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Eaton Corporation Core engineering internship interview

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Arnab PaulFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core engineering role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I was selected for Internship Role at Eaton from Mechanical Engineering Department at IIT Madras.
Resume Shortlist was done based on top 10 CGPA for the desired role. They had separate shortlists for Mechanical Role (Engineering Design + Mechanical Engineering) and Electrical Role.
Interview Tips
Usually a CGPA of above 8.6-8.7 keeps you on the safer side although students with CGPA of 7.5-8 were shortlisted for Electrical Role as the company came very late into the semester and most of the electrical students got interns.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Speak about your projects
  • Question 2: Why Diesel Engines have higher compression ratio than SI engines
  • Question 3: Why did you participate in Choreo Night (extra-curricular)
  • Question 4: Would you join Eaton after your graduation
Interview Experience
The interview started off by briefing about my projects and internship. Then he asked few questions about the courses that I had mentioned. This was following by few common questions like what do you want to do in future, will you join Eaton after graduation and which department do you want to work at Eaton.
Then unexpectedly , he asked me about why did I dancing in the college ( I mentioned about it in the extra-curricular) which put me in the front seat and the reason impressed him.
Interview Tips
Be thorough with your resume and be confident in what you are speaking.
Do not stop your flow which gives the interviewer a chance to grill you. Hence, even if you give wrong answers to the questions, at the end of the day, it is the healthy conversation that stays with him.
Give them a reason that you will be staying in the company.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself and your past
  • Question 2: Tell me something that you DO NOT want to do in future
  • Question 3: What do you want to do after 5 years?
  • Question 4: Tell some recent advancements in the core field and/or current affairs
  • Question 5: Why do you want this internship and what were your expectations from this interview?
Interview Experience
Frankly, HR interview wasn't the best of the interviews I had till now. I got grilled at each and every answer that I gave.
The interview started off well with discussions about where I lived, about my family and what all places did I visit (I told him I like travelling. Then he moved on to serious questioning.
Since, I am not uncertain about my future, I came out blank for Question 2. I made up an answer then and there itself which didn't impress him. However, upon telling him that I would prefer doing managerial roles in the future, he kept on asking me whether I would pursue MBA or not.
To test my authenticity, he asked me the first part of Question 4. I remained puzzled after hearing this and instead, told him about the current affairs.
As I was about to leave, he asked me the last question, where I told him about what my interests are as of now which I want to pursue later in my career and gave him the reason for my uncertainity in the plans about my future.
Interview Tips
I think my credentials, Resume and HONESTY saved the day.
The first question is common for all, hence tell him something that is unusual and is only specific for you.
Be EXTREMELY sure about why you are applying for a core industry in the future. Even if you are not, be prepared with why you want to pursue a job in the technical field. If you have a different answer to that, be ready with the counter questions.
It may happen that the interview won't proceed as expected and you may tend to fumble in between. Be confident and honest with your answers and don't change in between.
Round 4

Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Be prepared for the courses that you mention in your resume
Funny Moments
I told them in my tech interview that dancing helped me reduce weight. He couldn't believe his eyes when I told him that I weighed 90 kg once :p

I was handling Eaton as part of the technical festival of my college.

Hence, my HR interview started like- " No we aren't here to discuss Shaastra ( annual tech fest of IIT Madras)
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Eaton Corporation Lead engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Lead engineer role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Interview Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Round 2

Interview

Interview Tips
Most of the technical interviews revolve around the projects and internships done and they check how thorough you are with themIt also helps to know other basic engineering topics like strength of materials, FEM, etc.If you are not comfortable in any subject, you can always build on the ones that you are good at. You will be evaluated on your depth in your chosen subjectBe ready for technical questions, basics in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, structures, etc. Go through the basic core courses
Round 3

Interview

Interview Tips
The HR round for ETLP primarily tried to see how the candidate deals with conflicts in the team which he may be leading. This they do by telling the candidate to recount stories from life where they either learned something, or had to implement a solution which didn't work, or had to settle a dispute and so onQuestions might be about any times you went against authority, when you had a bad relationship with someone and how you sorted it out, strengths, weaknesses, etc.There are standard convincing, sometimes untruthful, redundant answers. Avoid them, it makes things much simpler
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Brush through the projects done and also refresh basic engineering subjects like strength of materials, detail design, basic elec, etc.Focus on courses that you really like and know them in and out. Speaking with confidence really helps
General Tips
1.Write down all the possible questions and answers in a note and keep browsing it. It varies from person to person. Some people can speak their mind well without having a written material.2.It's also important that the candidate be in control of where the interview is going so that he can bring it to his strong points.3.Project matching their profile.4.Communication skills. With experience, one learns how to speak to managers, what they expect, etc.5.Have a very good idea of who you are and what you want.6.Stay calm and confident. Know very well about the company and prepare with the attitude that this isn't your last resort, but with humility and seriousness. They can easily identify over confidence and carefree attitude and might result in rejection. This is true for mech. core companies. They prefer hard working, organized and disciplined people.
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Eaton Corporation Core engineering interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Core engineering role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Keep your resume short and concise. Avoid writing unnecessary stuff. Although I feel pointers criteria was the only consideration, but short and to the point resume will help you in interview.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Interview was pretty much on my extra curricular-projects and MTP+BTP. Since I worked on automobile suspensions in my 3rd and 4th year, I was asked deep and conceptual question on suspension systems. Technical Interview starts with tell me about yourself and switches to projects and then few question in general about your stream.
Interview Tips
Just make sure you let the interviewer know your strengths and knowledge in few parts of the subject. If you are confident and fully prepared to sail the interviewer through your projects and answer all the difficult questions asked, then make it a point to drag the interviewer on to your projects. Technical + Team working Projects like BAJA or Effi are always a plus point.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Same repetitive question. Its a easy interview to crack if you have prepared before hand with lot of situations in mind for each behavioral questions. Maintain consistency in your answers or they will catch you lying and then its very difficult to recover.
Interview Tips
Don't blabber long stories on every question. It doesn't matter how much you speak, what matters is the content. So have different SAR (situation- approach- Result) for different HR questions. Be prepared for unheard question and just maintain your poise when put under some heat. Although Eaton's HR are pretty calm and soft spoken.
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Eaton Corporation Engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Engineer role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: given a sample , how to predict life of the material?
  • Question 2: If you come to our company, and have an idea, people will oppose you, how will you implement it?
  • Question 3: Why are you working on Aluminium, particularly working on aging, how does ageing of 6061 alloys impact the fatigue life.
Interview Experience
As I was working on metal forming, I was asked that
how would that help in improving life of material, if I had done any modelling,
was asked about die design used in my project, commercial application of my
research, basic questions on fatigue. I was asked questions on my work
experience.then,They asked me to ask them questions- I asked
Research goes on very slowly-how to quantify results of researchers.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: ❖ Tell us about yourself?
  • Question 2: ❖ What does the word “humble” mean to you?,
  • Question 3: ❖ you have already worked in Hyderabad, why don’t you look for a job there, why do you want to come to Pune?
  • Question 4: ❖ what did you learn from your parents and brother?,
  • Question 5: ❖ give some situations where you were a good team player, what have you done to improve yourself at IIT, apart from research,
  • Question 6: ❖ If a team member is unable to carry out his work, he is doing it repetitively, how would you handle it?, would you like to work only on lifing of components, or would you be ready to shift to other departments?
  • Question 7: ❖ When will you able to join?
Interview Experience
- It was a stress round,
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
For Aptitude, CAT material was sufficient. For core, GATE material helped
General Tips
1st year- concentrate on CGPA. mostly companies

look for 8 and above.



2nd year- decide on which sector to enter, start

building your resume.



3rd year- build up on the above things and have

general knowledge, economic times(helpful in GDs)





2-3 sessions on iron and steel making and

physical metallurgy by BSM and metal forming in Uday Sir.(helpful for steel

companies)
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Eaton Corporation Core engineering internship interview

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Aman VermaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core engineering role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
My projects and internship matched with profile of the company
Interview Tips
Make sure u have experince in the field if not very thorough with the coursework
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Run through CV
  • Question 2: Explain the project
  • Question 3: Some insights of the projects / technology used
  • Question 4: what did u learn from the project
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell about yourself
  • Question 2: Do u believe in numbers / people ?
  • Question 3: why eaton ?
  • Question 4: why were u not chosen in previous companies?
  • Question 5: what drives you ?
Round 4

General Tips
1) Never ever think whether u will make it to the end or not

2) Result is not in your hands

3) What is in your hands is preparation

4) Do not go to sell yourself, rather research what the company expects from u, what do u have in common with the company
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Eaton Corporation Mechanical engineering internship interview

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Gokulesh ThataFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Mechanical engineering role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I had a decent resume and a good grade and hence was confident on getting through this phase.
Interview Tips
Devote sufficient time for resume preparation and come up with a catchy resume that will ensure that you are shortlisted.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Explain about your previous intern
Interview Experience
I had good knowledge of what I had done in my previous intern and elaborated the experience. I tried not to exaggerate and gave crisp answers only.
Interview Tips
Be confident in what you utter.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Explain your family background.
Interview Experience
Based on previous candidates. I knew that the interview was long and took the freedom to presume it will be same for me and gave an elaborate answer.
General Tips
Be confident of your own profile and try to sell yourself as a product to them. Show your worth rather than your weaknesses in the front.
Motivation for applying
I wanted to do a core intern and such a reputed company with versatile domains was a preferred choice.
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Eaton Corporation Technical engineer internship interview

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Romil ShahFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Technical engineer role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Based on CG.
Interview Tips
Maintain high CG. Above 8.7
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
They ask.for general questions based on previous internships and projects. They also ask what have you learned from.it. Etc.
Interview Tips
Be confident even you haven't done something great. Make.it sound like great.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
They basically ask.about yourself and family and background. They also ask about moral values which was something I had always thought about from beginning. Very long interview.
Interview Tips
They'll try to make you answer that why don't you go for further studies and all. Make sure you convince then you aren't gonna pursue it.
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Eaton Corporation Engineer interview

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DEVARAKONDA ARAVIND Ee15m046FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Engineer role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I believe my resume was shortlisted by CGPA being above 8.5 and Programming Skills mentioned in it.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What are your Areas of Interest
  • Question 2: What do you know about Ubuntu
  • Question 3: Difference between Microcontroller and FPGA and basic questions on microcontrollers such as what does 32 in 32-bit microcontroller mean, etc..
  • Question 4: Do you know Java,.NET,etc?
Interview Experience
My subjects of interest are Embedded Systems and C,C++ Programming which I mentioned in resume.
The interviewer asked me about my M.Tech project thoroughly and my past Work Experience. My project was in Robotics which was related to Embedded Systems.
Then, I was given a choice between Web page & Mobile App development and Embedded Firmware for which I said I am equally interested in both.
Interview Tips
They needed a Software Engineer and I was very much inclined to Programming and did not hesitate to mention it so I got selected easily.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: What are your areas of improvement?
  • Question 3: What gives you kick?
  • Question 4: What are your strengths?
  • Question 5: Do you have any questions ?
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Eaton Corporation Engineer interview

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Pranav BormaneFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Delhi for Engineer role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Job experience might help, otherwise it is based on CGPA.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
They ask you about any subject that you liked in your M.tech and would ask questions related to that subject. Apart from that they may test your basic engineering knwoledge e.g. SFD, BMD from strength of materials. Be prepared with your project.
Interview Tips
They test your understanding of the subjects and technical concepts. You should be able to understand, interpret and explain things correctly.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Eaton?
  • Question 2: Strengths and weaknesses ?
  • Question 3: Why did you join the respective M.tech programme ?
  • Question 4: How did you improve on weaknesses ?
  • Question 5: Anything you would like to ask us ?
  • Question 6: Family background.
  • Question 7: and many more ..
Interview Experience
A lot of questions were asked regarding the personality.
Interview Tips
Confidense, clarity in the answers.
General Tips
Get your basics right. Exploit your strengths. Don't worry much. Be yourself. Give your best and leave the result on destiny.
Motivation for applying
Good company, good salary, good location.
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Eaton Corporation Engineer interview

8.2k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Engineer role at Eaton Corporation
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
I had a single interviewer. I started by telling about myself. After the general stuff, I moved on to the core engineering areas that I am interested in and the projects I had done. I was asked to explain any one of them. I did that pretty well and I guess he was impressed by the way in which I explained them. He asked me only a simple question after letting me choose the topic. He suggested FEA, but when I said I am not very comfortable with that we moved to mechanics (I suggested it).
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
How another person would describe you, your interests, what you do to improve yourself, what have you done to improve your career, why Eaton, why no higher studies, where do you see yourself in 3-5 years, greatest achievement, one time when you went against authority, one time when you had a bad relationship with someone and how you sorted it out, strengths, weaknesses..usual HR stuff
Interview Tips
Focus on courses that you really like and know them in and out. Also be very thorough on the projects that you have done. Speaking with confidence really helps. I wasn't really prepared, so for the HR questions I was quite frank even if I took some time. It would be good to think about all that you have done while going through common HR questions.

I could do well on the tech part since I could direct it to my comfort zones. I talked for about 15minutes on my DDP project. I had good projects on my resume and I think that helped too. I was able to direct my interviewer to my intern/DDP in the beginning itself. That was a good idea.
General Tips
I had a thorough understanding of my projects. It is good to have a very good understanding of the basics in the courses that you like/that are relevant.
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