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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management at the Eaton India Engineering Center

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    The Eaton India Engineering Center is financially strong. Has a lot of employees.
    Geographical location is at a good special economic zone.

    Cons

    Incompetent and professionally impotent management. Will support growth of only incapable people – since capable and courageous people cannot be controlled by a incompetent and professionally impotent management. Are keen on capable, talented, knowledgeable and initiative taking employees to leave the company. Management wants to make the Eaton India Engineering Center a swamp than a growing and flowering filed. So – only people who can do this are encouraged. Do I need to say more?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake Up. Get better or get beaten and be thrown out. You cannot survive this way for long. You cannot keep on promoting a swamp – because a swamp only breeds disease carrying insects like mosquitoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for people who want to work very hard and are able to travel and/or relocate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Compensation was fair-bonus program was appropriate
    Yearly performance and merit reviews
    Training and development focus at al levels
    Senior leadership in the US is quite competent and spends time understanding business issues

    Cons

    Heavy politics in the EMEA region
    Personal differences kept individuals from being promoted; competence ignored
    Often the method of communication took precedence over substance.
    Process oriented; took a long time to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly practice being an Equal Opportunity Employer worldwide
    Focus more on results and less on process documentation
    Review impact of offshoring on quality and individuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Hypocrisy at it's best in Raleigh!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - No Accountability Towards Lazy Employees and Lack of Work! in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - No Accountability Towards Lazy Employees and Lack of Work! in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Pension is about it and you can call in sick as many days as you like, if you are that type of employee.

    Cons

    Have employees that take 20-50 day's off per year for being sick, or so they claim.
    Work with people that are not experienced or professional.
    Upper Management in Raleigh is old boy's network and don't understand sales.
    Some employees milk the system and take 3 hour lunches, are full of excuses, and their manager protects them.
    There are certain Manager's there who don't like conflict and have no backbone when it comes to addressing under-performing employees.
    Preach ethics, but employees sametime each other all kinds of thing's which are not ethical.
    They fire good employees who do their job for unfair reasons and keep those that don't even work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What Management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst experience with HR relation within 30 years career in Canada and U.S. combined !

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Assembler in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    If you already got a job there well hang to it because this is hard to get a better one now and if your conditions are fair enough to stay why change.

    Cons

    The HR department hire staffing agency from Texas (because no other agencies want them as a customer in Sarasota/Bradenton) for as low as $8.28 per hour to fire them out 4 days during a work rush in front of everybody for no good reason because they state they have a problem with the agency and after contacting the agency they say that the employee does'nt work out there !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a briefing to HR people on new corporative policies for agency workers or else kick these unprofessional HR senior and HR junior clerk who act like kids out for good.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    former electircal engineer

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Clean and safe working environment. Did not have any problem getting computer equipment or software. Free coffee makers throughout the building.

    Cons

    Management by the bean counters. Much in-fighting by the mid level management. Little to no lab support such as engineering techs and supplies. Much of the development prototypes were outsourced and I had to do spend many evenings in the lab reworking circuit boards. Trying to deal with design centers in India and China was very counter-productive and had included late night teleconferences at odd hours due to the time differences between Suzhou China, Mumbai, India and the U.S. I was given the 2 minute notice on my layoff last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the in-fighting, Redefine what the Chinese and Indian design centers roles are as they don't really get it yet. Hire some lab technicians who can solder and fabricate. Tell the accountants that this quarters' results don't mean the end of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big Name...no fame

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Supposed to be a diversified player in manufacturing. Strong background in hydraulics engineering backed up with expertise across the globe.

    Cons

    Eaton is like this mirage that disappears when you go close to it. Atleast that's how the Service Centre out here works.

    The manner in which pay cuts were implemented in 2008 left a lot to be desired. Most important, people were sacked on reasons the company deemed "ETHICAL". Employees lived under the constant fear of being fired, leading to drop in morale, motivation and eventually performance levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guys, get your act straightened up before its too late. Do not take employees for granted. Constantly involve/engage with employees across all levels. Stop being arrogant and high handed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't even think about working at Eaton.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer

    I have been working at Eaton

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be cautious. This environment is very political.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Good Pay

    Cons

    lack of fair promotions. HR looks the other way instead of solving problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize when you have a good employee; don't throw talent away

    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run, don't walk

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Eaton offers decent benefits and training

    Cons

    It's a huge revolving door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees like crap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Eaton top management lacks creativity to be a true leader, follows other companies policies and practices.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Technologist in Marshall, MI
    Former Employee - Technologist in Marshall, MI

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    For the right person that came from the right schools and/or the right connections, career opportunities are very good. As you move up the career ladder, the salaries and benefits get really good, after a certain level, it's TOO good.

    Cons

    Long hours, piss-poor management planning, no real chance for career growth for the majority of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying so hard to make the company "look" great instead of actually making it great. Forget about all the fake company videos forcing employees to put on a big smile for the camera when in reality there's little to smile about. Deal with real issues facing the little guy and they'll bend over backwards to make the company great for everyone. And quit forcing all this bogus ethical training on the little guy, they're the only ethical people in the company, if you want ethical behavior, better start sending people to training from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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