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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated October 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 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. "Business admin for planning orders within the supply chain to set certain inventory control."

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    Former Employee - FTP Planner in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - FTP Planner in Peachtree City, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and overtime at min wage. I always incured overtime.

    Cons

    Not a great teaching community. Everything is needed a week ago with was kind of frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that sometimes a follow up is all that can be done until changes are made elsewhere in the supply chain.


  2. "receiven shipping"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Monroe Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Monroe Township, NJ

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

    Pros

    wi wil have a lot overtime hours

    Cons

    five months very good place for work

    Advice to Management

    two weeks

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  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. "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.

  8. "Cooper Job"

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

    Pros

    Great position for new college graduates

    Cons

    Sink-or-swim and on-the-job training. Management assumes you know how to deal with Corporate America


  9. "Senior Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment with positive interaction with the production staff.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities available for senior engineers.


  10. "Good Company to Work For."

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    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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