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Overall has been a rewarding experience - but, things are shifting based on significnat growth.

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Former Employee - Business Unit Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Raleigh, NC

Pros

The foundation of Eaton and the Vision, Mission, Values, and Work Philosophies are solid. Overall teh work systems and tools are good and Eaton's reputation seems solid in the market with customer and potential employees. Career advancement opportunities are good.

Cons

Big company - so, not very flexible and agile. Recent acquisitions have grown the business to the point - leadership talent is spread very thin in key roles. This is a conservative and risk adverse company. Core focus is diversified industrial - OEM - and to a lessor extent service. Service as a growth engine has taken a step back 2012/2013.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Restore the leadership structure with strong domain experts and correct skill sets/competencies to run the various businesses. Leadership roles are not being filled based on who is the most competent to get the job done - but, more via corporate politics.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company with great people

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    Current Employee - Analyst IT SIS  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst IT SIS in Southfield, MI

    Pros

    A caring company that believes the wellfare of their employees affects the bottom line in a positive way.

    Very good work life balance.

    Good benefits.

    The people are relaxed, not formal. Good for me, but not for everyone.

    Cons

    Work experience and satisfaction may vary upon location and business unit, true with any global company.

    Holiday time off is very back end loaded. You get the time off, but most of it is at the end of the year, from Thanksgiving to the new year. After that it is a long drought. You can use your vacation time to break it up if you want.

    The interview process is painfully long. While it seems to successful in getting the right person for the jom, most of the time, the length of time that it takes may turn off some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When contemplating the hiring of a contract who has been working for you for close to a year you should already know if you want to hire them full time or not. The interview process is a waste of time for both them and any other individuals that you interview for the position. You have had a year to interview them, they are a known quantity, either you want them or you don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Eaton

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Commodity Manager  in  Galesburg, MI
    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Galesburg, MI

    Pros

    They have a great focus on work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow moving. Inequity in salary. between people in the same role with similar experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are being fair in your wage practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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