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Eaton Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
510 Reviews
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510 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place for Advancement

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits (Salary, PPO, Vacation etc), Focus on "doing business right", Leadership Development Programs, Fairly easy to advance (within 2years) if you are mobile, Easy to get involved with other activities like leading a United Way campaign or campus recruiting events. AWESOME relocation benefits (you don't lift a finger when you and your family move for a new job within Eaton). Eaton university - I am told not many companies have good internal training programs like this one at Eaton.

    Cons

    If you are not willing to relocate, its hard to keep moving up the promotion chain. Some of the managers of people are not good managers of people (esp if you are at a "mature" site, no focus on career development).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on vetting/coaching better managers of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Cares about People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    The growth potential is there and the next step is achievable if you are successful.

    Cons

    Along with the growth, they will relocate you quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Fair compensation

    Cons

    Takes long time to implement changes

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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Treated personally at even the highest levels of management.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was not always great.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    29 years in HR, with Comp & Ben focused.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Challenge, opportunities, careers, environment, values of company, ethic

    Cons

    competitors, focus on workfoce cost, decision process, hard hierarchy structure

  7.  

    Not what it seems--or was

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Nice culture on the surface
    People are very helpful to each other
    Growth goals are challenging
    Always changing and adding products via M&A

    Cons

    No commitment to organic growth--talked about, but not really supported
    Executives are ego maniacs and insensitive
    HR dept only cares about cutting costs and looking good--fake people
    Very short term thinking and acting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less jerks into executive levels
    Get rid of the top two layers of HR leaders- they are useless.
    Focus on the long play

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Electrical Technician

    • 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

    Pros

    They have good benefits and Pay for schooling.

    Cons

    In order to advance you will have to move. They want to take you out of your comfort zone,and I work better when I'm comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do not pay the back end as well as they should.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Values & People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in their automotive division and had a great experience with the people and values of the corporation. They really focus on doing business right.

    Cons

    Because of its size, Eaton can be slow to change and policies don't always make sense for a given business unit. Sometimes hard to navigate across industries.

  10.  

    Great place and people. They had a job for me when I needed it most.

    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and above average wages. They move their people up within the company, before they go outside to fill a position.

    Cons

    Being a tool and Die maker I was outside my element. They didn't seem to consider my knowledge of mechanical design/drafting using CAD transferring to electrical CAD drafting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should not refer to the plant employees as "peons". And when speaking about their plant people at least refer to them as employees, workers is sort of disrespectful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid Employment Opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    Out of the several companies I've worked for, Eaton has the best business practices and management team. The company is just over 100 years old and appears to be managed extremely well. I have no doubt I could work for this company for another 20 years and still find myself employed.

    Cons

    The processes in place are more conducive towards manufacturing and sales. This leaves less room for innovation, since the primary purpose of the company is to make money and not to tinker. Since I'm an engineer, this is less appealing since it often means that less interesting, sure money-making projects are chosen over those with a more innovative slant.

    Another thing to consider is that Eaton is heavy on acquisitions, so your experience can differ depending on which site you actually work at. It really depends on the local management team and the product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your business processes are great, but engineering and innovate has faltered since there's not an alternative development pathway for projects with a greater risk profile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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