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Cummins-Allison Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
16 Reviews
2.9
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    The Kings of Currency handling

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cummins-Allison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great fellow employees. They believe in training,

    Cons

    Their pay structure. Especially in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would still be there if they would have been more understanding of salary situations in major metropolitan areas. Probably the best job I ever had. Very sad I am no longer with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok. Could have been better

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Cummins-Allison for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people working there. Co-workers are generally friendly and sociable. The actual content of the work is actually pretty interesting.

    Cons

    Uncompetitive compensation. Management sometimes thinks that things will be much easier to accomplish than they actually are. Stuck using some very old-fashioned tools. When I left in 2013, they were finally upgrading some people from Windows XP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    'Old School'...nothing more succinct than that. More resistant to change than witches to water.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Cummins-Allison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Product improvement, although in a sometimes frightening slow life-cycle, does continue. There are always constant revisions and upgrades, new machines, other oem products acquired, etc. That is definitely the saving grace of this place, what keeps folks around.

    Cons

    Old School culture. Perception is highly regarded (i.e.: being on time, not calling in sick). It's nearly impossible to get fired if you show up on time and never call in. They'll never notice lack of productivity, ever. Productivity is not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward productive employees who contribute, not those who merely show up and sit down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins-Allison full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very accommodating to employees. Decent benefits and general culture is very friendly. I really enjoy working with my peers.

    Cons

    The management culture is very task orientated focusing on the day to day versus having a vision. for the future. Upper management for the most part lacks the overall strategic thinking that would be beneficial to a US manufacturer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have strategy meetings with all functional groups to develop a vision. Embrace employee empowerment and eliminate micro management. Establish some additional metrics to determine what works and what doesn't and to identify areas for improvment for all functional groups.

  6.  

    R&D group is great... Home office is horrible.

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Cummins-Allison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    R&D group was incredibly advanced, leading edge technology. Small group environment. Great people.

    Cons

    No chance of career advancement. Incredibly bad compensation caused high turnover. Very old school. Middle management useless, only interested in CYA, zero accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the stone age. Create some sort of accountability for product lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Field service engineer

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Company perks, company car, gas, and cell phone, not in the same place all day! No bosses hounding over your shoulder

    Cons

    Because of all the perks the pay is extremely low and not paid fairly to the cost of living, all techs here are at least 10k a year underpaid, there are also favorites who are friends with the boss outside of work and are allowed benefits no one else is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advise is to treat all employees fairly, have quarterly reviews and help employees progress in their position and have competitive pay!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    very warming,professional atmosphere with room to advance

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    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Cummins-Allison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    employees,environment,working conditions,very good company to work for,mid-management gets you involved in the daily process and respects your input

    Cons

    upper management and ownership kept employees in the dark prior to downsizing,then chose to eliminate lower hourly employees while keeping higher paid ineffective managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make every employee aware of where they stand.instead of keeping them in the dark(a.k.a bill jones)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins-Allison full-time

    Pros

    Company Vehicle, Great Benefits, 401k Contribution, Company Supplied Tool Kit.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons with this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Software Design Engineer II

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer II  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer II in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Cummins-Allison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work :
    - Variety of products to learn and work on.
    - Opportunity to grow, if you feel stuck you can approach management.
    - Approachable management
    - Opportunity to challenge yourself if you want/like
    - Medium size teams
    - Growing Software Dept. allows to show your capabilites and recognized for your work.
    - Intelligent and helpful engineers, lot to learn.
    - Stability

    Work-Life Balance:
    - No take home work (For some people it might be Con but I think this gave me opportunity to be home with family and not thinking about work)
    - Usually not needed to stay late at work.

    Work Enviornment:
    - Family like enviornment
    - Once a month communication meeting/ Christmas Lunch
    - Surrounded by nice trail. Lots of people take short walk during lunch break.

    Cons

    - Fixed time schedule
    - No option to buy lunch inside building. But have lots of restaurants close by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - If possible, flexible time schedules specially for people with kids.
    - More team building excercises. Most engineers are sitting in cubes most of time. Some activities for team would be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stable company and a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins-Allison

    Pros

    - Established company with solid long term growth prospects
    - Privately owned and the current owners manage the company for the long term and invest heavily in R&D
    - Management provides a good work life balance
    - Opportunity to work with a number of talented engineers
    - Opportunity to participate in full life cycle product development
    - Excellent opportunities for career development

    Cons

    None really to speak of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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