Eaton
3.6 of 5 421 reviews
www.eaton.com Cleveland, OH 5000+ Employees

Eaton Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.6 421 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler

Sandy Cutler

(239 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation"
    in 40 reviews
  • "Good educational program and lots of opportunities to move up the company with some sacrifices"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lots of Over-time is an expectation of employment, so work life balance is not supported"
    in 15 reviews
  • "If employees are working such long hours they at least need time away with their families"
    in 10 reviews
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    It is an excellent Company in which a could increase and apply my knowledge as a proffesional.

    Buyer (Former Employee)
    Arecibo, PR

    ProsI found this position a great opportunity for my professional growth.

    ConsEverything is great but we need to be prepared to work under pressure.

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

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    Best Company I have ever worked for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company is by far the most business savvy, yet employee friendly, organization I have ever worked for. They do an outstanding job of setting goals, communicating expectations, providing training and resources to get the job done, listening to employees' ideas and letting them help make changes that makes the work easier, and the pay is strong, and benefits are better than any other that I have had.

    ConsThere are some areas in the organization where certain leaders seem to move up together. If you are in that "herd" you can be sure of being pulled up the chain as your buddy gets to his next job. These are good people with good skills, but it is unsettling to see the inevitable ripple effect of them following each other through the organization. It makes people who are not a part of that "chain" feel that they really don't have a chance of obtaining certain jobs. Thank goodness this is ONLY a pocket or two ... for the most part, I do feel there is real opportunity for everyone who wants to learn and grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. Eaton is the best ... it's up to you to help maintain that status. Sandy, you are a brilliant leader and role model. When you retire, please help the Board understand the importance of maintaining the values that have made Eaton such a special place. Your successor needs to value "doing the right thing" as much you do and be as concerned about all segments of the business as you are. A strong leader is so important.

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

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    Prosgreat people to work with

    Consundermanaged and in need of restructure

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    Challenging and Rewarding Internship

    EMSP Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Waukesha, WI

    ProsPromoted and place into a supervisor role mid-internship.
    Challenging projects.
    Technical projects that require application of class knowledge.

    ConsNo cons for this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be shy to give interns supervisor roles if possible.

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

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    I am associated with Eaton Corporation-Pune for last 5 years and believe that this is a "Great Place to Work".

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsVery good work life balance
    Good pay master
    An ethical organisation

    ConsI personally don't find anything which will make me think that i should quit Eaton

    Advice to Senior ManagementIndia has great talent pool. Focus should laid on building Eaton's India footprint

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

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    great company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpen culture, WorkLifeBalance, Ethics, Job Opportunities

    Consnone right now, will check & time will tell

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

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    Great Culture and Atmosphere

    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    Moon Township, PA

    ProsExcellent coworkers and managers. The most ethical company I've ever worked for.

    ConsCareer paths can be vague.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer career counseling outside of immediate manager.

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

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    A solid company to work for

    Account Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat benefits, good people, you can trust the management staff to do the right thing. I worked at Eaton for 6 years and would go back in a second.

    ConsIt's a big company with lots of parts and people. If you have unique issues with customers and suppliers it can be difficult to bust out of the many procedures used.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to apply Apex

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

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    Great company with competitive compensation!

    Technical Sales Intern - Hydraulics Sector (Former Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsFriendly work environment, freedom to work your way, challenging but rewarding, great training and development, leading in innovation and ethical business practices.

    ConsIt's difficult to think of them, but at times I felt underutilized because there are so many amazing employees. Also because it is a big company new hires will most likely be moved from city to city as they progress which can be a downside to some.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop the internship programs to keep interns with the company.

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

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    6 months with Eaton has proven to be a great move!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture
    Competitive pay
    Structured processes
    Collaborative environment
    Smart people
    Significant employee development
    Great integration of the Cooper acquisition
    Significant focus on talent

    ConsI've not identified any cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! I'm proud to work at Eaton.

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

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