Eaton Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Eaton Chairman & CEO Alexander M. Cutler
Alexander M. Cutler
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Pros
  • Company tries to keep work-life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, but could be better (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Most staff lack adequate backup support; work life balance is talked about; not necessarily promoted (in 24 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. Helpful (1)

    Great Manufacturing Company

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

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They work hard at being a reliable manufacturing company for their stock owners and employees. Eaton is very diversified and they focus on sharing talent throughout the company.

    Cons

    They do some great innovating but it not in their main focus.
    Unfortunately like most companies if you want to have a competitive salary increase for your next job, you have to move up into a different company.

    Advice to Management

    My advice for Eaton would be to focus more on innovation; innovation for all sectors and the transition between concept and production.


  2. solid

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

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, great benefits. Driven to be a good company that takes care of its people. Overall a solid company.

    Cons

    Can be burecratic. Do typically have to relocate for promotions. Opportunities are there to be had though. Older systems and processes in use.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job, but spend the money to update systems and tools so that employees can do a more efficient job.


  3. Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Lincoln, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Lincoln, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The personnel here at Eaton are family friendly and always ready to help with advancement and change.

    Cons

    Large corporation you can get lost in.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to hire from within and remove the Apex element that is used to hold core employees back


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  5. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, supervisor is good to his workers.

    Cons

    Must live there to make a decent living


  6. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Long lasting company.

    Cons

    Little career advancement. Once you are in a role, it is hard to change direction.

    Advice to Management

    Review hiring process. Sometimes hiring based on only education can be costly. You need to consider the combination of education AND experience. I have seen missed career advancement opportunities due to degree specific education requirements (general engineering versus specific engineering degree) for entry level positions while I had the experience that was required.


  7. Great Company!

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

    I worked at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and great opportunities!

    Cons

    I came really think of any bad things!


  8. Great Culture

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

    I have been working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a good culture with good smart people

    Cons

    Workload can get unmanageable during peak times.


  9. Very satisfied. Compensated higher than market. Personal and professional support and guidance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career path, career support, guidance and tools to learn. If there is any one thing you want to do, Eaton will support it. Also, very supportive of personal life especially if you have a family emergency. Tons of opportunity.

    Cons

    You must be prepared to relocate if you want to move up in the company. 10 day vacation for first five years. Five day additional for every five years of tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Millennials will be looking for unique career paths. Must change structure to keep them


  10. Assembler

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Assembler in Kenosha, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for advancement, friendly work environment, great pay, overtime availability, great benefits and support when needed.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime can be stressful and it was hard to keep up with the goals they set for you at times.


  11. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethical, transparent policies, engaged with the local community. Very global, and values and promotes inclusion and diversity. Fiscally sound; cautious risk-taking. Plenty of opportunities to grow career within the company.

    Cons

    Can appear slow-moving and bureaucratic sometimes.



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