Eaton

  www.eaton.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Eaton Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 430 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler

Sandy Cutler

(243 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
  • Lots of Over-time is an expectation of employment, so work life balance is not supported(in 17 reviews)

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

169 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good entry level professional development with a global manufacturer in operations engineering.

    Operations Engineering (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat company focus on values and business processes. Good benefits and room for professional growth.

    ConsBusinesses are generally understaffed, and you are asked to perform multiple jobs with no pay increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Solid employer for my early career

    Sales (Former Employee) Highland, IL

    Pros- Managers drive to support career development for those that want to move up
    - Good support from Upper Management on new products and upgrades
    - Office culture was good, most employees got along and worked well together

    Cons- Lots of turnover
    - Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing
    - Financial pressures aren't driven to all departments (Ops vs Sales)

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on building the internal team rather than looking outside for upper management roles.
    Although the corporate pressures are high, celebrate employee accomplishments better.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    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

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    A great opportunity

    Marketing Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsOrganized, ethical engineering corporation and treat employees very well.

    ConsCommunication was difficulty with every department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCirculate projects faster.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Many great opportunities!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is an international diversified manufacturer with many opportunities for those with talent and runway.

    ConsIt feels like the company is becoming top-heavy, with too many Directors and VPs pushing pet projects and not enough resources supporting the manufacturing sites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAging equipment and infrastructure at the plants needs investment. The Corporate and Group facilities are very nice, but the plants are scraping by with too-few resources. I recommend strengthening your financial support of the manufacturing sites and scaling back the HQ positions and initiatives.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Revolving Door

    Field Engineer (Current Employee) Mountainside, NJ

    ProsOpportunity for advancement in learning technical processes and procedures is awesome.
    Great benefits and living wage salaries.

    ConsSafety seems to be a major focus, but processes purposed to help actually increase job stress and hazards.
    Lack of clear direction as to where to recieve technical support from.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you depend on the FSRs you should provide them with compensation that will keep their attention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Worked for Eaton? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.