Cooper Industries Reviews

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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. Rotational Program (ALP)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Highland, IL
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Highland, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I grew tremendously while at Cooper Industries (now Eaton). They had solid upper management, and were well seasoned.

    Cons

    The ALP program touted that all participants would end up in GM positions. This was not the case. Rather, most participants ended up in product management type positions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time understanding the challenges which exist in a lean workforce. More training would also go a long way.


  2. EBS developer

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    Current Employee - Ebs Developer
    Current Employee - Ebs Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable jobs, work-life balance. Adopts new technologies.

    Cons

    work in silos, not much knowledge sharing. upward mobility is not clear, mgmt oriented less developer oriented. Promotions are not based on promotions but haggling with senior management or leads.


  3. Financial Analyst Intern

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Cooper Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The industry is growing slowly.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stays on top of technology in IT

    Cons

    No growth potential even when being blunt.

    Advice to Management

    Set forth growth and performace plans that actually are given.


  6. Good company to learn a lot but weak on compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation 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 Management

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


  7. Company Rating

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Not employee oriented. Need to empower their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye HR Department employees.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Place more of an emphasis on quality. Support a Lean/Six Sigma culture.


  9. I liked working at Cooper Wheelock

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Assembler in Long Branch, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They lay you off in a moments notice.

    Advice to Management

    Insteas of laying people off, offer them to at least work part time


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good learning organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  11. So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Planner in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be 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



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