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Eaton Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance manageable only if living within 5km radius (in 70 reviews)

  • Eaton is a large company that has a clear goal of making shareholders money (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineering Tech in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Engineering Tech in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with a long history. Very ethical and moral. Cares about safety and the environment.

    Cons

    Not the best benefits for long term employees.


  2. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    positive culture, fosters learning, advancement and growth

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, Political, constant change and uncertainty

  3. "It was interesting work."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, overtime and type of work.

    Cons

    None comes to my mind.


  4. "Transfer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Forest City, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Forest City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love working First shift eveyday

    Cons

    Have nothing bad to say. Love my job


  5. "Great place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Cell Leader in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Cell Leader in Jackson, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, room for advancement if you have the education, decent entry level pay, family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can't seem to make much progress forward because of the older generation employees.


  6. "Eaton"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    opportunities for movement around the country

    Cons

    The health care benefits get more expensive each year

    Advice to Management

    Possible depending on the position type


  7. "Overall Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people. Good compensation. Recent efforts to modernize have helped moral.

    Cons

    Eaton is a massive company and as a result it lacks agility. We have processes for our processes here, and the administrative burden is very real. There is also a challenge with being a publicly traded company -- we live by the Quarter. This results in some shortsighted thinking, and too much propensity to try to cut our way to meeting the street's expectations.

  8. "Awesome place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Its a good company with lots of great people

    Cons

    The company is slow to adopt change


  9. "American Company Out to Make Money"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Eaton has a fairly relaxed office environment with a lot of collaboration. The office setting is not very competitive and their are a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Eaton is a large company that has a clear goal of making shareholders money. Like most large companies, there can be a lot of red tape and can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    We have been putting a lot of eggs in one basket on several things. Also, it can be difficult to get things done when the retention and experience levels of employees seems to be getting shorter and shorter.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Big Company Positives, Big Company Negatives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Very smart CEO, great compensation package, lots of good people and high profile work.

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy, takes a long time to get certain tasks moved through the internal systems, fairly risk averse as you would expect.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like overall direction is good. Maybe shift a little more of the focus to employee well being from shareholder well being.


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