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Cooper Industries Interview Questions

Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014
30 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Human Resources Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cooper Industries.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through corporate site. Within 2 weeks I was contacted for a phone screen via email and had the phone interview 2 days later.

    Very friendly.

    Basic questions: Why Cooper, tell me about an ethical dilemma, what interests you about the program, what do you want to do in HR. What was your favorite/least favorite class and why?

    Pretty informal, lots of opportunity to ask questions.

    I asked what the ideal candidate is like and the response was: Good with numbers, innovative, and analytical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One on one interview. Hiring manager was not prepared well, and the questions were all over the place.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Buyer Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Cooper Industries.

    Interview Details

    Cooper purchased Wire-Pro - I was an employee of Wire-Pro so I was placed in another position

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was a former employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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  5.  

    Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cooper Industries.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview, then large panel interviews at headquarters

    Interview Questions
    • Recruiter asked for my favorite behavioral question and answer   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    not an ideal fit

    Declined Offer
  6.  

    Ebs Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    5 level interview. Good technological evaluation. HR questions are relevant and practical.
    Tech leads are knowledgeable and were more interested in the programmer mentality then specific technology / syntax related questions.

    Interview Questions
    • scenario based questions in both technological and HR interviews are good.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cooper Industries in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied internally for supervisor position.
    I was only asked a couple of pointless questions and then he didn't listen to the answers.
    I had 16 years experience in this department which did not even enter in to the interview.
    Department head only interviewed so it appeared applicants could be promoted from within.
    No applicant was promoted.
    A totally unqualified supervisor was hired from outside the company.
    Department head was very new also. Seemed like he wanted someone who was unfamiliar with our operation.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want the job?   View Answer
    • How would you handle disagreements with your decisions?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Commercial Leadership Program Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cooper Industries in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very short - about 15 to 20 minutes long. They asked me a series of questions about my interests and career goals to see if I was a good fit for the position. I couldn't tell if the interview was so short that I would not be offered the job, but I received a call within the week with an offer. The fact that the interview was for an internship (which serves as a long interview for their full time leadership programs) could be the reason for the shorter length.

    Interview Questions
    • Not many difficult or unexpected questions. Just be ready to talk about your interests and goals.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cooper Industries in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process consisted of the Regional Manager interviewing me and then meeting the Vice President of Sales for a brief interview. Was not very intense.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation involved. I tried but they would not move on salary or signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Manufacturing Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cooper Industries in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    phone interview, then interview with senior directors at headquarters, i had an interview with the director of talent management, then director of sourcing then vp of operations manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cooper Industries in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    First interview is a basic 1:1 interview with someone from the closest plant facility near your school
    Second interview is a phone interview with 2-3 people from HQ

    Few days later you get a call from HR making you an offer. An email is sent soon after stating your pay and relocation compensation.
    Once you accept they ask you your preferences on what locations you are interested in ranking your top 3.

    A few weeks before you start, your manager gives you a call and discusses what possible projects you might work on.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a time when you where faced with a technical problem? How did you handle it? What where the results?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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