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Updated Jul 18, 2014
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Engineer Interview

Engineer

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cummins in April 2012.

Interview Details – On campus interview. One engineer and one HR conducts it. Go through my resume and asked some behavioral questions

Interview Question – Questions about their business in detail   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Supply Chain Intern Interview

Supply Chain Intern

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

Interview Details – The company had come for a career review in my univ. I went to their stall and spoke about myself and handed my resume. I immediately got a slot without any questions asked for an interview the next day. The next day it was a behavioral interview...like what are the challenges you expected to face and such general questions. There were two persons with one typing and both of them questioning.

Interview Question – The questions were not hard. If you remember all your experiences through your projects, then one can answer very well their questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

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

Interview Details – Spoke to the recruiter during the job fair.Recieved a phone interview after a few weeks following the job fair at my university.

Interview Question – Describe a situation where you had a conflict which your co-worker and how you resolved it.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Cummins.

Interview Details – Hiring process is totally irresponsible. I gave a behavioural phone interview and thought it was ok-ok. I never heard back from the engineer who took my interview even after following up 3 times.

Interview Question – nothing as such   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Engineer Intern Interview

Mechanical Engineer Intern

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.
  Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst

Interviewed at Cummins

Interview Details – All behavior questions. Two people during the interview, one take notes the other one ask questions. The atmosphere is flexible. Question: Tell me about yourself, tell me a experience that you finish an unassigned task. Tell me a experience that you have a mistake, tell me about a time that you work in a team and be given wrong instruction.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you work in a team and be given wrong instruction.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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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