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Eaton Hydraulics Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Utility Interview

Utility
Aurora, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in September 2013.

Interview Details – It is lengthy. You will meet with four different managers in teams of two. They are pretty nice, but will ask a lot about your work experience and attendance. You must have a year of factory experience to get an interview and they expect that you'll answer that it's acceptable to call off less than 5 times in a year. The only thing that really bugs me in hindsight is that they told me there's a little bit of overtime but I wouldn't have to worry too much about it because there's usually enough volunteers. I don't know if the OT situation got unexpectedly worse or if they were candy coating it to get me in the door. They claim it will get better, but if doubt it. Also, they want people with good attitudes and who will get along with coworkers.

Interview Question – Tell us about a time when you made a mistake and how did you fix it.
Tell us about a time when you went outside your job duties to get a job done.
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Negotiation Details – They were very reasonable about pay since I had a lot of experience to offer. Not as much as I was making at my old job, but I expected to start out lower.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Supervisor Interview

Supervisor
Hutchinson, KS

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in September 2009.

Interview Details – The process consisted of multiple panels of 3 or more employees and lasted 4-5 hours.

Interview Question – Tell us about a situation where you had to deal with a difficult employee.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, the offer exceeded the expectations.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in January 2008.

Interview Details – Smooth and well organized. 1 panel-type interview plus pre-screen.

Interview Question – Standard issue questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very open. Fair consideration of requests and circumstances.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Eden Prairie, MN

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in February 2008.

Interview Details – Phone interview was simple. Just your basic strength and weakness questions, and why you want to work here. Then I went in for an interview with 2 people who had no personality what so ever. It was all situational and behavioral questions. A lot of the questions were very similar but they wanted different answer. Very uncomfortable. Then after that, there was a one on one interview with someone who was a lot nicer and had some personality. I didn't get the job but I'm glad because the people there are like watching paint dry.

Interview Question – What was a work emergency and how did you handle it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Manager EHS Interview

Manager EHS

Interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics

Interview Details – TAC team floats ads or internal postings or referral system. Candidate is interviewed by HR, Immediate hiring manager and the manager's manager.

Interview Question – Business ethics   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Pricing Analyst Interview

Pricing Analyst
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in July 2011.

Interview Details – Started with Excel skill test. I scored the highest among seven of us and was selected for the next round, i.e, preliminary interview. I was interviewed by Pricing Team leader and his colleague for around 45 minutes. Interview revolved around the project on financial management i had done for my undergraduate degree. Simple margin analysis question was also asked. Overall, It was a good experience.

Interview Questions

  • If you think that you will be able to cover up your expenses in the first year of starting a new venture what would you competitors do? Don't you think this assumption is unrealistic?   View Answer
  • If your customer asks the price on which your margins are either very low or negative, how would you tackle this?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – negotiation phase did not come up as standard package was already decided by the company management.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Planning Interview

Planning

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in December 2010.

Interview Details – Lominger behavioral questions were used and they wanted very specific answers to questions given. Very formal in approach and stuck to the questions that were picked out for all canidates. Relaxed atmosphere but very rigid in interview questions. Stuck to a quick interview style to get in as many questions and answers as possible. Very good experience needed with behavioral type interviewing.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in November 2010.

Interview Details – Conducted a 1:1 screening/recruiter interview that took 20 mins of us reviewing my resume to see if I was qualified for the position. I was then referred to the Human Resources personnel at the job site and he conducted a 1:1 situational interview with me where he asked more in depth behavioral questions.

Interview Questions


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Graduate Engineer Trainee Interview

Graduate Engineer Trainee
Pune (India)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in September 2009.

Interview Details – First round consist of HR. Overall this round was having a familiar background.
 Second round was quite avg. This was taken by Quality & Manufacturing head.
Qualifying second round, The third was taken by Maintenance Head.
And finally the fourth & final round was taken by Plant manager for 3hours.
In all the total time taken for interview was nearly 4-5hrs.

Interview Question – How does the Train takes a turn?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Production Manager Interview

Production Manager

The process took 2 months - interviewed at Eaton Hydraulics in November 2009.

Interview Details – My initial communication with the company was pleasant, but did not lead to immediate follow-up. My salary requirements were thought to be too high. After approximately 1 month, I recieved a call from the same recruiter who wanted to continue with the process, saying the skills and experience I had were exactly what they were looking for and the salary was something which could be worked out. This call was followed up days later with a phone screen appointment with the plant manager and HR manager. Prior to the phone screen, the recruiter and I preped for what potential questions may be covered and how my skills could be conveyed in the best manner. After the phone screen, I was asked to have an on-site group interview and a plant tour. Two weeks later, the offer arrived.

Interview Questions

  • After 7 years of management experience, give me an example of how you managed through a situation.   Answer Question
  • Are you willing to relocate in the very near future   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Know our leverage points and what your desires are.

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