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Cummins Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
502 Reviews

3.7
502 Reviews
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Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The fact that it is HQ'ed in Indiana gives a very nice work-life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Working there has given me the opportunity to learn marketable skills I can use in other businesses (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy (in 22 reviews)

  • Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of (in 21 reviews)

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210 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Solid company with competitive salaries but with challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    Good people, has been a solid supporter of local economy. Improved short term leadership.

    Cons

    Direction in going global may diffuse core strengths that makes it an icon in it's industry. Long term leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a fear that playing catch up on going global has missed the shift to a balanced local strength. Current leading companies seem to recognize they have to keep their US strengths while competing globally. Being strong locally and the culture established in doing that is what made the brand what it is. Not having the systems to support global while at the same time losing local talent through attrition (due to shift of emphasis to global) is resulting in losing the "formula for product excellence".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SC  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - SC in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    Work-life balance is manageable. There are a lot of opportunities to grow and develop here. Many employees stay for most of their career.

    Cons

    Not many cons to speak of working at Cummins. Some of the plant locations can be harder to travel to depending on where you live. Hours may vary depending on time of year, production/non production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help everyone see the value of the decisions being made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Knowledge driven and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

    Pros

    Great team, a competitive yet helpful team. The office culture is quite laid-back, with plenty of opportunities to rise to the top. The fact that it is HQ'ed in Indiana gives a very nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    I found a lot of engineers and technicians spend time in discussing personal details of life. While some think it builds camaraderie, I personally felt that I had to sit through their stories to get a simple and quick answer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    "Great Company to Intern for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Hosting  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Applications Hosting in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Helpful Leaders
    Team Orientated
    Everyone Open to Ideas
    Doesn't feel like work more like hobby love working

    Cons

    Housing is a issue
    Need to give notices to other employees on interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Most flexible workplace with lot of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    Flexible timing, Opportunities. Wide range of products provide learning opportunities

    Cons

    Laid back approach and bad locations worldwide. Worst medical insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I absolutely love it here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    People, Holidays off with pay (even for interns),

    Cons

    Switching from office shoes to steal toe shoes, Benefits are a little expensive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    technical experience ,benefits ,flexibility ,less commute

    Cons

    Compensation ,leadership changes ,org changes

  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    Excellent integrated system management approach. Strong stress on Six Sigma methodology

    Cons

    Ambiguity of tasks and targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper workforce management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drafting Technician  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Drafting Technician in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    Laid back and very flexible

    Cons

    Not alot of earning potential in my field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like more oppurtunity to specialize.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Programmer in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, autonomy, interesting challenges, learning opportunities and good compensation. Supervisors actively support learning and experience for interns, while being flexible and not applying excessive pressure.

    Cons

    Some may have trouble with the local culture - this is not reflected by the organization itself, but Indiana has a conservative leaning that may be off-putting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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