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Updated Jul 18, 2014
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Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Manufacturing Engineer
Columbus, IN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cummins in February 2011.

Interview Details – Panel interview with minimum 3-4 people discussing with you. One would be the subject expert and rest would be from related team. Technical questions were usual , but they would ask more about your overall experience and would questions from your Resume.


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Mechanical Engineer-Entry Level Interview

Mechanical Engineer-Entry Level
Columbus, IN

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cummins in June 2014.

Interview Details – 2 Stage Interviewing process. 1st Stage is the interview with the HR. Questions asked: Tell me about your weakness, How do you handle complex projects, Are you good at Multitasking. 2nd Stage is the interview with technical manager. They will ask you questions regarding your experience, course work, some technical questions. Not really difficult.

Interview Question – Pretty straight forward questions.   Answer Question


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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern

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

Interview Details – There were two interviews. First interview was awarded after discussion at my school's career fair. The first interview had one person asking the questions and a second person taking notes on everything I was saying. After first interview, got an invite to the final interview in Columbus, IN (Headquarters). That was a full day, with two 30 minute interviews, a discussion panel with different employees, a tour of the facilities, and a networking lunch. Received a call after about a week with a tentative offer, then an official offer was emailed.

Interview Question – Behavioral interview, asked to discuss resume further. Lots of teamwork, and how I handled unexpected setbacks.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable


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Hardware Engineer Interview

Hardware Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cummins in November 2013.

Interview Details – They came across my resume HENAAC in New Orleans. I was contacted while the conference was going on and asked if I was interested in an interview the following day. The interview was kind of how you make it. I am a technical person so I steered towards a technical interview. The person interviewing me just to happened to be interested in the same things as I was. Overall it was a no pressure interview where they really just wanted to get to know me and if I would fit well.

Interview Question – I had to explain the different technologies behind how to monitor motor speeds, correct them, and a technology one of the teams I was working with at the time was working on.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiations, great package.


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Systems Performance Analysis Interview

Systems Performance Analysis
Columbus, IN

I applied online - interviewed at Cummins in January 2014.

Interview Details – I was first interviewed in December 2013 for an internship position for summer. After about a month I received another call for a technical interview from Cummins in Columbus, IN. The interviewer was a team leader in one of Cummins units in headquarters. At the end I received the offer after a month at the end of February and beginning of march was the deadline to accept/reject the offer

Interview Question – Unexpected questions were basic Thermodynamics ones such as first or second law. Most difficult question was : How do you increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines. The question was general and not on any specific application.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate since it was a great offer for an internship.


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Intern Interview

Intern
Memphis, TN

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cummins in March 2013.

Interview Details – Very easy. Phone call. Meet some people. Got the job.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you couldn't get along with an employee.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I knew what it was coming in.


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Marketing Intern Interview

Marketing Intern

Interviewed at Cummins

Interview Details – Had my first round interview a month ago. It was basically behavioural questions. One questions got me--Describe a situation when you had to deal with a difficult person. Others were just basic questions like introduce yourself, what department you would like to work for, etc. I'm having my second round interview tomorrow. Hopefully everything goes well!

Interview Question – Describe a situation when you had to deal with a difficult person   Answer Question


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Product Validation Engineer Interview

Product Validation Engineer
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

IT Support
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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