workplace with amazing people
Engineer I (Current Employee) – Trumbull, CT – February 1, 2018
Small company feel with large company money - a unique opportunity. Absolutely love the people I work with. The work is fast-paced and demanding, but I would do it 1,000 times over for CooperSurgical. They have given me so many opportunities to learn and grow as an Engineer I in R&D, and they provide amazing benefits and a collaborative environment. Management asks a lot of their employees, but is very supportive.
Subsidized lunches, Pension, Supportive Management, healthcare benefits are fantastic
Molecular Scientist (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 29, 2017
Cooper Surgical provides very good benefits, 401k, and pensions after working there for a certain amount of time. It is a large and stable company with a helpful HR department and IT department if there are ever any questions or problems.
I am reviewing the site at Livingston NJ. It was formally known as Reprogenetics.
There is extreme micromanagement where it disrupts workflow. There is no trust in the associates. There is no ownership of work being performed. All issues are resolved by contacting outside vendors, in turn slowing down processes, and ignoring experienced associates knowledge. It undermines purpose and motivation. Hypocritical statements and actions abound in management.
There is no extra compensation working holidays or extra time. No, time and a half. You are expected to be in during weather emergencies, such as storms and blizzards. Agan, there is no extra compensation in the form of money or extra time off. Be prepared to work on Thanksgiving or Christmas, or other major holidays. There has been no increase in salary. There is no end of year bonus. Individuals are exempt from rotating weekend and holiday schedules because of personal relationships.
The social atmosphere is political and immature. It's a nasty and scandalous environment- with some employees who have jobs based on who they know or their interactions with them.
Accomplishments are recognized in the form of motivation printouts. There are no incentives for going above and beyond.
I was a contractor there briefly (by my own volition) and did not appreciate my supervisor at all. He was physically over my shoulder looking at my 3D renderings and pushing me to work faster. Constantly hovering! I quit to get away from him.