Eaton Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Skilled Position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I do not have anything good to say about Eaton for I feel that we have become a second rate company since the acquisition of Cooper Industries. We were told that this was a merger, but I don't agree with all the secrets and the covering of the Cooper Industries logo.

    Cons

    We are a legacy Cooper facility. Our pay and benefits have been drastically affected by the acquisition of Cooper Industries by the Eaton Corporation. We have become so overcrowded and disorganized since the takeover. I feel that we have lost that small family atmosphere. Eaton makes me feel like a number instead of somebody. I think Eaton is too big. Monopolies will tend to fall in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (2)

    Compensation not competitive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Professionalism of co-workers and work group

    Cons

    Lack of bonus eligibility for 1st line managers is not competitive. Expectations and admin for managers is enormous and yet they are not compensated accordingly. Executive management changes business approach at the whim of shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and treat employees like the assets they really are and stop bowing to shareholders


  3. Helpful (1)

    former employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you like being treated like garbage and demeaned on a daily basis, this is the place for you

    Cons

    Cleveland Distribution Center is the most poorly managed facility, Plant, Operations, HR and shift supervisors are incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Plant. Operations and HR managers in Cleveland Tennessee


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  5. Talent Acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice headquarters Decent brand Flexible managers

    Cons

    Want you to worry about your job Create a hostile work environment Constantly worry if you will be without a job High deductible health insurance Low PTO Make you feel like you are a dime a dozen

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to management. They have made it clear the could care less about their people and they are ok with the fact that turnover in HR is high


  6. Helpful (2)

    Disappointing so far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the flexible attitude to personal/casual time. The managers adopt a hands-off approach to management and allow me to get my job done without micromanagement.

    Cons

    They are a numbers/dollars oriented organization that care very little to the development or continued education of their employees. As long as you are hitting the metrics every month there seems to be little desire to improve their employees work knowledge, it is entirely on the employee to do this. They are very much an "old school" organization that value longevity over talent, not rocking the boat over new ideas. It is very difficult to dislodge any management level people because of poor employment because of the rampant "good old boy" mentality.


  7. Senior Administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Arvada, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Development, Innovative, Dynamic, International

    Cons

    Too much Managerial change, outsourcing

    Advice to Management

    Too much Managerial change, outsourcing and business relocation


  8. Good Strong Company with a Very Strategic CEO

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennebunk, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennebunk, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  9. forklift driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Vicksburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Treat people wrong they don't respect they worker

    Cons

    Don't appreciate nothing they worker do.


  10. Mediocre Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Workload/life balance, free coffee, two monitors.

    Cons

    - Low Pay - Little vacation/time off - Low performance company - Bossy management - No perks -Highly political company - Cutting people's salaries - IT issues all of the time - Low investment in R&D and its people - No career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Watch how to motivate people by RSA. Read how to manage people 101.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Don't even think about working at Eaton.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good place to work, but that really doesn't mean anything now. Eaton is a good company if you are an investor because they will do anything, including treating employees like trash to make the books look good.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Incompetent leadership seems to be a way of life at Eaton. We get ethics rammed down our throats but rarely see it demonstrated at higher levels. The outsourcing at Eaton is a big joke. Quality and community support take a back seat while supplier business is solely based on the lowest bidder. No raises, a month off without pay, massive firings and suspension of the 401K match have made for an interesting year at Eaton. Years with record profits bear no fruit for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach!



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