Assembler / Inspector (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – December 12, 2016
was transitioning between states and worked for Cooper Power for only a short time, but was comfortable doing precision work. As I have been a CNC machinist for years before, I am more than familiar with precision work.
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) – hauppauge ny – January 25, 2017
The staff is outstanding, hardworking and diligent unfortunately we are a satellite office and I do not feel we are financially stable. Its difficult being a satellite office we are often left to resolve many issues on own without the support of our corporate office. Since we are distributor for Kohler we share the office with the Cooper Electric Store. The Electrical staff is outstanding and extremely dedicated, they are wonderful to work with.
Great place to start / grow your career. Hands on, exciting.
Senior ETO Engineer (Current Employee) – South Milwaukee, WI – March 6, 2016
The most shocking things in the first months of working there were the commitment to personal growth, impressive workplace safety and the workplace/family culture. Much more focused on getting your work done than how many hours you work. One of the negatives I'm seeing is that with many of the lead engineers retiring these last few years they are in desperate need of new qualified electrical engineers to take over the torch. Another negative is that management is struggling during this oil and gas crisis to get the resources to reduce onboarding time for new employees.Over all though, Its a great job with diverse roles that give you experience in marketing, Program management, manufacturing, and NPI.
Modular Operator (Former Employee) – Pewaukee, WI – February 24, 2015
A typical work night would be a 20 minute meeting before our shift, and then we would go to our assigned areas to work. I learned a lot working in a plant making rubber electrical parts. The co-workers were ok to work with. I chose to work by myself and get my work done and go home at the end of my shift. The hardest part about the job was to try and keep the machines running at all times and don't get any red lights. It was also hard to keep up the machines when you also had to test parts and also package them.
Assembler/Production (Current Employee) – Waukesha, WI – February 3, 2015
I typically stay in my own area as units come down my line for assembly. I have to read a bill of materials and a wiring schematic. Then according to the BOM cut and attach wires to the unit and route and insulate to protect the unit from the voltage running through it after the final step on the other side if the factory.
I learned how a production facility works and what a "LEAN" environment is. My co-workers are very hard working and are always willing to lend a hand when needed.
There is always a lot of overtime so it makes saving for retirement very easy.
Managing over 15 projects plus daily tech support phone calls was typical while in the office. Multiple weeks of national travel per month for customer training and support was required. Learned everything about energy distribution and maintenance. It was such a neat experience to be part of a founding company and to be able to contribute to its growth and success and to see it become an international product and business. Worked with very intelligent and fun co-workers. At times it was stressful managing all assigned projects and balancing family and work/travel. Most enjoyable part was meeting and getting to know people for all over the country and truly contributing to the success the project implementation.
Very friendly place to work. Everyone is willing to help you succeed.
Custom Assembler (Former Employee) – South Milwaukee, WI – January 20, 2014
When I would come into work, I would walk down the aisles and I would be greeted by most people. What I especially appreciated was the times the work would slow down in one department, I would be trained in another department. I like the way they respected me and wanted to keep me working there because they made me feel like a valued employee. I still get together with many of the employees there.
I am sorry, I am looking for something nice to say, but the end of my project was the end of my time with them, which was not the agreement, but at Cooper, your security is the life of your contract, simply put
I brought great savings to cooper, and the return was to dump me out at the end of the contract, they fully expected 70++ hours per week. The fact that the entire staff have fully turned over since my departure really says it all.
Electrician Metal Enclosed (Current Employee) – Greenwood, SC – September 3, 2013
A typical day begins at 5:30. I am scheduled to work from 7:00-3:30, but have several employees who require direction( since it is a relatively new product line). I have learned to use AutoCAD Inventor in order to design the metal enclosures as well as the electrical layouts in them. The hardest part of the job for me is the hours. I do not mind working, but I have been working 7 days a week 10-12 hours per day for some time. In my opinion that is to much time away from home. The most enjoyable part of my job has been creating something new. I have greatly enjoyed designing the capacitor banks since it requires a lot of imagination. It is very rewarding to make something in your mind come to life.