Cooper Industries Reviews

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Cooper Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian
Kirk S. Hachigian
55 Ratings
  • Strong financial focus

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO


    Talented people, very motivated by personal values


    Management driven strongly by financial results. Innovation, quality, customer service and even employee development (training) are left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your employees a better environment where they can perform, instead of demanding them profits and margins. The management should work for the employees, employees should work for the customers, then customers will provide the benefits to the management. At Cooper, employees must work for the management.

Cooper Industries Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Operations Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online – interviewed at Cooper Industries.


    Hiring consisted of: Online tests for numerical and verbal reasoning, telephone interview with competency/experience based questions and assessment day. Assessment day consisted of: Timed general test (that you are not expected to finish, so just try your best), 2 problem solving roleplays (responding to emails on behalf of your manager who is away, I think they want you to try your best and accept all responsibility), interpretation of a business case and then presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult I found was one of the problem solving roleplays which consisted of dealing with a disgruntled employee.   1 Answer


    No negotiation

Cooper Industries Awards & Accolades

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Top 500 Green Companies , Newsweek, 2009
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
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Headquarters Houston, TX, United States
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1833
Type Company - Public
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors GE, Hubbell, ABB

Cooper Industries makes sure its customers don't blow a fuse. The company makes electrical products that include circuit protection equipment lighting fixtures, wiring devices, and other power management and distribution equipment used in residential, commercial, and industrial construction and maintenance and repair applications. Cooper Industries operates through divisions that include Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, and Cooper Lighting. The company spun off its hand and power tool operations into Apex Tool Group, a 50-50 joint venture with ... More

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