Eaton Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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Eaton Chairman & CEO Alexander M. Cutler
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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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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cookeville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cookeville, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Very good global company to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of policies and procedures to follow.

    Advice to Management

    Maintains the career progression

  2. Helpful (2)

    Continuous Improvement Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone at Eaton is asked to do more each year. Employees are asked to "raise the bar" on a regular basis and give more. This can be an exciting mindset for innovation.

    Cons

    The need to continually improve can be difficult for employees who are resistant to change or feel so overwhelmed with current workload that they can't think about future improvements. Lots of opportunity for advancement, but it typically requires relocation which can be difficult to manage from a lifestyle perspective.

  3. Helpful (1)

    First Class Team

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Eaton (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked with Engineering, Supply Chain, quality and Production Operations. The team I worked with was knowledgeable and well-motivated. Every function had at least one subject matter expert that helped solve complex issues and provide lessons learned. I would be happy to work there again.

    Cons

    I rate the team highly. If an issue came up, the team rallied and resolved it. I really can't list any significat reasons not to work there. I didn't experience any issues that didn't occur at my other jobs.I

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  5. Eaton

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is quite a bit of networking opportunities if requested. If you wanted to stay with Eaton, there are many opportunities that could be at your fingertips. It is encouraged to become more well-rounded.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of bureaucracy that is typical with a very large organization. It makes Eaton a slow reacting, not agile company and can stifle innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your employees to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit they have. Stifling innovation will limit the long term success of the organization.

  6. Quality Assurance Tester Software Applications

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Brook Park, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Brook Park, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company that does business right

    Cons

    Lack of training about company processes

  7. Not your father's Eaton

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Financially sound. Strong commitment to ethics among the workforce.

    Cons

    Work...work...work. Every quarter they struggle to make their Wall Street numbers while asking the employees to do more with less to help keep the analyst happy. Every public company must meet financial goals, but the new mantra is going on two + years and wearing on the average employee.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more true to your founding and tradition...a solid family friendly company where you wanted your kids to follow in your footsteps.

  8. IT Co-Op

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    Current Intern - IT Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Intern - IT Project Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learning Experiences, Direct Impact, Career Opportunities

    Cons

    May be relocated especially if working in Development Proegrams

  9. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leader, solid culture. The CEO has a good vision, but that will be changing soon, mandatory retirement rules. I hope that the philosophy and culture remain the same.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult, individual demands can be tough on your personal life. MFG roles are 24 hours / day on call, and anything else requires weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    Align your jobs with realistic resources or state the expectations correctly. It's not just working a weekend or two, but every weekend, both days for 6 months is tough on someone personally, especially when you make it seem like are pursuing something that is finite and achievable (it's not).

  10. Supply Chain Co-Op

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Treated well
    Good Pay
    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Data integrity not great
    For a large company, they seem behind in a lot of ways

  11. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good ethics, very organized, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    High work volume, lean resources which makes it difficult to have live & family balance.


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