Cooper Tire & Rubber
2.7 of 5 35 reviews
www.coopertire.com Findlay, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 05, 2014

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26% Approve of the CEO

Cooper Tire & Rubber Chairman, President, and CEO Roy V. Armes

Roy V. Armes

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a Bad Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

ProsFlexible work hours
Good balance between work and family

ConsOverall attitude of the workforce due to the lockout and potential buyout from Apollo

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for an engineer

Mold Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Findlay, OH (US)

I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work environment, especially good management and fellow workers. Even when you're new you are encouraged to contribute and your ideas are taken seriously. Good compensation.

ConsCubical work space, but that's engineering. I only left because I had relocated to Findlay to start the job and my wife and kids got homesick.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo complaints here, though I was not there long enough to know much about upper management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Make the best of what you got

Accounting & Finance Intern (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH (US)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Plenty of opportunities to meet knowledgeable people and learn new skills
-Company uses SAP and other relevant software

Cons-More often than not, you need to find the best tasks on your own
-Lazy corporate culture

Advice to Senior ManagementDrastic changes are needed to the control environment. Continue to recruit young workers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work

Engineer I (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH (US)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work/life balance. Several good years of business have led to nice bonuses and additional profit sharing. Great people to work with.

ConsCooper and some employees are really stuck in their ways, which makes it difficult to progress.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Do not trust the management and the outlook.

Manager Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH (US)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood and sturdy tires with good value.

ConsExploits employees and does not pay well. Lot of broken process and an old boys club mentality. Cannot trust the management at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees and create trust.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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pure hell

Tire Builder (Current Employee)
Tupelo, MS (US)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 10 years

Prospay the bills, work close to home, 25 years allows me to have enough time off to work another job

Consplace is filthy, back stabbing co workers, quality assurance is a joke

Advice to Senior Managementstay out of Mississippi

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People, Company policies are changing.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time

ProsThe company is made up of great people in lower level roles

ConsCompany policies are being revised to provide shareholder value, but not good for employees

Advice to Senior ManagementPut people first

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people....not so great pay or benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH (US)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people. Quality products.Interesting work environment

ConsDo not reflect appreciation of hardwork from employees with comparable compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall very positive experience with Cooper Tire and Rubber

Mechanical Engineering Tire Developer (Former Employee)
Findlay, OH (US)

I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber for less than a year

ProsOperates like a small company with easy access to engineers from every department, very friendly, responsive management

ConsLocated in small city, not very competitive pay

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities for employees to challenge themselves

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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GOING DOWN HILL

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH (US)

I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay is still good for those with more time in the plant. Great people to work with on the floor level

ConsMany supervisors do not respect the workers. Work schedule is not conducive to family life or other things outside of work. Upper management has no touch with the reality of what goes on on the floor level. Newer employees are not allowed full pay. Ever. High cancer rate among workers. Machinery not kept in safe conditions to work with. Many workers are not properly trained for their jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementI believe upper management should work on the floor to see what their decissions actually do to the workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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