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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN – Reviewed Apr 16, 2013
Interview Details – The "process", like all Cummins' processes is like a poorly planned game show with almost a complete lack of necessary verbal communications. There are lots of hoops and paperwork that lead up to several rounds of "interviews" that are structured to be both intimidating and confrontational. Unfortunately, I ignored many of these Red Flags for the lure of a better salary. It was not worth it.
Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult. The participants obviously had been "assigned" the task of interviewing and had no genuine interest. Therefore, "the game" was simply to ask seemingly random or "canned" questions aimed more at trying to highlight the dominance of the interviewer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation? Are you kidding?
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 12, 2013
Interview Details – The process included a phone interview along with a in person panel interview.
No Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN Feb 2012 – Reviewed Jun 10, 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.
No Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN Nov 2011 – Reviewed Jan 6, 2012
Interview Details – Phone interview, ask about yourself, experiences, why choose Cummins
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN Oct 2011 – Reviewed Dec 10, 2011
Interview Details –
My initial communication with Cummins was at a collegiate career fair. I gave a recruiter my resume, spoke face to face for a bit, and expressed interest in being a design engineer. A few weeks later I received a surprise phone interview. During the interview I had to answer technical questions, personality questions, and time & situation management questions. The total interview time was about 30 minutes, and there was no follow-up interview.
My advise for interviewees is to try to be yourself without coming across as sounding arrogant. Also, when you are asked technical questions, it's alright to pause for a minute to think of a good answer.
Negotiation Details – I received an excellent offer right out of the box that did not require extensive negotiation. The one thing that I did need to change, my start date, was easily changed during my confirmation communication.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN Aug 2011 – Reviewed Sep 19, 2011
Interview Details –
Basically It took 3 interviews
1st behavioral interview took 30 Minutes, 2nd Technical interview took 1.5 hours, 3rd Onsite interview/ Group or Panel Interview took 7 hours.
Behavioral was pretty straight forward, Give me an example where you handled conflict, Give me an example where you failed, Give me an example where you did something new.
Technical Interview started with a run through my resume. Tell us about your achievements, Then they asked questions about FMEA process, problem solving ability, then hardcore engineering questions about, Stress, endurance, Loads, Forces, Balancing, Part failure under Load etc.
Final Onsite Interview started with discussion on my resume and how I use my engineering knowledge in developing various products, What process and thinking I am using to solve various engineering problems. Then Questions about my achievements at previous job.
Interview started with a manager interview, after that my hiring manager took me on a city and manufacturing plant tour, asked similar questions. Then 1 hr Behavioral interview round asking questions like, where you see yourself in 5 years, What kind of a role you prefer in product development process etc, and then a HR wrap up at the end. Got offer after 3 weeks.
Interview Question – Questions related to Stress, Endurance, Loading, Forces, Balancing, etc Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN Nov 2010 – Reviewed Jun 19, 2011
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.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN Jan 2011 – Reviewed May 2, 2011
Interview Details – Had an on-campus interview at first. Every questions asked were pretty much behavioral. Then had a phone interview with the hiring manager after a month. Similar interview questions on the resume. Then after that had an on-site visit. The on-site visit is basically to check out whether you fit into the team. Had to meet a couple of managers-even a meeting.
Interview Question – how to deal with conflicts? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, IN Feb 2011 – Reviewed Mar 21, 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.
No Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, OH Dec 2010 – Reviewed Jan 15, 2011
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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