Eaton Hydraulics

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Eaton Hydraulics Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience as short-term consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pleasant environment, access to team members

    Cons

    layers of approvals cause slow downs in production

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Steady decline. Started out good. After a few years, couldn't get out of there fast enough!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Eaton Hydraulics

    Pros

    The compensation was good. Stable corporation because of diversification (not necessarily a stable division).

    Cons

    Serious culture problems here. Unrealistic expectations and when things don't go according to the unrealistic expectations, lot's of blame, accusations, and even threats about job security. There is one guy who runs the show here and he is absolutely ridiculous. Countless number of great engineers have left the company because of this guy but he gets promoted. Lot's of offshore engineering. US engineers are reduced to Power Points and trying to stay involved in a project that is happening somewhere else. This division wants to do software and electronics but is being led by management with a hydraulics/mechanical background. They have no realistic idea what it takes to develop reliable software and electronics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has an unrealistic expectation of what it takes to develop complicated products and systems involving software and electronics and hydraulics. They want to have the products in their portfolio because they are high margin products, however, they are unwilling to properly invest in the development of them. New projects must meet an unrealistic goal for return on investment to get approved. Management will fudge the data to get the right IIR number for a project they know they have to do but that means they won't hire the expertise and number of people that it takes to do it. Need a new engineering director that doesn't chase the good talent away.

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

    Ok company, worked with company for some years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics

    Pros

    Company has some intelligent key individuals in high position, good culture.

    Cons

    Too much politics, no work life balance, leadership training is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider training individuals in supervisory roles, re-evaluate benefits, incorporate work life balance

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

    Company Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can get part of your tuition paid for, while working full time.

    Cons

    Don't trust higher ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sincere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Nice place for contract work, very confusing business practices.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics

    Pros

    My boss doesn't treat me like a temporary employee, he values my opinions. .

    Cons

    Very Big Company, too big.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Eaton is not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Hutchinson, KS
    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Hutchinson, KS

    I have been working at Eaton Hydraulics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent. The management tries their best to move in a forward direction. The benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The management focuses more on where they are going in a few years rather than what happens to the plant they are currently at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stay for longer than a few years to accomplish the plans they set in place.

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

    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 a 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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 a 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

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