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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
94 Reviews

3.0
94 Reviews
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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
Kirk S. Hachigian
52 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefits, great location, average pay, friendly atmosphere, balance with work and personal life, things are good between union and management (in 3 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits (besides time off) (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance often lopsided (in a bad way) (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management makes decisions without understanding all of the consequences of their decision (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cooper B-Line experience

    Former Employee - Temp
    Former Employee - Temp

    Pros

    People are friendly and good to work with

    Cons

    too small and not enough storage space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expand the facility

  2.  

    It is a valuable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good system for development opportunities.

    Cons

    Management not very strong and not visionary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best not the ones who work hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    good working circumstance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    like the management style so far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Peachtree City, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    training employees to broaden their skills is important

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, bad long term planing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    good benefits
    average salary
    nice location

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Brutally effective company that knows how to execute

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Peachtree City, GA

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pros and Cons...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Long Branch, NJ

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company is what you make it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering  in  Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Vicksburg, MS

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a place for long term career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    Pros

    Great learning experience for new college gratuate.

    Cons

    Management lacks consideration for employees and their families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more considerate and sensitive to employee time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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