Cooper Industries - Good company, bad long term planing | Glassdoor
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"Good company, bad long term planing"

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Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

good benefits
average salary
nice location

Cons

hire people with out keeping future trends in sight
little work life balance

Advice to Management

poor managers in some departments birng down morale
listen to your employees, train managers

Other Employee Reviews for Cooper Industries

  1. "Mature business"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable business, no big jump or dip with the economy, a lot of nice people working there, most of the people are well tempered, polite, willing to build good relationships with co-workers.

    Cons

    Slow pace, relatively lower compensation, no critical mass in a lot of engineering teams due to years of lean operation.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing seemed to be a weak link (may be due to the fact that the top notch telent was not attracted to the slow moving business).


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    "Used to be a great company ; now an MBA is needed to apply"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellisville, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company offers decent benefits. HQ is located in a great location with lovely offices on a nice campus. Some departments recognize the value of team work and incoporate employees' ideas, which fosters creativity.

    Cons

    Not all departments are equal. Morale is awful. Over the past few years, some long term employees with extensive knowledge & passion for the company are treated with very little respect. It is common to see some mgmt in those depts. bullying, screaming and being rude to employees. Outbursts amongst some mgmt are common, daily tears amongst some employees are common, but respect & good communication from some mgmt is rare. Those who were consistently top performers have been beat down and some mgmt prefer robotic-type responses rather than the human touch to our customers. All emails and calls are reviewed to a point our customers poke fun at our mgmt.
    Focus is in the wrong place. Our customers do notice the difference. Key people with great knowledge & talents are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    There is far to many middle mgmt types who do not know the company, the jobs or seem to care about others, but make it well known they have power. Listen to employees and act on some of the valuable ideas to realize growth and success.

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