Cooper Industries

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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
98 Reviews
3.1
98 Reviews
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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
Kirk S. Hachigian
55 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Rotational Program (ALP)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Highland, IL
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Highland, IL

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

    Pros

    I grew tremendously while at Cooper Industries (now Eaton). They had solid upper management, and were well seasoned.

    Cons

    The ALP program touted that all participants would end up in GM positions. This was not the case. Rather, most participants ended up in product management type positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time understanding the challenges which exist in a lean workforce. More training would also go a long way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    EBS developer

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    Current Employee - Ebs Developer
    Current Employee - Ebs Developer

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable jobs, work-life balance. Adopts new technologies.

    Cons

    work in silos, not much knowledge sharing. upward mobility is not clear, mgmt oriented less developer oriented. Promotions are not based on promotions but haggling with senior management or leads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience working at Cooper Industries for 6 years.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Cooper is now EATON Corporation and has a very large presence in the world. travel to the other countries was part of the exciting work. The salary was good for the job I did. Exciting work, training an enthusiastic group of people even with language barriers.

    Cons

    Excessive amount of travel , takes a toll on your physical being and family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like an old shoe only to be discarded at will. Take care of them and respect their family needs when they are taking care of your business needs. These long travel times and separations do affect peoples lives and causes upheavals due to breakups, separations and divorces..... Allow people to recover from jet lag and don't expect them to come to work the very next day after their return from travel to distant places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Cooper B-Line experience

    Former Employee - Temp
    Former Employee - Temp

    I worked at Cooper Industries as a contractor

    Pros

    People are friendly and good to work with

    Cons

    too small and not enough storage space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expand the facility

  6.  

    Shaper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time

    Pros

    Manufacturing in the Bay Area is rare, and there are some skilled people working here in the trenches.

    Cons

    Management was disorganized and constantly vying for power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play nice and cultivate growth opportunities.

  7.  

    Company sinking after losing subsea

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    Former Employee - Operations in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Camarillo, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is a valuable experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good system for development opportunities.

    Cons

    Management not very strong and not visionary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best not the ones who work hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Cooper Industries as an intern (less than an 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

  10.  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This Company is so professional in all aspects of business.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very smart guys at top. Keep doing what you do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    good working circumstance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    like the management style so far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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