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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Eaton

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointed, let down"

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    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The people there were nice and the work was not extremely difficult. People were always willing to help if needed.

    Cons

    It was right after 9-11 and everybody was worried about losing their jobs. One day, management got everybody together and told us not to worry, they will not be having lay-offs. The very next day I got a phone call telling me not to bother coming back to work because I and many others were being laid off.
    Pay was low also so I wasn't really devastated that they let me go. I've moved on to bigger and better things anyway.

    Advice to Management

    DON'T LIE TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. THEY DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE PEOPLE TOO.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The personnel are nice and the manufacturing facility is onsite.

    Cons

    Immature working environment. Company still uses the drawings as Master and is progressive for the 1960s. Low level design work is not challenging and work is almost non-existent. Higher level engineers are green with low levels of maturity and ethics. Middle management is clueless and overcompensates by micromanagement. Overall, one of the worst places I have ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Advance to the 1980s!

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