Eaton Hydraulics Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
40 Reviews
3.3
40 Reviews
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Eaton Hydraulics Chairman & CEO Alexander M. Cutler
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  1.  

    Strive for excellence

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    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Searcy, AR
    Current Employee - Assembly Technician in Searcy, AR

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

    Pros

    Eaton has excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement. You are encouraged to better yourself through educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment which can be stressful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    I expected a lot better from a company of their size, very poor planning.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

    I worked at Eaton Hydraulics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart old school workforce with integrity willing to help and supply information when needed.

    Cons

    To get promoted you need to be willing to relocate outside of the current location on the average of every three years. This makes the work force fell there is little long term support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to demonstrate team work. Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A politically driven organization that does not implement the self-proclaimed vision, mission, and ethics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Average compensation. Fair compensation systems
    If you are good at and like corporate politics you can have a long and prosperous career at Hydarulics.
    A huge corporation that encourages people to move to new roles within a division or across divisions.
    Some good processes that are part of the Eaton Business System.
    Some really great people in the trenches.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics
    Division continually falling short of financial expectations resulting in continual cost-cuttting and restructuring
    Not much progressive thinking at the executive management level. Stuck in the past.
    Way too much time spent in unnecessary meetings. Many lack focus, are redundant, or do not have clear goals.
    Lack of a clear vision on how to grow the business.
    Lost sight of work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live and demonstrate the Eaton Vision
    Stop recycling underperforming executives into new roles.
    Keep executives in roles long enough to have an impact. Two to three years is too short.
    Continual restructuring will result in losing your most talented people. Fix the core issues that plague Hydraulics. Can't cut your way to success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Completely fraudulent.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Hutchinson, KS
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Hutchinson, KS

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay for interns, laid-back environment, give interns best laptop in facility.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Honestly. Wouldn't suggest working here full time or as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hahahahaha... please just stop

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for, a lot of growth opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Work/Life Balance is stressed within the company.
    -Good Pay
    -Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    -Relocation is stressed heavily to advance
    -They are a big supporter of lateral moves within the company making it hard to climb the "ladder" quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It pays the bills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, OH

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free coffee and hot cocoa all day long, not too fast paced because quality is more important, coworkers are fun, decent pay.

    Cons

    Can't have a life and work there, way too much overtime, it feels like nobody really listens to employees even though they say they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to interviewees about the level of overtime or claim it's voluntary when it really isn't. Ethics seems to be a surface priority, not to an actual priority. Treat everyone the same, esp when people bid on internal jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good ethical company, offered lots of training, wonderful people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hutchinson, KS
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hutchinson, KS

    I worked at Eaton Hydraulics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very positive push on the ethical way to do business.

    Cons

    Management has trouble finding a balance between family and work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good, but implemented too fast is dangerous.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, it's a great company that encourages development and advancement

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Jackson, MI

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great learning environment. They really worked with me to find a position that fit. It is also nice to be able to move a lot within the company

    Cons

    In order to be successful within the company you must be willing to relocate a few times and the locations of the plants aren't always the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some clear direction from the beginning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people in a high performance based culture.

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Eaton Hydraulics (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits with 100% education reimbursement.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth or development opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Always in the rough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Great people to work with
    Learning culture within Eaton

    Cons

    Constant cost cutting and restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a longer term strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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