Cooper Industries

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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
95 Reviews
3.0
95 Reviews
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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
Kirk S. Hachigian
53 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.  

    Brutally effective company that knows how to execute

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, diverse challenges, opportunities abound for self starters. It the kind of company that has myriad challenges at every turn- and not enough people to satisfy them. You can make a name for yourself if you are aggressive and take personal ownership of challenges and opportunities. Fiscally conservative, steady and reliable organization.

    Cons

    Always chronically understaffed within every department. Work life balance often lopsided (in a bad way). Poor work from home policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Global Director of Sales in Syracuse, NY

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

    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
  3.  

    Pros and Cons...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Long Branch, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Long Branch, NJ

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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
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  5.  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Planner in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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
  7.  

    The company is what you make it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Vicksburg, MS

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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
  8.  

    Overall Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OLP in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - OLP in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CLP Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CLP Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cooper Industries as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  11.  

    good place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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

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