Eaton Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
480 Reviews
3.5
480 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.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in the office but I love how you can interact and learn the building part to it also.

    Cons

    To me there weren't any cons. I enjoyed working there. People were great, job wasn't overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Eaton Charlotte, there are a lot of great hardworking people there who loves Eaton. I met a man who was there for a long time and he said he wanted to retire no place else but Eaton. He sounded so proud. I've learned a lot in my days at Eaton.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Intern Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Eaton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Learned a lot about the Electrical services industry
    -Good pay for interns
    -Great work environment
    -HR did an awesome job

    Cons

    Sometimes had to work strange hours on weekends and nights, but there isn't really anything bad I would have to say about working for them. The internship was great. I would highly recommend it. Perhaps I will work for them full time in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineering Tech in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Engineering Tech in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, room to move up

    Cons

    NO work life balance... work, work, work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop thinking college degrees are the only means of a person being qualified for higher positions. People that didn't go to college have brains to!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Company to work for..

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Values, Ethics, Work Diversity, Pay package, Safety, Training.

    Cons

    Growth Prospects but not much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. Company Laptop, paid phone bill, 401k, insurance coverage, HSA, and lots of fun outings.

    Cons

    You definitely know that you are salary and work a lot more than 45 - 50 hours a week. Lot of late nights and weekends. Think that's why we have a laptop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great challenge

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They treat their workers great

    Cons

    It's a fast pace environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoyed working for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    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
  9.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great people and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Tough to communicate across teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    pretty average, no real pros or cons

    Cons

    no real pros or cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to Work For!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arden, NC

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

    Pros

    Good People, great training, global reach

    Cons

    Complicated advancement, lots of office politics, compensation was, at best, only market rate, lots of acquisitions shaking up corporate structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See through politics, find objective measures of ability, promote high performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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