Eaton Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
474 Reviews
3.6
474 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 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 21 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    EXTREMELY UNETHICAL COMPANY

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, and okay benefits.

    Cons

    1. Favoritism by managers
    2. Discrimination based on race at Jackson, Michigan facility especially
    3. Management and HR would cook up untrue allegations just to get you fired because of budget reasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't believe that employees are disgruntled when they complain about their direct managers, the people you put in charge are doing unethical things and messing up people's lives without remorse.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Highly politically run organization. Really terrible with acquisitions and personnel.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Can't think of anything real positive about the organization-my experience had been negative from first initial contact - from senior management on down. Shortsighted short term goals-as long as the month end numbers come in as projected; everything's fine-not too much retribution.

    Cons

    Leadership lacking (mngrs. do not understand their markets). Profit motivated at all costs-regardless of repercussions. Terrible customer service and relationships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    readdress priorities-desperately needs long term thinking (more than a month).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for HR and Accountants

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement if you sacrifice your family life

    Cons

    More concerned with diversity than putting a capable person in the job. Silo, Silo, Silo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid like the plague

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    None
    Zilch
    Nada
    Ddim
    Nowt
    Nothing
    Zero
    N/A
    There are no Pros. I have to use 20 words but i'm just going to finish by saying. THERE ARE NO REASONS TO WORK FOR EATON

    Cons

    Everything.

    Managers are spineless and are only out for themselves

    Pay is not what it says on this site, it is about 10k lower

    Corporate structure is favored against progression through the company

    Unrealistic expectations and complete lack of understanding of the job from management

    Managers who have it in their title but don't actually manage anything

    People placed in positions because they have higher friends as opposed to actually able to do the job

    Crap atmosphere within the office

    Sales driven engineering, as opposed to engineering driven sales

    Specials are more common than actual products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Make life easier for people who actually work by doing your job

    Make it at least possible to progress and not have to lick the sweetcorn from your crack to do so

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Full Time assembler for 17 months

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Beaver, PA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Beaver, PA

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

    Pros

    401K with match, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Brain Washed, Unionized thinking, inefficiently run, culture encourages employee sense of entitlement and lack of maturity, Very low employee appreciation, absolutely no appreciation/opportunities for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the union, Challenge employees to prove/improve themselves, improve employee satisfaction, utilize talent within the plant before looking outward, operate based on competence not seniority, increase vertical and horizontal communication, implement shadow/apprentice program before people retire and take their knowledge with them, cross-train to prevent that problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Under contract for 1 year that suddenly turned into 3 months after being assured contract would be honored.

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    Current Employee - Proprietary Applications Specialist  in  Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Proprietary Applications Specialist in Moon Township, PA

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

    Pros

    There are no pros due to situation

    Cons

    Trusting someone for a contract only to have it switch suddenly with 1 month notice to find other work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't bring on someone new if you know that you are outsourcing that department. People who need work lose when you do something like that which puts the pressure on them for finding new work when it's already hard in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    They tell you one thing and do something else.

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Company vehicle, not having to pay for gas.

    Cons

    short notice for assignments given too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They asked the person who was causing the problems to resign.

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

    TERRIBLE EMPLOYER, WORST CORPORATE WORK CULTURE

    Former Employee - Accounts Payable  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    On hindsight, only their name - looks fine on your resume!

    Cons

    Poor shoddy treatment of temp-to-hire personnel in the branch I worked, contract force is treated badly - no alignment of departments, inside rivalry for positions. There is also insider 'favoritsm' in force here: an open-door policy where past favorite workers are taken in over those who come new and invest their time and effort in this place. They do not even have a WORKING computer to offer their temp. workers here!! Not only do they not train adequately, they display no ethics when it comes to dropping contract workers off without so much as a reason or goodbye. No diversity in cultures here either. have worked for corporates before but never experienced something quite so shoddy and shabby. Dont bother applying for even a temporary vacancy here- people who dont respect you as an individual will not appreciate you any way, no matter what your qualification or ability, and regardless of your color or ethnicity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking at just the bottom line- if you cant appreciate the people who work for you, your organization is not much worth to anyone in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked at a Failed Eaton Facility in Beltsville

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    Reputable company
    Diversified portfolio
    Ahead of the curve

    Cons

    Not all facilities are tuned to corporate strategy.
    Aquired sites not brought to speed until they fail
    My site was never onboard with Eaton Culture, or One Eaton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked at a facility which was purched from another company. Old management was retained because the site was very profitable, however, the site did not understand Eaton philosophy, and Eaton did not understand the site's prodcut lines. Over a period of 6 years, the site was beyone repair. Good people left, others were made to leave, HR did more damage by focusing on wrong aspects, the site went into a tail spin. Advice to management: Drop the sites which are not aligned with your portfolio and philosophy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stable company, no work life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Stable company
    Looks great on your resume

    Cons

    Work life balance only exists for the week after another employee resigns
    Employee satisfaction scores are low
    Management aware of employee DIS-satisfaction for 3 years-no improvements made
    Hierarchy management structure
    Employee resignations are written off as employee's inability to manage workload vs. management's inability to support employee's needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy, healthy employees improves bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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