Eaton

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Eaton Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.6 431 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler

Sandy Cutler

(244 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation(in 41 reviews)

  • The company offers opportunities for advancement, and will promote from within(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing(in 18 reviews)

  • If employees are working such long hours they at least need time away with their families(in 10 reviews)

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe industry is great. (Power drives the nation and the world. Eaton is at the forefront of power management and quality.) The people are dependable. The pay and benefits are highly competitive.

    ConsEaton was founded by an accountant and that still drives most of the business policies. That can be infuriating at the end of the month when you have to ship everything, or how Q1 and Q4 activities are routinely shuddered despite million dollar surplus cash flow -- but Wall Street loves it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have learned a ton from Eaton.

    Ops Technician (Current Employee) Parma, OH

    ProsThe pay is great, but opportunities are limited.

    ConsManagement does not listen to employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within more rather than hiring outside of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Employer

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Van Wert, OH

    ProsGreat benefits, working conditions, leadership, and values!

    ConsLocations are typically in very rural areas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Eaton

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat atmosphere. Great work life balance.

    ConsContract workers generally switch out yearly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Ethical Company

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGreat prospects for growth if you are willing to relocate often. Great management team with a very serious focus on doing business the right way. Emphasis on a culture of Safety at work place.

    ConsWork life balance is tough. Personal growth is sometimes dependent on the type and location of the business unit. Past experience is not valued as much as your experience in Eaton.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify internal processes to be more nimbler and faster. Empower the sites to make larger decisions. There should be more emphasis on growth through introduction of newer products and services.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Company to work for.

    Cash Applications Specialist (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsThe company offers opportunities for advancement, and will promote from within. The company is always hiring and there are plenty of opportunities to move around within the company. Senior management is excellent and very helpful when needed.

    ConsMuch overtime required for this position, jobs being sent overseas to Pune, India, contractors are compensated poorly for the amount of work they are expected to complete.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider keeping more jobs in the US.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood promotion opportunities, great training, family oriented. Most of the people here are good to work with and truly care about you.

    ConsCooper integration is beleaguered with issues. Some of the roles are overworked and some are less so. No analysis of workload..

    Advice to Senior ManagementWithin Cooper, more communication is needed. There is a lot employees don't know about what is going on within the company that, if known, could help them do a better job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Better past --unsure of future.

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsValues, nice people. Leadership model. People are very helpful. Lots of processes that help guide newcomers. Multi product lines that people can move and learn.

    ConsMultiple levels of politics- try to please the king. Too many dumb Short term decisions that have impacted future. Poor choice of leaders that make bad decisions-too many executive bullies with control issues. No development of people. People over reaction and make short sighted decisions, no creative thinking or acting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be Future focused not short term. Develop current people instead of focused on outside hiring. Address the senior executive issues, get real people, not out of touch, reactive, over paid bullies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is just staying where it is

    Electrical Operations Engineer (Current Employee) Peachtree, GA

    ProsGet plenty of time of. Standard 8 hour days. Managment is fairly good. My coworkers are great. For a sophomore in college they offer a pretty good salary, but no side benefits. Their internships are fairly nice.

    ConsEaton's policies can be a little overboard. They seem to be too busy acquiring companies to actually grow their own company at a better pace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Safety 1st, Just for image not truly Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Beltsville, MD

    ProsDecent Pay and referral bonuses are offered if you refer someone for an open position. A very Ethics and safety driven company.

    ConsBenefits are Bad, and Work Life Balance doesn't exist. Management does not seem to value employees unless they get a little brown on their nose.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your employees they are more than a machine. To the site manager, he should try looking the employees in the eyes not look past or through them. They deserve that much!
    Promoting people into supervisory positions with out guidence that has never supervised a person in their life is a bad idea. Try training or mentoring with someone that is a good supervisor. There are only a couple at this site but you could utilize them before they either quit or retire. Most don't have any idea how to supervise with respect to get respect back. It's pretty bad.

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