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"Run, don't walk"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Eaton offers decent benefits and training

Cons

It's a huge revolving door

Advice to Management

Don't treat employees like crap

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "It's a stable company..."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons for working at Eaton has to be the large network of support. There's pretty much a process in place for everything so people have a chance to get training in a variety of areas related to their work. The company is pretty stable and they do celebrate successes. The goals and feedback system is well defined and setting the goals in line with upper management is well understood. Plenty of networking opportunities and communication about the other lines of business are clear as well. The company is driven by metrics which means that a lot of success has to be concrete which eliminates a lot of subjective judgments that managers quite often mess up.

    Cons

    The downside is that the work is not all that interesting. There is more focus on cost cutting, process improvements and backward compatibility rather than advancing the technology through new innovations. There is of course new innovations but quite often products are based on old reference designs with lots of restrictions. This often removes the "fun" out of the engineering as we are marching our work toward a cost goal rather than a innovation goal. Another issue with working there is that because the company is so metric driven they quite often treat workers as assets rather than real people.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management does not understand that a culture cannot be cultivated strictly through achieving a certain score or metric but through building an organization through the people. The focus on results have produced a company which is strong financially but rather impersonal in dealing with its workers. Since everything is done through a process senior management needs to understand its workers better and adapt to changes especially when acquiring other companies.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Eaton - room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Technician in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Technician in Greenwood, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safe, comfortable environment (in my plant). Management seems committed to employee safety, and rewarding the workforce when safety or sales milestones are met.

    Cons

    Miserable, hot working conditions at an Eaton plant in this city. Office politics rules the day, every day. Subpar compensation... for the life of me I cannot understand how managers sleep at night during "review" season. Some of the best performers routinely get paltry 2% annual raises. This does not only apply to Eaton, but our CEO's total annual compensation is in the decamillions, which is completely outrageous, especially in light of the information from the previous sentence.

    Advice to Management

    There is such a thing as a bad customer. Heed the "80/20" rule; 80% of your headaches come from 20% of your customers... get rid of that 20%.

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