Cooper Industries
3.0 of 5 91 reviews
www.cooperindustries.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

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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It is a valuable experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper Industries full-time

ProsGood system for development opportunities.

ConsManagement not very strong and not visionary.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire the best not the ones who work hard.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper Industries as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsThe industry is growing slowly.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Company sinking after losing subsea

Operations (Former Employee)
Camarillo, CA

I worked at Cooper Industries full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood pay, the employees on the floor are great to work with.

Cons4 companies merged, still 4 separate companies with managers arguing in front of employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo late- the recent removal of employees due to reduction in force- people still there are going to leave and are very disappointed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsThis Company is so professional in all aspects of business.

ConsLove the company, can't think of anything at the moment. Just top notch company.

Advice to Senior ManagementVery smart guys at top. Keep doing what you do well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Less than honest practices with internal emploees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper Industries full-time for more than a year

ProsGlad to no longer be associated with this company.

ConsRegret ever being involved with this organization. Experienced an environment of less than straight forward communication with employees. Direct questions often sidestepped or left unanswered entirely. This company views due diligence as the primary factor in managing personnel.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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not bad

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

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

Prosgood work/life balance
good working circumstance

Consif you're looking for growth opportunity, ...

Advice to Senior Managementlike the management style so far

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsStays on top of technology in IT

ConsNo growth potential even when being blunt.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet forth growth and performace plans that actually are given.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to learn a lot but weak on compensation

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cooper Industries

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Corporate

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Cooper Industries full-time for more than a year

ProsLiked working with Division Reps

ConsToo much time away from home / Travel

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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Buyer Planner (Current Employee)
Salem, NJ

I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCooper has given me the the opportunity to expend my tallents

ConsI have no cons about working for Cooper

Advice to Senior ManagementVery knowledge Management and pleasent to work with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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