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Eaton Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance manageable only if living within 5km radius (in 58 reviews)

  • Long long hours but well worth it (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Eaton as"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Benefit package such as 401K, Health insurance etc.

    Cons

    Lay offs and position termination.

    Advice to Management

    Unnecessary position termination shouldn't be exist within the company.


  2. "SR"

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    Current Contractor - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great ethics. Very positive environment.

    Cons

    Lots of regulations and micro management of accounts. Too many channels to compete with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Stop adding managers, grow support.


  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very good pay for position

    Cons

    lack of communication, to many people set in their ways unwilling to change


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lost Focus"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company Car
    - Company Cell Phone
    - Handful of dedicated employees that make the company function
    - Certain managers that are amazing teachers

    Cons

    - Focus has shifted from Employees to shareholders over past 10 years
    - You can tell who is 'marked for greatness' just by looking at them, sadly.
    - Cliques exist in management and HR. If you are in, you can make sexist jokes, drive drunk, abuse company money and resources and even have extramarital affairs in full view of C-level management with zero repercussions.
    - Social skills valued over performance
    - Eaton was sued for sexual and racial discrimination. As a result, many new promotions are given to 'minorities.' Yet they value a diversity of backgrounds and not a diversity of ideas. I.E. skin color/gender is given more precedence than character, which is ironically a turn towards racism/sexism rather than way from it.
    - Low pay offset by purported great benefits, which have been dwindling.
    - Multiple company 'cultures' due to Cooper acquisition, not in sync.
    - Certain corrupt elements in HR. HR will protect certain people, some will even sleep with employees or solicit sex acts, regardless of marital status. Truly frightening culture at HR which has a chilling effect on raising concerns. The older employees know to keep their mouths and head down at all times.
    - Constant culture of fear about losing your job, coupled with mandatory unpaid leaves of absence. The constant promotion of the idea that the grass isn't greener on the other side has cultivated a culture of Stockholm Syndrome.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think that carefully constructed 'vision statements' motivate your employees to make our company great. Remember that at the heart of this company is a barter system. We receive compensation and you get the value of our services and efforts. While great companies have managed to extract much higher levels of performance from their employees than they've been paying for by unifying the culture around one goal, Eaton is not not that type of company and it is time to realize that.

    At a good level of compensation, employees will give 100%.
    Even after cutting benefits and compensation for years, most will still give 100%.
    After a few years (i.e. now) employees will begin the 'whats in it for me' attitude and start giving only what they feel they are getting. If they are vocal about it, they will be eliminated with the idea that they suddenly became 'bad apples.' If nothing changes, then the company will be free of all such 'bad apples' and will be filled with nothing but B and C level employees working only for a paycheck and giving only what they must according to the job description. By this time its already over.

    On the flip side, you need to deeply understand the cost of turnover and begin compensating employees with real dollars to a degree where they feel valued for their time. This gets you back to 100% and creates a culture of self-corrective policing where employees will make sure everyone around them is also performing at 100%.

    The next step is to create a culture that emphasizes employee retention and appreciation rather than shareholder metrics and fear. This will give you the extra 10% or 20% out of employees that money cannot buy. Its this last step that differentiates good companies from great companies.

    Do I think any of this will ever happen? Absolutely not. The bad apples will leave for higher paying jobs and the rest will remain as inflation continues and their pay doesn't keep up. Unless of course you are one of the chosen.


  6. "FSR"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good salary

    Cons

    Slow Promotions and slow raise

    Advice to Management

    Promote Talent


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    good management and great directional job

    Cons

    compensation is flat compared to other companies


  8. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Job stability, decent benefits, competitive salary, diversified product markets, many career growth opportunities if you're willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Too employee-friendly, promotes a culture lacking accountability. Lack of modern technology and equipment in manufacturing facilities.


  9. "Power Systems Manufacturer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Test Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Test Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat relaxed environment. Decent benefits including educational assistance.

    Cons

    Stingy with raises. Do not develop their employees. No career path for manufacturing personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Too many to mention


  10. "Self-employed, sub-contractor for Eaton."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton as a contractor

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule if going to school.

    Cons

    Traveling is 100% of the job, your home is the starting point.


  11. "Company with good compensation"

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    Current Employee - IT Lead Analyst in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - IT Lead Analyst in Beachwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Organisation, Facilities , Benefits and Compensations

    Cons

    Old school approach to problems resolution.
    Not complaint to standard processes.

    Advice to Management

    Processes w.r.t to IT and Manufacturing are completely different. Should adapt standard processes like 6-Sigma/CMM for IT projects.



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