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Updated February 23, 2017
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  • this may a 'pros' for workaholics but is definitely recommendable for sustaining a good work-life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • Too much delegation of authority which hinders faster decision making & execution (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Hypocrisy at it's best in Raleigh!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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?


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stable company, no work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worked at a Failed Eaton Facility in Beltsville"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time assembler for 17 months"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Beaver, PA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Beaver, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K with match, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Brain Washed, Unionized thinking, inefficiently run, culture encourages employee sense of entitlement and lack of maturity, Very low employee appreciation, absolutely no appreciation/opportunities for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the union, Challenge employees to prove/improve themselves, improve employee satisfaction, utilize talent within the plant before looking outward, operate based on competence not seniority, increase vertical and horizontal communication, implement shadow/apprentice program before people retire and take their knowledge with them, cross-train to prevent that problem.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for HR and Accountants"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement if you sacrifice your family life

    Cons

    More concerned with diversity than putting a capable person in the job. Silo, Silo, Silo


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Negative Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Very ethical company, offers a strong benefit package.

    Cons

    Reactive vs. proactive approach to problem solving. Very demotivating work environment, limited growth opportunities and no room for creative thinking.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Workers are poorly treated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech and Assembler in Arden, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Tech and Assembler in Arden, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay mostly but the benefits as a whole aren't bad, safety is treated as important but mismanaged until it becomes tedious BS

    Cons

    No advancement, managers play favorites, rules are unevenly enforced, office employees treated well but manufacturing employees are treated like property, poor Leadership and overall clueless management, They will change your job title responsibilities or pay without any notice, Safety is tactics are for show, Mandatory overtime is essential to their business plan be prepared to work 10 hr days 7 days a week, Workers are treated like children, No Training you are expected to just understand how they do stuff without any real instruction

    Advice to Management

    Enforce the rules equally, Treat employees with respect, Hire more people and open more shifts so you don't have to force people to work 60+ hour weeks, Train your employees, EMPLOYEES ARE NOT PROPERTY, fair advancement and job placement, if you hire someone for a job then need to change them to another job you should give them choices and give them time to consider them not force them where you want them even when they turned that job down


  10. "Not what i thought it was gonna be!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Yes it pays good, yes benefits are awesome, yes they're very easy on you.

    Cons

    I have been here for a year and 4 months full time. it started out as a decent job. but the more i continued to work there everybody's true identity popped out. the higher up people will tell you one thing and do the exact opposite. they will also say your not working the weekend and come to you Friday 10 minutes before quitting time and say its a manditory weekend to work. they post too many jobs for the month hoping they can get them shipped and hardly ever reach their goal for the month. the supervisors are awful for the most part. they don't care for they're employees at all. you can do the above and beyond and everyone just wants more more more!!!!


  11. "wasnt the best place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy money, 40 hrs a week

    Cons

    management being bias, majority of women so a lot of mess was around

    Advice to Management

    no advancement at all



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