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"Innovative Growth Organization"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Human Resources Co-Op
Current Intern - Human Resources Co-Op
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Adept mentoring for length of employment
Cross-Functional Project opportunities
Latitude to transfer into other departments/functions
Challenging growth assignments
Open knowledge transfer and collaboration expedites the steep learning curve to perform beyond expectations almost immediately
A truly open-door policy for brainstorming to devise optimal solutions to complex problems
Culture exemplifies their stated values

Cons

12 hour work days approximately 2-3 times a week for indirect support roles; however, personnel issues arise at untimely moments, so this reality is a widely known and accepted expectation of the role within any organization. The experience was extremely positive and allowed for both professional and personal growth.

Advice to Management

Keep promoting a mutually collaborative culture

Other Employee Reviews for Eaton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "placid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to retire. Stable

    Cons

    Everything is slow to change to the point it feels stagnant


  2. Helpful (6)

    "An unethical, unprofitable, non-innovative sinking ship."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money was good, and they gave me an impressive job title, but this spoiled me for my next job!

    Cons

    Eaton believes they are god's gift to ethics and tries to make their employees believe so, but they won't tell you about their backhanded deals, political lobbying(go check influence explorer, Eaton says they give no political donations, which is a blatent lie) or their illegal benefits policies. (Multiple HIPAA violations)
    As an engineer, Eaton's pedestrian pace of research & development was extremely frustrating, and their policy of financially penalizing 'high risk' new business(i.e. charging startups more than established companies) has unfairly screwed over more than one independant business venture - Eaton deliberately prices themselves out of reach for many new projects so they don't have to hire new personnel.
    Also, don't be lulled into the illusion that this is one large worldwide company, Eaton is a loose federation of independant businesses with a common letterhead, many of which directly compete with each other for resources and personnel, there is no cohesion or sense of unity even though they would have you believe it's all just 'one Eaton', each individual business fends for itself just like it had to before it was 'acquired' by Eaton, Eaton itself is just a holding company, which grows only through acquisitions, not through technology.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to be ethical, show some honesty and transparency, admit your mistakes to your employees, then sort out your miserable benefits system - treating the employee like the enemy doesn't make people feel appreciated. Finally, look after your flock, and pay attention to your competitors, you're WAY behind the curve...

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