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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated August 6, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great old company to work for (200 years old) and BIG. Lot's of room to grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, very diverse. Excellent overall oportunities to grow career and advance into upper managment. Good environment, not overly political. Energetic group of leaders.

    Cons

    Being as large as it is, there exists a possiblity of getting lost if you don't stand out. Good group of people, but can take a while to become an "insider" as many have worked together for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company growing the way that it is. Great leadership through tough times, hopefully we'll be pulling through them stronger than before.


  2. "very good"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    technical, good compensation, bright industry, good factory

    Cons

    in a relatively rural neighborhood

    Advice to Management

    great experience, enough said.

  3. "Typical production job"

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    Current Employee - Core Fabricator in Nacogdoches, TX
    Current Employee - Core Fabricator in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, good ins. great 401k and company stock options

    Cons

    long hours lots of o.t.


  4. "A very motivating place to work. Always something new to learn."

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that cares about you. A very stable and profitable corporation. Always a new product being launched to keep up with the newest technology, therefore keeping your job security safe. Cooper is a company that cares about it's employees and customers.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making your employees feel happy and secure and they will always be motivated to continue to keep this Company thriving and profitable.


  5. "good place to work in"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    learn a lot, work with senior managers

    Cons

    leadership programs require you to relocate more than 3 time in less than 2 years


  6. "Great Local Employer"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career advancement and continuing education

    Cons

    Work/life balance and understaffing due to poor planning

    Advice to Management

    Prepare better for changing workforce


  7. "Lazy Self-Entitled "Long Time" Employees"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ellisville, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ellisville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enlightened Management and caring HR Department. Excellent benefits and outstanding pay (Raises and bonuses for those who work). Boundless opportunities to suceed with company provided training. Flexible work schedules and reasonable work loads.

    Cons

    Lazy workers who think because they have "been here" forever that they know everything. No effort is put in constantly sabotaging the work place. Management is diligently working to get rid of the dead weight.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - it's getting better!!!!

  8. "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Liked working with Division Reps

    Cons

    Too much time away from home / Travel

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Buyer Planner"

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    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Salem, NJ
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Salem, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cooper has given me the the opportunity to expend my tallents

    Cons

    I have no cons about working for Cooper

    Advice to Management

    Very knowledge Management and pleasent to work with


  10. "Less than honest practices with internal emploees"

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

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

    Pros

    Glad to no longer be associated with this company.

    Cons

    Regret ever being involved with this organization. Experienced an environment of less than straight forward communication with employees. Direct questions often sidestepped or left unanswered entirely. This company views due diligence as the primary factor in managing personnel.


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