Cooper Industries
3.0 of 5 92 reviews
www.cooperindustries.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 29, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian

Kirk S. Hachigian

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It is a valuable experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood system for development opportunities.

    ConsManagement not very strong and not visionary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire the best not the ones who work hard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not bad

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    Prosgood work/life balance
    good working circumstance

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

    Advice to Senior Managementlike the management style so far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Peachtree City, GA

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementtraining employees to broaden their skills is important

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, bad long term planing

    Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosgood benefits
    average salary
    nice location

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

    Advice to Senior Managementpoor managers in some departments birng down morale
    listen to your employees, train managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Brutally effective company that knows how to execute

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Peachtree City, GA

    ProsFast 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pros and Cons...

    Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee)
    Long Branch, NJ

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

    ConsNeed systematic change to attract and develop young talents

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The company is what you make it.

    Manufacturing Engineering (Current Employee)
    Vicksburg, MS

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a place for long term career

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn. Work n family balance does not exist

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sarasota, FL

    ProsGreat learning experience for new college gratuate.

    ConsManagement lacks consideration for employees and their families.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more considerate and sensitive to employee time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's one with mixed bucket of experience

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsStability and long history would be the best reasons to work at Cooper

    ConsNon supportive and non encouraging managing style a downer for new entrants

    Advice to Senior ManagementMgmt could be more supportive to new hires so that they get full chance to show their potential

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