Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Eaton
- Intern (13)
- Engineer (13)
- Engineering (7)
- Senior Financial Analyst (6)
- Field Service Engineer (5)
- IT Analyst (4)
- Manufacturing Engineer (4)
- Design Engineer (4)
- Leadership Development Program (LDP) (4)
- Customer Service Representative (3)
- Power Systems Engineer (3)
- Product Engineer (3)
- EHS Manager (3)
- Electrical Engineer (3)
- Project Manager (3)
- Leadership Development Program (3)
- Analyst (2)
- Buyer (2)
- Sales Engineer (2)
- Associate Engineer (2)
- Management (2)
- Test Engineer (2)
- Field Engineer (2)
- Engineering Co-Op (2)
- Sales Representative (2)
- Commodity Manager (2)
- Financial Analyst (2)
- Engineering Manager (2)
- Leadership Development Program-Operations for Engineer (LDP-OE) (2)
- Project Coordinator (2)
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Eaton.
These interviewers were not willing to look at the overall package of skills. They did not focus on past successes or all qualifications. They harmed themselves, as do many companies, by not looking at attitude and teamwork. In taking weeks to give me a final answer, they also acted unprofessionally.
- Why a type of experience did not match what they were looking for. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Eaton.
Applied via school job board. HR representative was extremely nice and very accommodating. Unfortunately had just come back from an overnight flight that I believe made me sound less enthused about the position. I wanted to write this review to say even though I did not move on I was very impressed with how they handled the interview.
- All standard behavioral for phone interview. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at Eaton (Lincoln, IL).
I met with all 5 staff members including the HR supervisor individually for about 1 hour each and took a 45 minute plant tour where I was also asked to observe and locate 5 situations standing out that should not be present in a regular production shift and then during lunch with one of the staff managers, I was asked to reveal what I had found. All of the interviewers were very friendly and professional and asked questions focused on the position that I was applying for and then a few questions as to what brought me to the reason for the job move and how I thought I would be effective as an employee of the company.
- The question was, was there a time that you were assigned as project manager for a high dollar capital project that went over budget? and if so, what did you do to bring it back within budget constraints? 1 Answer
I received an offer but semi rejected it for more annual salary due to years of experience and expertise along with an increased number of vacation days to better match the position I was leaving from.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Eaton (Nacogdoches, TX).
I applied through a company contact and had to go through 3 phone interviews and a face to face meeting. I ended up not getting the position but the interview process was not that bad.
- Tell me about yourself Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Eaton (Cleveland, OH).
I was contacted by a manager I had interviewed with before and asked to interview for this position. I did a couple of phone screens with HR and then a week later flew to Cleveland. There were 5 separate interviews about an hour a piece. The interviews were panel based and a mix of prepared behavioral questions and casual discussions about my background and experience. There was one video interview and some interviewers joined the conversation via conference call. I interviewed on a Tuesday and was assured a decision would be made by that Friday. 3 weeks later and after several emails asking about the decision I was ignored. I had an offer from another company and decided I was done playing games and accepted the other offer. A week after I accepted the other offer I was called and told that I wasn't selected. What a complete waste of my time. These guys work like molasses and I would recommend you stay away.
- Standard behavioral STAR format. Also asked about how my experience would make me successful in this position. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Eaton in June 2015.
This was the initial phone screen with internal recruiter. Based on the interview experiences posted on Glassdoor, I was expecting behavioral questions. Did not get a single behavioral question. Instead, it was a deep dive into the experience listed on the resume. Being asked questions off of the resume is commonplace but the drill down was unusual. At the start, the recruiter stated she wanted to become an expert on me. I'm used to these initial phone screens lasting 10-15 minutes. This was 45 minutes. I was convinced she had an engineering degree. When she said she wasn't an engineer, I thought, wow, she really understands the organization she's representing/recruiting for.
- Tell me what equipment (components) you worked with during this experience on your resume Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Eaton (Houston, TX) in May 2015.
The process took about 8 weeks, I had several phone interviews followed by three in person panel interviews with a total of seven people. It was obvious that some of the interviewers were not interested in doing interviews and strongly didn't want to be there. I never received any acceptance or rejection notice, very unprofessional especially considering how much of my time this took compared to other companies.
- Describe a time you disagreed with your boss and how you handled it. Describe a time you handled an unreasonable customer. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Eaton (Ann Arbor, MI) in April 2015.
I got the email from my University and then I sent them an email to apply for the jobs. After 1 month, they arranged the first round technical, they called me and there are two persons, my current boss and his supervisor. Then the second round is HR manager from headquarter, she asked some general behavior questions.
- Q1: Describe the most creative thing you did in your study. Q2: Describe how you manage your time when you know the time for your group is not enough, how did you make decisions based on this situation. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
Interview process was the best I had with any other company. They first did a phone screen which was followed by a two day interview process where they fly you in. Overall my experience was great.
- behavioral questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Eaton.
Overall, the process took about 3 weeks from finding out about the role to getting the offer. The interview process was pretty straightforward and relevant. They conducted a phone interview to review my resume and past experiences. We also talked about the role and expectations. After that, I was asked to come in for an on-site interview within the next week. The interview was mainly behavioral based questions, with some random other questions specific about my background. I received an offer in the next week.
- Tell me about a time when you disagreed with someone more senior (such as your supervisor) and had to challenge their authority. Answer Question
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