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Eaton Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
445 Reviews

3.5
445 Reviews
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Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler
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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.  

    Good company but lots of office politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong ethics, good learning environment, plenty of opportunity for advancement, very competitive salary, competitive benefits, high caliber employees, everyone held accountable

    Cons

    Inflexible to new ideas, heavy workload to keep up with demands, high pressure deadlines, office politics create an adversarial environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and work with your employees to create a more friendly environment to work in

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eaton Values are only for record , but it is different out there

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    Former Employee - Head Purchasing VGI  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Head Purchasing VGI in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Safe Heaven for Underperformers ( Lot of Sand Bagging in Goals) provided you along good with your manager. Moderately competitive Remuneration to Market . If you are afraid of taking onus of your decisions , best place to work as all decisions are either top driven or are made over collectively.

    Cons

    Leadership here is busy in promoting himself/herself , so do not bother them with your issues
    If you are a domain expert , chances of your decision getting implemented are as strong as others in your team who do not know much because "calibration" is the DNA of Eaton's Decision Making
    Undue Focus on Employee Satisfaction Index and Managerial Effectiveness , hence very tough life for Manager of People. You can not afford to rate your subordinate for underperformance as Manager of Managers shall make the buck stop at you as his numbers of ESI & ME need to be correct.
    Skip Levels for MOP's are only for the record , actually they are mot meant for you. Never believe the Ombudsman Process , they are there only to facilitate your Leaders' Motives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Already Had it by being upfront so no Advice

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great opportunity

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst

    Pros

    Organized, ethical engineering corporation and treat employees very well.

    Cons

    Communication was difficulty with every department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Circulate projects faster.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good developmentm opportunities. International company

    Cons

    Strong matrix organisation. At times processes stop the development

  6.  

    good work culture , employee friendly policies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work culture , employee friendly policies, high interaction with senior management in terms of skip levels

    Cons

    career growth is limited here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more roles/opportunities for people

  7.  

    Good place to co-op!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If the job is busy lots of OT and DT hours, good co-workers, challenging enough to always be learning.

    Cons

    Lots of OT hours if you are working on a busy project, maybe too many for some people but I enjoyed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The computer login system to access Eaton training materials was a bit too complicated and could use some improvement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to intern as a power electronics engineering student.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern  in  Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Tualatin, OR

    Pros

    The company's values at up there with the best. They truly care about their employees and each level of management is very approachable. I was compensated well for the work I was performing. Very professional business environment. Employees are kept up to date with monthly news letters from upper management and local management holds frequent meetings to make sure everyone is up to speed on the day to day operations and planning.

    Cons

    It was hard to get used to the personalities of some of the engineers at first, but once I was settled in they were extremely helpful and patient whenever I had a question that needed answering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire interns like me and help them to become great engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    field service rep - variable speed drives

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Point Charlotte, FL
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Point Charlotte, FL

    Pros

    good money - and work on your own

    Cons

    not enough direct communication with superiors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Revolving Door

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Mountainside, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Mountainside, NJ

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement in learning technical processes and procedures is awesome.
    Great benefits and living wage salaries.

    Cons

    Safety seems to be a major focus, but processes purposed to help actually increase job stress and hazards.
    Lack of clear direction as to where to recieve technical support from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you depend on the FSRs you should provide them with compensation that will keep their attention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Diverse company multicultural by acquisitions, strong diversification

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good changes to grow your carreerpath, lots of holidays and feetime,

    Cons

    because of the integration of lots of acquired companies, very diversified management style, lack of focus on some parts of the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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