I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cooper Industries in May 2012.
Interview Details – About 3 weeks after my initial phone screen I got a call for an in person interview, which was scheduled for 3 hours with 5 different people:
1) supply chain manager
2) business director (tour) and HR rep (no show)
3) MATERIALS MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF MATERIALS
I got feedback quickly. They said I had too mutch strategic experience, which was clearly outlined on my resume. Either they wanted someone who would do exactly what materials wanted or they had to cancel the recquisition because they got bought by Eaton this week.
Interview Question – What are your daily tactical purchasing duties View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in November 2011.
Interview Details – I first heard about this job through our college job-portal. First round of interview was held in university. This interview was for 30 min. Interviewer asked me about the projects on my resume. After a week I got an e-mail asking me to set up an in-site interview. This interview was at Cooper Bussman division headquarters which is located in St.Louis, MO. I had four 30 min interview. One HR round and three technical rounds.
Interview Question – You are in a boat and you threw the anchor into the river. The anchor settled on the lake floor. What happens to the level of water before and after the anchor is dropped ? View Answers (3)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cooper Industries in November 2011.
Interview Details – I initially had a 1 on 1 interview on campus. The next day I received an email with an invitation to the technology center in Houston, TX. Upon acceptance I was flown down to Houston, and had a group company tour with several other applicants the same day. The next day, we had interviews with three separate people (directors, vice presidents, managers). Within a week received an offer.
Interview Question – Standard behavioral questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation in progress
The process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in October 2011.
Interview Details – The interviewer was very casual. He told me about the program and mentioned that many OLP interns get offered full time positions. He briefly talked about the company and then asked some technical questions. For example, what is your favorite class, least favorite class, most challenging class...etc. The interview was very casual.
The process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in April 2009.
Interview Details – Had on campus interview with Cooper, later was asked for second interview. Me plus 40 or so other candidates interviewed down in Houston. The process was pretty formal. Dinner, tour, questions for a panel of employees. Interviews were 3 ten minute sessions with random employees. Overall the experience was good, just a lot of competition.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for cooper? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cooper Industries in September 2008.
Interview Details – Informal. Talked with several people. Not sure what they wanted evern though I got an offer.
Interview Question – What was your biggest area to improve upon View Answer
Negotiation Details – Straight forward. Frank. Fair
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in January 2008.
Interview Details – It was my second round interview when I apply the leadership program upon my graduation. It is a rotational program among functions. The interview group was about 30 ppl, and we knew only less than 10 would get the offer. The interview was quite intensive while talking to 3 ppl in the whole morning. All of them are VP level but from different divisions, and most of them are behavior and case based. Always there is a resume read thru and threw questions like your weakness, why this company, your experience for leadership, team working, and your career goal.
I applied online and 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.
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 Question – Why the manufacturing industry specifically? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries.
Interview Details – The initial phone screening was done by HR. Afterwards, HR scheduled a phone interview with the respective department manager of engineering. The entire interview lasted 40 minutes. Everything was conversational. The interview started off with two behavioral questions and move to technical / process questions. No curve ball questions.
Interview Question – Standard, technical design engineering questions about your experience with CAD tools and design processes. Walk through a successful design process and give your results. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed 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 Question – Not many difficult or unexpected questions. Just be ready to talk about your interests and goals. Answer Question
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