Eaton Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. Good company, but salary to be desired

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Export Administrator in Bentley, KS
    Current Employee - Export Administrator in Bentley, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Eaton Cooper Lighting and Safety is generally good company to work for, given the right supervisors, department, and managers.

    Cons

    Eaton Cooper Lighting and Safety is not so great on giving salary raises when earned, especially when you meet your targets and have good reviews, but that is dependent upon your supervisor and/or manager, as is whether or not they want you to train to better yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Better, frequent reviews of supervisors and/or managers, and a better way of allowing employees to earn raises that are not subject to immediate supervisor's discretion.


  2. Strong values, but, short sighted

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Eaton is a pillar of the community, they support and truly believe in non-profit work. They excel at executing flex work schedules and remote work when the position allows.

    Cons

    Budgets and bonuses are more important than investing in the companies' future. Heavy spending in Q1 and Q2 with massive cuts and restrictions in the second half of the year. The lead time to hire new employees tends to be around 3 months, it strains current resources.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the future and not the near term bonus/budget.


  3. Excellent managers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, sales lead program for technicians. If you want to travel around the world the opportunity is there. 2 weeks of training per year.

    Cons

    No per diem, everything goes on the company credit card. Don't have anything else negative to say, it's a great company.


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  5. More Opportunities for Advancement

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in La Vergne, TN
    Current Employee - Production Technician in La Vergne, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work and Family Balance, Great Pay, Marginal Benefits

    Cons

    Management Clueless, Management not SUITABLE FOR THE JOB, not many opportunities for shop or floor employees to advance.

    Advice to Management

    The BEST Managers are men and women whom have had years of Industry and Product Exposure.


  6. Lead Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Eaton has a vast network of experts and layered systems that have been matured over the years. The company is a matured Fortune 500 company that values people as its most valued resource and provides significant opportunity to anyone willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Working for Eaton may require an ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty. The pace of growth and dynamic leadership environment due to turnover (both internal and external moves) can be frustrating for those who do not have bandwidth for change.

    Advice to Management

    Culture varies from site to site, but most leaders that show promise are required to put in long hours. Work/Life Balance may be a challenge.


  7. Field Service Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, opportunities for advancement. Eaton provides lots of opportunities for training and furthering your skillsets. Tuition assistance is also a plus.

    Cons

    Many jobs will require long hours on your feet as systems must be repaired and put back online. Company talks a good story on helping you advance but the reality is often quite different.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk the company line, take an interest in your employees and truly help them develop their skillsets and chances for advancement.


  8. Controller

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waxhaw, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waxhaw, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady Growth. A good career path

    Cons

    Centralized decision making and control

    Advice to Management

    Allow for flexibility in making decision at the operation levels which eventually improves creativity


  9. Helpful (3)

    Love the company but definite concern about future

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Galesburg, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Galesburg, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Eaton gives employees a lot of opportunities to take on different projects. They truly work to develop a person, and have a great review system to track your progress and be rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Financial state of the company doesn't look too promising. They are losing market share in each division, people getting fired, and people are quitting. Since there are four sectors, it sometimes feels like a small company and it is hard to advance if you do not reach out to find positions.

    Advice to Management

    Allow opportunities for employees to move positions in the company. Put the right people in the right seats, and be willing to completely change a department if needed. Cut costs where you can. For example, we don't all need two monitors (even though it is definitely a perk!) Larger companies have better relationships with top-level management... work to increase that as well.


  10. Very good company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair Salary Very friendly environment Great team Flexibility safety is a big thing at Eaton

    Cons

    I haven't seen any cons for working at Eaton, only that when they are down in business, their non-productive managers had to go on MULA Mandatory Unpaid Leave of Absence for a week. They generally don't do mass layouts Hiring process is very hard Had to go through a 5 hour interview when I initially started

    Advice to Management

    Should make the hiring process easier and shorter. It took 4 months for me to get hired for an engineer's position and had to go through a 5 hours interviews with 5 different people whereas it could be made a panel interview with all 5 people interviewing the potential candidate for an hour.


  11. software engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    the anagement team is good

    Cons

    the benefit is just so so.



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