Eaton Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
459 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 41 reviews)

  • The company offers opportunities for advancement, and will promote from within (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 18 reviews)

  • If employees are working such long hours they at least need time away with their families (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great industry diversity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There is a great flavor of industry specialism within Eaton, from Automotive to Electrical and Financial Shared services. With a very large global footprint, you will have peers across different time zones and cultures, which brings a great flavor of variety on the workplace and creates great lasting friendships. Eaton is above market rate with their salaries.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the matrix organization does not share the variety as promotions are mostly either to get to people management or project management, anything else is mostly outsourced or is in the process of being outsourced (IT).

    Getting higher in rank doesn't mean picking up different responsibilities, you just get more pay ....

    Work within the different divisions sometimes feels like you are competing with the other sectors, not too much overlap, which ends up in tools and practices which could better be merged or adopted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Long hours but decent pay and good benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician  in  Greenwood, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Greenwood, SC (US)

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Clean environment
    PPE supplied as needed
    Good management

    Cons

    Too much overtime and weekends
    a lot of nepotism
    employee bullying occurred often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have training on lateral violence in the workplace. A lot of bullying and racism occurring in the manufacturing areas. Racism in our plant was reverse racism....the blacks towards the whites. It was really crazy. A lot of bullying occurring too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The best in my life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Sherman, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering in Sherman, TX (US)

    I worked at Eaton as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people, they are always to take time to help you

    Cons

    less opportunity for foreigner intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. Company Laptop, paid phone bill, 401k, insurance coverage, HSA, and lots of fun outings.

    Cons

    You definitely know that you are salary and work a lot more than 45 - 50 hours a week. Lot of late nights and weekends. Think that's why we have a laptop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Values, Ethics, Work Diversity, Pay package, Safety, Training.

    Cons

    Growth Prospects but not much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty solid company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Designer
    Current Employee - Lead Designer

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401k and pension. Highly competitive company in highly competitive market.

    Cons

    Like many companies, the bottom line is what matters, so some other things sometimes get lost. Personal growth and promotions largely determined by you immediate supervisor(s).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more you empower people, the more you will get out of them. Even if the bottom line numbers matter the most, in order to succeed many times over, you need employees that want to work for you and really feel wanted by the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance, flexible hours,growth potential

    Cons

    salary-benefits not the best, but pretty satisfiying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Doncaster, England (UK)

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benifits and opportunties for advancement

    Cons

    Tend to micro manage a little bit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Supply Chain Manager

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at Eaton full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have worked for for Eaton for more than 10 years. Excellent long term company. Competitive compensation. Typical challenges of highly matrix organization. Outstanding commitment to ethics and ability to leverage a unified global business system.

    Cons

    I have had a variety of positions in Eaton, mostly in supply chain. It can be difficult to transition between businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional investments in technology platforms could substantially increase the efficiency of the organization.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Pune (India)

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent exposure to other businesses within the company

    Cons

    The working hours are long and tiring, and it is difficult to progress in your career since they require a fixed number of years of work experience in order to get a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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