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Reviews for Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.26
Support from management
3.05
Teamwork
3.10
Freedom to work independently
3.42
Internal Communication
2.79
Office / Work Environment
3.17
Environmental Friendliness
3.83
Work-Life Balance
3.21
Challenging Work
3.26
Inclusive / Diverse
3.61

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.95
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.68
Career Development
2.60
Overall compensation for your work
3.26
Company Image
3.47
Job Security
3.42
Handicapped Accessibility
3.33
Workplace Safety
3.67
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 20 reviews Parking in 12 of 20 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 20 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 20 reviews 401(k) in 12 of 20 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 2 of 20 reviews Desirable office location in 3 of 20 reviews Tuition assistance in 5 of 20 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 20 reviews 401(k) Match in 12 of 20 reviews Flexible spending account in 5 of 20 reviews Paid time off in 14 of 20 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 14 of 20 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 13 of 20 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 7 of 20 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 4 of 20 reviews Health and wellness programs in 12 of 20 reviews Employee discounts in 5 of 20 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 20 reviews Employee events in 7 of 20 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 20 reviews
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Company Culture

I feel they are compatent

Support from management

Horrible communication

Teamwork

Not particularly

Freedom to work independently

Yes they do well

Internal Communication

Not very well

Gender Equality

Has quite a few women

Attitude towards older colleagues

But really

Career Development

They don't share jobs available in the office

Overall compensation for your work

Not comparable to other factories

Office / Work Environment

Horrible heating and cooling

Environmental Friendliness

They do well

Work-Life Balance

No not very flexible

Company Image

Not at all

Job Security

Not really, automotive

Handicapped Accessibility

Quite a few stairs

Workplace Safety

They do alright

Challenging Work

Lots of lifting

Inclusive / Diverse

Suggestions are not really taken

Suggestions for improvement

  • To provide more incentives, flexible work schedule, better communication among the different shifts

What I like about the company

Rarely get a compliment so when I do I am very pleased with my performance. The employees are friendly to one another and get along. The supervisors sell to care about their employees.

What I dislike about the company

The mandatory 12 hour forced shifts, standing in the concrete is very painful to the feet.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cooper Standard Automotive
  • City
    New Lexington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
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Company Culture

The culture around Gaylords Cooper Standard was pretty good. For the most part, everyone wanted to help each other out if needed. Teamwork was pretty good around there. Occasionally you would find someone not willing to be a good team player.

Support from management

Yes management was very syeupportive to me when it came to my job and if I needed any help.

Teamwork

They definitely encourage everyone to work well together and to always be honest. If there is a problem with a machine, or product. Or if you just don't feel comfortable with the department your at. Just be open and honest about it, and find a solution to better everyone's issues.

Freedom to work independently

There were areas where employees worked alone. Such as molder, or benders, ect. You are trusted to work independently there.

Internal Communication

They do communicate very well with the employees. If there was a problem in a specific area, they would let you know. And every day at beginning of the shift, there was a meeting to discuss the daily schedule and any issues or non issues that needed or wanted to be discussed.

Gender Equality

They are great with treating women fairly. Not one job there that they offer is only for men.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They have lots of respect for elderly workers. They allow them to take breaks and rest, and even sit down while working in a lot of different departments.

Career Development

There's not a lot of growth opportunities there. That is one only bad thing about gaylords Cooper Standard.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay was very fair there. And I heard it got even better. Especially for the areas location average hourly wage.

Office / Work Environment

Yes, they are always looking and listening for new ideas to improve anything that needs improving.

Environmental Friendliness

They recycle everything they can there. There are lots of separate bins for all different kinds of materials.

Work-Life Balance

There are lots of times where they do mandate you to work lots of hours, which doesn't leave a whole lot of time at home outside of work.

Company Image

It was a previous employer, but I was proud and still am proud to say I worked for Cooper Standard.

Job Security

My position was stable, but due to medical/health issues, I had missed to many days and had to be let go.

Handicapped Accessibility

Area are equipped for handicap needs.

Workplace Safety

Safety is first there. And anyone can voice and write their ideas down that do get looked at.

Challenging Work

I would say it was fairly challenging. It had lots of different departments that were completely different from other areas in the factory. You would always have something new to learn in every department.

Inclusive / Diverse

They have a marker board for anyone to write any safety issues or new ideas. And you have an option everyday to let management or your supervisors know what tipu have in mind.

Suggestions for improvement

  • It would be nice to have air conditioning installed in the shop in the summer. Or at least more fans like they used to allow us to have in the past. The heat isn't as bad as other Plastic shops I've worked in though. It's just a bit uncomfortable during the day in the summer time. Also if they didn't have so much mandatory overtime, I know that would make a lot of people happy. Or at least give more of a heads up that you are mandated, not a couple hours before your shift was supposed to end that you find out you have to stay longer.

What I like about the company

Management always wanted to hear about our safety concerns. They awarded us with payed lunches quite often. They payed not only time and half, but double time on Sundays! The work there was not too hard, or too physical. And there was a variety of different jobs to do. The shop was never too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. Some jobs you could even sit down if you wanted to. The company bought you a brand new pair of steel toed shoes/boots every year. The benefits were great! Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance is what they provided at a great and fair cost!

What I dislike about the company

It is a union shop. But the union isn't like it used to be. They don't really take their rules to heart or even completely follow them, nor do they "fight" for your job like they should if needed.. They also don't have any room for advancement there. That is a major downfall for a lot of people. If there was more jobs that they had where you could advance to, then it would make that shop almost perfect.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cooper Standard Automotive
  • City
    Gaylord
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 10.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better pay and compensation

What I like about the company

My employees and my manager

What I dislike about the company

Some of the rules they are stickers on that make no sense, but let people make bad parts and not get in trouble.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    cooper standard
  • City
    Oscoda
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Support from management

Could be better.. it's a union shop.. management isn't really on the right page with union

Gender Equality

Always gave women an option for all jobs just the same as men

Attitude towards older colleagues

Respected the older employees and allowed them to get help from younger employees and allowed them to take a seat while working when needed

Career Development

There's not much for growth here. But pay is good enough to make a career out of just working production/Machine operator

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is very good compared to other companies in area

Office / Work Environment

Gets pretty hot in summer time

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling was very important

Company Image

I loved Cooper Standard when I worked there, and if given the opportunity I would love to go back

Job Security

Positions are very stable as long as you do your job correctly..can be bumped out of area and forced into a different one due to seniority rules

Workplace Safety

Safety is main priority

Challenging Work

Variety of jobs, that kept you on your toes

Inclusive / Diverse

Always wanted a variety of ideas and opinions from everyone in the work place

Suggestions for improvement

  • The union needs to be better otherwise no use in even have ing it. Just giving money up every month for nothing. But company could have more positions for employees to be able to advance up to, instead of just being on the shop floor, or a supervisor. Do more things to show your appreciation for the employees there.

What I like about the company

Awesome coworkers, lots of things you can learn,plenty of overtime available, union shop, great benifits, awesome pay. Overall I loved Cooper, it's a wonderful company to make a career with if your fine with not advancing much within a company, but has a one tier pay.

What I dislike about the company

I wish there was more opportunities to advance within the company. The union could be stronger like it was years ago. Management could come to better agreements and treat union employees a lot better because we all work for the same company at the end of the day. And it would be nice if they would do a nice Christmas bonus like most companies do. Show a little better appreciation to your employees will get you a lot further, especially Sheff people work there for 15, 20, and even 30 years.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cooper standard
  • City
    Gaylord
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

I love where I work

Support from management

I do receive the support I need

Teamwork

we are encouraged to work as a team

Freedom to work independently

my employer trusts me

Internal Communication

our team communicates well

Gender Equality

I feel this is true

Attitude towards older colleagues

I feel this is true

Career Development

There are a lot of opportunities where I work

Overall compensation for your work

My compensation is fair

Office / Work Environment

I feel comfortable at work

Environmental Friendliness

We are aware about the environment

Work-Life Balance

I feel I have a good work/life balance

Company Image

I am proud to work where I do

Job Security

I do feel my position is table

Handicapped Accessibility

I feel we are accessible

Workplace Safety

I feel safe at work

Challenging Work

It's challenging but good

Inclusive / Diverse

I feel this is true

Suggestions for improvement

  • I don't think there are improvements my company can make.

What I like about the company

We do a lot of good because we are associated with a foundation that gives back to first responders.

What I dislike about the company

I don't have any constructive feedback for my company

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cooper-Standard Automotive Fhs Inc.
  • City
    Novi
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

I worked with all women and it was basically sabotage or be sabotaged. Everyone was doing their best to get dirt on someone else. It just created a feeling of animosity in the workplace. I always felt like every friendly interactions was fake and I had to really watch my back because I didn't know who was watching and how they would spin whatever it was to my boss.

Support from management

My manager provides whatever I need and has full confidence in me

Teamwork

The animosity towards each other was almost encouraged. It definitely wasn't discouraged

Freedom to work independently

Everything was micromanaged

Internal Communication

The things that were expected of us changed on a regular basis

Gender Equality

I worked with mostly women but there were honestly no opportunities to move up.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I didn't notice any differences in treatment for age.

Career Development

It's a small company and nobody is really close to retiring.

Overall compensation for your work

They have considerably given me a raise and other benefits since I started

Office / Work Environment

They did have some pretty good benefits and money wasn't really an issue

Environmental Friendliness

They were handicapped accessible

Work-Life Balance

When my kids got sick, I almost got fired for missing work.

Company Image

They treat me well and provide me all the opportunities that they can

Job Security

I'm definitely essential at this point

Workplace Safety

It was safe. Locking security doors

Challenging Work

It wasn't hard but it was very monotonous. The expectations were super high as well

Inclusive / Diverse

I think as a large company they had to.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat employees better, stop micromanaging and discourage gossip and back stabbing behavior

What I like about the company

I'm not sure if you want to know about my old job or my new job. My old job, my bosses were really good to me when I first started. Over time, it's like they stopped caring or started nit picking.

What I dislike about the company

Treat people better! It doesn't matter how much you pay them or the benefits you offer if you treat them like Shit.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cooper Standard Automotive
  • City
    Auburn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 04.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • To ensure quality over quantity.

What I like about the company

Have met some great co-workers that too the time to train me properly.

What I dislike about the company

That the upper management rarely takes the time to engage with the workers.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cooper Standard Automotive
  • City
    New Lexington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Safety. No more mandating people to stay late. No more seniority which determines who is on what machines. Not who is the best at running it but whoever has the most seniority and wants to work there, can literally kick someone newer off of it. Makes production lack, which leads to getting behind, and then mandates.

What I like about the company

It is a union shop so we do have many benefits, especially the longer you are there. the benefits are what makes the job good. The company matches 3% on our 401K and we have Blue Cross/Blue Shield. We have paid holidays and you can work as much overtime as you can possible handle when we have it available.Ofcourse all of these benefits do cost you in either money and/or time.

What I dislike about the company

Management is lacking in organization and performance. I dont know if this results from them having 92 plants across the world or just not a great choice for leadership in this part of the state. They are allowed to mandate us to stay late and work if they want. You cant say no and it doesnt matter if you have to pick your child up. It would be fine if it was an hour but its 4 hours. Ive seen people have to work 4 12-days in a row, then 8 on Friday, and then get mandated to work Saturday and Sunday. Its brutal and barbaric and could easily be avoided if we had competent leaders and any kind of work morale who so ever.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    Cooper standard
  • City
    Gaylord
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better supervisors/more training for the supervisors we do have. More communication is needed between upper management and their workers.

What I like about the company

Decent living wage. Able to pay my bills on just 40 hours a week without having to have a part time job or working tons of overtime.

What I dislike about the company

The supervisors aren’t very much involved. Most are distant and hate conflict and need more training on how to be supervisors and handle disagreements between people.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cooper standard
  • City
    Auburn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Great experience so far since I have been here

What I like about the company

Great overall experience working here! Great benefits and workers!

What I dislike about the company

I think it is pretty well set up

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cooper standard
  • City
    Gaylord
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee