Eaton Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Negative Work Environment

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very ethical company, offers a strong benefit package.

    Cons

    Reactive vs. proactive approach to problem solving. Very demotivating work environment, limited growth opportunities and no room for creative thinking.

  2. Helpful (3)

    EXTREMELY UNETHICAL COMPANY

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay, and okay benefits.

    Cons

    1. Favoritism by managers
    2. Discrimination based on race at Jackson, Michigan facility especially
    3. Management and HR would cook up untrue allegations just to get you fired because of budget reasons

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe that employees are disgruntled when they complain about their direct managers, the people you put in charge are doing unethical things and messing up people's lives without remorse.

  3. Highly politically run organization. Really terrible with acquisitions and personnel.

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

    I worked at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of anything real positive about the organization-my experience had been negative from first initial contact - from senior management on down. Shortsighted short term goals-as long as the month end numbers come in as projected; everything's fine-not too much retribution.

    Cons

    Leadership lacking (mngrs. do not understand their markets). Profit motivated at all costs-regardless of repercussions. Terrible customer service and relationships

    Advice to Management

    readdress priorities-desperately needs long term thinking (more than a month).

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place for HR and Accountants

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement if you sacrifice your family life

    Cons

    More concerned with diversity than putting a capable person in the job. Silo, Silo, Silo

  6. Full Time assembler for 17 months

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401K with match, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Brain Washed, Unionized thinking, inefficiently run, culture encourages employee sense of entitlement and lack of maturity, Very low employee appreciation, absolutely no appreciation/opportunities for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the union, Challenge employees to prove/improve themselves, improve employee satisfaction, utilize talent within the plant before looking outward, operate based on competence not seniority, increase vertical and horizontal communication, implement shadow/apprentice program before people retire and take their knowledge with them, cross-train to prevent that problem.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Under contract for 1 year that suddenly turned into 3 months after being assured contract would be honored.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Proprietary Applications Specialist in Moon Township, PA
    Current Contractor - Proprietary Applications Specialist in Moon Township, PA

    I have been working at Eaton as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros due to situation

    Cons

    Trusting someone for a contract only to have it switch suddenly with 1 month notice to find other work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bring on someone new if you know that you are outsourcing that department. People who need work lose when you do something like that which puts the pressure on them for finding new work when it's already hard in the first place.

  8. They tell you one thing and do something else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company vehicle, not having to pay for gas.

    Cons

    short notice for assignments given too often.

    Advice to Management

    They asked the person who was causing the problems to resign.

  9. TERRIBLE EMPLOYER, WORST CORPORATE WORK CULTURE

    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On hindsight, only their name - looks fine on your resume!

    Cons

    Poor shoddy treatment of temp-to-hire personnel in the branch I worked, contract force is treated badly - no alignment of departments, inside rivalry for positions. There is also insider 'favoritsm' in force here: an open-door policy where past favorite workers are taken in over those who come new and invest their time and effort in this place. They do not even have a WORKING computer to offer their temp. workers here!! Not only do they not train adequately, they display no ethics when it comes to dropping contract workers off without so much as a reason or goodbye. No diversity in cultures here either. have worked for corporates before but never experienced something quite so shoddy and shabby. Dont bother applying for even a temporary vacancy here- people who dont respect you as an individual will not appreciate you any way, no matter what your qualification or ability, and regardless of your color or ethnicity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at just the bottom line- if you cant appreciate the people who work for you, your organization is not much worth to anyone in the long run.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Worked at a Failed Eaton Facility in Beltsville

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputable company
    Diversified portfolio
    Ahead of the curve

    Cons

    Not all facilities are tuned to corporate strategy.
    Aquired sites not brought to speed until they fail
    My site was never onboard with Eaton Culture, or One Eaton

    Advice to Management

    I worked at a facility which was purched from another company. Old management was retained because the site was very profitable, however, the site did not understand Eaton philosophy, and Eaton did not understand the site's prodcut lines. Over a period of 6 years, the site was beyone repair. Good people left, others were made to leave, HR did more damage by focusing on wrong aspects, the site went into a tail spin. Advice to management: Drop the sites which are not aligned with your portfolio and philosophy.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Stable company, no work life balance

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

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Stable company
    Looks great on your resume

    Cons

    Work life balance only exists for the week after another employee resigns
    Employee satisfaction scores are low
    Management aware of employee DIS-satisfaction for 3 years-no improvements made
    Hierarchy management structure
    Employee resignations are written off as employee's inability to manage workload vs. management's inability to support employee's needs

    Advice to Management

    Happy, healthy employees improves bottom line

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