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"Overall has been a rewarding experience - but, things are shifting based on significnat growth."

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Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Raleigh, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Eaton full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The foundation of Eaton and the Vision, Mission, Values, and Work Philosophies are solid. Overall teh work systems and tools are good and Eaton's reputation seems solid in the market with customer and potential employees. Career advancement opportunities are good.

Cons

Big company - so, not very flexible and agile. Recent acquisitions have grown the business to the point - leadership talent is spread very thin in key roles. This is a conservative and risk adverse company. Core focus is diversified industrial - OEM - and to a lessor extent service. Service as a growth engine has taken a step back 2012/2013.

Advice to Management

Restore the leadership structure with strong domain experts and correct skill sets/competencies to run the various businesses. Leadership roles are not being filled based on who is the most competent to get the job done - but, more via corporate politics.

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    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Galesburg, MI
    Current Employee - Commodity Manager in Galesburg, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a great focus on work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow moving. Inequity in salary. between people in the same role with similar experience.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are being fair in your wage practices.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worked at a Failed Eaton Facility in Beltsville"

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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.

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