Eaton Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.7
73%
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84%
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Eaton Chairman and CEO Craig Arnold
Craig Arnold
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  1. "Talent Acquisition - HR"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people! Great Culture! Plenty of opportunities to try new things and challenge yourself

    Cons

    Giant company. Hard to get recognition and network

  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator 

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Pay is very good for manufacturing.

    Cons

    Health insurance coverage is good but expensive.

  3. "Good if you're aiming to grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, perfect for growth of persistent professionals.

    Cons

    Some employees, as with all companies, are just there for the "job" and as long as they have that they are comfortable. If you want to grow, you'll have to be very persistent.

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  4. "Doesn't care about employee relations"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Development Program 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of job experience/opportunities to learn new things

    Cons

    Poor leadership communication to employees at site level, Bad/frustrating quality/process practices, Upon leaving company was not informed of benefit repayment instead was contacted by a debt collector for repayment

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  5. COVID-19

    "One of the better places to work in Cleveland, TN"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Cleveland, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Safety is taken seriously * There are opportunities for advancement * Performance based pay raises * Work is not back-breaking or overly intense * Majority of the people are friendly * Relaxed dress code aside from required PPE * Eaton will not fire you unless you outright refuse to do any work, ignore all safety standards, or harass fellow employees * There is a annual bonus based on how much the plant contributes to the corporation (you do not get this bonus every year, only when the facility is doing very well) * The company holds fairly regular events that are fun for the employees (annual Christmas party, Easter Egg Hunt for employee's families, Gatlinburg trip, and more) * 2 weeks of vacation for your first 4 years of employment. On your 5th year you receive an extra week of vacation, and I believe on your 15th you receive another. There is also an opportunity to "buy" an extra week of vacation that many are using. As far as time off goes, Eaton is very flexible. I have watched people take a day off with a 5 minutes before shift call-in with no vacation time left get let off easy and they are still employed (don't make a huge habit of it, but they are relatively relaxed once you are an established employee). * Eaton offers an education assistance plan where, if your degree is relevant to Eaton, they will help pay for your degree.

    Cons

    * General attitude of the workers toward the management (not supervisor, just the office management) is extremely negative * Upper management (Production Manager, Plant Manager, HR Manager, etc.) rarely seem to be on the same page with their planning. * Decisions made by management seem to go back and forth, don't expect a change or improvement to last forever. * This is one of those places where if you do your job really well, you will be asked to do others jobs as well, and without extra pay. For those who perform well, you will be asked to take on more responsibility than those who are not performing, and you will not be paid more for it (line lead is a volunteer position, you may also be asked to be a back-up for someone who is in a higher paid position without receiving said higher pay). * This review is being written during the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing employees are very upset about right now is when we hear about other companies giving their employees hazard pay, meanwhile our retirement savings are no longer being matched, we did not receive any real help when we were laid off for a week (not due to safety, due to a lack of work), and our raises we are supposed to have received (based on performance) have been postponed until next year, and we will not be receiving back-pay. While there are companies that are treating their employees worse, Eaton prides itself on being a leader in how it treats its employees. We expected better.

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  6. "good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Power Electronics Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    good environment and experienced team

    Cons

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  7. "Good to growth for a couples years"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Exposure to different technologies. Work with different teams and get to know different people

    Cons

    Growth stops after a few years. Merit sucks the way they measure your achievements is not the greatest at all

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  8. "Decent people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Finishing Tech in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most coworkers are good people

    Cons

    Too stuck in old ways

  9. "Was good while it lasted."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Glendale Heights, IL

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Steady work plus overtime pay.

    Cons

    The company layoff everyone suddenly even with plenty of work.

  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee engagement and leadership development

    Cons

    Antiquated Systems especially supply chain systems

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