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No Offer – Reviewed Jun 6, 2013 New
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There were 2 interviews. One on campus and then a interview in Cleveland, Ohio.
All expenses were paid for the interview in ohio. Standard interview questions
Interview Question – Time when team member did not complete the work assigned Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Pittsburgh, PA May 2013 – Reviewed Jun 3, 2013
Interview Details – General phone screen, as stated by many others it was a behavioral style interview. I spoke to the person for about half an hour, about 10 minutes about my background and the rest was behavioral interview style questions. During the interview they even mentioned that I had obviously researched the company and position; which at the time I took as a good statement. 2 days later I got an email rejecting me. So maybe it wasn't.
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Declined Offer – Reviewed May 13, 2013
Interview Details – Interview questions struction around Lominger. Finance core competencies Integrity & Trust; Dealing with Ambiguity; Customer Focus, Problem Solving; Driving for Results
Interview Question – Describe a time you championed a cause that others had abandoned Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Cleveland, OH Mar 2012 – Reviewed May 6, 2013
Interview Details – Submitted resume through employee referral, initial phone interview, went through a proofreading test and a writing test. A lot of HR paperwork that included a drug test and then an in person interview.
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 4, 2013
Interview Details – I applied for this position via the Eaton careers website. In a few days I received an email from their HR rep to set up a brief pre-screen call with her. The pre-screen was typical in terms of validating my past experience, career goals, willingness to relocate, etc. My information was then shared with the hiring manager. As my background was highly aligned to the job description, we had a phone interview a few days later. The interview was typical where we walked through my career and discussed a few hypothetical scenarios. I believed there was enough interest from both of us to warrant a face-to-face interview. The manager did explain that he's not received much response to the posting and has actually had prior candidates take other positions while waiting for Eaton to make a decision. I was advised that he would still be phone interviewing candidates for a few more weeks and then he'd get back to me to set up a face-to-face interview. The few weeks passed and I decided to call the HR person to get a status check. She didn't answer so I left a voice message. Within a few minutes I received the rejection email. I was a bit shocked at the lack of courtesy. One would think a brief conversation would be in order. (That's what I always did if I spoke to a candidate for a position I had available.) Oddly enough I'm still seeing this job posting regularly on LinkedIn. I'm thinking that I was lucky the interview process didn't go any further as I don't believe the hiring manager knows what he wants. Further, any company so impersonal is not where I want to work.
Interview Question – None of the questions were particularly challenging. In fact for any of them there were many different answers that could be given. All of which would be acceptable pending exactly what the business strategy is and the personal characteristics of the stakeholders. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Lincoln, IL Jun 2012 – Reviewed Apr 4, 2013
Interview Details – I first applied online. I was able to upload my resume, and the webpage tried to fill in the blanks with my resume, but didn't do a very good job. I had to correct a lot of it. Once I filled all of that in (just the usual job history, schooling) I got asked to consent for a drug screening and background check. After that I had to answer about 50 questions about myself ( basically trying to figure out your personality). A few days later, i got a phone call asking to set up a phone interview; i set it up for a few days later. The phone interview went well, I was asked the usual "why do you want to work for Eaton" and such. I then was asked to go to the local health department to take a drug screening. A few days later i got a call back saying that my background check and drug test came back fine, then I set up an in-person interview. I did that a few days later. It was an easy interview ( what would you do if you saw a fellow coworker stealing, how would you handle working 10 hours days often). After the interview, I was given an orientation date. The interview was easy, and was painless. The entire process took about 2 and a half weeks.
Interview Question – How would you handle working 10 hours days? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Galesburg, MI – Reviewed Mar 25, 2013
Interview Details – I don't recall if there was a phone interview, but the in-person interview process is rather unique. I personally enjoyed it because it let me display who I am by presenting a PowerPoint presentation of myself and what I bring to the company. This was presented in front of an audience of maybe 6 people which included a few chief engineers of similar positions and a couple people who would become fellow coworkers. At least in my group, a slight hint of humor is fine, but it's always risky as you don't know the style of the people. Focus on competencies. It also included your standard "tell me about a time" questions after the presentation.
Interview Question – Having had little experience in the industry, the toughest question I was faced with was simply for me to give an overview of how I would program the product and what things I would take into account. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I wasn't in a position for negotiation at the time. I merely accepted.
Pros: One of the few companies that appreciates their employees and values them as an asset to the company. They are well structured with very good documented processes for most everything and I've never had a poor customer visit. – Full Review `
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