Eaton

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Eaton Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
498 Reviews
3.6
498 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 46 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 25 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.  

    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
  2.  

    HR Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Arecibo, PR
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Arecibo, PR

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent human resources philosophy and great benefits...almost similar to pharmaceuticals.

    Cons

    At the moment I worked, a small group in the HR department for the work we had. Right now, I understand they have the right number of employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Buyer

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

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Great benefits. Pay is good!

    Cons

    Lots of turnover in management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Eaton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional people, culture that expects professionalism. 401k is awesome. There can be pressure at times but most of the time the work is expected to be done and will accommodate for personal schedule as necessary.

    Cons

    Location is manufacturing environment so will be in places where land is cheap. There are a lot of community building events and the culture values health and fitness of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced, bureaucratic organization

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Life at Eaton is very fast paced, you will not get bored. Pay is competitive, benefits are excellent and the 401k contribution is good. Learning opportunities abound. Eaton gives lots of responsibility to engineers from the get go. This is a pro if you can handle it. Lots of opportunity to move up if you are successful and willing to relocate.

    Cons

    While good work is recognized, people skills are important at Eaton. The way you present yourself and your projects is the biggest factor in your success. You must be comfortable working under pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eaton has an extensive management chain that leads causes upper decisions to be based on 3rd or 4th hand knowledge. Also, the blame game is very prevalent. Try to actually understand what events are going on in your areas of influence, and try to support improvements in a positive manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, great culture, and balances work/life for the most part. They definitely understand family emergencies and are fairly lenient. The ethics are much further beyond other companies i've worked for and they seem to really care about their employee's happiness. Great learning experience at this company and they do not babysit you but rather let you take leadership in your projects.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not always guaranteed since it's based on meeting goals for the year. This makes sense in some aspects, but it would be nice to be guaranteed some type of pay-out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be sure to not pull employees in too many directions and different managers asking one employee to do a million things at once. Managers need to talk to each other a little more before making requests. Make requests through that person's boss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is a beautiful building.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    It is a beautiful building.

    Cons

    I would rather not say

  9.  

    Growing Pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality leadership at the top, but it doesn't always make it down to the middle level managers. Doing some growing right now... but...

    Cons

    Typical blind run by the numbers company in many instances. Annual reviews are a joke at any large corporation where you are just a number. Growing, but not sure where the old Cooper companies fit in at the moment. Beware old Cooper employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your annual reviews to something more meaningful and actionable at the moment. Ever hear of the One Minute Manager? Read it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with tremendous opportunities

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product portfolio, very professional people, robust processes around talent management

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, even for a large company. Difficult to get recommendations / decisions approved in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities inside the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, environment, benefits, room to learn and grow inside

    Cons

    Being a large company they will be always on the Manager side if there is any HR issue

    Recommends

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