Eaton Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
449 Reviews

3.5
449 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.  

    Great challenge

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor for less than a 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
  2.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Fantastic

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    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Tough to communicate across teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pretty average, no real pros or cons

    Cons

    no real pros or cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to Work For!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Arden, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arden, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a 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
  7.  

    Great Employer

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Van Wert, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Van Wert, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, working conditions, leadership, and values!

    Cons

    Locations are typically in very rural areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Eaton

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Eaton as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Contract workers generally switch out yearly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Good developmentm opportunities. International company

    Cons

    Strong matrix organisation. At times processes stop the development

  10.  

    Good place to co-op!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    If the job is busy lots of OT and DT hours, good co-workers, challenging enough to always be learning.

    Cons

    Lots of OT hours if you are working on a busy project, maybe too many for some people but I enjoyed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The computer login system to access Eaton training materials was a bit too complicated and could use some improvement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to intern as a power electronics engineering student.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern  in  Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company's values at up there with the best. They truly care about their employees and each level of management is very approachable. I was compensated well for the work I was performing. Very professional business environment. Employees are kept up to date with monthly news letters from upper management and local management holds frequent meetings to make sure everyone is up to speed on the day to day operations and planning.

    Cons

    It was hard to get used to the personalities of some of the engineers at first, but once I was settled in they were extremely helpful and patient whenever I had a question that needed answering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire interns like me and help them to become great engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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