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Eaton Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2017
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  1.  

    Finance Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Eaton (Cleveland, OH) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of one phone interview with the hiring manager and then one on-site interview held at the Cleveland Ohio headquarters. The process from phone interview to on-site interview took two weeks, the response after the on site interview took another two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one time where you had to change a pre-existing process   Answer Question

  2.  

    LDP IT/Cyber Security Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Eaton (Cleveland, OH) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Received phone interview, was told at the end of the call that I was invited to an in person interview the following week. Attended interview event in Cleveland and interviewed with 2 people followed by a lunch. Received verbal offer 3 hours after the event concluded.

    Interview Questions

    • Almost all behavioral based questions.

      Name a time you had to resolve a conflict with a coworker.
      Resume based questions  
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  3.  

    Technical Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Americus, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Eaton (Americus, GA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Most Dysfunctional and unorganized group I have ever dealt with as far as interview process. Had a phone screening Feb of this year. The recruiter told me that I successfully passed the screening and to expect a call from the hiring manager in a week. If I didn't hear anything in a week to let her know. A week goes by and I don't hear anything so I email the recruiter to let her know. No response. 5 weeks later I'm contacted by hiring manager for his phone interview. He tells me he apologizes about the delay but there was an error in their system that caused it. Pass his phone interview then move on to the 5 hour panel . So I arrive 30 minutes early the following Monday for my In person interview which was scheduled for 8am. I was told upon arrival that they're not sure why corporate scheduled an 8am appointment because the managers normally get there around 9am. 2 hours later is when the interview finally happens. It was a rotational style interview where you will be interviewed by 2 managers per hour for 5-6 hours. None of the questions were difficult. Behavioral type questions and each set of managers will ask you the same type of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult customer and what was the end result?   Answer Question

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Eaton.

    Interview

    Phone interview lasting an hour. Phone interview again lasting an hour. Site interview lasting a day. Did not receive a decision yet. Overall, the interviewers were professional and pleasant to speak with.

    Interview Questions


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    Lighting Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Eaton (Syracuse, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    First met with company president, was given a brief overview of the company and the growth opportunities. Toured the office and engineering department, and met several engineering and HR individuals. After that I was interviewed by two members of the design team, who inquired about skills and personality, then by HR, who essentially asked the same questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Name an instance where learning a new technology proved helpful in solving a problem.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    IT Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beachwood, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Eaton (Beachwood, OH) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Nightmare. Process was scheduled and rescheduled countless times. All behavior based scenarios which you could easily make up a lie and tell it to each round on interviewers. Behavior based interviews are what is done when an organization thinks they are going to really figure out what a candidate is really about. When you tell a ten minute story and the interviewers can only right down ten percent of what you said in ten minute interview, it's really a waste of everyone's time. Leading edge firms really focus on how sharp a candidate is, what they bring to the table, what education and training they have had and most importantly are they hardworking and honest. Behavior based interviewing does not of that. It's called completing the Star, which is situation, task, activity and result. Make sure you complete the star and the interviewer is happy, and so is the organization which cannot judge talent, which Eaton cannot. During the interview, all three sets of two people who interviewed me at three different times each commented that they were worried about what the quarterly earnings would be, because if the earnings are bad, pay raises, promotions and open requisitions are all delayed or removed. One interviewer made this comment twice with her colleague. Each interviewer asked how you would deal with working with a large global team, when you see this question as what it is, the interviewer at Eaton is asking you this question "How will you deal with the large contingency of IT jobs that Eaton has outsourced to India?" Eaton has thousands upon thousands of jobs that they removed from the US and relocated to India. Many key positions that are US based are college interns, acting under the guise of "Leadership Development Programs". This place is trouble to anyone with any sense of technology background or hope of future training. Two people stated in the interview that working at Eaton for a year was like working for seven at another company, because the work demand is that high. I learned all of this in less than four hours, so no, I won't be working there.

    Interview Questions

    • As the leader of the group of managers I interviewed with stated, "Eaton doesn't really value IT, this is a manufacturing company, so investment in IT is seen as overhead, not strategic, how would you deal with this environment?"   1 Answer

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    Senior Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Rock, AR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Eaton (Little Rock, AR) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Initial interview was by telephone from an Eaton representative out of Cleveland, OH. Interview process was straightforward and the representative was professional. The questions were about problem-solving in an independent and team environment. The interview was based on experiences versus theoretical situations. The interviewer was familiar with Eaton corporate culture and statuses. But understandably, deferred technical questions about the position to a future second interviewer

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer asked how a problem was solved in a team environment and how difficulties were overcome.   1 Answer
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    Contract Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Eaton (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    They utilized a panel review and then broke into smaller teams to continue the interview process. Focus was on behavioral and situational questions. The interviewers were very professional in their approach. The interview process included a tour of the plant.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to stand up for your opinion or something you believed in?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Eaton (Cleveland, OH).

    Interview

    The interview consisted of two short phone interviews (each less than 30 minutes), both on the same day. Questions were all situational/character based questions, with no technical questions. I was offered an interview within a week or two of applying, and was offered a position a few days after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to make a decision that may have gone against your morals and what did you decide?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Eaton (Gaithersburg, MD) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through Indeed. After 2 weeks, I received a phone call from their HR and scheduled an interview a week later. The interview was conducted by two persons. They started with behavioral question then technical questions. The technical questions were based on the projects I put on my resume. They asked me some knowledges about programming language, and let me write a few lines of code. The whole process was relatively relaxing. Then I received the e-offer after a day, which gave me 2 weeks to accept or decline.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you handle a disagreement with your teamates.   Answer Question

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Star Star Star Star Star   Former Design Engineer in La Grange, NC

Pros: “The work was consist and you are allowed to work within a flexible environment. The benefits were great even though they were trying to reduce expenses at one point. Great people to work...”“The work was consist and you are allowed to work within a flexible environment. The benefits were great even though they were trying to reduce expenses at one point. Great people to work with” – Full Review

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