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Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
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  1.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cummins in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied through their official website. Got an email from one of their HRs for a first round of interview. It was straightforward and she only asked me 5 simple behavioral questions. The entire process of getting a job at Cummins through their official website takes about 1 months with 2 interviews, one with HR, one with hiring manager. Only after you pass the first round with the HR would you get invited to speak with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Cummins? Tell me a time when you miss a deadline.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I talked to the recruiter of Cummins in the career fair at the university. A few days later I received an email to schedule a phone behavior interview. I talked to a engineer through phone. Three weeks later I received another email to schedule a phone functional interview. This time I talked to a site leader. I was told that the result would come out within two weeks, but four weeks passed and I hadn't been informed. So I wrote an email to follow up, and then received the offer few days later. The recruiters I've talked to are nice and made me feel comfortable during the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how I will start to solve a problem and to give a example in behavior interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cummins.

    Interview Details

    I had a short conversation during a career fair at my university. About 3 weeks later I received a call to schedule a behavioral interview. It was conducted by another engineer who graduated a few years before me, so we had a lot to talk about. Another 2 weeks passed and I got an email from a senior engineer to schedule another interview. This interview was a general interview to see where my skills would be best suited. Almost exactly 2 weeks later I got an email from HR with an offer including a compensation package. Very nice people and easy to have a real conversation with.

    Interview Questions
    • General behavioral questions. What's a time when you gave someone the wrong information? When's a time when you had a disagreement with a supervisor? Pretty basic stuff.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They sent a more than reasonable package for my experience level.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cummins.

    Interview Details

    Job fair on campus. Ended up getting an interview on campus with a recruiter a few weeks later. Asked 3 questions and then talked about the different job opportunities. Interviewer was very nice had along discussion about Cummins values and what he sees as the future of diesel manufacturing. Bring questions to ask at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I joined a career fair on campus and was invited to a first round interview on campus 2 days after career fair. The first round was behavioral questions and it lasted about 45 minutes. There are two people one asking questions and the other one taking notes. The interview is not too hard and after a month I get a call to a second round interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Mechanical Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cummins.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university career fair, got an email to schedule a behavioral interview 3 weeks later. I was told that If i clear this round then I will be notified about the 2nd technical interview in about 2-3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Mechanical Engineering Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cummins.

    Interview Details

    I went to my college fair and applied. I got a call later that night for an interview the next day. Then I got an email for a second interview on the phone. They asked me pretty technical problems. I was offered a position 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cummins.

    Interview Details

    On campus recruiting led to the first interview. The first interview was behavioral and fairly straightforward. For much of the interview we simply went over my resume. I was contacted for a second interview about a month later. I am still waiting to hear back from them, but it was a positive experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had multiple things due at once.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Applied Mechanics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cummins.

    Interview Details

    Applied in campus job fair. Had 1st round interview in campus. It was around 45 mins, almost purely behavior based. Then I got the 2nd round interview two weeks later. It was a technical phone call interview, lasting 1 hour. Focus on fatigue, stress, FEA, beam issue. Honestly it is not difficult but the most difficult thing I confronted is they used speaker and the calling quality was really really bad! I haven't expected about this. I am waiting for the final result and I hope it can come true!

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me a question about thermal fatigue of diesel engine and I don't have strong background about diesel engine, so I don't know how to redesign it. I am sorry I even forget the question itself because it is very strange to me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Cummins.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus and got an interview two weeks after the job fair. Interview was behavioral and not too technical. Receive another interview a week later over the phone. The second interview was more technical. Got an offer a week after the second interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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