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  • Work life balance manageable only if living within 5km radius (in 67 reviews)

  • Entire decision making happens in US (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good Individual Attention"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Accounting Intern in Jackson, MS
    Current Intern - Accounting Intern in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Even for interns, Eaton gives focused and real world projects. They provide good compensation both in terms of hourly pay and relocation/living expenses.

    Cons

    The location assignment process takes a while, so you may be surprised at where you end up working.

    Advice to Management

    Continue allowing local managers to structure the intern process according to their perspectives. This way the interns are put in the areas where they might be needed the most.


  2. "Loved working there, but Management didn't listen"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coproate Accounting in Brook Park, OH
    Former Employee - Coproate Accounting in Brook Park, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my job as well as most of my co-workers.
    Flexible hours as well as flextime for those who could take it.

    Cons

    Management cut me adrift for more than a year before letting me go, had a Supervisor but no department.
    Constantly told management my replacement could not keep up after year and half of training, but they didn't listen to trainer only trainee.
    My last Supervisor was too busy with everything else to be helpful when I needed help.
    Building in was a dump for a Corporate building.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. While I understand you want 'teaching moments' when an employee says they need help, don't say, you write up an e-mail and copy me on it and forget about it.

  3. "Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eaton part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Valuable training. People will have to deal with multi-tasks, which makes people grow very fast. Work-life balance is encouraging and excited for employees.

    Cons

    Focus on policies and rules, which is a little too strict to some extent. Competitive and intense working condition.


  4. "Fully encompasses all accounting practices and principles"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits with a great 401k plan and insurance

    Cons

    To much over time not enough work life balance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Galesburg, MI
    Former Employee - Accountant in Galesburg, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, time off and flex time

    Cons

    Usually only people willing to relocate every two years are the ones who move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to move up in the company even if they don't want to relocate to another division.


  6. "Fast Paced"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Eaton is a profit driven company that keeps it stable and relevant.

    Cons

    Eaton is only cares about profit and will buy and sell you with out a long term approach.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like grown ups and tell them you are shutting down plants because it is good business not your fake slogans. "relocating the manufacturing footprint"


  7. "Best place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Ahmednagar (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Ahmednagar (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning and process learning..

    Cons

    Beware of month ends for finance teams

  8. "It is friendly work eviroment."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    It is open and fair work place.

    Cons

    Benifit is not good. It is limited space to grow up.

    Advice to Management

    open and fair


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Eaton Aerospace Finance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager

    Pros

    Small finance/accounting staff enables opportunity to gain experience in a variety of accounting competencies. Departments are typically 2 employees (the controller and an analyst) at smaller sites (less than $50M sales) up to about 5 employees for larges sites. Accountants will gain experience in cost accounting, general ledger/month end closing, fixed assets and capital. There are plenty of opportunities to work on cross functional teams to promote continuous improvement. Benefits are better than average (company still provides a pension in addition to 401K matching). Health insurance is average for large companies. Tuition assistance is available but was reduced with the economic downturn in 2008. (As of Apr 2010, $5K per year for undergrad assistance, $7500 per year graduate.)

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement in finance/accounting depends on your willingness to relocate. Entry level accountants/analysts may be promoted up to senior analyst (about 60-70K salary) will remaining in one location. Advancement to controller position requires relocation, and expect to be asked to relocate every 2-3 years until achieving division controller or higher position. Deadlines at plant level are extremely tight. Controllers are measured on forecast accuracy and quality of commentary, but adequate time is not given to provide a reasonable forecast and analysis on actuals. Opportunities for promotion in Finance seem political. Many exemplary finance employees have been turned down for promotions for rather invalid reasons. Some have been promoted that don't seem to be exceptional leaders. You have a better chance applying for higher level jobs (division controller and above) outside the company than from within. Eaton touts promotion from within but it seems this applies only to a certain level.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees better guidance regarding positioning themselves for promotion. Live up to the claim of promoting from within to retain high performing employees.