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- "Benefits are good and they have very strong values and ethics which they genuinely try to live by." (in 365 reviews)
- "Great people: US and global." (in 329 reviews)
- "I guess the work/life balance was good since I never had any work to do." (in 318 reviews)
- "The good points of working for Eaton is the pay is good and the salaried pay principle for all employees is a definite plus." (in 318 reviews)
- "Good culture and ethics in the U.S. but it gets a bit more blurred as you move overseas." (in 187 reviews)
- "Zero flexibility if you work at a plant with poor management regardless if you can do your job remote or not" (in 222 reviews)
- "Managers don't recognize your work if you are in the field and rely on word of mouth to gain knowledge on your improvements." (in 107 reviews)
- "Great middle managers but senior leadership struggles to address issues of the field sales teams." (in 83 reviews)
- "2. No training 3. HR will smile in your face then talk about you to your manager 4. Horrible work life balance 5." (in 50 reviews)
- "Upper management is disconnected." (in 41 reviews)
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- 5.0Oct 31, 2023Marketing SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNorway, IN
Great co-workers and opportunities within the company.
Can't think of any cons working at this company
- 2.0Oct 27, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
- Pay - Relaxed environment - Cafeteria
- There is no expertise in e-mobility. Company has no expert engineering focus teams. Many people left the company due to lack of direction and even recent VP hires to save the E-mobility left. - Upper management is really incompetent. When I listen town-halls, it becomes really clear to me that these people have no idea in making money from top-notch engineering products. Projects start, a few months later change direction, a few months later get canceled, a few months later a new team is set up to start a new project. - Company mainly rely on India and a bit on China teams. The US team is almost non-existent right now. There is almost no labs, no teams, nothing in the center of E-Mobility at Southfield, MI. - Recently Eaton left core e-mobility products and laid off some engineering teams. The remaining money-earning products do not warrant a big group structure, so it was put under vehicle group again. This is clearly a failure on upper management, however they got promotion and but laid off engineering teams.1
- 1.0Nov 2, 2023TechnicianCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
It’s a great schedule- 2 weeks out of the month. The rest you’re expected to come in, even on Saturdays or get penalized
Awful, “growing within” is completely false. The management team picks and focuses on minuscule issues when they’re whole company is in shambles and falling apart, they recognize people for the length they’ve been there and not the work they do, new hires are definitely picking up slack and then quitting. because they are given so much to pick up based on the fact that current employees don’t want to train and expect the new people to do all the heavy lifting. It is very biased, as soon as you speak up you are a target. HR & all the management plays hookie all day and choose a new person to pick on. They try to cover their backs with papers legally when in reality this company is a joke, they pick their managers based on who’s easy to boss around and the old timers run THEIR team. if you’re a millennial or genz you will in fact hate it here. It will feel like a waste of time and a daily drag.
- 5.0Nov 28, 2023Financial Leadership Development Program (FLDP)Current EmployeeCleveland, OH
Eaton has a very inclusive and welcoming culture. The employees really want to see your development and growth.
None that I am aware of.
- 1.0Aug 19, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsKings Mountain, NC
You get to work most weekends and Holidays, even though they tell you these are days off and part of your benefits package
Millennial leadership who got raised on participation awards who apparently never got challenged with the word NO. If you have a position that gets asked decision questions, if your answer is what they want to hear they're OK. If you give them a fact-based God's honest answer they don't want to hear, "You need to consider how you're perceived by leadership because this will affect your year end review." Better yet, they manage by results knowing nothing of the floor because all they know is staring at spreadsheets. This place is the most unconnected, unorganized organization I have seen. It lacks leadership from the top as they have no connection to the floor. Executive leadership is worse, doesn't matter because the plant manager doesn't advocate for the customer or for the people. I give this place 3 years before it gets shut down and moved to Mexico and Poland.5
- 4.0Nov 21, 2023Sales ExecutiveFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsHouston, TX
Benefits are top notch for a company this size and work life balance is good
Stress is high in the sales functions and the company is more driven by wallstreet than main street.
- 2.0Oct 31, 2023Senior EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDetroit, MI
The company itself has good professional development and some very highly skilled people who are passionate about what they do. Benefits and pay are OK, and they put a focus on employee well being. You will learn technical skills, and there's a lot of opportunity for high achievers.
The eMobility organization is the exception. Costs and headcount are being cut as much as possible with no reduction in the amount of work. This is propped up by "global" workforce working 12 hours +, and for this reason most of the design work is being shifted to India. The work is centered in sustaining engineering; there is required travel to the plants as current product support is not staffed adequately. All groups are heavily siloed and communication is a constant challenge. Late night and early calls are common. I would suggest avoiding this particular business unit unless you are OK with the above.
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Eaton has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 6,994 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at Eaton to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
77% of Eaton employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Eaton 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.