Eaton Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
183 Interview Reviews

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    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Eaton in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews one on the phone and one on site. The phone interview was very standard about the job, my schooling history, and if I'd be comfortable with working with 3 phase power.

    On Site took place over about 3 hours that involved 3 interviews with 5 people the first was with HR going over my expectations for salary and benefits, the second was a technical interview with the two lead engineers that involved writing code for various problems. The final one was with the Manager and the Senior Manager going over basic technical questions as well as personality ones.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I attempted to negotiate PTO, Signing Bonus, and Salary. I was only successful in upping the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Simnple HR behavioral questions that revolve around what you learned from different situations. Eaton believes that by learning about your behaviors in the past, they can determine how you'll behave/react to situations in the future. In person interview was of a technical nature involving some on-paper troubleshooting. If you interview for a technical position, remember that when you discover the "fault", there is a reason it faulted and you should try to determine that reason.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you failed, how did you handle it and what did you learn from it?
      Name a time you disagreed with a supervisor, how did you handle it and what did you learn from it?
      Name a time you had difficulty with a co-worker, how did you handle it and what did you learn from it?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    MBA Graduate Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first round of the interview is conducted over the phone. The interview is behavioral based (i.e. What did you do in a situation when you lacked the information needed to make a decision). I moved onto the second phase which is a two day interview at Eaton. You meet with two people on the second day that ask behavioral questions. Each session lasts about an hour. Additionally, you meet with another person for a more informal interview to get to know you and why Eaton should pick you for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Be sure to be prepared to answer behavioral interview questions. Discuss the Situation, Task, Action, and Result. They follow up each question with what did you learn from the experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    MVA Assembly Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greenwood, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwood, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 9 months - interviewed at Eaton in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had my soon to be second shift supervisor and at the time previous HR Generalist. Both asked questions about previous times that I had to help someone out on the lean line. Interview lasted about twenty minutes.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Marshall, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marshall, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Eaton.

    Interview Details

    Very nice individuals, was very helpful as well as detailed during the interview process. They paid for me to travel to Marshall MI as well as for hotel and lodgings. The HR manager was very accommodating and was very willing to help make the interview process easy by being descriptive.

    Interview Questions
    • They like when you have previous experiences and they asked me questions based upon those experiences. So make sure you are ready to answer this questions as well as remember details to this experiences.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I am currently in the process of negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Eaton.

    Interview Details

    I was reached out by HR within a few days of applying. The first interview was a phone interview and lasted about an hour or so. It was filled with some generic technical questions.

    The second interview was scheduled a week later. It was comprised of several people who all asked behavioral questions based on previous experiences. This interview lasted an an hour and a half and was fairly straight forward.

    The whole process took two weeks. They were kind enough to keep me in the loop the entire time and even let me know when they made an offer to another candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • When was there a time that you had to conflicting tasks and how did you deal with that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Eaton.

    Interview Details

    Was an internal candidate that had all the qualifications for this position, but was during the initial interview, it was clear the HR representative did not want to interview me. She picked out something that wasn't in the description and only talked about this experience which I did not have. She did not ask me about any other qualifications. I provided her details on how I qualified and got no response.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Commodity Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Extremely strenuous in some divisions, but not so much in Cooper locations as of yet. The Eaton intervies for salaried employees includes three, one hour, one to one or two on one behavioral interviews, a presentation on your skills and achievements, and a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you compromised your ethics or values to fit in with a group.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They wouldn't really give anything as I was already working there.
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Eaton.

    Interview Details

    2 back to back 45 minute interviews of about 5 standard behavioral questions each. The Lominger interview guide is utilized. Questions ask about team work, managing several responsibilities, and leadership positions. The interviewers were very nice and friendly. The interview felt very laid back. Overall, the culture seems very supportive and laid back. I felt comfortable sharing my experiences - it really felt like a two way interview instead of them just interviewing me.

    Interview Questions
    • What analytical tools have you used to analyze or sort data.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was standardized - no room for negotiation, but it was already very competitive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sarasota, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sarasota, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Eaton in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I registered for the National Black MBA conference and got a call from a recruiter who advised me to apply for positions at Eaton, I did this and got a a call from a different recruiter to interview for a role in Sarasota florida. I interviewed with 2 managers, a VP and an HR manager..all one on one interviews

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were mostly behavioral, in fact they were prepared before hand with technical questions in between. There was no especially difficult question..e.g tell me of a time you failed and what did you learn from that experience   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It was a nice offer but I live in Houston, moving to Sarasota wasnt something I was ready to do. Also I saw a trend where people who moved up in the company had to be prepared to move geographically quite a bit.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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