Cummins – Why Work For Us?

  • Cummins Inc. is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology globally.
  • We serve our customers through our network of 500 company-owned and independent distributor facilities.
  • Our network has more than 5,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.
  • Cummins Inc. is organized into four distinct but complementary business units:

Cummins Engine Business manufactures and markets a complete line of diesel and natural gas-powered engines for on-highway and off-highway use. Its markets include heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle (RV), light-duty automotive and a number of industrial uses including agricultural, construction, mining marine, oil and gas and military equipment. Cummins Engine Business also provides a full range of new parts and services and remanufactured parts and engines through an extensive distribution network.

Cummins engines range in size from 31 to 3,500 horsepower and from 1.4 liters to 91 liters.

Cummins Power Generation Business is a global provider of power generation systems, components and services in standby power, distributed power generation, as well as auxiliary power in mobile applications to meet the needs of a diversified customer base. Cummins Power Generation also provides a full range of services and solutions, including long-term operation and maintenance contracts and turnkey and temporary power solutions.

Cummins Power Generation products include diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets form 2.5 to 2,700 kW, alternators from 0.6 KVA to 30,000 KVA, transfer switches from 40 amps to 3,000 amps, paralleling switchgear and generator set controls.

The Components Business Segment consists of four businesses: Cummins Filtration, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Cummins Emission Solutions and Cummins Fuel Systems.

  • Cummins Filtration designs, manufactures and distributes heavy-duty air, fuel, hydraulic and lube filtration, chemicals and exhaust system technology products for diesel and gas-powered equipment.
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies designs and manufactures turbochargers and related products, on a global scale, for diesel engines above 3 liters.
  • Cummins Emission Solutions develops and supplies catalytic exhaust systems and related products to the medium-and heavy-duty commercial diesel engine markets. The exhaust systems include packaging of catalytic exhaust systems, engineered aftertreatment components and system integration services for engine manufacturers.
  • Cummins Fuel Systems designs, develops and manufactures new fuel systems and remanufactures electronic control modules in the United States. In Mexico, it remanufactures Cummins fuel systems and others. This business services engines ranging from 9 to 78 liters.

Cummins Distribution Business drives a comprehensive global distribution strategy and channel management. Capitalizing on synergies in parts and services, this business helps Cummins by providing outstanding support to our customers, while growing a less cyclical and less capital intensive business.

The business consists of 17 Company-owned distributors and 10 joint ventures, covering 90 countries and territories through 233 locations. Through this network, trained personnel sell and distribute Cummins-branded products, related services and broader solutions such as maintenance contracts, engineering services and customized integrated products.

Our Vision

Making people's lives better by unleashing the Power of Cummins.

That simple, yet ambitious, statement serves as the guiding vision for Cummins and its 38,000 employees.

The Company takes pride in manufacturing engines, generators, filters and related products that serve the varied needs of its customers worldwide. To do that, Cummins unleashes the power of its employees: Their energy and commitment make it possible for the Company to maintain a leadership position in the markets it serves.

Cummins also recognizes that with its role as a corporate leader comes a responsibility to help improve the communities in which employees work and live. It is a responsibility the Company brings to life through its actions and the activities of its employees.

Our Mission

Motivating people to act like owners working together.

Exceeding customer expectations by always being first to market with the best products.

Partnering with our customers to make sure that they succeed.

Demanding that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment.

Creating wealth for all stakeholders.

Our Values

Integrity. Strive to do what is right and do what we say we will do.

Innovation. Apply the creative ingenuity necessary to make us better, faster, first.

Delivering SuperiorResults. Exceed expectations, consistently.

Corporate Responsibility. Serve and improve the communities in which we live.

Diversity. Embrace the diverse perspectives of all people and honor with both dignity and respect.

Global Involvement. Seek a world view and act without boundaries.


Apply the creative ingenuity necessary to make us better, faster, first.

We build the world's most environmentally friendly and reliable diesel engines. And since the day we started, our specialists have produced them with one goal: to give our customers the power they need to do their jobs and live their lives - better.

Across our entire organization, you'll find engineers, developers and technicians who are innovating, designing, testing, and building. You'll also find accountants, marketers, IT, purchasing, and supply-chain specialists who are working in ways that are just as advanced and innovative.

We're on the cutting edge in every aspect of our company—from the technology that's inside our products to the processes we use to design, test and market them. We're also advanced in the way we partner with organizations around the world—whether we're growing our business or growing our communities. Innovation is our competitive advantage.

Building Success

Making people's lives better by unleashing the Power of Cummins.

A diverse employee population is one of our keys to success. In fact, our Business Case for Diversity (published in 2008) states how inclusivity of diverse races, lifestyles and backgrounds create an environment where innovation flourishes. Now, we just need your unique perspective to push our next project to new heights.

Whether you desire to focus your skills on the management of technical projects and people, or if you want to dedicate yourself to becoming a specialist in a specific area of research, or both—your assignments and career path will match your talents and interests. The professional development tools and experiences you’ll find at Cummins are the key to your success. Our leadership training, mentoring circles, rotation programs and HR systems are all in place to build your career.

Community Involvement

Serve and improve the communities in which we live.

Cummins has long believed that a Company is only as strong as the communities where its employees live and work. This is most evident in the fact that former Cummins Chairman and CEO J. Irwin Miller began investing in both affordable employee housing and world-class architecture in Columbus, Indiana (our world headquarters) over 50 years ago.

As Cummins has grown globally, so has our commitment to supporting the communities all around the world. This effort is led by The Cummins Foundation, which focuses on education, the environment and social justice wherever we operate - and a few places we don’t...yet. Community involvement puts your work in the right perspective.

Reducing our Environmental Impact

Demanding that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment.

This is where innovations are born from a commitment to simply doing what’s right for our customers, for our professionals, and for the planet. We develop advances in diesel engines and related technologies to improve fuel efficiency. We’ve pledged to improve our energy efficiency at least 30 percent by 2015.

In 2011, Cummins announced that we exceeded our commitment to reduce 25 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of the EPA’s Climate Leaders Program. We actually achieved a 28 percent reduction in GHG emissions (110,324 tons of CO2).

Recycling, waste management, water conservation, reduced energy use, solar energy and green buildings are also critical to our commitment to reducing our impact on our environment. Yes, it’s different here. And yes, you’ll love it.

Potential for Growth

Cummins is a Fortune 250 company and we are growing into a global leader—but we still believe in the same things. We're totally committed to building partnerships with our people, our customers, our environment and our communities.

As a Cummins employee, we want to help you achieve your full potential and grow as a leader. Here, there are no rigid career tracks—so whether you desire to focus your skills on the management of technical projects and people, or if you want to dedicate yourself to becoming a specialist in a specific area of research, or both—your assignments and career path will match your talents and interests.

The professional development tools and experiences you’ll find at Cummins are the key to your success. Our leadership training, mentoring circles, rotation programs and HR systems are all in place to build your career. Our culture inspires our employees to be ethical, engaged, innovative and committed to building success in others – which ultimately builds a successful and sustainable company with more opportunities.

Performance Management

In order to help guide your career, we leverage our global Performance Management process to align the success of the company with the work that you do. It also gives you the opportunity to guide your own growth and success through your career.

At the beginning of each year, you'll work with your manager to clearly define your work and development objectives (Planning stage). Throughout the year, you and your manager will have ongoing conversations to help align your work with the objectives of the company and our core values. You will also uncover skills and experiences that you'll need to accomplish your career goals and set goals for individual development. You'll work together to review your progress, and your manager will provide feedback on your work and development (Updating stage).

At the end of the year, you and your manager will again work together to evaluate your performance (Reviewing stage) and how it relates to big-picture Cummins objectives and to your own personal goals. Your manager will also speak with key stakeholders as part of your assessment in order to provide valuable feedback on your strengths and development opportunities.


We recognize that financial compensation is among your priorities, and our base salaries reward you for focusing on results and working smart. As a Cummins employee, you'll also have a chance to participate in variable compensation programs—so as we thrive, so will you. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as 401k Retirement Savings Plan, Profit Sharing, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Pension Plan and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

A diverse culture is critical to our success. We welcome multiple viewpoints and voices, and we embrace the diverse perspectives of all people and honor both with dignity and respect. Diversity is a business imperative as we look to enter new markets in an increasingly diverse and global marketplace.

Lisa Gutierrez, Executive Director of Global Diversity, has seen firsthand how our executive leadership team believes in and delivers on the company's mission, vision and values. She states, "At Cummins, I don't have to convince leaders that diversity is important." This is demonstrated every day, where leadership really cares about diversity and leveraging employees' talents and backgrounds to make our company successful in the long term.

Our 'Business Case for Diversity' establishes four goals to leverage the greatest benefit from our diverse workforce.

  • Create a workplace population with representation similar to the markets in which Cummins operates.
  • Demand that our workplace is safe and inclusive for all individuals and organizations.
  • Develop a collective behavior that encourages all individuals and employees to use their talents.

Capitalize on a diverse workforce to enhance our competitive position in the marketplace.

Cummins Reviews

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    Good Company!!!Great Values!!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
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    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than a year


    Good company to start off your career. Decent number of opportunities within Cummins. Best company to work for in this particular industry.


    Not so much fun to work at Cummins. Fresh graduates from university finds it company for old people.

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Cummins Interviews

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    I had 2 interviews, one on campus and one over the phone. The one on campus was with two interviewers. They are really nice and very friendly. The interview over the phone was because I could not make it to the company, and he was very nice as well. Overall, it was a very great process.

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Cummins Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Columbus, IN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1919
Type Company - Public (CMI)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

If it's comin' around the mountain, it could have a Cummins' engine powering it. The company makes about half of its revenues from its Engine Segment, which makes diesel and natural gas powered engines for the heavy and mid-duty truck, RV, automotive, and industrial markets, along with marine, rail, mining, and construction. Its other complementary business segments include Components (filtration products and fuel systems); Power Generation (vehicle and residential generators); and Distribution (product distributors and servicing). Major customers include OEMs Chrysler... More

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