Eaton Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
473 Reviews
3.6
473 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 46 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 21 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  

    Great Benefits, great culture, hard on women and family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Eaton provides all of its employees with great benefits and competitive salaries. They have high standards for doing business fairly and ethically across the globe. I am never concerned that I will be asked to commit fraud or do something that isn't right. The company leadership also has a good vision for the future and we have continuous growth and improvement in all of our business units.

    Cons

    Eaton struggles to keep women in its organization. Eaton's strategy for staying competitive and continuously improving revolves around constantly moving and shuffling its talent around the nation and globe. This constant movement makes it hard for women to start and grow a family -- even in today's day and age where women are more frequently the breadwinners and their careers take more of a front seat. HR also claims that we have a great work-life balance, but some groups are better at this than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work if you want to stable job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    result-driven culture
    good process control for projects
    flexible summer hour to allow you take some time off during the week
    moderate work pressure, no require for overtime
    Good at operations, highly focus on risk management
    average benefit with pension

    Cons

    Not innovation driven
    Play politics in some office
    No bonus, not much differentiates between good/bad performers
    training is limited,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide better on board training program
    To provide bonus system to motivate employees
    To develop talent and provide opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great people and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Tough to communicate across teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better past --unsure of future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Values, nice people. Leadership model. People are very helpful. Lots of processes that help guide newcomers. Multi product lines that people can move and learn.

    Cons

    Multiple levels of politics- try to please the king. Too many dumb Short term decisions that have impacted future. Poor choice of leaders that make bad decisions-too many executive bullies with control issues. No development of people. People over reaction and make short sighted decisions, no creative thinking or acting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be Future focused not short term. Develop current people instead of focused on outside hiring. Address the senior executive issues, get real people, not out of touch, reactive, over paid bullies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pretty average, no real pros or cons

    Cons

    no real pros or cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good entry level professional development with a global manufacturer in operations engineering.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Engineering  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Engineering in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company focus on values and business processes. Good benefits and room for professional growth.

    Cons

    Businesses are generally understaffed, and you are asked to perform multiple jobs with no pay increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid employer for my early career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Highland, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Highland, IL

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

    Pros

    - Managers drive to support career development for those that want to move up
    - Good support from Upper Management on new products and upgrades
    - Office culture was good, most employees got along and worked well together

    Cons

    - Lots of turnover
    - Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing
    - Financial pressures aren't driven to all departments (Ops vs Sales)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building the internal team rather than looking outside for upper management roles.
    Although the corporate pressures are high, celebrate employee accomplishments better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company is just staying where it is

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Operations Engineer  in  Peachtree, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Operations Engineer in Peachtree, GA

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

    Pros

    Get plenty of time of. Standard 8 hour days. Managment is fairly good. My coworkers are great. For a sophomore in college they offer a pretty good salary, but no side benefits. Their internships are fairly nice.

    Cons

    Eaton's policies can be a little overboard. They seem to be too busy acquiring companies to actually grow their own company at a better pace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The industry is great. (Power drives the nation and the world. Eaton is at the forefront of power management and quality.) The people are dependable. The pay and benefits are highly competitive.

    Cons

    Eaton was founded by an accountant and that still drives most of the business policies. That can be infuriating at the end of the month when you have to ship everything, or how Q1 and Q4 activities are routinely shuddered despite million dollar surplus cash flow -- but Wall Street loves it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Safety 1st, Just for image not truly Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent Pay and referral bonuses are offered if you refer someone for an open position. A very Ethics and safety driven company.

    Cons

    Benefits are Bad, and Work Life Balance doesn't exist. Management does not seem to value employees unless they get a little brown on their nose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees they are more than a machine. To the site manager, he should try looking the employees in the eyes not look past or through them. They deserve that much!
    Promoting people into supervisory positions with out guidence that has never supervised a person in their life is a bad idea. Try training or mentoring with someone that is a good supervisor. There are only a couple at this site but you could utilize them before they either quit or retire. Most don't have any idea how to supervise with respect to get respect back. It's pretty bad.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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