Eaton Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. Not what it used it used to be. Very poor management and leadership. High staff turnover. Avoid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Reliable and respected products within various industries.

    Cons

    Management with little or no experience of the products they're responsible for.
    Poor bonus structure that makes no sense.
    No potential for career progression.
    No sales support.
    Very few internal people with the responsibility to make strategic decisions.
    Management unable to make strategic decisions.
    No forward thinking - The UK does not even commit to social media marketing.
    Living in the past! (see above)
    Out dated sales planning. Customers still use 10 year old business plans and trading conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Retire or move aside and allow some younger women/men with ideas that that will move with the times.
    Grow a backbone & stop saying YES to your senior manager.
    Support your staff and encourage employees to try new things.

  2. Great industry diversity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    There is a great flavor of industry specialism within Eaton, from Automotive to Electrical and Financial Shared services. With a very large global footprint, you will have peers across different time zones and cultures, which brings a great flavor of variety on the workplace and creates great lasting friendships. Eaton is above market rate with their salaries.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the matrix organization does not share the variety as promotions are mostly either to get to people management or project management, anything else is mostly outsourced or is in the process of being outsourced (IT).

    Getting higher in rank doesn't mean picking up different responsibilities, you just get more pay ....

    Work within the different divisions sometimes feels like you are competing with the other sectors, not too much overlap, which ends up in tools and practices which could better be merged or adopted.

  3. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Doncaster, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Good benifits and opportunties for advancement

    Cons

    Tend to micro manage a little bit

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    Avoid like the plague

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    None
    Zilch
    Nada
    Ddim
    Nowt
    Nothing
    Zero
    N/A
    There are no Pros. I have to use 20 words but i'm just going to finish by saying. THERE ARE NO REASONS TO WORK FOR EATON

    Cons

    Everything.

    Managers are spineless and are only out for themselves

    Pay is not what it says on this site, it is about 10k lower

    Corporate structure is favored against progression through the company

    Unrealistic expectations and complete lack of understanding of the job from management

    Managers who have it in their title but don't actually manage anything

    People placed in positions because they have higher friends as opposed to actually able to do the job

    Crap atmosphere within the office

    Sales driven engineering, as opposed to engineering driven sales

    Specials are more common than actual products

    Advice to Management

    Quit

    Make life easier for people who actually work by doing your job

    Make it at least possible to progress and not have to lick the sweetcorn from your crack to do so

  6. Overall an ok company but not in the UK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, company has a good reputation as a place of work especially in the USA

    Cons

    Senior management strategy is not aligned from one location to the other. A lot of time is spent on the politics between different division and level of management. Jobs are not really getting done. Attrition rates are very high with UK. I have worked for the company for 18 months and nothing really got done in all this time. Very slow to react and generally feels like going in circles.

    Advice to Management

    Diversification is what keeps company afloat however there has to be a unified strategy across different division. More attention should be paid to removing internal power straggle and competition between different locations and divisions.

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