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Eaton Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance manageable only if living within 5km radius (in 60 reviews)

  • No support from upper management until the problem has moved from minor to major (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company with great benefits but spotty leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in La Grange, NC
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in La Grange, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work was consist and you are allowed to work within a flexible environment. The benefits were great even though they were trying to reduce expenses at one point. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership changed often. The slow season was a slow season in a meanings of the word


  2. "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership, Good Pay, Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Watch out for downsizing


  3. "VP of Materials Management and Global Logistics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Vice President in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical Company, Very Diverse, Good Overall Compensation, Global Opportunities, and Opportunity to Make Your Mark

    Cons

    Very Complex, Matrix Organization, Consensus Culture Can Be Overly Bureaucratic, Very Political Across Sectors/Businesses

    Advice to Management

    Resolve Poor Linkages and Definitions of Responsibility/Accountability Between Sectors and Corporate as well as Simplify Matrix Structures


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  5. "IT Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company overall. Great culture. Ethical.

    Cons

    Many managers are unapproachable. A mix of good and bad.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get experience, but doesn't like a place to climb the later. Stagnant environment with arrogance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and flexibility. Casual dress and work from policy. Great cafeteria with amazing cooks. The ability to get food most of the day.

    Cons

    Management not motivational. Upper management are very smart but lack of inspiration and process efficiency

    Advice to Management

    Positive and inspiring


  7. "Awesome Company to work for!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Southern Pines, NC
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Southern Pines, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, they invest in training, open to new ideas, very encouraging group of people/leaders!!! There is mutual respect, and everyone seems to love their job and what they do! I feel blessed to be part of such an amazing team!

    Cons

    Honestly...I haven't seen any worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! You are the type of leaders I have been hoping for. You encourage learning and training, open to ideas, and do not discourage even the bad ideas (just re-direct).


  8. Helpful (1)

    "average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinckneyville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinckneyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay for the area

    Cons

    outrageous expectations of hourly employees, typical work week of 50-56 hours.


  9. "Production Technician-II"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician-II in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Production Technician-II in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary plus overtime pay is nice.

    Cons

    Benefits are lackluster and going backwords.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Manager"

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of challenges, diversity of work unlimited. Certain plants have better spirit than others. Eaton should not be judged by the Wisconsin plants, as they appear to be atypical due to a poorly completed integration effort. Salaried pay scale seems high for the area, but stress is too.

    Cons

    No work life balance, no recognition of extra effort, high turnover in management and hourly. Pay scale is deceiving, you are given raises and then in difficult times they are taken away plus some in a process called MULA, mandatory unpaid leave of absence. This requires you to give back One Week without pay, which normally equals the salary increase you just received. After 4 years if you look just at take home it appears that you make more than when you started. In realty when you get your W2 you are actually making less than when you started! Essentially losing pace with your peers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your hourly people, they know how to do their jobs and are willing to help, but not if you don't show them respect. Hold everyone accountable, get rid of the poor performers, properly staff your plants, instead of having everyone flexing people to roles they never signed up for.


  11. "Great Learning Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst, Others in Galesburg, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst, Others in Galesburg, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top notch tools and software. If you work in HQ there are many options to further your skill set. Most of the management encourages learning in a big way and will usually allow you to sit on projects outside of your job description/department. Great culture and the products are amazing. If you are at a plant level - the seasoned assembly workers are full of knowledge and pride.

    Cons

    Very hard to make a significant leap in your career path. Almost better to leave and come back in terms of Salary. Needs to be more streamlined in terms of management styles. Most people that work there are not idiots, therefore, micro-management is not needed.

    Advice to Management

    If you are management to the various plants - listen to your factory workers. They are the foundation of your business. I have worked closely with many for my various six sigma projects and their biggest gripes are no communication and transparency. They take such pride in their work and it would be of benefit if upper management spent more time with them.


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