Cooper Industries

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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
95 Reviews
3.0
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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
Kirk S. Hachigian
53 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.  

    Financial Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Cooper Industries as an intern for 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 ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stays on top of technology in IT

    Cons

    No growth potential even when being blunt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set forth growth and performace plans that actually are given.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to learn a lot but weak on compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper Industries

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company Rating

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sherman, TX

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Not employee oriented. Need to empower their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye HR Department employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I liked working at Cooper Wheelock

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    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Assembler in Long Branch, NJ

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning organization

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    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time for 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So far so good

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    Current Employee - Planner  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Planner in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Possible to gain knowledge only in a very specific area.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its a strong reliable ocmpany

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    Current Employee - OLP  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - OLP in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people and team work. Very conservative with its money

    Cons

    Hard to get projects approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend money to make money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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