Why Cooper Standard

Want to work in an environment where you can contribute ideas, align career development goals with Company goals and have input into the products and the communities we serve? If so, Cooper Standard may be just the place for you.

What We Value

Cooper Standard is known as an expert in materials science and world-class manufacturing. We make customer-focused products that evolve to meet changing needs, but who we are is much deeper than what we make.

We are strong collaborators who strive for continuous improvement and delivering high quality solutions in all we do. We care about each other and the communities where we work and live. We maintain high standards for integrity throughout all levels of our organization. In fact, we were named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere®.

Our team lives our core values of Safety First, Collaboration Drives Success, Integrity Always, Diversity Makes us Stronger, Commitment to Excellence and Respect for All. As the foundation of our culture, our values create an environment that leverages our differences and creates sustained value for all our stakeholders.

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Career Development

We believe that our talented team truly sets us apart from our competition.

Providing a strong foundation for your continued growth, Cooper Standard offers employees a number of development opportunities, including the Cooper Standard University with various learning paths and specialties. You will also have access to a network of expert colleagues around the world. These experiences will allow you to continually challenge yourself and grow.

Rewards and Benefits

Cooper Standard is proud to offer competitive compensation programs, as well as competitive benefits and rewards programs in the countries/regions where we operate around the world.

While the specific benefits offerings are unique to each location, common offerings may include paid time off, health care benefits, family & wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, retirement plans, and other perks. We regularly analyze how our total rewards package aligns to the external market, and to the needs of our employees, in all regions.


Inspired by our culture of collaboration, our dedicated i³ process for employees and Open Innovation initiative for startups, suppliers and universities help identify new ideas, quickly turning great thoughts into reality.

The creativity of our employees has resulted in several process/product innovations brought to market; many achieving industry recognition such as the Automotive News PACE Award Cooper Standard received for Fortrex.

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Community Involvement

We are more than the products we make. Our team participates in and supports the communities where they work and live through many activities throughout the year.

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The charities you work with also have an opportunity to receive additional support through our employee fundraising program that provides matching funds when a team of four or more participate in an activity that is aligned with the Cooper Standard Foundation mission.

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Driving Tomorrow’s Future, Through our Talented People


Cooper Standard is fueled by a culture of engaged employees working towards a common vision. Built on an unwavering commitment to innovation, our collaborative culture enables us to compete and succeed in the global markets we serve. Our global workforce stays connected through multiple communication channels, technology, on-going feedback mechanisms and through development opportunities offered by Cooper Standard University.

We are both a solutions provider to our customers and a reliable partner to our communities.


Focused on Integrity

Our culture places a high value on ethics and integrity. Recently recognized as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere®, Cooper Standard is committed to practicing honest, ethical and responsible business.

Our ESG Commitment

Environmental, social and governance priorities play an important role in Cooper Standard’s culture and strategy. Each year, we share our progress on these priorities in our Corporate Responsibility Report.

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Active Community Partner

Cooper Standard’s Affinity Groups help bolster employee engagement in our communities. Our STEM Accelerators and WISE (Women Inspire, Support and Enrich) volunteers work to inspire students and accelerate the manufacturing industry. In addition, CS FAST (Fitness Athletics Sporting Team) promotes health and wellness among colleagues and our communities.


Cooper Standard’s culture is further strengthened by our dedication to innovation which can be found at every level of our Company. Through our internal i³ Innovation Process and CS Open Innovation initiative, we harness the creative energy of our global workforce and external partners to identify game-changing advancements, especially in materials science.

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Focused on Integrity

Our culture places a high value on ethics and integrity. Recently recognized as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere®, Cooper Standard is committed to practicing honest, ethical and responsible business