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
Pros: great benefits
Cons: long hours
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.
Project Manager (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MN – April 14, 2014
Pros: co-workers, environment, customers, office space
Cons: location, travel time
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
Pros: alot of room for growing with the company.
Cons: work slowed down; so i was laid off.
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.
Contract Buyer (Former Employee), Greenwood, SC – October 10, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: everything else
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
Contract Buyer (Former Employee), Greenwood SC – September 8, 2013
Pros: very high pay
Cons: virtually everything else
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.
Service Technician (Current Employee), South Milwaukee, WI – May 29, 2013
Pros: close group of people
Fun job at first until politics started to drive how people did their jobs and the quality of work. Co workers are great and lift the spirits most of the time. Hardest part for me personally is that I do not get any real respect or recognition for my work and am neglected when it come to customer site trips where I could excell in my field. Maybe I am to blame.
Financial/Cost Analyst (Former Employee), Olean, NY – November 7, 2012
Pros: close to home. enjoyed the interaction with other employees.
Cons: none. except i got downsized.
Download manufacturing data. input data into worksheets to calculate efficiencies. Update graphs showing efficiencies. Review requisitions for proper account and tax coding and approvals. Update budget to actual to forecast worksheets. Other tasks as needed such as auditing fixed assets, inventory control, and turns.
Temp to Hire (Former Employee), WI – October 29, 2012
Pros: overtime available
Cons: occasional mandatory overtime
This job was fast paced, but third shift. So i liked that time flew by and before i knew it, it was time to go home and go to sleep... at 8 in the morning. I learned to multitask and press my memorization skills to the max. Management was responsible and proactive. The was a mixed crowd of all ethnicities and we all got along. The hardest part of my job was memorizing all the little parts with very similar names or labels. The most enjoyable aspect of my job was co-worker interaction; we cracked jokes and laughed all shift. Not every day, but enough for everyone to like each other.
Senior Accounting Analyst (Current Employee), Waukesha, WI – May 22, 2012
Pros: lunches, activities each quarter, work/life balance was pretty good
Cons: benefit coverage could be better, advancement could be better, training needs to be improved
I think the interesting thing about Cooper Power was the mix of individuals. I have been able to learn from everyone across the board, not just within my own department. I have enjoyed working with everyone.