Eaton Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. A good place to work in a small town with mostly great co-workers.

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    Former Contractor - Welder in Toccoa, GA
    Former Contractor - Welder in Toccoa, GA

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Eaton boasts of being uber ethical, and they try hard to operate that way. They try hard to be really safety minded, sometimes to a fault. They give you plenty of hours and lots of overtime. On my team/shift, there was a real spirit/attitude of camaraderie and teamwork. They do take good care of their employees.

    Cons

    There is a lack of clear communication. They set goals and then raise the bar right at the last minute. They require a LOT of hours and overtime. Organization and tool & supply is lacking. There are many who want to be directive but few who want to really lead by example. Many times the ones who really lead do not get the credit or the compensation. Some of the leadership let their egos lead. The training was poor and the orientation was non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between management and production needs a lot of improvement. Expectations are very unclear. There should be a real overhaul of orientation and training procedures. Supply chain needs a lot of improvement. Quit working everyone to death and make clear where people need improvement, with plenty of help to get there. Equipment and tools need a big upgrade to cut down on inconsistencies in manufacturing. Some real management training and team building exercises would probably help improve things.

  2. Southern Hospitality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The facility is clean. People are nice and kind, ready to help, like anywhere in rural area in the south.

    Cons

    The location is middle of nowhere. Miserable cafeteria with a vending machine and a dirty microwave.
    No policy of flexible work hours for office professionals.
    HR manager is busy distributing e-mails about company announcements.
    People were walked out of the door discretely in case of lay-off without any notice, even after 20 years of dedicated work - that was the scariest.

  3. ok for students, retirees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    high energy, demanding, and ok pay

    Cons

    too much micro managing, poor benefits

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  5. excellenet

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you will get a time to grow

    Cons

    nothing during my tenure. but yes there are few people who need to make their mind

    Advice to Management

    keep growing

  6. Senior analyst

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company
    Salary
    Work life balance
    Hiring

    Cons

    Linear structure difficult to get promoted
    Career path is limited

  7. Was warned by employees leadership abuses ambitious workers and it is best to be lazy at the Kearney plant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are nice. No time clocks, no set break times which unfortunately I seen employees abuse on a regular basis. Much of leadership usually leaves you alone because many don't really want to do anything accept take orders from management. There were a few good ones, some not.

    Cons

    Toxic environment caused by over worked apathetic workforce, leadership indifference related to under achievers, using ambitious team members to accommodate those under achievers and their own lethargy in leadership. This also leads teams to not meet goals and create excessive and unnecessary overtime. Soon corporate will see this and decide to cut costs and move the plant to a place with less expensive labor, and to a locale closer to customers. I seen it happen with two places I worked already.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who have worked on the floor instead of the ones with diplomas on the wall that only have a theoretical understanding of what is happening and not a reality of what is happening. This is relative to production and also safety. Find leadership that is genuinely concerned with the happiness of their teams and when they score poorly on their reviews, get rid of those poor leaders. What they are doing now is failing and they may or may not be intelligent enough to see it. In the end the dedicated employees lose.

  8. Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary
    Medicial Benefits
    Looks good on your resume
    Every job after this one will feel like heaven

    Cons

    I have worked for many companies and this company by far has the worst management. They are not concerned about the wellness of their people. The bottom line is always first. The people in management are good at their jobs but 99% of the time do not work well with others or have the patients to develop their people. They are always on the look out for who to frame as the scape goat for their failures.

    Work life balance is non-existent. If you love and like your family, this is not the company for you. You won't see them and when you do, you will be exhausted from the abuse you received at work for the last 12 hours.

    Anyone who works 8 hours a day is looked down upon. You are seen as not being dedicated. Even working 10 hours a day, will not get you the badge of being dedicated.

    Every person I know who has worked for this company will describe the feeling of worthlessness they grow to feel about themselves. The feeling of never being good enough no matter the personal sacrifices you make.

    Just run from this company. If you don't, you'll wish you had.

    Advice to Management

    The management already thinks they know best. No reason to offer advice. They won't listen or think this even applies to them.

  9. Company does not "walk the walk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think if any Pros

    Cons

    Safety and Quality are not the first priority

    They do not hold employees accountable

    ZERO work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire from outside the corporation and not just continue to promote the good old boys from within

  10. Helpful (1)

    No Trust in Management

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, a lot of community involvement, promotes health and wellness

    Cons

    poor training, no room for growth, good ole boy network...it's all about who you know, management and HR are friends so no trust in them, poor compensation

    Advice to Management

    take an active interest in your employees and be more personable.

  11. Its a job.

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    Current Employee - Fabricator in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Fabricator in Greenwood, SC

    I have been working at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a Salary based company

    Cons

    Great use of the Buddy buddy system

    Advice to Management

    stop the buddy system please

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