Eaton

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Eaton Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
507 Reviews
3.6
507 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 24 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great industry diversity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Eaton full-time (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.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid like the plague

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    None
    Zilch
    Nada
    Ddim
    Nowt
    Nothing
    Zero
    N/A
    There are no Pros. I have to use 20 words but i'm just going to finish by saying. THERE ARE NO REASONS TO WORK FOR EATON

    Cons

    Everything.

    Managers are spineless and are only out for themselves

    Pay is not what it says on this site, it is about 10k lower

    Corporate structure is favored against progression through the company

    Unrealistic expectations and complete lack of understanding of the job from management

    Managers who have it in their title but don't actually manage anything

    People placed in positions because they have higher friends as opposed to actually able to do the job

    Crap atmosphere within the office

    Sales driven engineering, as opposed to engineering driven sales

    Specials are more common than actual products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Make life easier for people who actually work by doing your job

    Make it at least possible to progress and not have to lick the sweetcorn from your crack to do so

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall an ok company but not in the UK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good work life balance, company has a good reputation as a place of work especially in the USA

    Cons

    Senior management strategy is not aligned from one location to the other. A lot of time is spent on the politics between different division and level of management. Jobs are not really getting done. Attrition rates are very high with UK. I have worked for the company for 18 months and nothing really got done in all this time. Very slow to react and generally feels like going in circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversification is what keeps company afloat however there has to be a unified strategy across different division. More attention should be paid to removing internal power straggle and competition between different locations and divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cares about People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Athens, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Athens, GA (US)

    I have been working at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The growth potential is there and the next step is achievable if you are successful.

    Cons

    Along with the growth, they will relocate you quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place for Advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits (Salary, PPO, Vacation etc), Focus on "doing business right", Leadership Development Programs, Fairly easy to advance (within 2years) if you are mobile, Easy to get involved with other activities like leading a United Way campaign or campus recruiting events. AWESOME relocation benefits (you don't lift a finger when you and your family move for a new job within Eaton). Eaton university - I am told not many companies have good internal training programs like this one at Eaton.

    Cons

    If you are not willing to relocate, its hard to keep moving up the promotion chain. Some of the managers of people are not good managers of people (esp if you are at a "mature" site, no focus on career development).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on vetting/coaching better managers of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Fair compensation

    Cons

    Takes long time to implement changes

  9.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Treated personally at even the highest levels of management.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was not always great.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Values & People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in their automotive division and had a great experience with the people and values of the corporation. They really focus on doing business right.

    Cons

    Because of its size, Eaton can be slow to change and policies don't always make sense for a given business unit. Sometimes hard to navigate across industries.

  11.  

    Great place and people. They had a job for me when I needed it most.

    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Arden, NC (US)

    I worked at Eaton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and above average wages. They move their people up within the company, before they go outside to fill a position.

    Cons

    Being a tool and Die maker I was outside my element. They didn't seem to consider my knowledge of mechanical design/drafting using CAD transferring to electrical CAD drafting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should not refer to the plant employees as "peons". And when speaking about their plant people at least refer to them as employees, workers is sort of disrespectful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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