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Worked at a Failed Eaton Facility in Beltsville

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Beltsville, MD
Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD

I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Reputable company
Diversified portfolio
Ahead of the curve

Cons

Not all facilities are tuned to corporate strategy.
Aquired sites not brought to speed until they fail
My site was never onboard with Eaton Culture, or One Eaton

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I worked at a facility which was purched from another company. Old management was retained because the site was very profitable, however, the site did not understand Eaton philosophy, and Eaton did not understand the site's prodcut lines. Over a period of 6 years, the site was beyone repair. Good people left, others were made to leave, HR did more damage by focusing on wrong aspects, the site went into a tail spin. Advice to management: Drop the sites which are not aligned with your portfolio and philosophy.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed, let down

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people there were nice and the work was not extremely difficult. People were always willing to help if needed.

    Cons

    It was right after 9-11 and everybody was worried about losing their jobs. One day, management got everybody together and told us not to worry, they will not be having lay-offs. The very next day I got a phone call telling me not to bother coming back to work because I and many others were being laid off.
    Pay was low also so I wasn't really devastated that they let me go. I've moved on to bigger and better things anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DON'T LIE TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. THEY DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE PEOPLE TOO.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eaton works for me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - 401k and separate pension plan
    - highly ethical
    - environmentally friendly
    - community conscious

    Cons

    - degree requirement
    - requiring willingness to relocate to be considered for management positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - consider experience, not just degree standing
    - don't allow "willingness to relocate" (or desire to stay put) to rule out potential managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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