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Logistics Analyst Interview

Logistics Analyst
Highland, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in December 2012.

Interview Details – Five people separately starting with HR and employee from applied department. Started with basic introductory questions and finished with 3 behavioral questions. They were very open about making sure you know there are behavior-based questions.
Next with 2 managers from department. Same approach although it became more informal as time went on. Lastly, the director of the department. About 3 hours total. They had just been bought by Eaton Corp and none of them seemed very comfortable talking about it.

Interview Question – How did you respond when management got angry regarding something you did?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Design Engineer Intern Interview

Design Engineer Intern
Berkeley, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries.

Interview Details – I applied through my campus recruiting website and also spoke with one of the recruiters at my university's career fair. A few weeks after applying, I was offered an on-campus interview where I was mainly asked behavioral questions that related to my leadership skills and work experience.

Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions, just ones that you would expect in a behavioral interview.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

Interviewed at Cooper Industries

Interview Details – One on one interview. Hiring manager was not prepared well, and the questions were all over the place.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for our company?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Buyer Interview

Senior Buyer
West Milwaukee, WI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cooper Industries in May 2012.

Interview Details – About 3 weeks after my initial phone screen I got a call for an in person interview, which was scheduled for 3 hours with 5 different people:
1) supply chain manager
2) business director (tour) and HR rep (no show)
3) MATERIALS MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF MATERIALS

I got feedback quickly. They said I had too mutch strategic experience, which was clearly outlined on my resume. Either they wanted someone who would do exactly what materials wanted or they had to cancel the recquisition because they got bought by Eaton this week.

Interview Question – What are your daily tactical purchasing duties   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer
Saint Louis, MO

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in November 2011.

Interview Details – I first heard about this job through our college job-portal. First round of interview was held in university. This interview was for 30 min. Interviewer asked me about the projects on my resume. After a week I got an e-mail asking me to set up an in-site interview. This interview was at Cooper Bussman division headquarters which is located in St.Louis, MO. I had four 30 min interview. One HR round and three technical rounds.

Interview Question – You are in a boat and you threw the anchor into the river. The anchor settled on the lake floor. What happens to the level of water before and after the anchor is dropped ?   View Answers (3)


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Operations Leadership Program Interview

Operations Leadership Program
Austin, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in October 2011.

Interview Details – The interviewer was very casual. He told me about the program and mentioned that many OLP interns get offered full time positions. He briefly talked about the company and then asked some technical questions. For example, what is your favorite class, least favorite class, most challenging class...etc. The interview was very casual.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering
Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in April 2009.

Interview Details – Had on campus interview with Cooper, later was asked for second interview. Me plus 40 or so other candidates interviewed down in Houston. The process was pretty formal. Dinner, tour, questions for a panel of employees. Interviews were 3 ten minute sessions with random employees. Overall the experience was good, just a lot of competition.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for cooper?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Human Resources Leadership Development Program Interview

Human Resources Leadership Development Program

I applied online and interviewed at Cooper Industries.

Interview Details – Applied online through corporate site. Within 2 weeks I was contacted for a phone screen via email and had the phone interview 2 days later.

Very friendly.

Basic questions: Why Cooper, tell me about an ethical dilemma, what interests you about the program, what do you want to do in HR. What was your favorite/least favorite class and why?

Pretty informal, lots of opportunity to ask questions.

I asked what the ideal candidate is like and the response was: Good with numbers, innovative, and analytical.

Interview Question – Why the manufacturing industry specifically?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

Mechanical Design Engineer

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries.

Interview Details – The initial phone screening was done by HR. Afterwards, HR scheduled a phone interview with the respective department manager of engineering. The entire interview lasted 40 minutes. Everything was conversational. The interview started off with two behavioral questions and move to technical / process questions. No curve ball questions.

Interview Question – Standard, technical design engineering questions about your experience with CAD tools and design processes. Walk through a successful design process and give your results.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Commercial Leadership Internship Program Interview

Commercial Leadership Internship Program

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in October 2011.

Interview Details – Pretty basic behavioral interview and questions. The interviewer was pretty relaxed and we went on to discuss his experiences with the company, then random interests such as football, etc.

Interview Question – Describe an instance where you had a team member who was not participating, and how you got him/her to contribute   Answer Question

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