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Eaton Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
530 Reviews
3.6
530 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Proud to be part of Eaton

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager ME in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager ME in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good opportunity to grow, big scale corporation, learning, good environment, friendly colleagues, different type of interactions in many products that give a wider experience.

    Cons

    Some topics need better criteria and sometimes need a clear criteria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eaton Crouse Hinds

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Advancement potential, interesting work, good pay, growing company, solid track record through many economic conditions.

    Cons

    very little work life balance. one of the few remaining "good old boys" divisions out there. Not uncommon to have all male meetings where senior managers use frequent poor language and discuss important business decisions as though they were still adolescents.
    Big con- if you want to advance all roads lead to Syracuse NY, not a great place to live.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Intern Finance and Control

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    Former Employee - Finance and Control
    Former Employee - Finance and Control

    I worked at Eaton as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very strong culture of empowerment.The management stimulates everyone to talk and propose their idea to improve how processes/tasks are performed. Further discussing about the culture, ethics is at the forefront of the activities of Eaton and the management strictly stick to the values of the company.

    A lot of independence is given from day one.

    There are many compulsory and optional training to take part in, some being face to face and others virtual.

    Cons

    The plant in which I worked being a relatively new one, the activities "off-office" hours were relatively low.

    During the end of the month, the workload could be quite challenging but manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely introduce the option to have "off-office" activities more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent, values based company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Standardized tools and processes in a comprehensive business system.

    Cons

    Parts of the company tolerate under performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in people.

  6.  

    Great Intern Program

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Eaton as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for interns. Gave us real world, engaging projects rather than paper pushing.

    Cons

    My manager was awful, but I have heard good things about other managers. Many poor locations in the country as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Enjoyable work enviroment. People are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    So far so good. It's not perfect but could be way worse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Great pay, fantastic place to work. Excellent benefits and opportunities. Great management.

    Cons

    None, loved working for HP!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Eaton's electrical division is a very interesting place to work at, it offers exemplary progress opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Arecibo, PR
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Arecibo, PR

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

    Pros

    Offers a competitive pay, benefits are okay. Great leaders at the top levels (General Managers, Human Resources, etc.) and a company that you can be proud to work with. Eaton University is a good place to learn new abilities. Solid philosophies of safety and ethics, E-Star system has a lot of potential. I am very proud to be part of Eaton.

    Cons

    Not good at paying for the risks you face at work. Does little to recognize your extra efforts, should use the E-Star system more often. Very political(As in political favors and favoritism) at the lower levels of leadership(Managers, supervisors and coordinators).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Urgently needs to take a look at how business is handled at the lower levels of leadership. A lot of unfair things go on. Needs to do a better job of choosing the right people for those positions. Evaluation system totally flawed, also needs re-evaluation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company - good fit for results driven professional

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager
    Current Employee - Quality Manager

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

    Pros

    Great company. Diverse. Excellent benefits (medical, education, 401K)

    Cons

    High stress. Multiple initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Worst employer I've ever had

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    Former Employee - Projects Team in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Projects Team in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    - Very good pay
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    -No positive social atmosphere. Everyone eats at their desk. A lot of petty gossip and tattling to managers.
    -You are given more work than is reasonable, and expected to finish it and work unpaid overtime.
    -Unrealistic expectations for workload management
    -Inexperienced managers
    -Constant cutbacks
    -Takes months for the manager to get approval to hire a vital replacement to the team. Team suffers because of any cutbacks to employees
    -Company not afraid to let go of employees with high salaries or long tenures if it means they can save money.
    -Managers not responsive to realistic complaints.
    -They hire below the minimum staff requirements to do the job, leaving the staff to do overtime every day.
    -Company had no social events throughout the year save for Christmas.
    -HR is not motivated to be on your side. I didn't feel like I was comfortable talking to them, and they did not even introduce themselves to get paperwork signed until after my first week working there.
    -Everyone at the company is competing against each other. Coworkers will not hesitate to bully each other to get the things they need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stop treating them like workhorses. Be careful or you'll lose the vital people who run your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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