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Brutally effective company that knows how to execute

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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 for 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

Other Reviews for Cooper Industries

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Survey Indicates Lower Performers Rate Their Companies as Great Paces to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leadership IQ surveyed workers and found those with lower performance rated their employers as a great place to work. Looking at the ratings for Cooper, this explains the positive ratings

    Cons

    Cooper management puts a lot of work on high performers and lets the low performers off the hook. No wonder the lower performers are happy.

    You can exceed expectations for awhile and receive recognition (which always brings more work), but you eventually get fed up and question why you're so stressed out and don't have a life outside of Cooper, then you can either burn out, decide to leave on your own or stay and try to bring some balance into your life (management frowns on this). This can result in being put on the "blocker" list which isn't a good thing and almost assures that you will get pushed toward the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This fire drill has run it's course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I liked working at Cooper Wheelock

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

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

    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
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