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    Design Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions, just ones that you would expect in a behavioral interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Logistics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highland, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highland, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How did you respond when management got angry regarding something you did?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What are your daily tactical purchasing duties   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Operations Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Commercial Leadership Internship Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Describe an instance where you had a team member who was not participating, and how you got him/her to contribute   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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