Cumming Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful

    It's is a great place to work. Lots of camaraderie. Heavy investment in personal growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Estimator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Estimator in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cumming full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    We work and play hard. Don't apply if you are looking for a job. Only apply if you are looking for a career. The company has a formal leadership development plan that grows individuals in their career and it willingly supports self directed personal growth endeavors. Accountability is open and direct with the goal of top quality deliverables and client satisfaction as the baseline for performance. Nice bonus plan if you perform well. Good benefits. Management is willing to listen and encourages individual initiative. Opportunity to be involved in many different kinds of construction - hotels, gaming, healthcare, education, civic, infrastructure, government, private, mixed use, corporate, themed entertainment, mission critical.

    Cons

    It has become a large firm with the resultant loss of some of the intimacy that a small firm affords but this is far outweighed by the resources that are available at your fingertips. All the latest software and hardware. The intimacy is still preserved in each office. The company has grown so much that it is impossible to know everyone in the firm now. Nice working environments. Don't look for a private office but count on comfortable contemporary workspaces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the leadership development initiative. Preserve the flat organizational structure as best you can with the growth plan. Continue to vest decision making authority at the lowest levels possible. Continue to develop leaders from within as far as possible. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Cumming full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Office culture is great at Cumming. Everyone makes it fairly easy to transition into working here, and very helpful with answering any questions. I have had the opportunity to learn so much more about the industry from my team members! Also, everyone here is very friendly, and will start up a conversation on how your weekend went, your family, etc. Cumming also has a "work hard, play hard" mentality, and I tend to work best in that environment.

    Cons

    I haven't come across many downsides to be honest. I am looking forward to a few more processes to be implemented, the company is growing and some areas still need to catch up with that growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage personal growth and leadership opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. College life

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

    I have been working at Cumming full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay. Beer in the office. There can be some fun and generous and fun events. You get to work on exciting projects.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Senior management with no formal training or even a Bachelors degree. Unethical practices are the only thing that is consistent. The compensation and bonus program is unfair with no real parameters. All of the bonuses, vacation time allotment, salary and benefits are not transparent. There is no consistency and each person is basically given what their hiring manager believes that specific person should get. Employees from the UK are favored over the other employees. Billable time is more important than everything else. No flex time - at all. You are looked down upon if you are a few minutes late even when you worked late the day before. Benefits are expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with the education and qualifications necessary to lead a company. Have set standards with minimal exceptions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Cumming Response

    Feb 20, 2015Director, Talent Acquisition & Development

    Thank you for your review. I’m truly sorry and saddened to hear that you feel this way. As a 10 year tenured Team Member, you have likely been a catalyst to our success, culture, and growth over the ... More

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    You must be ambitious

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cumming full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you want challenge and ask for it, they will give you a shot. They are not afraid to let young people take on big roles.

    Cons

    If you don't fight for your compensation and position, you won't get ahead. They will reward ambition, but if you are a doer and not a seller, you will be stuck until you sell yourself higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A clearer org structure would be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cumming full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been with coming for some time now and what keeps me here is the people. Companies attempt to invest and push "culture", but CCorp just has it. Its a laid back atmosphere where you have the freedom to do your job well. You're held to a high standard and less is rarely accepted, but if you're up for it, then you will do well.

    Back to the point, its the great people that drive this company. People you can laugh with if you have the ability to laugh at yourself as well. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    Like many companies, you see people thrive and grow because they're good at what they do. Also like many companies, you wonder why certain people aren't held to the highest standard of the majority. I think that's present everywhere, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive team brings individual strengths and weaknesses to the table and I feel they balance eachother out well. None of them expect you to be a "yes man".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good if you don't mind one sided expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cumming full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers to collaborate with

    Cons

    The head of claims hold you to your deadlines but never hold to his promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Cummins

    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Cumming full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is good company but very slow when it come to execution.

    Cons

    very slow when it come to execution and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase growth opportunities within.

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Like a bad highschool dream

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Cumming

    Pros

    Could be a semi-decent overall company
    Company provided sodas and candy
    Decent, yet pricey, benefits
    Flexable work hours
    Decent vacation/sick hours

    Cons

    Clique mentality; us or them, no we.
    Hostile Environment
    Unnecessary stressful situations created by management
    Limited number of holidays
    Poor Company Communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees feedback.
    When several people in the company file complaints against a manager it usually means they are a bad manager. Address it and fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Working with Cumming is like working in a family environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cumming

    Pros

    There is no harsh hierarchy between management and other employees, everyone is very down to earth. It's the type of company where you'd feel comfortable grabbing a cup of coffee and chatting with anyone.

    Very oriented towards team building, which reflects through sports leagues which have been started up (ex. baseball, kickball, etc.) The company also holds several events for team members to get together. I myself have hung out with a majority of my co-workers outside of the work place. You won't dread going into the lunch room with everyone.

    Cons

    There aren't very many downsides, to be honest. You're not going to get every Federal holiday off, but the major holidays you do have off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the team building and make the company continue to feel like family! Also, continue to provide positive reinforcement to employees - those two things have kept the team morale up and continue to.

    Recommends

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