Eaton Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Eaton Chairman & CEO Alexander M. Cutler
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  1. LDP-EO

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    Current Employee - LDP-OE
    Current Employee - LDP-OE

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Managers & Leadership have a positive attitude towards your growing experience.
    -Continuous support & mentorship, directly & indirectly
    -Low to no micromanagement
    -Every idea counts, there are no wrong answers

    Cons

    -If your site is focused on production it is difficult to obtain resources for projects
    -Operators have a hard time changing stuff
    -Project dead lines could be very thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing your are doing the right thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Field service technician

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good pay and benefits. Company truck with personal use encouraged, not just allowed.
    Company pays upfront for all expenses.

    Cons

    The spontaneous assignment of jobs. Constant overtime and days to weeks away from home.
    Lack of information on what a job requires; much less how to do it.
    Managament gets just ridiculously tight with expenditures over the silliest and simplest of things for no apparent reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significant improvement to work force. Double it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. A great place to be!

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    A great company that cares about it's quality of product, quality employees and managers. It has great benefits too!

    Cons

    Oddball projects at the last hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Eaton is a great Company with room to grow.

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    The ability to do work from home, flexible work schedule. Down to earth people.

    Cons

    Some people feel as iff the leadership is taking an approach to appease Wall Street instead of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to quality, Eaton is lacking in this area and will need to recover from mistakes if this is not taken care of immediately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Good experience working for Eaton

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    Current Employee - ETLP, Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - ETLP, Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Leadership Development Programs with Eaton are a great opportunity to learn a lot in a short time.
    * Eaton has Electrical, Vehicle, Aerospace, Hydraulics and more. As an Engineer there are many great places to work, and many of the skills transfer well across different parts of the company.
    * Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    * Nothing too notable. Most things come down to preference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Develop, develop, develop. Look for ways to open doors for your employees. Managers who do this are highly valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Working for Eaton has been fun and confusing, Good people, but not very open with benefit package

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Grapevine, TX

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Good People and the job is not that demanding

    Cons

    No true Corp. Ladder structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have no clue is this is even possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. It could be better

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    Current Employee - Power Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Power Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Flexible to work from home, Lots of intelligent engineers and Power Systems Engineer

    Cons

    Time-off policies, compensation.This group needs better management and structure

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Was warned by employees leadership abuses ambitious workers and it is best to be lazy at the Kearney plant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are nice. No time clocks, no set break times which unfortunately I seen employees abuse on a regular basis. Much of leadership usually leaves you alone because many don't really want to do anything accept take orders from management. There were a few good ones, some not.

    Cons

    Toxic environment caused by over worked apathetic workforce, leadership indifference related to under achievers, using ambitious team members to accommodate those under achievers and their own lethargy in leadership. This also leads teams to not meet goals and create excessive and unnecessary overtime. Soon corporate will see this and decide to cut costs and move the plant to a place with less expensive labor, and to a locale closer to customers. I seen it happen with two places I worked already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who have worked on the floor instead of the ones with diplomas on the wall that only have a theoretical understanding of what is happening and not a reality of what is happening. This is relative to production and also safety. Find leadership that is genuinely concerned with the happiness of their teams and when they score poorly on their reviews, get rid of those poor leaders. What they are doing now is failing and they may or may not be intelligent enough to see it. In the end the dedicated employees lose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    No Trust in Management

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, a lot of community involvement, promotes health and wellness

    Cons

    poor training, no room for growth, good ole boy network...it's all about who you know, management and HR are friends so no trust in them, poor compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take an active interest in your employees and be more personable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get quarterly incentives based off your team's performance. You can get good training from employees that were once in your shoes

    Cons

    vacation time is bad. The health care plan is bad. You will pay a lot in insurance. the offices are not that nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership can be hit or miss. A good experience with an ethical company driven with strong values and growth driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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