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Helpful (3)

Great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI

I have been working at Eaton

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Clean work place, excellent pay and benefits. Wonderful place to expand knowledge, free classes offered to do a better job. Company support with personal problems.

Cons

Almost non-existing communication between shifts, supervisors seem to have their "cliques". A lot of favoritism seen at the company. E-Star system almost non-existent anymore, used to be a wonderful incentive to workers to go above and beyond their regular duties. Now these incentives are mostly given to events like walking etc, which takes away from the duties to make quality products for customers.

Advice to Management

Reinstate the old E-Star system, ask the workers beforehand on how changes will affect them on the floor. Changes made by engineers look good on paper, however the workers are the ones who have to deal with them while keeping up production and keeping overtime down. Ask the "old timers" for advice about changes. They have done the jobs for a long time and know the problems, probably will have some great solutions. Follow through with it, not just promise that it "will be looked at", then never to be heard about again. Most ideas come from the workers on the floor, however the supervisors and managers seem to take credit for most of them.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Experience was overall a good company however there are pockets of depts that have weak leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Eaton

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Eaton has some solid leaders at the top but most of the time it does not trickle down to middle management. Both Sandy Cutler and Rick Fearon are strong leaders and are moving the company in a good direction.

    Cons

    Managers are not strong leaders and do not know how to motivate their employees. Some depts, like mine, are very old school in the way they manage their groups and are not willing to bend. For example, working virtually is not a concept they would even consider.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work harder at motivating and showing by example. If you are a manager, your reports are just as much a priority as your workload.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Not what it used to be!

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    Former Employee - Trainer in Galesburg, MI
    Former Employee - Trainer in Galesburg, MI

    I worked at Eaton

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great opportunities for advancement if willing to work hard. I would have nothing really negative to say about my experience there, I made regular career advancements throughout my 26 year career there. Company is progressive and diversified, and they have levereaged their portfolio to protect against market fluxuations very well.

    Cons

    Recent merger of Truck and Automotive groups into one Vehicles Group has caused major confusion within the front line work force. Large corporate atmosphere removes much of the individuality and talent of it's workforce. The move was supposed to highlight the 'Power of One', but it was handled poorly by upper management, and coupled with the economic downturn seemed to cause mass-confusion instead of the benefits as outlined.

    Advice to Management

    As with any large corporation, management needs to focus on it's employees, employee involement, and employee feedback rather than the bottom line. Eaton holds an annual employee survey although most employees hold back their honest opinions because the survey has a way of leading to added work with no real results. Sandy Cutler is a great leader, but individual Business Unit managers have lost their true focus and employee committment.

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