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Updated May 1, 2014

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Engineer
Stoughton, WI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Cummins in April 2014.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter about a contract position with Cummins Filtration. The position required a working knowledge of Pro/E Creo. I interview in person and was shown a presentation about what the facility did, and I was shown an example of the type of projects I would be working on if I were to be hired. They asked me about my experience with Pro/E. I also described a design project I worked on in some detail. There weren't many behavioral interview questions. That might have been because it was a contract position that needed to be hired asap to do mostly modeling. After my interview I was given a part to model in Creo. The engineer and the HR individual who interviewed me were amicable.

Interview Question – I was given an injected molded part and a caliper, and I was asked to model it to the best of my ability in a 30 minute period.   Answer Question

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Indianapolis, IN

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cummins in March 2014.

Interview Details – Applied the job online,got an email regarding the steps of the interview.1st interview was behavioral interview....aced it. 2nd interview was technical interview with a panel of two people.

Interview Question – What are the peripherals for the Cruise Control of a car?   View Answer

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I applied online and interviewed at Cummins.

Interview Details – Initially they will call you and take behavioral interview. Second round is a technical interview.

Interview Question – Tell me the things which you thought I should ask and I didn't ask?   Answer Question

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Engineer
Columbus, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cummins in February 2012.

Interview Details – Applied through university. Within the same week , I was emailed by the recruiting team and it was a bunch of behavioral questions. The next week I was interviewed by the hiring manager.

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Engineering
Columbus, IN

The process took a day - interviewed at Cummins in November 2011.

Interview Details – Phone interview, ask about yourself, experiences, why choose Cummins

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Columbus, IN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cummins in November 2010.

Interview Details – - Typically, the interview process consists of 3 steps: a 1:1 behavioral phone interview with an outside recruiter, a second phone interview with a Cummins technical group and finally an on-site interview.

I was able to clear the first behavioral interview (50 mins duration).
Before the technical interview, the Cummins technical group sent me a tech questionnaire based on which the phone interview was conducted the next day (45 min duration). This interview was okay but I felt I could have done better with the initial questions. I couldn't clear this round, so I was not recommended for the on-site interview.

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  • Behavioral interview question: Describe an extremely frustrating situation you had to cope with?   View Answer
  • What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?   View Answer

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Columbus, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cummins in February 2011.

Interview Details – Pretty straight forward. Applied online and got a call months later. Did one phone interview and passed the behavioral interview portion. Then interviewed with an employee for a technical interview and passed it as well. Will do doing a campus interview next.

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Engineering
Columbus, OH

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cummins in December 2010.

Interview Details – There were 2 phone interviews. First was a behavioral type interview. Other was more technical, asking in detail about my resume experience and projects.

Interview Question – What is your strengths and weakness?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cummins in September 2012.

Interview Details – Behavioral interview with two interviewers, they went through 5 to 6 standard questions to you and let you ask one question about the company

Interview Question – tell me what you did in a situation where some body gave you can project without clear guidance   Answer Question

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Cummins in October 2011.

Interview Details – I met the Cummins recruiters at a career fair. After speaking with one recruiter over my resume, he handed it off to another that I also spoke with. Afterwards, he had me speak with a lady scheduling phone interviews. The phone interviewer sent an e-mail reminding me of the appointment as well as a short questionnaire about experience and Cummins job opportunities. She called on time and the interview lasted about 30 minutes. It was mostly a behavioral interview, and she commented on my excitement about how I answered them specifically relating to Cummins. It was not very technical, but she did ask about some of my previous experience and projects. She said Cummins would be contacting me within 2-4 weeks and that hiring managers would review my resume.

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  • Why do you want to work at Cummins?   View Answer
  • Have you ever worked on a project where one team member was not doing as much work (and what did you do)?   Answer Question

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