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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
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Pros
  • Clean and safe work environment (in 16 reviews)

  • Cooper was an awesome company with great leaders, a great culture and good benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • They are being acquired by Eaton, so there is a little bit of uncertainty surrounding that transaction (in 4 reviews)

  • High pressure to work long hours, and I always felt like management was walking around to make sure I was at my desk (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance, Plenty of opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Can be high stress environment

    Advice to Management

    Training for employees is a critical investment.


  2. "Great, lean company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard, see results, be rewarded.
    Incredible Leadership Development Program.
    Pure meritocracy.

    Cons

    Very conservative on pay, being so lean in number of personnel made for some difficulties in promotions, sometimes too focused on bottom line and not enough on the people.

    Advice to Management

    As the company has been sold, this isn't relevant. They put the company in the right position, enabled us to succeed and were ultimately convinced that to stay relevant we needed to merge into a larger organization.


  3. "Not too secure"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, you can ask for help in other divisions. 401K, decent work environment.

    Cons

    Health insurance, quick to layoff when business drops. Tries to outsource to India as much as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


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  5. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Monroe Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Monroe Township, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Varied customer base, new challenges

    Cons

    New management is not in touch with marketplace

    Advice to Management

    Speak to the employees for their input


  6. "Sustaining Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Sustaining Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Sustaining Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Typical benefits of a Large organization

    Cons

    No line of sight for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Conduct an engagement survey.


  7. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Highland, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Highland, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can not think of a single one to put down here.

    Cons

    Poor manufacturing practices,
    No packaging of any type for product made
    Very poorly designed sites.
    across the board low motivation from managers to regular employees.
    Union workers do not do much.

    Advice to Management

    This ship is going down


  8. "Great Company -- You Are Missed!!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Cooper before and after their acquisition by Eaton Corporation. Cooper was an awesome company with great leaders, a great culture and good benefits.

    Cons

    Culture changed when acquired by Eaton. Too many committees now and red tape. Hard to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Management is all gone, so any advice I could give would fall on deaf ears.


  9. "warehouseman forklift operater"

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    Former Employee - NJForklift Operator/Warehouse Clerk in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - NJForklift Operator/Warehouse Clerk in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    working environment was very pleasant and I always stay busy plus it was well organized business to work for.they trained u in various areas that was benicial to the company.

    Cons

    was suppose to relocate,which I thought was bad move for the company.everyone was less of a team player.

    Advice to Management

    need to hire more experienced minorities because they can be helpful and producted to the companyand main asset.


  10. "Nice resume builder, not a long term workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MO

    Pros

    Nice, clean and recently updated facilities with big open windows. The grounds are nice, and they do a lot of testing in house, so there are many electrical experts on site.

    Cons

    There is a very strong culture of looking out for yourself to get ahead. High pressure to work long hours, and I always felt like management was walking around to make sure I was at my desk. Managers hogged all the face time with senior management whenever they were on site.

    Advice to Management

    Some more formal procedures around all facets of product design and launch would be very helpful to align everyone that is working on projects.


  11. "Good Company to Work For."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Job stability

    Cons

    Too large, too many middle management people. Communication issues.


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