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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Product Validation Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Rochester, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cummins in February 2014.

Interview Details – The process was long, but worth it. I first had a 1v1 interview at my college's career fair. I was contacted 2-3 weeks later for a phone interview. A week after the phone interview I began having back and forth E-mail conversations with HR. 3 weeks after my phone interview I was given an official offer.

Interview Question – What are some confrontations you have experienced while in school / on Co-op and how did you approach and resolve them?   Answer Question

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IT Support Interview

Anonymous Employee
Columbus, IN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cummins.

Interview Details – Internal employee suggested HCL contractor.

Interview Question – This is a straightforward assessment of your abilities.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Back and forth on interviews with many people at many differnt levels of management. Then many phone calls between HCL employees regarding emails with I insurance information, retirement funding options and contract information. Then more phone calls with salary negotiations. Just aim high on the negotiations, there are annual raises, but not necessarily jumps in salary due to adjustments of internal responsibilities.

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Technical Specialist Interview

Technical Specialist
Fridley, MN

I applied online - interviewed at Cummins in May 2010.

Interview Details – Applied on line for a posting. Since I had fairly good experience in the field was asked to come for an on site interview. Hiring decision was confirmed in a weks time.

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation

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Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cummins in February 2012.

Interview Details – Went to the career fair where I gave my resume to a cummins recruiter who called me later that day to offer me an interview for the following day. The interview was with a head design engineer with a younger recruiter taking notes. They asked primarily technical questions. Two weeks later I had a one on one phone interview with a different mechanical engineer. This interview was behavioral with in addition to asking about specific experiences I had with testing and analysis. Two weeks after that I received an offer over the phone.

Interview Question – Form vs function
5 functions of a washer
Difference in a long vs short screw
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Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Mechanical Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cummins.

Interview Details – I received an email about setting up an initial behavioral interview. I was interviewed the next week and was eventually emailed about another phone call, but for more of a company sales pitch rather than another interview. After telling them which department I would be interested in, I received an offer for employment about a week later.

Interview Question – What is one class that might be bringing down your gpa and why?
Tell me a time you had to present in front of a group.
Tell me a time you had to make a decision for a group.
Tell me a time you had to correct someone.
Tell me a time where you had to design something.
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Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer
Las Cruces, NM

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cummins in October 2013.

Interview Details – I was given the first interview the day after a career fair on campus. It was a basic behavioral interview, with nothing too tough to answer. There were two interviewers; one asking questions and the other typing answers. Both recruiters were very friendly. The second interview came over the phone, and lasted for an hour. Being my first legitimate phone interview made this much harder. I was not sure what to expect, and to be honest, I did not feel too good about the interview afterwards. It was much more of a technical interview, and it seemed like the interviewer was trying to confirm if I could speak "technically." A couple of weeks after my second interview, I was offered the position.

Interview Question – Although not too difficult, this question was unexpected. I was asked to talk about the difference between form and function and what each of those terms meant to me.   Answer Question

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Manufacturing Engineer Co-op Interview

Anonymous Employee

The process took 3 months - interviewed at Cummins.

Interview Details – HR interview followed by technical interview

Interview Question – the interview was mostly behavioral and there were not much difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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Performance Engineer Interview

Performance Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cummins in June 2011.

Interview Details – Email, Phone Interview, Onsite visit

Interview Question – The interview questions were expected   Answer Question

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Service Engineer Interview

Service Engineer
Columbus, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cummins in May 2012.

Interview Details – My first interview was on campus the day after the career fair. My second interview was a phone interview. I received the offer 2 weeks after my phone interview.

Interview Question – What was a time when you were most innovative?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – College offer. No negotiations possible.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cummins in January 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through University and Online. Got an interview call the next week. 2 rounds of phone interview - 1 with HR and other with a Senior Supply Chain Professional.

HR Round - Tests the usual STAR framework of questions and reasoning. Should be easy to crack if you know your resume inside out and about the company.

2nd/Final Round - More indepth skills pertaining to the job you are applying for. Level of technical questioning may range based on the team. The best part will be asked on how you are able to relate all your past experiences in your resume along with your technical skills to join the supply chain space at Cummins.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult about the process or the questions. Pretty standard overall!   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Had a dream offer from another company. So, after a tough call, I had to turn if down.

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