Cummins Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
524 Reviews
3.7
524 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great company to work with if you are passinate about your work...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer  in  Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Fridley, MN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work with if you are passinate about your work...Lot of tools, systems and processes to learn about.

    Cons

    the growth might not be as expected but it is worth it and eventually "they" would kow your worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put right people with right skilss in right areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture. Flexible work hours. Reasonable work/life balace.

    Cons

    Take time to move up as a technical perspn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work, tries to adapt modern workplace environment, still has very structured environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Seymour, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone in my department is friendly, easy to work with, and you can tell they love their job for the most part. There are lots of team building and community days/events that are paid and very enjoyable. Laptops/network are far superior to any large corporation I've worked for including GE, ACOE, and USEC so less frustration. Union is easy to work with and even allows hands on experience with engines if requested.

    Cons

    Structured job titles and responsibilities as with any large corporation. High level management still has some old school views on things and some use intimidation techniques when asking about things. Different departments often don't collaborate for what is better over all for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use intimidation to try and get answers out of people, it makes it hard to process things and they don't come out as they really are. Try to forget what has been done for the past xx years and look at what is best with today's technology. Don't be afraid to try new things.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Controls Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for; I appreciate the leadership team and their visibility and availability. They desire to have a positive impact in the community by not only making volunteering options visible to everyone, but by encouraging everyone to offer 4 hours of volunteer time on work hours.

    Cons

    Depending on which group you end up, the opportunities for growth might be limited. The pay can be below average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stable company for long term career path

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BDM  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - BDM in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A company that has all the right core values and ethics. Stable and conservative company for long term career seekers with one company. A company focused on globalization and growing rapidly creating career opportunities for those who want to advance and grow.

    Cons

    Compensation and bonus is low and not competitive compared to other companies in the same sector. Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of Six Sigma creating too many useless projects that do not amount to any savings on cost or efficiency gains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cummins needs to focus more on technology and product innovations to be a market segment leader in the global market. Too many "me too" products with no real value proposition with high price is the common feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Shoreview, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Shoreview, MN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ethical company, good people , global presence

    Cons

    Slow in adapting to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on new product development and use six sigma only where required.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at cummins as an intern

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    Former Employee - Fluid Meteorology Intern  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Fluid Meteorology Intern in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent trainings and people are always available when needed

    Cons

    None that I can tell

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Great atmosphere of trained professionals with encouraging career opportunities for in-house employees.

    Cons

    Intern program not given proper attention due to the lack of designated training employees.

  10.  

    Happy to be here!

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company producing good products!

    Cons

    The drive from & to work does eat the gas!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Engine Combustion Performance Emission Development

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    Current Employee - Performance Engineer  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working directly with engine performance development work

    Cons

    No bad words for the "CONS"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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