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Mechanical Development Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Cummins in September 2010.
Interview Details – There was a 3 step interview process. The first interview was a behavioral interview that lasted about 30 minutes. The second interview was a 1:1 with my hiring manager. He asked more questions about the job and my experience. The final interview was more or less Cummins selling themselves to me.
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. From what I've heard, there is strictly no negotiating for entry level positions. Don't let that keep you from trying, however.
Mechanical Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cummins in February 2012.
Interview Details – Talked to a recruiter at the University Career Fair and was called later that night for a 1 on 1 interview the next morning with a manager. Typical behavioral questions were asked before we moved on to more in depth questions regarding the job and my background. We spoke about what the position would entail and whether or not it would suit me, and also went into great detail on my past experiences. They seem to look for people with interest in their industry by the candidate's hobbies, etc. Following the 1 on 1, I was called 3 weeks later to schedule a phone interview with a hiring manager. At the end of the phone interview, I was extended a verbal offer and received the official offer via email 2 weeks later. Everyone I had spoken to throughout the interviewing process were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable.
- Describe your problem solving process. Answer Question
- Why did you choose engineering? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary, bonus, and benefits are non-negotiable, but starting date is.
Mechanical Development Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cummins in September 2011.
Interview Details – I was asked some generic questions about my engineering background experience followed by some more difficult specific questions about failure analysis.
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