Eaton Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Ethical, opportunities, great experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Eaton thrives on developing talent and moving you. I have moved 5 times in 10 years, without having to search for jobs. It is extreme on being ethical (good thing). Do not hire/fire very quickly and are methodical about those decisions. Sometimes to a fault. Excellent CEO with a vision. Stock price has done great in the past 10 years and communication has been wonderful from the top.

    Cons

    Benefits are average and getting worse. They state they are competitive with the market. Eaton is slow on innovation and spend money on exciting projects. Making profit is #1 at the expense of long term benefits. In finance, work/life balance is dismal.

    Advice to Management

    If you really believe the employee survey is #1 then listen to it. I never see any real actions come out of the survey. Put people first.

  2. Great company to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, great culture, and balances work/life for the most part. They definitely understand family emergencies and are fairly lenient. The ethics are much further beyond other companies i've worked for and they seem to really care about their employee's happiness. Great learning experience at this company and they do not babysit you but rather let you take leadership in your projects.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not always guaranteed since it's based on meeting goals for the year. This makes sense in some aspects, but it would be nice to be guaranteed some type of pay-out.

    Advice to Management

    Just be sure to not pull employees in too many directions and different managers asking one employee to do a million things at once. Managers need to talk to each other a little more before making requests. Make requests through that person's boss.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities inside the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture, environment, benefits, room to learn and grow inside

    Cons

    Being a large company they will be always on the Manager side if there is any HR issue

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company with tremendous opportunities

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great product portfolio, very professional people, robust processes around talent management

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, even for a large company. Difficult to get recommendations / decisions approved in a timely manner.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Growing Pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Quality leadership at the top, but it doesn't always make it down to the middle level managers. Doing some growing right now... but...

    Cons

    Typical blind run by the numbers company in many instances. Annual reviews are a joke at any large corporation where you are just a number. Growing, but not sure where the old Cooper companies fit in at the moment. Beware old Cooper employees!

    Advice to Management

    Change your annual reviews to something more meaningful and actionable at the moment. Ever hear of the One Minute Manager? Read it!

  7. Great company straight out of college

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

    I have been working at Eaton

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

    Pros

    Eaton offers great pay for newly grad

    Cons

    Travel and professional development can be challenging to get approved.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Very Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company went the extra mile to do business right and had a great benefits package. My group was really great and worked well as a team.

    Cons

    Such a large company got stuck in red tape and bureaucracy which sometimes damaged (occasionally irreparably) their chances of success in certain ventures.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest that the company learn where to be flexible for the sake of good business decisions.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Workers are poorly treated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech and Assembler in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Tech and Assembler in Arden, NC

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay mostly but the benefits as a whole aren't bad, safety is treated as important but mismanaged until it becomes tedious BS

    Cons

    No advancement, managers play favorites, rules are unevenly enforced, office employees treated well but manufacturing employees are treated like property, poor Leadership and overall clueless management, They will change your job title responsibilities or pay without any notice, Safety is tactics are for show, Mandatory overtime is essential to their business plan be prepared to work 10 hr days 7 days a week, Workers are treated like children, No Training you are expected to just understand how they do stuff without any real instruction

    Advice to Management

    Enforce the rules equally, Treat employees with respect, Hire more people and open more shifts so you don't have to force people to work 60+ hour weeks, Train your employees, EMPLOYEES ARE NOT PROPERTY, fair advancement and job placement, if you hire someone for a job then need to change them to another job you should give them choices and give them time to consider them not force them where you want them even when they turned that job down

  10. Marketing Manager

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

    I have been working at Eaton

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

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work, Management cares about the wellbeing of the employees. Smart energetic co-workers who truly care about the business. Many opportunities for continued education and professional development. High focus on Ethics, annual employee survey is taken seriously by all and results are acted on by senior management

    Cons

    Department silos hinder collaboration that should be happening. Slow decision making process, meeting culture, and too many layers.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization, Make the OCA process transparent.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Qualified people, goal oriented, good benefits.
    Many long timers within the company with positive inclusion of new green talent.

    Cons

    Organization has been tightening the belt for five years and continues to do so. Most staff lack adequate backup support; work life balance is talked about; not necessarily promoted. Good people with heavy workload makes it difficult to prove themselves.

    Advice to Management

    New leadership appears less visionary; more likely to make decisions based on past/current quarter performance.

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