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"great company to work but not easy to move up"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

good compensation and a good career plan

Cons

no flexibility to move laterally

Advice to Management

more empowerment

Other Employee Reviews for Eaton

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Eaton works for me"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Eaton (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - 401k and separate pension plan
    - highly ethical
    - environmentally friendly
    - community conscious

    Cons

    - degree requirement
    - requiring willingness to relocate to be considered for management positions

    Advice to Management

    - consider experience, not just degree standing
    - don't allow "willingness to relocate" (or desire to stay put) to rule out potential managers


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Controls Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Controls Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Eaton hosts a variety of good people to work with. I don't generally have issues getting along with people here. I see them trying to improve things on a regular basis even if it's not too effective all the time.

    Cons

    It's not too bad yet, but the yearly reviews and "apex" goals are getting a bit tiresome and overly micro-managed.

    Advice to Management

    What you measure is what you get. If you set a goal and measure number of E-Stars sent, you lean how well we followed orders to send E-Stars. You don't get a reading of participation, you don't create an atmosphere of congratulations or sharing in achievement. Instead, when I get an E-Star, I assume someone is meeting their APEX goal. Instead, foster the atmosphere simply by doing it rather than by requiring it.

    Requiring patents is even worse. You're forcing us to waste our time trying to fill a goal even if we have no good ideas. This is what causes us to do something stupid and useless and sell it as good for the sake of fulfilling a goal. Teach us how to do patents and what is patentable then reward people sufficiently and they'll WANT to come up with ideas. Requiring it makes us simply want to quit.

    Offshoring... As much as you think it saves you money, working with a team overseas is difficult, morale-decreasing, and painful. Less gets done in more time, the people get frustrated, and we can say nothing about it because we're forced to use them. If you want a presence outside the US, have them do business with people outside the US. For business in the US, keep the people working on it in the US.

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