Eaton Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. Helpful (6)

    Eaton top management lacks creativity to be a true leader, follows other companies policies and practices.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technologist in Marshall, MI
    Former Employee - Technologist in Marshall, MI

    I worked at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For the right person that came from the right schools and/or the right connections, career opportunities are very good. As you move up the career ladder, the salaries and benefits get really good, after a certain level, it's TOO good.

    Cons

    Long hours, piss-poor management planning, no real chance for career growth for the majority of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying so hard to make the company "look" great instead of actually making it great. Forget about all the fake company videos forcing employees to put on a big smile for the camera when in reality there's little to smile about. Deal with real issues facing the little guy and they'll bend over backwards to make the company great for everyone. And quit forcing all this bogus ethical training on the little guy, they're the only ethical people in the company, if you want ethical behavior, better start sending people to training from the top down.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Run, don't walk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Eaton offers decent benefits and training

    Cons

    It's a huge revolving door

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees like crap


  3. Helpful (4)

    Be cautious. This environment is very political.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Eaton

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Good Pay

    Cons

    lack of fair promotions. HR looks the other way instead of solving problems

    Advice to Management

    Recognize when you have a good employee; don't throw talent away


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Worst experience with HR relation within 30 years career in Canada and U.S. combined !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Assembler in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you already got a job there well hang to it because this is hard to get a better one now and if your conditions are fair enough to stay why change.

    Cons

    The HR department hire staffing agency from Texas (because no other agencies want them as a customer in Sarasota/Bradenton) for as low as $8.28 per hour to fire them out 4 days during a work rush in front of everybody for no good reason because they state they have a problem with the agency and after contacting the agency they say that the employee does'nt work out there !

    Advice to Management

    Give a briefing to HR people on new corporative policies for agency workers or else kick these unprofessional HR senior and HR junior clerk who act like kids out for good.


  6. Helpful (8)

    Hypocrisy at it's best in Raleigh!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - No Accountability Towards Lazy Employees and Lack of Work! in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - No Accountability Towards Lazy Employees and Lack of Work! in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pension is about it and you can call in sick as many days as you like, if you are that type of employee.

    Cons

    Have employees that take 20-50 day's off per year for being sick, or so they claim. Work with people that are not experienced or professional. Upper Management in Raleigh is old boy's network and don't understand sales. Some employees milk the system and take 3 hour lunches, are full of excuses, and their manager protects them. There are certain Manager's there who don't like conflict and have no backbone when it comes to addressing under-performing employees. Preach ethics, but employees sametime each other all kinds of thing's which are not ethical. They fire good employees who do their job for unfair reasons and keep those that don't even work.

    Advice to Management

    What Management?


  7. Helpful (3)

    Stable company, no work life balance

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

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Happy, healthy employees improves bottom line


  8. Helpful (1)

    Worked at a Failed Eaton Facility in Beltsville

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. They tell you one thing and do something else.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Company vehicle, not having to pay for gas.

    Cons

    short notice for assignments given too often.

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Full Time assembler for 17 months

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Beaver, PA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Beaver, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place for HR and Accountants

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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



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