Production Worker (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 9 April 2017
I enjoyed my time while at cooper standard although i did not like the mandatory overtime or the amount i was shifted around the factory. This is not terrible but there is a lot of things that the union does that makes it much better.
Operations teams are knowledgeable and willing to teach
Temporary Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Georgetown, ON – 20 January 2017
Leadership is always willing to teach and help the workers advance forward. Through training and educational opportunities. A fast pace work environment with engaging team leaders always looking to improve the safety of the workforce.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Georgetown – 9 January 2017
At Cooper Standards I learned alot from my co-workers and management such as decision making under highly pressured situations and very good time management. It was a great place to work. Working at cooper made me a better employee and has prepared me to take on more challenging opportunities
Factory Worker (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 4 January 2017
Cooper Standard Automotive was a great place to work. There are many team building skills and opportunities and the management team works incredibly hard to try and meet the needs of each and every employee.
Shipper and Receiver, Production, Set Up (Current Employee) – Glencoe, ON – 5 April 2016
typical day at work would be very repetitive of the day before, go in look at the job list find out where you are and go to your station, do your hourly checks and production rate on the production board, the hardest part of the job would be doing the first off making sure that your part coming off the machine is up to customer standards, the easiest part of the day would be doing the hourly checks, throw it on a guage fill out the paperwork, coworkers are great, you learn as you go and ive been here for 5 years, so ive had a chance to learn everything slowly but surely.
A place that allowed innovative thinking to make substantial improvements
Engineering Manager (Former Employee) – Glencoe, ON – 18 January 2016
An innovative company that performed well at the plant level. Upper management lacked direction and communication skills. The excellent team built there allowed substantial improvements . Overall, the facility was good to work for but was too far from home.
Health & Safety Team Leaderl/ Assembly Technician (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 2 September 2015
Long hours and hard work though experience in developing life skills was rewarding. Working with diverse cultures and building long lasting friendships was best part. Having daily challenges that tested my skill sets and knew I had goals to maintain and strive for.
Press Operator (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON, Mitchell ON – 17 June 2015
The heat in the summer is unbearable, but with heat breaks it gets easier. I loved the routine of it all. Two hours break, Two hours lunch. Two hours break Two Hours. Home. It was nice. Great Benefits, Great pay.
Repetitive work, made for some sore arms/hands light work in general. Amazing people to work with. Unstable Working Environment (frequent lay offs)
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Georgetown, ON – 22 March 2014
Prep parts for molding, use differesnt mold injection machines to produce 2014 impala wheather stripping on doors. Quality control as well as Auditing and packaging of parts. secondary scrap paper work as well as graphing measurement info off completed parts .repetitive work
Assembly Worker,pressing,injection (Former Employee) – Mitchell, ON – 29 December 2013
ever since I started there at cooper I always felt like I was welcome , I learned to work with others , my co workers were friendly , hardest part of the job would be to get the product to the quality they have , just working with the company was a good experience
Great paying job when your are working just lack of job security
Automotive Assembler / Press Operator (Former Employee) – Mitchell, ON – 25 December 2012
A fast paced environment, that is a very hot work environment. Very repetive tasks working on a press or line. This type of job was very rigid with little ability to do things outside of a set routine. My co-workers were very good at giving an extra hand if needed and was very willing to help show me how to do things I might not know in the running of the presses. The hardest part of this job beside the swing shifts was the constant lay offs due to work shortages. This placed a lot of stress on me specially financially. The most enjoyable part of this job was when I worked in the assembly section of the plant where I assembled different components as well as the great pay and benifits.
good pay, short commute to work
shift work, continuous lay offs. extremely hot working conditions
General Laborer (Current Employee) – Stratford, ON – 5 July 2012
A typical day at work for me is always doing something different, whether it be working on a line, or doing other jobs on the floor. The supervisors I have a great, very approachable if there's a problem. The people I work with are a blast. Always having a good laugh. The hardest part of the job would be working in the heat, but with regular breaks its not so bad. The best part about the job is working with fun people. Working with great people makes a job that much better in my opinion.