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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated July 3, 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 17 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)

  • Long hours, managers not very knowledgeable, some areas have a very negative attitude (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Basic job, basic product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time

    Pros

    Stable, predictable environment. Long runway on projects.

    Cons

    New tech was hard to introduce, long runway on projects meant changes came slow.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    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.

  3. "Great, lean company"

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    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.


  4. "HRIS Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    got bought out by Eaton so it is differnet now


  5. "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.


  6. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advanced Leadership training + best practices for practice area leaders. On-going education + training opportunities for all. True desire to operate towards excellence. Innovative thinking for product development.

    Cons

    Eaton Corporation acquired Cooper Power Systems in 2015. Made pre-mature decisions [human + product + services] during the integration process. Did not have a true desire to operate toward excellence.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about an "individual" of the organization you just acquired, their job function, their cross-functional roles and influences, and how they fit into the legacy Operating Plan [and new market penetration strategies] before you eliminate the position because you feel the "job tile" of the individual is a duplicate to the existing Eaton Team.


  7. "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

  8. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great local team to work with

    Cons

    not enough team members on staff


  9. "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.


  10. "Well run organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement. Global company with manufacturing operations everywhere.

    Cons

    Like most multi-national companies, matrix organization can make change slow to tedious.


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