material handler (Former Employee), Bowling Green, OH – December 30, 2013
Pros: great pay, good people
Cons: job security, layoffs
I really enjoyed working at Cooper Standard Automotive and was very difficult to leave. It was a very fast paced environment, which made time go fast. Had opportunity to work many jobs which broke up the monotony and made me diverse. The pay was good which helped with the family life and made you want to work. Management had its ups and downs but in – more... their defense they had to deal with the union which caused friction sometimes. The part of the company that I didn't like was the lack of job security. I was probably laid off 4 or 5 times in my 17 years at CSA. My last lay off was 2 years and 3 months after 15 years of service. If you enjoy being laid off a lot, this would be a great place to work. – less
Technical Writer (Former Employee), Goldsboro, NC – July 24, 2013
Pros: friendly workers, great management
Cons: long hours
A typical day at work consisted of collecting manufacturing production data from the plant floor, entering that data into a spreadsheet, and create graphs/presentations that made the data easy to interpret. Some days at work would consist of creating and/or revising work instructions, which was my least favorite part of the job, because most of the – more... work instructions were badly outdated and most had to be re-made. – less
Laborer (Former Employee), mt sterling ky – June 5, 2013
Pros: good benifits
Cons: short breaks, bad management, make you pay back vacation days they say you didnt earn.
Work in a factory setting is never easy, Its hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Now with that said Management could be better at cooper standard, most times people wait on average one to two hours for material to start or finish a job that should have only taken an hour tops. Loved the people i worked with they were like family. I learned a little – more... bit more about robotics and trouble shouting my own equipment to repair it and continue working. I'd have to say that the hardest part of the job is putting up with some of the management. overall there is just a big lack of communication between managment on all shifts. They email things a day too late and forget more than they should. – less
In general this was a great place to work. I hate I had to leave and that they closed down this plant in Griffin
Production Control/Purchasing Assistant (Former Employee), Griffin, GA – May 21, 2013
Pros: they treated every employee as an important part of the company, the pay was good and so were the benefits.
Cons: i can't think of anything i didn"t like about this compamy.
A typical day at work would begin with ensuring the shipping schedule is correct and that their are issues that require chartering products. I learned so much here working with the automotive corporations and ensuring they receive their product on time and not to shut downt production. I worked close with management and they worked just as hard as the – more... other employee's that worked in the plant. The hardest part of the job was receiving payment from the automotive corporation's for tooling and prototype costs. I enjoyed every part of my job here. – less
Pros: i prided myself for always being able to finish my work-load everyday.
Cons: the company downsized so my job was removed. also it was time in my life to earn more income.
I was the Specification Clerk. I maintained the specifications. This included working with Engineers and Quality staff to create specs that the production workers followed to do their job. I helped with the creation, approval process, distribution, and filing of the specs. I also entered data into different data bases. I was able to keep an organized – more... work setting so others could also utilize the information I kept. I enjoyed coming up with new ways to make my area easier for others to find information. – less
Auditor (Former Employee), Oscoda, MI – November 4, 2012
Pros: good benefits for the area.
Cons: no longer cared about the employees.
This company changed ownership frequently. As it was sold it became harder to work for them. I did a lot of walking on a cement floor and very seldom got to sit down. I liked the work I was doing and had fun with the other employees.