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Updated April 24, 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. Helpful (6)

    "Eaton top management lacks creativity to be a true leader, follows other companies policies and practices."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technologist in Marshall, MI
    Former Employee - Technologist in Marshall, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For the right person that came from the right schools and/or the right connections, career opportunities are very good. As you move up the career ladder, the salaries and benefits get really good, after a certain level, it's TOO good.

    Cons

    Long hours, piss-poor management planning, no real chance for career growth for the majority of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying so hard to make the company "look" great instead of actually making it great. Forget about all the fake company videos forcing employees to put on a big smile for the camera when in reality there's little to smile about. Deal with real issues facing the little guy and they'll bend over backwards to make the company great for everyone. And quit forcing all this bogus ethical training on the little guy, they're the only ethical people in the company, if you want ethical behavior, better start sending people to training from the top down.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Run, don't walk"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Eaton offers decent benefits and training

    Cons

    It's a huge revolving door

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees like crap


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Be cautious. This environment is very political."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Good Pay

    Cons

    lack of fair promotions. HR looks the other way instead of solving problems

    Advice to Management

    Recognize when you have a good employee; don't throw talent away


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst experience with HR relation within 30 years career in Canada and U.S. combined !"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Assembler in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you already got a job there well hang to it because this is hard to get a better one now and if your conditions are fair enough to stay why change.

    Cons

    The HR department hire staffing agency from Texas (because no other agencies want them as a customer in Sarasota/Bradenton) for as low as $8.28 per hour to fire them out 4 days during a work rush in front of everybody for no good reason because they state they have a problem with the agency and after contacting the agency they say that the employee does'nt work out there !

    Advice to Management

    Give a briefing to HR people on new corporative policies for agency workers or else kick these unprofessional HR senior and HR junior clerk who act like kids out for good.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Hypocrisy at it's best in Raleigh!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - No Accountability Towards Lazy Employees and Lack of Work! in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - No Accountability Towards Lazy Employees and Lack of Work! in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pension is about it and you can call in sick as many days as you like, if you are that type of employee.

    Cons

    Have employees that take 20-50 day's off per year for being sick, or so they claim.
    Work with people that are not experienced or professional.
    Upper Management in Raleigh is old boy's network and don't understand sales.
    Some employees milk the system and take 3 hour lunches, are full of excuses, and their manager protects them.
    There are certain Manager's there who don't like conflict and have no backbone when it comes to addressing under-performing employees.
    Preach ethics, but employees sametime each other all kinds of thing's which are not ethical.
    They fire good employees who do their job for unfair reasons and keep those that don't even work.

    Advice to Management

    What Management?


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stable company, no work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Stable company
    Looks great on your resume

    Cons

    Work life balance only exists for the week after another employee resigns
    Employee satisfaction scores are low
    Management aware of employee DIS-satisfaction for 3 years-no improvements made
    Hierarchy management structure
    Employee resignations are written off as employee's inability to manage workload vs. management's inability to support employee's needs

    Advice to Management

    Happy, healthy employees improves bottom line


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Worked at a Failed Eaton Facility in Beltsville"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Beltsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable company
    Diversified portfolio
    Ahead of the curve

    Cons

    Not all facilities are tuned to corporate strategy.
    Aquired sites not brought to speed until they fail
    My site was never onboard with Eaton Culture, or One Eaton

    Advice to Management

    I worked at a facility which was purched from another company. Old management was retained because the site was very profitable, however, the site did not understand Eaton philosophy, and Eaton did not understand the site's prodcut lines. Over a period of 6 years, the site was beyone repair. Good people left, others were made to leave, HR did more damage by focusing on wrong aspects, the site went into a tail spin. Advice to management: Drop the sites which are not aligned with your portfolio and philosophy.


  9. "TERRIBLE EMPLOYER, WORST CORPORATE WORK CULTURE"

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    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Accounts Payable in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    On hindsight, only their name - looks fine on your resume!

    Cons

    Poor shoddy treatment of temp-to-hire personnel in the branch I worked, contract force is treated badly - no alignment of departments, inside rivalry for positions. There is also insider 'favoritsm' in force here: an open-door policy where past favorite workers are taken in over those who come new and invest their time and effort in this place. They do not even have a WORKING computer to offer their temp. workers here!! Not only do they not train adequately, they display no ethics when it comes to dropping contract workers off without so much as a reason or goodbye. No diversity in cultures here either. have worked for corporates before but never experienced something quite so shoddy and shabby. Dont bother applying for even a temporary vacancy here- people who dont respect you as an individual will not appreciate you any way, no matter what your qualification or ability, and regardless of your color or ethnicity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at just the bottom line- if you cant appreciate the people who work for you, your organization is not much worth to anyone in the long run.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "They tell you one thing and do something else."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eaton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company vehicle, not having to pay for gas.

    Cons

    short notice for assignments given too often.

    Advice to Management

    They asked the person who was causing the problems to resign.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Under contract for 1 year that suddenly turned into 3 months after being assured contract would be honored."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Proprietary Applications Specialist in Moon Township, PA
    Current Contractor - Proprietary Applications Specialist in Moon Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros due to situation

    Cons

    Trusting someone for a contract only to have it switch suddenly with 1 month notice to find other work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bring on someone new if you know that you are outsourcing that department. People who need work lose when you do something like that which puts the pressure on them for finding new work when it's already hard in the first place.


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