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Eaton Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
445 Reviews

3.5
445 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.  

    Positive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great salary. Company supports healthy initiatives. There is a gym on site and free exercise classes. Typical "corporate" experience but it sure beats working at a law firm!!

    Cons

    They are trying to move to an "open" work space (new cubes with low walls) which, in my opinion, does not cultivate a positive work environment. Some depts are better to work for than others (due to different managers).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    EMSP Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - EMSP Finance  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - EMSP Finance in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice
    great facility
    Great internship program
    great pay

    Cons

    Eaton focuses on getting as many people's consent as possible. Although this is good, it makes the company run slower than it needs to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on upgrading technical and operations systems so that workers can do their job more efficiently. The company's compensation packages and pay are very generous. For the most part the company is very accommodating for the work life balance. Many people started their career and have been at the company for decades. My boss celebrated her 30 year anniversary. That goes to show Eaton really takes care of employees. I think there is a lot a room to move around, but I would say in a more lateral sense and it is a bit harder to move upward but possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company but you're still in old school corporate America

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    Pros

    Eaton likes to promote from within and the pay is more than competitive. The company's ethical stances are true and they attempt to do business the right way. Their CEO does a good job of having a consistent voice to all employees. If you want a career and don't have any initiative to rock the boat, you can have a great job for life.

    Cons

    Like most companies their size, if doing the right thing costs too much money, they won't spend it. I don't feel the top managers in the company do a good job of being leaders. They don't know how to bring up top talent and help develop them outside of boring classes and trainings. Plus, I don't think the organization knows where it's going. Functional groups have conflicting goals and initiatives which garners no support from the other. They will develop and strategize on paper with beautiful wording but when it comes down to it, they don't who they want to be, don't know how to execute or just don't have the desire to put in that much work and focus on the end goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit some stellar leaders from other industries who have taken their companies to the next level and multiply him/her!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Large diverse company
    Global locations
    Ethical company
    Competitive pay and benefits
    Personal development is a commitment at all levels of the organization

    Cons

    Company politics
    Paternity benefits need updating
    No mentorship program
    Eaton may be one of the biggest companies you've never heard of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maternity and paternity benefits are dated. Rather than following the lead of many other large companies stick you neck out there and set a new standard that allows your employees more paid time off to spend with family in a very short and important time in your life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Benefits, great culture, hard on women and family

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Eaton provides all of its employees with great benefits and competitive salaries. They have high standards for doing business fairly and ethically across the globe. I am never concerned that I will be asked to commit fraud or do something that isn't right. The company leadership also has a good vision for the future and we have continuous growth and improvement in all of our business units.

    Cons

    Eaton struggles to keep women in its organization. Eaton's strategy for staying competitive and continuously improving revolves around constantly moving and shuffling its talent around the nation and globe. This constant movement makes it hard for women to start and grow a family -- even in today's day and age where women are more frequently the breadwinners and their careers take more of a front seat. HR also claims that we have a great work-life balance, but some groups are better at this than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work if you want to stable job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    result-driven culture
    good process control for projects
    flexible summer hour to allow you take some time off during the week
    moderate work pressure, no require for overtime
    Good at operations, highly focus on risk management
    average benefit with pension

    Cons

    Not innovation driven
    Play politics in some office
    No bonus, not much differentiates between good/bad performers
    training is limited,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide better on board training program
    To provide bonus system to motivate employees
    To develop talent and provide opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Great people and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Tough to communicate across teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK Company to work for, but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering
    Current Employee - Product Engineering

    Pros

    The benefits are somewhat decent and you get to work with some OK people. They have some super world class training facilities and some amazing people running them. You will not lack for training in any way. You have decent resources to work with. It takes a certain mind set to work and be happy here. There are a lot of heavily entrenched old-timers who are mostly top notch folks.

    Cons

    Their entire IT department is a totalitarian system staffed by control mongering Nazis that severely limits your productivity. Everything and every aspect of every task that involves using a computer of any type is monitored and restricted. There is a good amount of micro-management in some divisions and departments. The compensation is below standard and you will need to put in several hard years before you get anywhere near what you're worth. If you get the opportunity to make a decent salary, you will jump through an insane amount of hoops and be worked to the bone to earn it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not much that can be said as they will not take any of it seriously or flat out dismiss it out of hand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Assembler in Greenwood, SC

    Pros

    The voluntary overtime is cool and depending on what department you work in the hours can be nice.

    Cons

    No room for advancement really, have to know someone or do someone to get anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Self serving management. Very stingy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Syracuse, NY

    Pros

    Only manufacturer in the area

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Could be run better by employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees a living wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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