Eaton Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
456 Reviews
3.5
456 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 41 reviews)

  • The company offers opportunities for advancement, and will promote from within (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 18 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.  

    Long hours but decent pay and good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician  in  Greenwood, SC
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Greenwood, SC

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Clean environment
    PPE supplied as needed
    Good management

    Cons

    Too much overtime and weekends
    a lot of nepotism
    employee bullying occurred often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have training on lateral violence in the workplace. A lot of bullying and racism occurring in the manufacturing areas. Racism in our plant was reverse racism....the blacks towards the whites. It was really crazy. A lot of bullying occurring too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The best in my life

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering in Sherman, TX

    I worked at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people, they are always to take time to help you

    Cons

    less opportunity for foreigner intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. Company Laptop, paid phone bill, 401k, insurance coverage, HSA, and lots of fun outings.

    Cons

    You definitely know that you are salary and work a lot more than 45 - 50 hours a week. Lot of late nights and weekends. Think that's why we have a laptop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty solid company to work for

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    Current Employee - Lead Designer
    Current Employee - Lead Designer

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401k and pension. Highly competitive company in highly competitive market.

    Cons

    Like many companies, the bottom line is what matters, so some other things sometimes get lost. Personal growth and promotions largely determined by you immediate supervisor(s).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more you empower people, the more you will get out of them. Even if the bottom line numbers matter the most, in order to succeed many times over, you need employees that want to work for you and really feel wanted by the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance, flexible hours,growth potential

    Cons

    salary-benefits not the best, but pretty satisfiying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Supply Chain Manager

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    I have worked for for Eaton for more than 10 years. Excellent long term company. Competitive compensation. Typical challenges of highly matrix organization. Outstanding commitment to ethics and ability to leverage a unified global business system.

    Cons

    I have had a variety of positions in Eaton, mostly in supply chain. It can be difficult to transition between businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional investments in technology platforms could substantially increase the efficiency of the organization.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great challenge

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They treat their workers great

    Cons

    It's a fast pace environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoyed working for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    solid company; speculative HR practices

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    work/life balance are optimal; office culture is generally positive and accepts varying perspectives, compensation is fair for marketplace.

    Cons

    Minorities are preferred and promoted over non-minorities, especially when choosing between internal and external candidates. This is unfortunate when internal minority DOES NOT have the skillset for the position. But hey, it looks good on paper to have minorities in upper-level positions, even if it negatively affects the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fight to hire the right person, even if not minority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Plant Manager

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager
    Former Employee - Plant Manager

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong financial performance. Good breadth of product line. Forward thinking senior management. Continually looking to build the business through organic growth and acquisition.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. More interested in implementing a management philosophy than taking care of customers. Heavy handed, cumbersome, interference from functional management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more customer centric and less academic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Eaton is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Kearney, NE
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Kearney, NE

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

    Pros

    Good money and room for advancement

    Cons

    Too many hours. Not enough family time. Seven days a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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