Eaton Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. Customer Order Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Order Engineer in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Order Engineer in Arden, NC

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

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

    Pros

    The work is exciting; Vast number of career opportunities; Great benefits; Big on community service and providing opportunities to become involved with the community; The company will cut costs in order to keep employees.

    Cons

    The downsides that come to mind are: 1) The company does not seem to adjust salary to match the cost of living when changing locations. 2) I can't speak for all of the company, but it doesn't seem too diverse (this is just based off of one out of the many locations that the company has).

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to more Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and aim towards recruiting more females into the company as well as other minorities.


  2. Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Eaton

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Good leadership and development. The company is older school but actively working to become more adaptable. Very good CEO

    Cons

    Decision making is very long. Vertical structure creates a lot of busy work and informational meetings with upper management. This is frustrating but does hone your communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the emphasis on middle management structure. Create a flatter organization. Become a more progressive company from a HR standpoint.


  3. Warehouse Worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Eaton

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

    Pros

    Management cares for employees, company takes safety seriously, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Managers need to keep employees more in the loop with what is happening within the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more before waisting company resources on frivolous spending on items that aare not helpful to the employees in the trenches.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Eaton Corporation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Friendly working environment. Management cares about your personal development and career path. Safety is always the top priority and everyone takes it very seriously.

    Cons

    After working here for more than 5 years, I haven't found any issues.


  6. Global Electronics Commodity Manager

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    • 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 company, flexible work schedule, awesome leadership team.

    Cons

    somewhat archaic procurement systems to be successful in managing electronics.


  7. First Impression

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and team work

    Cons

    Overall pay and the lengthy commute


  8. Content

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Finance Assistant in Raleigh, NC

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Eaton is a Great Community Service Company. They are very big on community involvement

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement. The only place to advance to in the Raleigh area is to the call center


  9. Helpful (1)

    Eaton is a good company to work with

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

    I worked at Eaton

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offered a very good relocation and housing reimbursement. The convention in Ohio with all the interns was also great and very enjoyable. The Hotel was a Marriott and everyone had a room for themselves. They also took us out to an amusement park place with gocarts and laser tag. The company also promotes a very open and honest culture, focusing on "doing business right".

    Cons

    The location I got was very unfortunate, it was in Nacogdoches Texas, essentially in the middle of no where, and I was the only intern there. This really took away from the internship experience, made it pretty lonely. There was little to do in the town and no public transportation. During the internship you have a project manager that is above you as well as someone else making sure you are doing well, I had some difficulty with this. I felt my manager did not offer very good feedback, and I wasn't sure what I should be doing and exactly what direction I should take my project.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Would recommend this company to my friends and family. Here is why...

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and co-workers. Enjoyed coming into work everyday and feeling like my opinion and work was respected.

    Cons

    Locations of Eaton overall can be tough if you want to stay in a city. Moving to rural towns just wasn't in my cards.


  11. Regional Sales Manager

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

    I worked at Eaton

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities since it is such a large companies

    Cons

    Need to move around quite a bit to be promoted.



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