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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Lead Controls Engineer
Current Employee - Lead Controls Engineer

Pros

Eaton hosts a variety of good people to work with. I don't generally have issues getting along with people here. I see them trying to improve things on a regular basis even if it's not too effective all the time.

Cons

It's not too bad yet, but the yearly reviews and "apex" goals are getting a bit tiresome and overly micro-managed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

What you measure is what you get. If you set a goal and measure number of E-Stars sent, you lean how well we followed orders to send E-Stars. You don't get a reading of participation, you don't create an atmosphere of congratulations or sharing in achievement. Instead, when I get an E-Star, I assume someone is meeting their APEX goal. Instead, foster the atmosphere simply by doing it rather than by requiring it.

Requiring patents is even worse. You're forcing us to waste our time trying to fill a goal even if we have no good ideas. This is what causes us to do something stupid and useless and sell it as good for the sake of fulfilling a goal. Teach us how to do patents and what is patentable then reward people sufficiently and they'll WANT to come up with ideas. Requiring it makes us simply want to quit.

Offshoring... As much as you think it saves you money, working with a team overseas is difficult, morale-decreasing, and painful. Less gets done in more time, the people get frustrated, and we can say nothing about it because we're forced to use them. If you want a presence outside the US, have them do business with people outside the US. For business in the US, keep the people working on it in the US.

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    Engineering intern

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Galesburg, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Galesburg, MI

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for an intern in Michigan. Work is challenging and relevent. Bosses are pretty cool

    Cons

    Not really too much to complain about. I have enjoyed my time at Eaton over the last two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm pretty happy with the buisness over all. It was pretty good working there.

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

    Nothing to write home about.

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits. Department has a pension plan and 401k.

    Cons

    Uncompensated overtime is an unwritten expectation. Review process for compensation adjustment is unfair, arbitrary, and is more focused on relationships than results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Former sales people make poor field service engineer managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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