Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits (besides time off) (in 3 reviews)

  • As a large corporation with unique divisions, an employee can have a lot of options assuming there are no geographic constraints (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • At the Quebec location, senior management is still from the pre-acquisition days (in 3 reviews)

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  1. .

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cooper Industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    .Very good company to work for

    Cons

    .Hard to understand strategy at times

    Advice to Management

    .


  2. Cooper B-Line experience

    Former Contractor - Temp
    Former Contractor - Temp

    I worked at Cooper Industries as a contractor

    Pros

    People are friendly and good to work with

    Cons

    too small and not enough storage space

    Advice to Management

    expand the facility


  3. It is a valuable experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good system for development opportunities.

    Cons

    Management not very strong and not visionary.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best not the ones who work hard.


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  5. not bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    good working circumstance

    Cons

    if you're looking for growth opportunity, ...

    Advice to Management

    like the management style so far


  6. Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good set of people to work with, once you start you can continue till you wish

    Cons

    moving between departments is hard, senior vacancies are mostly filled by outsiders; not very diverse

    Advice to Management

    training employees to broaden their skills is important


  7. Good company, bad long term planing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits
    average salary
    nice location

    Cons

    hire people with out keeping future trends in sight
    little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    poor managers in some departments birng down morale
    listen to your employees, train managers


  8. Brutally effective company that knows how to execute

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, diverse challenges, opportunities abound for self starters. It the kind of company that has myriad challenges at every turn- and not enough people to satisfy them. You can make a name for yourself if you are aggressive and take personal ownership of challenges and opportunities. Fiscally conservative, steady and reliable organization.

    Cons

    Always chronically understaffed within every department. Work life balance often lopsided (in a bad way). Poor work from home policy.


  9. Pros and Cons...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Long Branch, NJ

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand name and well recognized in the industry. Good place to start if you are interested in international business.

    Cons

    Need systematic change to attract and develop young talents


  10. The company is what you make it.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Vicksburg, MS

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits package for new college grads.
    There is an opportunity through progress upwards through the organization.
    Good peer support network.

    Cons

    There seems to be a greater emphasis on activity rather than actual productivity in many facilities. Employees can't full utilize their skills to the benefit of the corporation because of excess bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your Mid to Lower Level managers so they can effectively manage their teams and cultivate lasting talent.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Not a place for long term career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Good place to jump start your career. Operations and HR leadership programs are good.

    Cons

    Lack of cross-functional collaboration. No emphasis on teamwork. Many employees at various levels not appropriate for their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Improve team-work within the organization. Hire A players. Please invest more in training and perform better screening/evaluation of internal candidates prior to promoting them.



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