Eaton Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
450 Reviews

3.5
450 Reviews
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Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler
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256 Ratings

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.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Doncaster, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good benifits and opportunties for advancement

    Cons

    Tend to micro manage a little bit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent exposure to other businesses within the company

    Cons

    The working hours are long and tiring, and it is difficult to progress in your career since they require a fixed number of years of work experience in order to get a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    solid company; speculative HR practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    work/life balance are optimal; office culture is generally positive and accepts varying perspectives, compensation is fair for marketplace.

    Cons

    Minorities are preferred and promoted over non-minorities, especially when choosing between internal and external candidates. This is unfortunate when internal minority DOES NOT have the skillset for the position. But hey, it looks good on paper to have minorities in upper-level positions, even if it negatively affects the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fight to hire the right person, even if not minority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great challenge

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Terrible company to work for if you are part of a buyout.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, but could be better. Good Training.

    Cons

    My company was part of a buyout(Powerware). Eaton's idea of running the business is to run it in the ground. They do this with poor management that's idea of increasing revenue is through cutting employees salary and commission.

    Needs to implement a Roth 401K.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your field engineers are the key to your business. Quit treating them as they are your enemies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    EMSP Summer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EMSP Finance  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - EMSP Finance in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice
    great facility
    Great internship program
    great pay

    Cons

    Eaton focuses on getting as many people's consent as possible. Although this is good, it makes the company run slower than it needs to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on upgrading technical and operations systems so that workers can do their job more efficiently. The company's compensation packages and pay are very generous. For the most part the company is very accommodating for the work life balance. Many people started their career and have been at the company for decades. My boss celebrated her 30 year anniversary. That goes to show Eaton really takes care of employees. I think there is a lot a room to move around, but I would say in a more lateral sense and it is a bit harder to move upward but possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK Company to work for, but not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering
    Current Employee - Product Engineering

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

    Pros

    The benefits are somewhat decent and you get to work with some OK people. They have some super world class training facilities and some amazing people running them. You will not lack for training in any way. You have decent resources to work with. It takes a certain mind set to work and be happy here. There are a lot of heavily entrenched old-timers who are mostly top notch folks.

    Cons

    Their entire IT department is a totalitarian system staffed by control mongering Nazis that severely limits your productivity. Everything and every aspect of every task that involves using a computer of any type is monitored and restricted. There is a good amount of micro-management in some divisions and departments. The compensation is below standard and you will need to put in several hard years before you get anywhere near what you're worth. If you get the opportunity to make a decent salary, you will jump through an insane amount of hoops and be worked to the bone to earn it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not much that can be said as they will not take any of it seriously or flat out dismiss it out of hand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 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
  10.  

    Self serving management. Very stingy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Only manufacturer in the area

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Could be run better by employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees a living wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid company but you're still in old school corporate America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Eaton likes to promote from within and the pay is more than competitive. The company's ethical stances are true and they attempt to do business the right way. Their CEO does a good job of having a consistent voice to all employees. If you want a career and don't have any initiative to rock the boat, you can have a great job for life.

    Cons

    Like most companies their size, if doing the right thing costs too much money, they won't spend it. I don't feel the top managers in the company do a good job of being leaders. They don't know how to bring up top talent and help develop them outside of boring classes and trainings. Plus, I don't think the organization knows where it's going. Functional groups have conflicting goals and initiatives which garners no support from the other. They will develop and strategize on paper with beautiful wording but when it comes down to it, they don't who they want to be, don't know how to execute or just don't have the desire to put in that much work and focus on the end goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit some stellar leaders from other industries who have taken their companies to the next level and multiply him/her!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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