Cooper Industries Salaries, Bonuses and Benefits.

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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Cooper Industries?

What do you like best about working at Cooper Industries? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

HowardRoarke in Columbia, South Carolina

71 months ago

Salary was structured like a union shop, such that most good folks are underpaid, and too many people make too much money. There were maybe a handful of different paygrades for a plant of 300+ employees (2008) with varying skills sets and proficiencies, both hourly and salaried.

Benefits were marginal, with NO long-term disability offered, which is odd. Health was based out of NC, for some odd reason, and we knew a few couples who worked there who's had problems with their health coverage (BC of NC told them certain important procedures were NOT COVERED. One was an emergency surgery for a toddler that ended up costing the couple $15K).

No perks or whatever, really, except when they reach certain safety "milestones", which are a bit dubious since 2 or 3 floor employees had gotten hurt (bad enough OSHA got involved), yet strangely we hit these "milestones".

I didn't like anything about the place. It's no wonder they have to entice people to move across several states to work there, 'cause none of the locals are interested in working there, and the place definitely has a "reputation".

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