Eaton Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
465 Reviews
3.5
465 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable benefits, work life balance depending on team, reasonable compensation (in 41 reviews)

  • The company offers opportunities for advancement, and will promote from within (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can become an issue in most departments because of understaffing (in 18 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 Place to Learn, Grow, Get Recognized and Start Career... Not for Mid-Career.

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very collaborative, team-oriented, "get the job done" culture, with all levels - shop floor employees to Directors / VPs - working simultaneously to accomplish a task. Management takes an interest in your learning and grooms and mentors talent very well.

    Cons

    Being a publicly traded company with shareholders, there is a lot of emphasis placed on meeting monthly, quarterly and yearly targets affecting the profits and EPS. Message resonates from CEO to shop floor employees. Month-end, quarter-end, year-end is a particularly stressful time to meet goals, at any expense. This may not make the most sense to the overall income statement as much as it would to profit / EPS in particular (expediting shipments, overtime, changing schedule to favor high-revenue orders etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees for efforts better - inspite of being a "top performer" I was in the mid-range for my salary band and not given the highest performance rating, with no real reason offered for not getting this.
    None to few perks of working at Eaton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work for..

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Values, Ethics, Work Diversity, Pay package, Safety, Training.

    Cons

    Growth Prospects but not much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Pune
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Pune

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent exposure to other businesses within the company

    Cons

    The working hours are long and tiring, and it is difficult to progress in your career since they require a fixed number of years of work experience in order to get a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eaton Values are only for record , but it is different out there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Purchasing VGI  in  Pune
    Former Employee - Head Purchasing VGI in Pune

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safe Heaven for Underperformers ( Lot of Sand Bagging in Goals) provided you along good with your manager. Moderately competitive Remuneration to Market . If you are afraid of taking onus of your decisions , best place to work as all decisions are either top driven or are made over collectively.

    Cons

    Leadership here is busy in promoting himself/herself , so do not bother them with your issues
    If you are a domain expert , chances of your decision getting implemented are as strong as others in your team who do not know much because "calibration" is the DNA of Eaton's Decision Making
    Undue Focus on Employee Satisfaction Index and Managerial Effectiveness , hence very tough life for Manager of People. You can not afford to rate your subordinate for underperformance as Manager of Managers shall make the buck stop at you as his numbers of ESI & ME need to be correct.
    Skip Levels for MOP's are only for the record , actually they are mot meant for you. Never believe the Ombudsman Process , they are there only to facilitate your Leaders' Motives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Already Had it by being upfront so no Advice

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Work life balance
    Ethical company

    Cons

    Sometimes will have to stretch a lot
    Too much of administration at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company with Poor Management

    • 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

    Pros

    High Salary Package-
    Good Employee satisfaction in terms of facilities.

    Cons

    Poor Management.-
    Poor Execution of defined Policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gm Marketing  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Gm Marketing in Bangalore

    I worked at Eaton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    World class products VEry Aggressive go to market

    Cons

    Needs cohesion of all personnel to achieve strtegic goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    perfect for progress and enhancing one's career
    transport system available
    good canteen

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

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

    Pros

    transport system available
    good canteen
    all the facilities a company can offer
    better career opportunities
    freedom to switch between fields
    opportunities to learn new things
    recognition for good work and easy promotions on good performance

    Cons

    so far i've found no downsides to this company...........................................................

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    good job for people with experience

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

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

    Pros

    1. good salary
    2. Flexi time

    Cons

    1. Slow pace
    2. no clarity on innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resource  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Human Resource in Pune

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

    Pros

    People friendly, open door policy, great leaders like Ram & Sudhakar, Takes care of overall employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    can not think of anything in particular

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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