Eaton Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
481 Reviews
3.5
481 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.  

    Good place to co-op!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eaton as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    If the job is busy lots of OT and DT hours, good co-workers, challenging enough to always be learning.

    Cons

    Lots of OT hours if you are working on a busy project, maybe too many for some people but I enjoyed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The computer login system to access Eaton training materials was a bit too complicated and could use some improvement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    For boot lickers only

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    Good if you are very friendly and don't care about criticism (tons from everyone)

    Cons

    Lots of gossip. The people with more years treats the newer people like they belong to a lower class

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management. Periodically. They encourage the castes culture

  3.  

    Work culture is amazing!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Burlington, ON

    I have been working at Eaton full-time

    Pros

    Learning environment, face various challenges, and potential to grow.

    Cons

    Changes occur slowly. But that's true with all large corporations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Does not encourage diversity and inclusion and is not current.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON

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

    Pros

    They offered a lot of training and development

    Cons

    Weak Managers. Leadership does not exist, micromanagement prevails. Not a company for new grads or young professionals. Very much an old boys club. This company is not open to diversity and inclusion, they do not walk the talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep up the competition and the market you need to keep up the times. You cannot live in the ways things were done in the past. A real shake up is needed in the management team to move the company forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunity, support and training. deep customer base. good benefits, focus on innovations. global company

    Cons

    there really aren't any at this point. possible downsizing could present itself but that's consistent with any fortune 100 company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Eaton as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well establish company, great people to work with

    Cons

    Very hard to get in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strongly consider no experienced candidates since they bring fresh ideas to the table

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    The greatest development in my life so far!

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and career opportunities!

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Eaton

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eaton

    Pros

    great fun at the office

    Cons

    long hours at the office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    great learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is a serious and significant investment made in employee training. The best I have experienced so far.

    Cons

    IT senior managers not great coaches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Very friendly interview process and great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Perth, ON
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Perth, ON

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

    Pros

    Friendly people and knowledgeable interviewers.

    Great program designed for new grads.

    Fair compensation and good benefits packages.

    Huge company with room to grow.

    On going training and coaching to LDP hires that helps them get to where they want to be.

    Cons

    The interview process took a little longer than they intended and kept the candidates wondering, would be good for them to keep their timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never change :)!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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