Eaton Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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Eaton Chairman & CEO Alexander M. Cutler
Alexander M. Cutler
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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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  1. Good company to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    team work environment
    Lots of opportunities
    Good perks for sales professionals
    Great place for electrical engineers

    Cons

    slow decision making
    Average benefit plan

    Advice to Management

    Speed up decision making and grand father old applications

  2. Big joke for such a big company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Assembler in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Electrical Assembler in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people to work with

    Cons

    Pathetic salaries for shop workers
    Raises delayed again and probably cancelled.... AGAIN
    Poor poor managment
    Do not practice what they preach

    Advice to Management

    Get off your horses and look down to the ground level where your prodct is made and maybe you can find a shred of respect for us and quit giving us scraps for pay. You say eaton is all about its employees Maybe only in sales, engineering and service... But definetly not the satellites. Sad managment.

  3. Very good multicultural

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Eaton

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Investing in employee,training,competitive salary,believe in strong ethics

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at some level,only monthly target oriented some time behalf of quality

    Advice to Management

    Top management looks donot care of employee how his or her performance is once they think their production digit goes down,when terminating worker they do not see to worker performance and year of experience.

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  5. Can't get out of their own way

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    • 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 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great market share
    Good products
    Good product development

    Cons

    Poor management, top to bottom
    Very shortsighted in their approach
    They like to fit you in your box, not much opportunity to move past hired position regardless of performance, experience, and education

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  6. 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 Management

    Change management. Periodically. They encourage the castes culture

  7. Good place to co-op!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible.

  9. Does not encourage diversity and inclusion and is not current.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  11. great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well establish company, great people to work with

    Cons

    Very hard to get in

    Advice to Management

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

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