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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. "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


  2. "Pros and Cons of Crouse Co."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good for fresh graduated engineers(Salary and work experience)

    Cons

    Bad management, mandatory over time hours

  3. "Good in early days but not responding well to drop in oil price"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team of people and spacious working environment. Interesting customer base.

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets set for year on year figures resulting in staff cuts to meet margins

    Advice to Management

    Realise that deep staff cuts are damaging quality and customer satisfaction with is not good for the long term


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "Starre Strukturen, Entscheidungen kommen aus USA"

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    Former Employee - Produktmanager in Eberbach (Germany)
    Former Employee - Produktmanager in Eberbach (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Es gibt hier leider nur einen Grund dort zu arbeiten, die Gehälter sind sehr gut

    Cons

    - das Unternehmen wird aus den USA gesteuert, die lokale Geschäftsführung kann keine eigenen Entscheidungen treffen
    - keine gemeinsame Zielbildung, die Abteilungen arbeiten an der eigenen Zielerreichung, es entsteht dabei ein Konkurrenzverhalten der Abteilungen untereinander. Dadurch leidet das Verhältnis der Mitarbeiter untereinander.
    - sehr hoher Druck auf die Mitarbeiter, lange Arbeitszeiten - sehr hohe Personalfluktuation.

    Advice to Management

    Die Geschäftsführung sollte lernen, Ziele innerhalb des Unternehmens abzustimmen und die Zusammenarbeit der Mitarbeiter zu fördern. Da die Geschäftsführung innerhalb selbst konkurriert, wird sich dies auf das gesamt Unternehmen aus.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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