Cooper Industries
3.0 of 5 92 reviews
www.cooperindustries.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2014

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

Kirk S. Hachigian

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience.

    Operations/Support/Lean (Current Employee)
    La Grange, NC

    ProsLearn how to grind a business and people for the highest profits.

    ConsNo acknowledgement for a job well done. Nothing is ever good enough. Morale is as low as I have ever seen a company be. Everything is falling apart. Every nickle spent has to be justified for immediate payback or it is no.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink beyond the quarter. Invest in the business and in the people. Try to build a team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Very Adverse Atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Pearland, TX

    ProsIt’s a strong and growing global company that is safety and environmentally oriented.

    ConsShameful treatment of employees. All level of management has a tendency to cuss, scream, and yell creating an atmosphere of intimidation. Too many F bombs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis goes for all tiers of management and senior management. “You don't show admiration to your employees when you curse, scream and rant, even if its’ not directed at them. Calm down and communicate with respect and stop cussing like sailors. Declaring that it a just a New York way of communicating is not excuse, it poor professional behavior.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Painful!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tualatin, OR

    ProsStable company with multi-facetted business approach.

    ConsShameful treatment of employees. Management has a tendency to shout, scream, and yell creating an atmosphere of intimidation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou don't show respect to your employees when you cuss and scream, even if your not directing your comments to them. Calm down and communicate with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's one with mixed bucket of experience

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsStability and long history would be the best reasons to work at Cooper

    ConsNon supportive and non encouraging managing style a downer for new entrants

    Advice to Senior ManagementMgmt could be more supportive to new hires so that they get full chance to show their potential

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    High Performance Work Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat, growing global company. Opportunities to advance.

    ConsToo resource constrained - need to manage the long term as well as the short term

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocusing on growth requires long term thinking. People resources are a must to achieve long term strategic objectives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good and hand-on experience

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    Prosvery hand-on work, which is good for engineering

    Consoffice environment needs to be improved

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagers are doing very good job in the global market.
    they are also very responbile for the engineers working there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to learn and leave a mark with improvements.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Highland, IL

    ProsThe people are great and there is a ton of opportunity to make improvements. Pay is good and time off is easy.

    ConsUpper management does not always make the best decisions when it comes to deciding where and what to invest time and money in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees, spend money on value added positions, upper management needs to connect more with people on the floor.

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    Excellent company ... great opportunities

    Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    Pros- Promote meritocracy
    - Encourage leadership & initiative
    - Excellent Sr. management
    - Open communication
    - Global mindset
    - Professional culture

    ConsNeed to use more regular & better feedback mechanism for employees. Establish more programs to promote internal talent. Invest globally with full commitment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to provide better platforms and pursue aggresively global opportunities. Lots of missed opportunities in China, India & South East Asia.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Go.od concept, but lacking in execution

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Sarasota, FL

    ProsRegarding Cooper Notifications side of Cooper Industries.

    Lots of responsibility and a lots of work for those type of individuals who like control. Very fast moving envirnoment, with changes happening every hour.

    ConsRegarding Cooper Notifications side of Cooper Industries.

    Management

    Unrecognized engineering/manufacturing design problems resulted in project management night mares that management didn't know how to respond to, other than throwing more of it's staff under the train.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegarding Cooper Notifications side of Cooper Industries.

    Management's answer of having the staff to continously improvise and coming up with alternate work around solutions took up more time than putting the rigth resources on the problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not happy with the Pay Bands

    HRIT Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThey have been flexible with my Worklife Balance. They have perks for employees at corporate by giving their employees tickets to the Ballet, Astros, Texans and any other venues that they are members of;.

    ConsDo not pay well! Do not establish pay for performance. Do not like their employee benefits programs. The whole benefits group needs to go!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet goals for employees, and if they meet those goals they need to be compensated.

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