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Cooper Industries Reviews

Updated January 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Cooper was an awesome company with great leaders, a great culture and good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Some good people in the engineering department (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • They are being acquired by Eaton, so there is a little bit of uncertainty surrounding that transaction (in 3 reviews)

  • Work environment could be improved (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    good working circumstance

    Cons

    if you're looking for growth opportunity, ...

    Advice to Management

    like the management style so far


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stays on top of technology in IT

    Cons

    No growth potential even when being blunt.

    Advice to Management

    Set forth growth and performace plans that actually are given.


  3. "Good company to learn a lot but weak on compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a large corporation with unique divisions, an employee can have a lot of options assuming there are no geographic constraints.

    Cons

    Compensation is weak compared to market rates. Great program in place for leadership development with undergrads but does not have the oversight in place to continue to foster future leaders.

    Advice to Management

    The structure should provide incentives to employees in leadership positions. Or else, what would the point be of having a title?


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  5. "Buyer Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  7. "Things are looking up with Eaton"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really has some great people to work with - benefits are good for the industry - pay is decent for the area

    Cons

    Very poor work/life balance - Many people get burned out quickly - It seems like you work all the time - I have seldom even taken all my vacation because it would take me too long to catch up. Managers are abusive , use foul language, and show little to no appreciation for hard work. Many have worked for years with a constant fear of being terminated when layoffs come and have watched many of their co-workers walked out when it should have been the poor performers or upper management. The company is very "top heavy" - There are way to many managers or directors and not enough people to actually do the "work"

    Advice to Management

    TALK to your employees - all of them - ask their opinions - Show them respect - Get to know them - earn their trust and respect. They don't mind dedication and hard work - but they would like to be appreciated.


  8. "Company Rating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Not employee oriented. Need to empower their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye HR Department employees.


  9. "Good place to start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Peachtree City, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good set of people to work with, once you start you can continue till you wish

    Cons

    moving between departments is hard, senior vacancies are mostly filled by outsiders; not very diverse

    Advice to Management

    training employees to broaden their skills is important


  10. "Worked a ton of hours, poor management, don't expect help from anyone."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's easy to find waste everywhere that you can get rid of with Lean events, problem solving, and collaboration. People actually care about each other at the plant and for the most part respect one another kind of like a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is not a lean/six sigma mindset at the plant. Resistant to change for the most part. Hiring freeze is a pain. Understaffed Quality team.

    Advice to Management

    Place more of an emphasis on quality. Support a Lean/Six Sigma culture.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "legal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Legal in Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cooper Industries part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    were really nice, organized, helpful, I liked how they were always willing to do whatever would make you feel the most comfortable

    Cons

    were very rude and very imposing on your life and did not accommodate you or care what your opinion was, always selfish

    Advice to Management

    no thanks.



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