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Cooper Power Systems Reviews in Waukesha, WI

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
37 Reviews

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  1.  

    Learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI

    Pros

    Quick to change company culture when the leadership is driving it and "walking the talk". Lots of training available and job assignments with different functions if requested.

    Cons

    Not enough people to get the job done as desired. Internal company-to-company business is almost treated as external suppliers. No shared pay ranges or scales so people in the same job have varied salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your mid-managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look Elsewhere!

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

    Pros

    Competitve Benefits Package
    Some Great Hard Working People

    Cons

    Poor Leadership from Upper Management
    Lack of Accountability
    Outdated Workspace
    Micro-Management
    Aggressive and Accusatory Behavior Allowed
    Too Metrics Driven
    Poor Work-Life Balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appropriate Coaching with Direct Reports
    Be a Genuine Reflection of the Eaton Corporate Values
    Listen to Your Employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Shy management, limited opportunity, a lot of politics!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Waukesha, WI

    Pros

    Great benefits now such as subsidiary of EATON. Before they were just okay.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity in some sectors. Some people get comfortable in their positons, don't perform and management don't know the work "development", they don't know how to drive people, managers without management background. They don't care about good and hard workers. Salary is not as good for the size of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be too shy and be more active for your people. Make a group, built a team, have more contact with the individuals and they will perform better. Think out of the box, be a wolf and not a sheep.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Pay and Benefits, but horrible culture perpetuated by management staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Waukesha, WI

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Set Hours
    Great customers
    Solid products

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement
    Poor Culture adverse to change
    Focus is often placed on the wrong drivers
    Not enough support of products

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

    Time well spent

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to improve, develop and learn about different cross-functional activities. Most of the longer tenure employees were helpful to new comers.

    Cons

    Unaligned management, too many projects and cost reduction versus quality importance. Limited opportunities for advancement unless you knew the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance and don't focus on "Cooper Kids" so much.

  7.  

    Behind the times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Waukesha, WI

    Pros

    -Competitive Salary
    -Training Options
    -Best in class products

    Cons

    -Resistance to change
    -Older workforce
    -Poor facilities

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

    Good Company

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

    Pros

    Invests in people with traininig, looks to improvement using Lean and 6 Sigma efforts.

    Cons

    Ancient work environment/offices. Manufacturing equipment needs to be invested in. Moving production out ofthe country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Waukesha, WI

    Pros

    Great workforce on shop floor across all 3 shifts.

    Cons

    Lincoln Poor management at VSM and Plant Manager levels. Out of touch with work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace VSM and Plant Manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Local Employer

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

    Pros

    Career advancement and continuing education

    Cons

    Work/life balance and understaffing due to poor planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare better for changing workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Well Known Good Products Manufacturing needs help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Waukesha, WI

    Pros

    Great people overall, there was a willingness to help when asked. The manufacturing systems are weak overall, however they have started an improvement program and use what they have implemented

    Cons

    Communication across functions is weak. Overall systems need better coodination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and break down the funtionalk barriers that remain

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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