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Eaton Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • Workload can be stressful which makes it hard to have a good work life balance (in 79 reviews)

  • No support from upper management until the problem has moved from minor to major (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Last day will be happiest day of my life"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Peachtree, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Peachtree, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex work time for some people

    Cons

    Poor middle and upper management
    Mandatory unpaid leave the past 4 years in a row
    Average benefits and pay
    95% of locations are terrible
    Lack of training
    Super cliquey with management
    Old school mentality that working tons of OT means you are productive
    Preach ethics but when you call ethics hotline it goes straight to your HR

    Advice to Management

    Get over this old school mentality


  2. "*2.5* could be better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent vacation package, good people to work with. The place an emphasis on safety.

    Cons

    Major favoritism(friends and family get promotions before seniority), mandatory overtime without much notice, management meddling in hourly worker advancement. have to keep an eye on pay stub they will try to cheat you! Very little social life. growth opportunities low. consistently lied to by upper management. Virtually no training. High turn over rate. poor ethics.

  3. "Do what you're told"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Bailey, NC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Bailey, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, laid back atmosphere, take all the casual time off you want, decent back shift supervisor, benefits start on day one

    Cons

    Bad management, favoritism, mandatory overtime without much notice, management meddling in hourly worker advancement, personal feelings brought to the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Treat operators with respect and hold salaried staff to the same standards as operators.


  4. "Machinist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Steady paycheck

    Cons

    New flex shift hard on family and minimal overtime so cut in pay. Very hard for growth opportunities to managerial positions unless your military, came from other countries or are in real good with upper management. Lots of buddy system.

    Advice to Management

    Look at people internally with years of knowledge and experience within the facility, processes, etc. Not a new face. Don’t lean so much on interviews that don’t even reflect the person or pertain to the job description.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Discrimination at it's finest."

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Standard vacation.

    Cons

    Discrimination. Racism. Micromanagement. Stressful. Awful turnover rate. Horrible leadership. No real opportunities. Don't work here if you are African American.


  6. "SAP Data Entry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    opportunities - a lot but out of reach

    Cons

    not obligated to employees well being


  7. "Great Org, Except Cyber Security Team Environment"

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    Former Employee - Cyber Security in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Cyber Security in Beachwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peers and colleagues are fantastic and welcoming. Amenities are great at U.S. HQ, great facility. Working remotely (but be prepared to be questioned and scrutinized about it.)

    Cons

    Avoid. Micromanagement and cronyism at it's finest under current senior & c-level cyber security leadership (VP, CISO). The SME-to-Technology Ownership ratio is unmanageable. The SME-To-EndUsers ratio is unmanageable. Severely understaffed and team morale at the lowest it can possibly be. Outdated "Sweatshop" IT-management focus. No regard to well-being of engineers. Always need to "own" one more thing. Push push push. HR ignores HUGE staffing and leadership problems. Individual contributors feel pressured 24/7. Doesn't take cyber security seriously, just a network request fulfilling team disguised as infosec. Zero focus on overall cyber security despite IoT-heavy focus.

    Advice to Management

    Allow engineers to work independently and lead instead of being micromanaged. Hire double the size of the team to catch up with business demand, one-two technologies per resource instead of 20 per resource. Bring salaries up to market value if you are going to push your resources so hard. Cyber security talent is not cheap labor, spend the money. Compensation-to-duties ratio needs improvement. Appreciate the sophistication of the systems and appreciate engineers' hard work through recognition and growth opportunities.

  8. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Atmosphere needs to be a lot more diverse


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are ok , the company is generous when it comes to going to school to try and further your education.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not very good. Does not particularly notice employees doing well. Everyone is treated the same whether they work or not.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees who try their best all the time. Employees who underachieve are seemingly more valued than ones who work harder.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not the place to grow a career -"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, community oriented, professional environment.

    Cons

    No career paths/promotions, slow to make decisions, continual reorganization without fixing underpinning process problems, required non-paid vacation week off, performance appraisals seriously late to be effective. Layoffs used in lieu of strategic sound planning. If there is a strategy in the company, it is not cascaded or understood.


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