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Cooper Lighting Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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 Lighting 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.


  2. "Sustaining Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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 Lighting 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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  5. "Fab"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fabricator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Fabricator in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits
    Can be decent play if you play interview well

    Cons

    Such a negative atmosphere management constantly harassing with tacky business oppression not much opportunity, little appreciation, too much safety

    Advice to Management

    Quit oppressing your employees, despite having a great company that umbrellas you, the mid management needs change


  6. "Cooper Lighting - Controls"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Specialist in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Controls Specialist in Peachtree City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Each individual on the inside team is very helpful, willing to bend over backwards in times of need.

    Cons

    Workload was the biggest challenge as there is no established "workflow" or procedure in working with manufacturers representatives as well as outside sales. This in turn has a direct effect on quality which at times has been atrocious.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more more people, the skeleton crew model does not cut it. This will allow for better communication with all stakeholders & improved quality.


  7. "Web Content Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Content Specialist in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Web Content Specialist in Peachtree City, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooper Lighting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with emphasis on teamwork, but they also trusted employees to work independently and accepted employee input on most issues.

    Cons

    HR did not respond to my complaints about a departmental manager who was abusive and who treated me (and others) unfairly. It took many more complaints from other employees for the company to move him to another department.

    Advice to Management

    Most employee complaints have some basis in fact and should be investigated and not ignored.


  8. "Applicable to Any Software Technical Role"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay,9-5 Job just wait for the clock to turn 5 and u are out of office.
    no work pressure what so ever. no strict deadlines if there are any deadlines to begin with

    Cons

    This is a lighting Company they have no clue what software development means. They sell desktops with home grown software installed on the desktops. Repeat they sell desktops with software installed on it. There is no professional software development of any sort. Their software runs on single machine and on intranet and is not the company main focus. They try to eliminate as much software as possible as they primarily sell lights and software is add on. There is no data center no servers no clusters of any sort. They have some embedded C programming with UI built on C#,VB6, ASP,SQL server.
    Many products get cancelled after years of development. Project management is extremely bad. So called project managers do nothing to run projects. This company is not for any serious developer in general or Lead/Architect in particular. People use terms like cloud,REST and webservices and other fancy technical terms don't be fooled by it, They don't mean what it mean in real software.

    No software product runs on the internet at all.

    Advice to Management

    your core business is to design and sell lighting products why not focus on it and outsource software. focus on your strengths and let the software pros do their thing.


  9. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cooper Lighting full-time

    Pros

    business does well from a sales standpoint, Eaton Brand has strengthen organizations position

    Cons

    Lack of development, no on-boarding, Lack of diversity in leadership, no opportunities for growth, pay is below average in comparison to other manufacturing organizations, No flexible work schedules


  10. "It was a great experience to work with lighting fixtures and it is something I enjoy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly in Americus, GA
    Current Employee - Assembly in Americus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    well for one it pays good money but also the learning of fixing lights and assembling them is a great experience to learn.

    Cons

    not to many sick days that you can take plus the insurance they offer is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    well the management is running just fine. no complaints.


  11. "Senior Project manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PM in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - PM in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very accommodating and challenging, diversity

    Cons

    Comments about the Office

    Advice to Management

    None



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