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Eaton Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
508 Reviews
3.6
508 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place for Advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits (Salary, PPO, Vacation etc), Focus on "doing business right", Leadership Development Programs, Fairly easy to advance (within 2years) if you are mobile, Easy to get involved with other activities like leading a United Way campaign or campus recruiting events. AWESOME relocation benefits (you don't lift a finger when you and your family move for a new job within Eaton). Eaton university - I am told not many companies have good internal training programs like this one at Eaton.

    Cons

    If you are not willing to relocate, its hard to keep moving up the promotion chain. Some of the managers of people are not good managers of people (esp if you are at a "mature" site, no focus on career development).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on vetting/coaching better managers of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Cares about People

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

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

    Pros

    The growth potential is there and the next step is achievable if you are successful.

    Cons

    Along with the growth, they will relocate you quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Treated personally at even the highest levels of management.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was not always great.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Fair compensation

    Cons

    Takes long time to implement changes

  6.  

    Great Values & People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in their automotive division and had a great experience with the people and values of the corporation. They really focus on doing business right.

    Cons

    Because of its size, Eaton can be slow to change and policies don't always make sense for a given business unit. Sometimes hard to navigate across industries.

  7.  

    Great place and people. They had a job for me when I needed it most.

    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and above average wages. They move their people up within the company, before they go outside to fill a position.

    Cons

    Being a tool and Die maker I was outside my element. They didn't seem to consider my knowledge of mechanical design/drafting using CAD transferring to electrical CAD drafting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should not refer to the plant employees as "peons". And when speaking about their plant people at least refer to them as employees, workers is sort of disrespectful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Electrical Technician

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

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    They have good benefits and Pay for schooling.

    Cons

    In order to advance you will have to move. They want to take you out of your comfort zone,and I work better when I'm comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do not pay the back end as well as they should.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Large company with good potential for career growth. Management likes for you work your current position for approximately two years. Then, assuming you have mastered it and done a good job, they will help advance your career. In my experience, this mentorship is somewhat rare. This is beat thing about working at Eaton.

    Cons

    This is a very political place. Keep your head down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit employee feedback! This is actionable market research data -- and it is free! Just reach out for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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