Former Employee (Former Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 18 March 2018
Each day is full of challenges with great variety due to it's diverse manufacturing operations. Eaton set very demanding expectations, each person must go above and beyond the core requirements of their role so not a company for those who are content to simply do a job but for those who wish to develop, travel and push themselves it provides excellent opportunities. Management effectiveness varies despite the company having a very clear set of principles and at times the culture can be quite harsh with a lot of organisational change and little patience for people to develop. You are expected to hit the ground running even when the job role is changed completely from the one you were hired for. For a global company real opportuntiies to move to other roles are limited unless you are willing to relocate to a different country. Depending on role salary is good and benefits such as final salary pension and flexi-time and annnual bonus are a real positive.
Final Salary Pension, Flex-Time, Bonus
Very high expectations, limited career progression, significant downsizing
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire – 26 February 2018
Management ask for the earth but give no support. Kpi's set directly conflict each other (OTTR against capacity that do not stand a chance of achieving OTTR) Ever increasing sale targets with the same resources and no acknowledgement for the front line staff that work there fingers to the bone to get it done. HAC are now in the process of destroying what little morale the staff had. We're told MEDC is not a true reflection on Eaton culture but have no evidence to say otherwise. Bullying is not taken seriously. Grievance process not followed. Training in all areas other than production SOP's is no-one existent.
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Way to many hours needed to keep on top of the workload. So many cons too many to list
Production Operator (Current Employee) – Newport, Newport – 16 February 2018
Would print labels and leaflets to the shop floor production lines, clean and maintenance and all printers and folders. Management listen and act if there are any problems. Hardest part is when you need to complete orders and don't have the materials. High lights are when all orders are completed and delivered on time and customer satisfaction.
paint sprayer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 3 February 2018
Eaton was an overall good company to work for and if it wasn't for redundancy I believe I would have continued my employment until my retirement.The most difficult part of this employment was the travelling to Leicester for the last 5 months of my employment. I met a lot of good people and made many friends throughout my employment with this company.
Goods in Inspector (Former Employee) – Burton on the Wolds, Leicestershire – 29 December 2017
Where do I start.........?
The worst company I've ever worked for, lying mis-management, rubbish salary, I've had some jobs in the past but Eaton is absolutely the worst, stay well clear, even their products are complete rubbish
It was a good place to work supportive management and floor workers.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – West Midlands – 23 October 2017
I have happy memories here. Both my husband and myself worked here. At a rough time in my life when my husband was terminally ill all the floor and office staff and management were there for me. I was never alone.
Tedious work, but can be quite satisfying. On a day I would be building and then testing large valves. I learned a little more about fluid flow. The factory management are quite good, but they are driven by the next level of management whom has less understanding of the problems. The hardest part of the job is fighting the boredom. Bur the co-workers are all nice, so it makes the job enjoyable.
Buyer/planner (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 14 September 2017
Good rates of pay, company health scheme and sick pay from first day of illness. Plenty of opportunities to progress you career. Fast paced manufacturing site with fast paced supply chain team. Good colleague and team work
Section Leader (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 3 September 2017
Eaton is a worldwide organisation, and produces a variety of products from electrical to aerospace and truck. I lead a team of work colleagues and ensured the weekly plan was completed. I enjoyed all aspects of my role.
Interim Financial Controller (Former Employee) – Dudley, West Midlands – 30 August 2017
Work Experience Eaton - Brierley Hill Interim Financial Controller (one week) • Carrying out general accounting and administrative duties • Date stamping new invoices then forwarding them on to the appropriate departments • Auditing accounts to ensure they are accurate • Using computerised accounting systems on word and excel
Cleaner (part-time) (Former Employee) – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 12 June 2017
Brilliant people but.poor equipment and safety not enough cover and not enough use of equipment or supplys for anybody but over all senoir staff are.very supportive and helpfull always there if.your stuck
Bad Management, terrible Team Leader that was lazy and childish. Money was ok but Contractors are treated poorly. 4 days of 12 hour shift but no shift allowance. To top it off racist behaviour is not a rarity and nothing is done about it. Life of a contractor