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. Good Strong Company with a Very Strategic CEO

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennebunk, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennebunk, ME

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Employees, Very structured and process/data driven company.

    Cons

    Sometime data overload and decisions take too long to make...


  2. Good Co-op Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Auburn, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Auburn, IN

    I worked at Eaton

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid well for co-op Engineering position. Rotation allowed exposure to several different areas. Experience in each area was considerably different and depended greatly on that specific manager.

    Cons

    Some rotation positions had little oversight, usually because they didn't have time. The company as a whole was understaffed and overworked, especially manufacturing engineers.


  3. Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company. Good leadership and development. The company is older school but actively working to become more adaptable. Very good CEO

    Cons

    Decision making is very long. Vertical structure creates a lot of busy work and informational meetings with upper management. This is frustrating but does hone your communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the emphasis on middle management structure. Create a flatter organization. Become a more progressive company from a HR standpoint.


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  5. Customer Order Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Order Engineer in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Order Engineer in Arden, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is exciting; Vast number of career opportunities; Great benefits; Big on community service and providing opportunities to become involved with the community; The company will cut costs in order to keep employees.

    Cons

    The downsides that come to mind are: 1) The company does not seem to adjust salary to match the cost of living when changing locations. 2) I can't speak for all of the company, but it doesn't seem too diverse (this is just based off of one out of the many locations that the company has).

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to more Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and aim towards recruiting more females into the company as well as other minorities.


  6. Global Electronics Commodity Manager

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

    I worked at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, flexible work schedule, awesome leadership team.

    Cons

    somewhat archaic procurement systems to be successful in managing electronics.


  7. Warehouse Worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management cares for employees, company takes safety seriously, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Managers need to keep employees more in the loop with what is happening within the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more before waisting company resources on frivolous spending on items that aare not helpful to the employees in the trenches.


  8. Good benefits

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

    I have been working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits good pay nice co workers

    Cons

    Very rigid and outdated management style, lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders not bosses


  9. First Impression

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

    I have been working at Eaton part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and team work

    Cons

    Overall pay and the lengthy commute


  10. entry

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

    I have been working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, good people, good environment

    Cons

    nothing that I know of


  11. Helpful (1)

    Eaton Corporation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Friendly working environment. Management cares about your personal development and career path. Safety is always the top priority and everyone takes it very seriously.

    Cons

    After working here for more than 5 years, I haven't found any issues.



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