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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
94 Reviews

3.0
94 Reviews
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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
Kirk S. Hachigian
52 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.  

    I liked working at Cooper Wheelock

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    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Assembler in Long Branch, NJ

    Pros

    The people were friendly, you were trained and the pay was a good starting salary.

    Cons

    They lay you off in a moments notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insteas of laying people off, offer them to at least work part time

    Recommends
  2.  

    Pros and Cons...

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Long Branch, NJ

    Pros

    Good brand name and well recognized in the industry. Good place to start if you are interested in international business.

    Cons

    Need systematic change to attract and develop young talents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning organization

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    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales in Syracuse, NY

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities
    Leadership opportunities are avaliable
    Compensation and incentives are fair

    Cons

    Meat grinder - lack of work life balance
    Human capital development plans are weak

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Peachtree City, GA

    Pros

    There aren't a lot of positive words that describe Cooper.

    Cons

    Large corporation with poor employee moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop internal talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The company is what you make it.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering  in  Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Vicksburg, MS

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits package for new college grads.
    There is an opportunity through progress upwards through the organization.
    Good peer support network.

    Cons

    There seems to be a greater emphasis on activity rather than actual productivity in many facilities. Employees can't full utilize their skills to the benefit of the corporation because of excess bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your Mid to Lower Level managers so they can effectively manage their teams and cultivate lasting talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    So far so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Planner in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Getting harder and harder to advance, make sure you know how to negotiate your salary in the Interview Process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to train and eduacate the younger folks being as more then half the staff here are close to retirement. Otherwise keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Good Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Peachtree City, GA

    Pros

    Lot of Things to learn. Opportunity to work with senior managers and engineers.

    Cons

    Possible to gain knowledge only in a very specific area.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its a strong reliable ocmpany

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    Current Employee - OLP  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - OLP in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good people and team work. Very conservative with its money

    Cons

    Hard to get projects approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend money to make money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Houston, TX

    Pros

    learn a lot, work with senior managers

    Cons

    leadership programs require you to relocate more than 3 time in less than 2 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly, connected company with a lot of potential for growth.

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    Current Employee - CLP Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CLP Intern in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Executives are very connected to lower level employees and everyone is very connected.

    Cons

    They are being acquired by Eaton, so there is a little bit of uncertainty surrounding that transaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing to make ALL employees feel valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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