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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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


  6. "Solid Job, No Growth Potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time

    Pros

    Solid job if you're looking to maintain status quo

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for upward momentum


  7. "Shaper Lighting, a Brand of Cooper Industries"

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some people here are talented, work hard, and make a difference. Some have a sense of humor in light of the work environment.

    Cons

    Employees are not recognized for their impact. Work here if and only if you are indifferent about having a meaningful job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving the long-term sustainability of the business instead of meeting imaginary revenue quotas.

  8. "Sales & Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic company
    Lots of opportunities for advancement
    Well respected in its space by its customers
    Value based

    Cons

    The cultural environment is not pleasant
    Expectations are unrealistic
    The company has not successfully been integrated into Eaton


  9. "Seemed good at the time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good co workers and location

    Cons

    management is too quick to judge

    Advice to Management

    support employees better


  10. "Operation of lies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vicksburg, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vicksburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of the production team cared about doing a good job although they were not rewarded during their reviews. Unfortunately, the negatives outweighed the positives.

    Cons

    Managers were rewarded for not being honest about actual metric. Plant manager encouraged "creative" reporting with no real effort to improving processes. Employee morale was very low making it difficult to obtain new ideas and get their buy-in.

    Advice to Management

    The truth is not your enemy.


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