Eaton Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
483 Reviews
3.5
483 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 46 reviews)

  • Good benefits and room for professional growth (in 25 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

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    • 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

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    • 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.  

    Company with tremendous opportunities

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

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product portfolio, very professional people, robust processes around talent management

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, even for a large company. Difficult to get recommendations / decisions approved in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities inside the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, environment, benefits, room to learn and grow inside

    Cons

    Being a large company they will be always on the Manager side if there is any HR issue

    Recommends
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engineer

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

    I worked at Eaton

    Pros

    Qualified people, goal oriented, good benefits.
    Many long timers within the company with positive inclusion of new green talent.

    Cons

    Organization has been tightening the belt for five years and continues to do so. Most staff lack adequate backup support; work life balance is talked about; not necessarily promoted. Good people with heavy workload makes it difficult to prove themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leadership appears less visionary; more likely to make decisions based on past/current quarter performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company straight out of college

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

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Eaton offers great pay for newly grad

    Cons

    Travel and professional development can be challenging to get approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ethical, opportunities, great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Eaton thrives on developing talent and moving you. I have moved 5 times in 10 years, without having to search for jobs. It is extreme on being ethical (good thing). Do not hire/fire very quickly and are methodical about those decisions. Sometimes to a fault. Excellent CEO with a vision. Stock price has done great in the past 10 years and communication has been wonderful from the top.

    Cons

    Benefits are average and getting worse. They state they are competitive with the market. Eaton is slow on innovation and spend money on exciting projects. Making profit is #1 at the expense of long term benefits. In finance, work/life balance is dismal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really believe the employee survey is #1 then listen to it. I never see any real actions come out of the survey. Put people first.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at Eaton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company went the extra mile to do business right and had a great benefits package. My group was really great and worked well as a team.

    Cons

    Such a large company got stuck in red tape and bureaucracy which sometimes damaged (occasionally irreparably) their chances of success in certain ventures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest that the company learn where to be flexible for the sake of good business decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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