Senior Global Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – 7 September 2017
The work was challenging in a good way. Focus was think global, act local. The hardest part of the job was managing projects across multiple divisions and multiple countries but that was also the most interesting part of the job.
A manufacturing company that cared about its' employees
Employee Relations Manager (Former Employee) – Bedford Park, IL – 13 February 2017
I was incredibly proud to work for this organization. As a Human Resources Manager, I felt strongly that they treated this role as vital to the success of the organization and supported the function in every way.
Cooper was a great place to work. In my department I felt that management actually listened to me when I had a suggestion to improve a process. They had a high retention rate and management was supportive of their direct reports.
I learned a lot as they sent me to multiple training courses because I was good a documenting what I learned so that the rest of the department could benefit.
I was in payroll and enjoyed the open dialogue with our Application Support Group. We were able to get things done, or sometimes found work arounds that didn't require must system change. The openness made our successes personally gratifying.
The hardest part of the job was occasionally dealing with extremely extroverted co-workers, who did not understand my introverted nature.
The best part was felling that the company felt that my personal contributions were valuable and effective.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Olean, NY – 6 February 2015
Cooper Industries Review: My typical day would consist of assembling arrestors, and using a variety of machines. Day to day we would be rotated to a different work station, to avoid possible injuries caused by repetition. Safety was extremely important at the job. Safety glasses and steel toed footwear at all times. I got along with many of the workers. The overtime was constant, I said yes every time to overtime. The hardest part of the job was being a temp/underpaid, & knowing that my job was limited there, and the work is being sent to Mexico.
District Sales Engineer (Former Employee) – Upstate , NY – 24 October 2014
I worked as the sales engineer for Upstate, New York providing engineering and technical support to OEM's, MRO, End User, Supply Chain accounts.. I work side by side with my supply chain accounts and accompany sales representative on a technical sales and [provide support. I work remote and Fridays are my only home office day- I spend all day Friday setting appointments two weeks out with my end customers first then my supply chain accounts. At times I also provide Electrical Safety in the Workplace training to large consumers and schedule out one whole for that and trade shows.. I also utilize Fridays to catch up on any administrative work lagging behind.. Monday morning I leave at 6am and visit my first scheduled appointment- I always keep literature in my car as well as product demos- Depending where the manufactures is at the stage of design, I provide engineering support on copper Products or joint sales calls with the outside sales representatives from my supply chain- I take one day for Rochester, next for Syracuse, next Buffalo. The I take one full week in my month to travel the entire week to the Watertown region stopping where I have made customer appointments from city to city- Do that as well heading South past Pennsylvania, East to Albany, and the Southern Terre.. I also have a national sales call for an hour every Friday morning with all cooper executives and engineering staff- My schedule can fall off path if there is an emergency situation somewhere else or a tradeshow pops off for the week but generally its a tight , strict schedule- I work until Imore... have finished out 2 supply chains and four end customers per day-less
Challenge, walk thru many manufacturing palsn producing diffirent product, enjoy technical products so I love technical training or sales-Meeting all goals
Travel becomes close to 75% at times but generally its about 50% of the time
Corporate "Giant" in Manufacturing. Very robotic environment
Director of Marketing (Former Employee) – Richmond, CA – 23 June 2014
Completed my MBA and started to combine the technical skills of engineering, with the "business development" skills of sales and marketing, all in an effort to increase "brand awareness" and solidify long term relationships for future growth opportunities.
Great "brand" name and solid foundation of internal resources
The environment was "robotic", flexibility to implement creative strategic ideas was limited