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If you want to work for a company that doesn't communicate this is it.
Car hauler (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYMarch 4, 2019
I loved the job! Pay was good, good people to work with. As a driver I wrote my own paycheck by the loads I chose. Not many driving jobs that way. Also you pretty much run the way you want according to your needs for the most part. This company cant get drivers aa it takes a certain kind of person to haul cars and they will fire you over anything like faulty equipment that isn't drivers fault, that they don't fix ,speeding warnings, seat warnings.
Pros
Good pay, good fellow drivers, good benefits
Cons
Management does not communicate with employees, old junky equipment that shop manager doesn't want to fix, company not investing money into new truck at all terminals.
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Great job when you can move up in seniority
DRIVER/CAR HAULER (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 4, 2019
CEO makes millions but won’t update the equipment. Jack Cooper has some of THE worst equipment in the car hauling industry. There is no future in a company that can’t keep up with the work demands due to outdated equipment.
Pros
Great pay & benefits
Cons
Raggedy equipment
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Pulling cars
Driver/supervisor (Former Employee) –  Claycomo, MOFebruary 11, 2019
Pulled cars and put into staging area. Also supervised 23 employees to get the cars pulled and to the staging area to be loaded and hauled to the dealers.
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fast paced
Rail Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 24, 2019
fast paced.a lot of work, must be able to adapt to your surroundings. work long hours and in all kinds of weather conditions. Be able to deal with unruly workers at times and make decisions on the fly, but its all what you make it.
Pros
a lot of overtime
Cons
long hours
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wentzville, MOJanuary 12, 2019
While I worked at Jack Cooper Transport, I learned a variety of skills that proved to be extremely valuable in my future endeavors. Management is extremely helpful and friendly, and their always available to help. Everyone goes above and beyond to do their best work in every department. The employees are very dedicated to customer service in every area of the company. Overall, management treats their employees very well. This is by far the best place I've ever worked at. I would highly recommend Jack Cooper Transport to anyone who is looking for longevity with great benefits.
Pros
ability to learn new skills
Cons
none
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Don't go into debt if you word for Jack Cooper.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MODecember 9, 2018
Good pay and benefits because of Teamster Union. Just when you think you can relax in you job something changes. The company had good trucks in the north but just let the trucks in southern terminals run down.
Pros
Pay and benifits
Cons
Long hard days
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Terrible Management
Diesel Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Fort Wayne, INDecember 6, 2018
Management at the Fort Wayne Terminal is terrible. Always looking to screw you out of something, simply because it's a union shop. Worst environment I have worked in.
Pros
Insurance, no weekly cost to employee
Cons
Management, intermittent layoffs, job depends on if FWA assembly is building trucks.
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Unionized workforce
Fleet Maintenance Manger (Current Employee) –  Charlton, MANovember 27, 2018
Can be challenging at times, but overall a good company to work for.
Management allows you to perform your duties, however strict accountabilities are in place.
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Car Hauling
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Petersburg, VANovember 13, 2018
A typical day's hours start at 6:15am and end at 4pm.
It's a flexible job that promotes a family environment.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with Union related issues.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with great people.
Pros
Feels like a family
Cons
Union rules
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Very good benefits
Chassis Hauler -- Lowboy Division (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MINovember 12, 2018
Your days are long. You must be very careful as accidents can happen very easily loading and unloading. Its Union. Hardest part of the job is loading and unloading in extreme weather conditions and lay offs.
Pros
great health benefits
Cons
lay offs, equipment
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Lot Manager (Current Employee) –  Claycomo, MONovember 12, 2018
Jack Cooper Transportation is a fast paced passed company. You are micro managed. As a driver and on the yard crew. They take thier cues from prison,. Painting lines on the ground same as prison. No talking. Ect.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else
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Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Wentzville, MOOctober 30, 2018
VERY bad management, work everyday forced in every weekend and holidays, you will be forced on 2nd shift with VERY poor management, they say they will hire you just to fire you. the only good thing about being mechanic is the teamster union
Pros
union
Cons
management, shift and long work week
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Productive. and helpful with all the people
Driver (Former Employee) –  NewarkOctober 30, 2018
Responsible in and out of work and with the freight that transport I am a responsible and hardworking person who made you feel like everything. Thank you for everything
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Be scared to lose your job at any minute.
Yard Employee (Former Employee) –  Liberty, MOOctober 26, 2018
If the company could focus more on getting their product out of the 2 yards they might keep their contract. Always look over your shoulder. They want to fire everybody employed from pullers, haulers and supervisors. They have no appreciation for the hard work done by the ones actually doing the work.
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Benefits
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Pay is mediocre at best for the supervisors.
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Great benefits and decent pay!
Diesel Mechanic Technician (Current Employee) –  Roanoke, INOctober 24, 2018
Before I worked here found a lot of mixed reviews, but all in all this is a great place to work! Most people who complain about this place haven’t worked anywhere else and don’t have a clue what the real world mechanic jobs consist of. Best benifits on the planet!
Pros
Pay, insurance
Cons
Waiting to get seniority
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truckers
Receptionist/Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MISeptember 26, 2018
Good job, most all the truckers were friendly and nice. Had a few that needed extra talking but good people. lots of phone calls and lots of faxing and computer work.
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Work Culture non productive
Inventory Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXSeptember 23, 2018
Poor work place culture. No encouragement for employee growth. No medical benefit for part time employees working thirty to thirty six hours per week. Poor hiring process for part time employees.
Pros
No profit sharing for employees at the end of the year
Cons
No Health Benifite for Part-Timers
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Great work environment, great pay and benefits.
Auto Handler (Former Employee) –  Fort Wayne, INSeptember 21, 2018
Good management, very understanding, good pay, the work is not to physically demanding and staff and co-workers are easy going. I would recommend working there to anyone who has the chance.
Pros
Benefits, pay and laid back work place environment.
Cons
Outside work so you may have to work in inclement weather conditions.
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good job but its get harder the older you get
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) –  Flint, MISeptember 18, 2018
Its a good company to work for the hours are crazy the stress level is off the charts. In order to make above average wages you have to put in at least 60 hours of drive time plus your 10 hour breaks.
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Great place to work
Driver (Current Employee) –  Flint, MISeptember 14, 2018
Jack Cooper is a great place to work. I have been working for Cooper for 10+ years. Don't fall into the mentality that some others preach do as little as possible because you don't get recognized for it, that is BS. Do a good job for your company, if they are not making any money they will close the doors. A non productive terminal will result in you not having a job, the customer will hire someone else to move their product. If you do your job and consistently do more than the daily minimum, work hard it will pay off. The harder you work the more money you will make and make your terminal more productive and result in a happy customer.

Be honest, work hard, and be the best at what you do. It's not brown nosing, it's good character.
Pros
Pay
Cons
old equipment
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