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Eaton Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
445 Reviews

3.5
445 Reviews
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Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler
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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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  1.  

    OK Company to work for, but not great

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

    Pros

    The benefits are somewhat decent and you get to work with some OK people. They have some super world class training facilities and some amazing people running them. You will not lack for training in any way. You have decent resources to work with. It takes a certain mind set to work and be happy here. There are a lot of heavily entrenched old-timers who are mostly top notch folks.

    Cons

    Their entire IT department is a totalitarian system staffed by control mongering Nazis that severely limits your productivity. Everything and every aspect of every task that involves using a computer of any type is monitored and restricted. There is a good amount of micro-management in some divisions and departments. The compensation is below standard and you will need to put in several hard years before you get anywhere near what you're worth. If you get the opportunity to make a decent salary, you will jump through an insane amount of hoops and be worked to the bone to earn it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not much that can be said as they will not take any of it seriously or flat out dismiss it out of hand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Positive

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

    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
  3.  

    Self serving management. Very stingy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Syracuse, NY

    Pros

    Only manufacturer in the area

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Could be run better by employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees a living wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Long Career

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good including a pension plan. Flexable vacation and work hours along with the ability to work at home in some jobs. Respect, ethics, and respect for opinions are valued aspects.

    Cons

    Too much corporate governance, burdensome corporate reporting, and dictated processes stifle creativity. Corporate management out of touch with division issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage experimentation, accept occasional failures, improve communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Assembler in Greenwood, SC

    Pros

    The voluntary overtime is cool and depending on what department you work in the hours can be nice.

    Cons

    No room for advancement really, have to know someone or do someone to get anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with many opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Large diverse company
    Global locations
    Ethical company
    Competitive pay and benefits
    Personal development is a commitment at all levels of the organization

    Cons

    Company politics
    Paternity benefits need updating
    No mentorship program
    Eaton may be one of the biggest companies you've never heard of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maternity and paternity benefits are dated. Rather than following the lead of many other large companies stick you neck out there and set a new standard that allows your employees more paid time off to spend with family in a very short and important time in your life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Benefits, great culture, hard on women and family

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

    Pros

    Eaton provides all of its employees with great benefits and competitive salaries. They have high standards for doing business fairly and ethically across the globe. I am never concerned that I will be asked to commit fraud or do something that isn't right. The company leadership also has a good vision for the future and we have continuous growth and improvement in all of our business units.

    Cons

    Eaton struggles to keep women in its organization. Eaton's strategy for staying competitive and continuously improving revolves around constantly moving and shuffling its talent around the nation and globe. This constant movement makes it hard for women to start and grow a family -- even in today's day and age where women are more frequently the breadwinners and their careers take more of a front seat. HR also claims that we have a great work-life balance, but some groups are better at this than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work if you want to stable job

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

    Pros

    result-driven culture
    good process control for projects
    flexible summer hour to allow you take some time off during the week
    moderate work pressure, no require for overtime
    Good at operations, highly focus on risk management
    average benefit with pension

    Cons

    Not innovation driven
    Play politics in some office
    No bonus, not much differentiates between good/bad performers
    training is limited,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide better on board training program
    To provide bonus system to motivate employees
    To develop talent and provide opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Great people and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Tough to communicate across teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better past --unsure of future.

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Multiple 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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