Cooper Tire & Rubber Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. Account Manager - North America

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toledo, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toledo, OH (US)

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the additional benefits (fitness reimbursement and college tuition). Many of the co-workers are great.

    Cons

    There are too many individuals that can be deemed as "dead-weight". This doesn't sit well with many of the employees.

  2. Not the worst place to work, but not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to different departments
    Discounted tires for employees
    Living in Findlay is cheap
    Not a bad place to start a career

    Cons

    Old school mentality and corporate culture
    Not super flexible with schedules
    Seems to be a lot of the "boys club" mentality
    Less than stellar benefits
    Nothing makes you want to stay
    Resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    To keep talent you have to pay more and give better benefits

  3. Abundance of man children that rules middle to upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Engineer in Findlay, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Engineer in Findlay, OH (US)

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The actually employees are great and they are some of the best people you'll ever meet during the time they work there. The place is a flexible work place to have a family.

    Cons

    To start - you have an executive committee who is on a mission to sell the place to the highest bidder which completely crushes the sliver of morale it had. Second - there is a massive disconnect between technical leadership and employees while one person's focus on creating an empire irregardless of whether anything actually gets developed or people have things to work on seems to cause conflict among groups. Third - the implementation and mandatory usage of SAP has crippled this place. Last - it features a ruthless HR department who will take it to you at every turn with contracts and pays you bargain basement salaries with average to below average benefits (you have to give them a blood sample every year to get any type of discount on your health insurance). It's a good place to work and build your experience but don't expect to stay long as there is no future and zero employee development and planning unless of course you are a 100% "yes" man. This place is a high turnover place so don't get comfortable with the people you work with.

    Advice to Management

    Sell out as fast as you can so that way the new company cleans house through the ranks of upper management in technical and HR and maybe people will be happy again not dealing with childish management and lack of leadership.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people good work interesting research fun environment. Lots of ping pong. Science-based investigations. Great new building that showcases company growth.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better and senior management doesn't always make the best decisions. Bathrooms need repair but the new ones are much better.

  6. Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing good about it at all

    Cons

    Swing shift, low pay, must temp for 3 years beforr hired in

    Advice to Management

    Warehouse Management is the worst I have ever worked with.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced busy enviorment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The main pro to this job is job security.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive. Work-Life balance and SAP training are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Add to workforce.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Sucky job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There's not really any pros to working at cooper

    Cons

    Just about everything. Don't care about you. Pretty much just use you

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees

  9. EXCELLENT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Janitor in Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Janitor in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, the people are always willing to help, they give a lot of freedom to do your work without being micromanaged

    Cons

    Dirty I mean very dirty, and some supervisors are very rude, union, and the union is not strong, benefits could be so much better high premium high deductible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, don't let the Union take advantage of the new hires

  10. Great place to work but it is hot in the summer.

    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Texarkana, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Texarkana, AR (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cooper Tire invests time and training into people who are looking to advance.

    Cons

    It can get very hot.

  11. Aniquated systems and culture, behind the times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Findlay, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cooper Tire & Rubber full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable workers in the tire business (some with 30+ years of experience). Bonuses.

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than average. Culture is behind (no willingness to change, lack of accountability, trying to do too much at once, lask of resources to get things done, everything takes a very long time to complete, no IT support, no support from management, "buddy" culture for promotions where you will get left behind unless you have the right connections or golf, fish, or hunt with the right people, all take and no give).

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and do what you say you'd do

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