Eaton Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
473 Reviews
3.6
473 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 46 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 21 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 company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked in the office but I love how you can interact and learn the building part to it also.

    Cons

    To me there weren't any cons. I enjoyed working there. People were great, job wasn't overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Eaton Charlotte, there are a lot of great hardworking people there who loves Eaton. I met a man who was there for a long time and he said he wanted to retire no place else but Eaton. He sounded so proud. I've learned a lot in my days at Eaton.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Intern Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Learned a lot about the Electrical services industry
    -Good pay for interns
    -Great work environment
    -HR did an awesome job

    Cons

    Sometimes had to work strange hours on weekends and nights, but there isn't really anything bad I would have to say about working for them. The internship was great. I would highly recommend it. Perhaps I will work for them full time in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineering Tech  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Engineering Tech in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, room to move up

    Cons

    NO work life balance... work, work, work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop thinking college degrees are the only means of a person being qualified for higher positions. People that didn't go to college have brains to!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Awesome Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. Company Laptop, paid phone bill, 401k, insurance coverage, HSA, and lots of fun outings.

    Cons

    You definitely know that you are salary and work a lot more than 45 - 50 hours a week. Lot of late nights and weekends. Think that's why we have a laptop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great challenge

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They treat their workers great

    Cons

    It's a fast pace environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoyed working for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great salary. Company supports healthy initiatives. There is a gym on site and free exercise classes. Typical "corporate" experience but it sure beats working at a law firm!!

    Cons

    They are trying to move to an "open" work space (new cubes with low walls) which, in my opinion, does not cultivate a positive work environment. Some depts are better to work for than others (due to different managers).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Tough to communicate across teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pretty average, no real pros or cons

    Cons

    no real pros or cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to Work For!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arden, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good People, great training, global reach

    Cons

    Complicated advancement, lots of office politics, compensation was, at best, only market rate, lots of acquisitions shaking up corporate structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See through politics, find objective measures of ability, promote high performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Van Wert, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Van Wert, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, working conditions, leadership, and values!

    Cons

    Locations are typically in very rural areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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