Cooper Industries

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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014

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3.0 93 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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

Kirk S. Hachigian

(52 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Financial Analyst Intern

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood environment. They didn't treat me as an intern but a full time analyst. I could learn a lot from senior analyst.

    ConsThe industry is growing slowly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsStays on top of technology in IT

    ConsNo growth potential even when being blunt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet forth growth and performace plans that actually are given.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to learn a lot but weak on compensation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAs a large corporation with unique divisions, an employee can have a lot of options assuming there are no geographic constraints.

    ConsCompensation is weak compared to market rates. Great program in place for leadership development with undergrads but does not have the oversight in place to continue to foster future leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe structure should provide incentives to employees in leadership positions. Or else, what would the point be of having a title?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Engineer (Former Employee) Sherman, TX

    ProsGreat people and work environment

    ConsNot employee oriented. Need to empower their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye HR Department employees.

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

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    Worked a ton of hours, poor management, don't expect help from anyone.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsIt's easy to find waste everywhere that you can get rid of with Lean events, problem solving, and collaboration. People actually care about each other at the plant and for the most part respect one another kind of like a family atmosphere.

    ConsThere is not a lean/six sigma mindset at the plant. Resistant to change for the most part. Hiring freeze is a pain. Understaffed Quality team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace more of an emphasis on quality. Support a Lean/Six Sigma culture.

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

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    I liked working at Cooper Wheelock

    Assembler (Former Employee) Long Branch, NJ

    ProsThe people were friendly, you were trained and the pay was a good starting salary.

    ConsThey lay you off in a moments notice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInsteas of laying people off, offer them to at least work part time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning organization

    Global Director of Sales (Former Employee) Syracuse, NY

    ProsLarge company with many opportunities
    Leadership opportunities are avaliable
    Compensation and incentives are fair

    ConsMeat grinder - lack of work life balance
    Human capital development plans are weak

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far so good

    Planner (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsGreat team to work with

    ConsGetting harder and harder to advance, make sure you know how to negotiate your salary in the Interview Process

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to train and eduacate the younger folks being as more then half the staff here are close to retirement. Otherwise keep up the good work

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

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    Overall Good Experience

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Peachtree City, GA

    ProsLot of Things to learn. Opportunity to work with senior managers and engineers.

    ConsPossible to gain knowledge only in a very specific area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a strong reliable ocmpany

    OLP (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood people and team work. Very conservative with its money

    ConsHard to get projects approved

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend money to make money

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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