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    Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cooper Industries.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview, then large panel interviews at headquarters

    Interview Questions
    • Recruiter asked for my favorite behavioral question and answer   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    not an ideal fit

    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Buyer Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Cooper Industries.

    Interview Details

    Cooper purchased Wire-Pro - I was an employee of Wire-Pro so I was placed in another position

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was a former employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Logistics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Highland, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highland, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Five people separately starting with HR and employee from applied department. Started with basic introductory questions and finished with 3 behavioral questions. They were very open about making sure you know there are behavior-based questions.
    Next with 2 managers from department. Same approach although it became more informal as time went on. Lastly, the director of the department. About 3 hours total. They had just been bought by Eaton Corp and none of them seemed very comfortable talking about it.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you respond when management got angry regarding something you did?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Cooper Industries in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Dropped my resume at the Business Career Fair. Interviewed the following week on campus. Interviewed a month later with a group of 50-60 people in Houston. You go through 4 separate 30 minute interviews that are one-on-one. They want someone who is passionate and determined. You have to show you will drive numbers and drive success in all projects and endeavors.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly general questions were asked. Nothing extremely technical.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate. I should have because I know I could have raised my base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cooper Industries in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    4 back to back interviews very thorough and drawn out

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Design Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Berkeley, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cooper Industries.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my campus recruiting website and also spoke with one of the recruiters at my university's career fair. A few weeks after applying, I was offered an on-campus interview where I was mainly asked behavioral questions that related to my leadership skills and work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions, just ones that you would expect in a behavioral interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One on one interview. Hiring manager was not prepared well, and the questions were all over the place.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Human Resources Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Cooper Industries.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through corporate site. Within 2 weeks I was contacted for a phone screen via email and had the phone interview 2 days later.

    Very friendly.

    Basic questions: Why Cooper, tell me about an ethical dilemma, what interests you about the program, what do you want to do in HR. What was your favorite/least favorite class and why?

    Pretty informal, lots of opportunity to ask questions.

    I asked what the ideal candidate is like and the response was: Good with numbers, innovative, and analytical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Operations Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cooper Industries in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    If you are so fortunate to have the company recruit at your campus or have some inside contact in the company, the interview process is pretty straightforward. It is typically a 2-3 step interview process to whittle down the applicant pool to the most qualified candidates. Expect a quick reply after the interview process and expect to respond quickly (Approx 7 days and expect to receive your offer well ahead of the schedules of other companies).

    Interview Questions
    • The proverbial difficult question of course: "What is your biggest weakness?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The terms are very rigid and I did not find much room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Peachtree City, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peachtree City, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cooper Industries in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    When I was hired I went through an initial resume posting process with a head hunter. I was then invited to two different phone interviews and finally invited to PTC for an in-person interview with both the engineering manager and the Lab manager. My initial thoughts were that both of these individuals were very professional and nice. They spent time walking me around the facility, showing me where I would be working and telling me what I would be doing. I met several people who were engineers and found that the stress here was much lower than my current employer who at the time was about to lay me off do to downsizing efforts. I later received yet another phone call from the engineering manager who asked me what I thought it would take to get me to come to PTC. I told him that I would need at least 45K per year to do that and he asked me if I would go any lower. I told him that I couldn’t because of the cost of living and that this move would cause my wife to give up her position and that she was not likely to be able to regain her level of pay easily. I thought about this because I wasn’t sure if he was being cheap or just a good manager of company resources. After coming to work for Cooper and getting raise after raise even when others were not getting them I decided he was just being a good manager of resources.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    a simple phone call
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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