Eaton Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
461 Reviews
3.5
461 Reviews
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Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler
Sandy Cutler
267 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 41 reviews)

  • The company offers opportunities for advancement, and will promote from within (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 18 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company I have ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This company is by far the most business savvy, yet employee friendly, organization I have ever worked for. They do an outstanding job of setting goals, communicating expectations, providing training and resources to get the job done, listening to employees' ideas and letting them help make changes that makes the work easier, and the pay is strong, and benefits are better than any other that I have had.

    Cons

    There are some areas in the organization where certain leaders seem to move up together. If you are in that "herd" you can be sure of being pulled up the chain as your buddy gets to his next job. These are good people with good skills, but it is unsettling to see the inevitable ripple effect of them following each other through the organization. It makes people who are not a part of that "chain" feel that they really don't have a chance of obtaining certain jobs. Thank goodness this is ONLY a pocket or two ... for the most part, I do feel there is real opportunity for everyone who wants to learn and grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Eaton is the best ... it's up to you to help maintain that status. Sandy, you are a brilliant leader and role model. When you retire, please help the Board understand the importance of maintaining the values that have made Eaton such a special place. Your successor needs to value "doing the right thing" as much you do and be as concerned about all segments of the business as you are. A strong leader is so important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    undermanaged and in need of restructure

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and Rewarding Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EMSP Engineering Intern  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - EMSP Engineering Intern in Waukesha, WI

    I have been working at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Promoted and place into a supervisor role mid-internship.
    Challenging projects.
    Technical projects that require application of class knowledge.

    Cons

    No cons for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be shy to give interns supervisor roles if possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I am associated with Eaton Corporation-Pune for last 5 years and believe that this is a "Great Place to Work".

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good work life balance
    Good pay master
    An ethical organisation

    Cons

    I personally don't find anything which will make me think that i should quit Eaton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    India has great talent pool. Focus should laid on building Eaton's India footprint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great company to work with

    • 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

    Pros

    Open culture, WorkLifeBalance, Ethics, Job Opportunities

    Cons

    none right now, will check & time will tell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Culture and Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Moon Township, PA

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers and managers. The most ethical company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Career paths can be vague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer career counseling outside of immediate manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A solid company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, you can trust the management staff to do the right thing. I worked at Eaton for 6 years and would go back in a second.

    Cons

    It's a big company with lots of parts and people. If you have unique issues with customers and suppliers it can be difficult to bust out of the many procedures used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to apply Apex

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with competitive compensation!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Intern - Hydraulics Sector  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Intern - Hydraulics Sector in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, freedom to work your way, challenging but rewarding, great training and development, leading in innovation and ethical business practices.

    Cons

    It's difficult to think of them, but at times I felt underutilized because there are so many amazing employees. Also because it is a big company new hires will most likely be moved from city to city as they progress which can be a downside to some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop the internship programs to keep interns with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    6 months with Eaton has proven to be a great move!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Great culture
    Competitive pay
    Structured processes
    Collaborative environment
    Smart people
    Significant employee development
    Great integration of the Cooper acquisition
    Significant focus on talent

    Cons

    I've not identified any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! I'm proud to work at Eaton.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exceptional company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the few companies that appreciates their employees and values them as an asset to the company. They are well structured with very good documented processes for most everything and I've never had a poor customer visit.

    Cons

    Due to their conservative nature, they tend to be slow to respond to the market needs as well as timliness to market with new products. They're expectations are very high and many times unachievable with little release.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your recognition process. Simply having one does not mean it is evenly distributed if at all. In a high stress environment, it should be recognized that the work week is 40 hours and that those that are forced to work 50 hours a week should not be considered the norm but rather an individual going above and beyond what the normal work environment should be....especially for a company promoting work-life balance.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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