Eaton
3.5 of 5 385 reviews
www.eaton.com Cleveland, OH 5000+ Employees

Eaton Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.5 385 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Eaton CEO & Chairman Sandy Cutler

Sandy Cutler

(215 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation"
    in 35 reviews
  • "Good educational program and lots of opportunities to move up the company with some sacrifices"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lots of Over-time is an expectation of employment, so work life balance is not supported"
    in 13 reviews
  • "If employees are working such long hours they at least need time away with their families"
    in 10 reviews
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great experience

Project Coordinator (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

I worked at Eaton as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWell establish company, great people to work with

ConsVery hard to get in

Advice to Senior Managementstrongly consider no experienced candidates since they bring fresh ideas to the table

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Does not encourage diversity and inclusion and is not current.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Burlington, ON

I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey offered a lot of training and development

ConsWeak 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great

Project Leader (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The greatest development in my life so far!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat culture and career opportunities!

ConsPay is not very competitive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Eaton

Prosgreat fun at the office

Conslong hours at the office

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great learning environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

ConsIT senior managers not great coaches.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very friendly interview process and great people

Leadership Development Program (LDP) (Current Employee)
Perth, ON

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

ProsFriendly 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementNever change :)!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is friendly work eviroment.

Accountant (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I worked at Eaton

ProsIt is open and fair work place.

ConsBenifit is not good. It is limited space to grow up.

Advice to Senior Managementopen and fair

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Lots of opportunity for development

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsProcess driven, global company with a successful record of financial performance and strong growth through acquisitions. Many opportunities for career advancement, with mature talent management processes and good relocation policy. You will likely work with many very smart, driven, capable professionals, who will further contribute to your learning and development. Outstanding CEO.

ConsMany processes and requirements from large corporate structure can be burdensome for the businesses and plants, and sometimes you encounter people who execute processes for the sake of the process without considering the cost/benefit equation.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working on creating more diversity and inclusion in the workforce and management team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Eaton is a dynamic place to work- great people, opportunities for growth and development, and values everyone supports.

Talent Acquisition (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH (US)

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

ProsEaton has a values-based culture and builds its reputation on doing business right. Our people are our greatest asset and it shows. You have to be at work at least 40-50 hours a week and it makes such a difference in your quality of life when you truly enjoy being around your coworkers. I have made some lifelong friendships and professional connections while being at Eaton, and those are invaluable for me. Everyone is really happy and enjoys what they do. We hire really great people!

ConsCompensation and benefits are slightly above market value, but you might be able to get a higher-paying job somewhere else. I think the benefits, work-life balance, values, opportunities for growth, and corporate culture is what keeps people here. Eaton has a traditional culture. It isn't a start-up tech company and doesn't have all the bells and whistles that might come with a trendy new company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to continue to maintain internal equity and reward accomplishments more frequently.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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