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Eaton Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
510 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Place for Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits (Salary, PPO, Vacation etc), Focus on "doing business right", Leadership Development Programs, Fairly easy to advance (within 2years) if you are mobile, Easy to get involved with other activities like leading a United Way campaign or campus recruiting events. AWESOME relocation benefits (you don't lift a finger when you and your family move for a new job within Eaton). Eaton university - I am told not many companies have good internal training programs like this one at Eaton.

    Cons

    If you are not willing to relocate, its hard to keep moving up the promotion chain. Some of the managers of people are not good managers of people (esp if you are at a "mature" site, no focus on career development).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on vetting/coaching better managers of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place and people. They had a job for me when I needed it most.

    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and above average wages. They move their people up within the company, before they go outside to fill a position.

    Cons

    Being a tool and Die maker I was outside my element. They didn't seem to consider my knowledge of mechanical design/drafting using CAD transferring to electrical CAD drafting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should not refer to the plant employees as "peons". And when speaking about their plant people at least refer to them as employees, workers is sort of disrespectful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Buyer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Great benefits. Pay is good!

    Cons

    Lots of turnover in management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast paced, bureaucratic organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Life at Eaton is very fast paced, you will not get bored. Pay is competitive, benefits are excellent and the 401k contribution is good. Learning opportunities abound. Eaton gives lots of responsibility to engineers from the get go. This is a pro if you can handle it. Lots of opportunity to move up if you are successful and willing to relocate.

    Cons

    While good work is recognized, people skills are important at Eaton. The way you present yourself and your projects is the biggest factor in your success. You must be comfortable working under pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eaton has an extensive management chain that leads causes upper decisions to be based on 3rd or 4th hand knowledge. Also, the blame game is very prevalent. Try to actually understand what events are going on in your areas of influence, and try to support improvements in a positive manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ethical, opportunities, great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller
    Current Employee - Controller

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Eaton thrives on developing talent and moving you. I have moved 5 times in 10 years, without having to search for jobs. It is extreme on being ethical (good thing). Do not hire/fire very quickly and are methodical about those decisions. Sometimes to a fault. Excellent CEO with a vision. Stock price has done great in the past 10 years and communication has been wonderful from the top.

    Cons

    Benefits are average and getting worse. They state they are competitive with the market. Eaton is slow on innovation and spend money on exciting projects. Making profit is #1 at the expense of long term benefits. In finance, work/life balance is dismal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really believe the employee survey is #1 then listen to it. I never see any real actions come out of the survey. Put people first.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with tremendous opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product portfolio, very professional people, robust processes around talent management

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, even for a large company. Difficult to get recommendations / decisions approved in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities inside the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, environment, benefits, room to learn and grow inside

    Cons

    Being a large company they will be always on the Manager side if there is any HR issue

    Recommends
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Qualified people, goal oriented, good benefits.
    Many long timers within the company with positive inclusion of new green talent.

    Cons

    Organization has been tightening the belt for five years and continues to do so. Most staff lack adequate backup support; work life balance is talked about; not necessarily promoted. Good people with heavy workload makes it difficult to prove themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leadership appears less visionary; more likely to make decisions based on past/current quarter performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company straight out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Eaton offers great pay for newly grad

    Cons

    Travel and professional development can be challenging to get approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company went the extra mile to do business right and had a great benefits package. My group was really great and worked well as a team.

    Cons

    Such a large company got stuck in red tape and bureaucracy which sometimes damaged (occasionally irreparably) their chances of success in certain ventures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest that the company learn where to be flexible for the sake of good business decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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