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Cummins Reviews in Columbus, IN

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
577 Reviews
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Pros
  • The fact that it is HQ'ed in Indiana gives a very nice work-life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Good work environment and strict enforcement of treatment of each other policy (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy (in 25 reviews)

  • Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of (in 25 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to intern

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning experience, Good pay for interns, people are always willing to help, focus on ethics is impressive,

    Converted intern to full time

    Cons

    Location, not so challenging projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ethical, innovative company that builds/supports quality product, communities and careers!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    My experience with Cummins has been very positive, in that I've had the opportunity to build my career and grow from within the company. I'm able to work collaboratively and cross-functionally to gain a deeper knowledge of the product and become immersed within the culture. All of my managers have asked me from day one, what my goals were for myself and have been supportive of my career development plan. Cummins encourages employees to take on roles, learn, grow, work hard, share the knowledge and continuing along to build your career by moving on to other roles within the company. Encouraged growth is very important to me! They also promote community involvement and volunteering within the community (very cool!). Their attention to environmental causes, not only locally but globally is amazing! My work life balance is very good. All of my managers have been understanding and work with me as a working mother and someone who has health problems from time to time. This is such a relief! Cummins supports me as an employee and individual.

    Cons

    No matter what company you work for, there are always going to be challenges, both personally & professionally. The grass is not always greener on the other side! With that said, I've found my experience within Cummins has taught me it's important to voice concerns with coworkers/management/leadership constructively and in a manner that sparks change from a positive place. Sell yourself, be accountable and work hard - that's how you'll stand out and continue to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coaching is very important. Regular One-on-Ones are key to understanding your employees, identifying weaknesses and strengths, improving daily work/projects and opening the line of communication for effective and efficient work plans. Nothing should be a surprise to an employee if leadership is communicating effectively with their employees, groups, departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Just me review

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Opportunities for promotion if you prove yourself, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Small town. For lack of a single word term - observed correlation between family ties and position hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good company to work for..

    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good values, treatment of others, good growth opportunities

    Cons

    overplayed six sigma, too much manufacturing focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better compensation would help attract talent.

  6.  

    Exceptional Experience at Cummins

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Cummins is very laid back. The managers and supervisors are supportive. Great diversity and many social events during the summer including the Cricket Tournament and Float & Roast.

    Cons

    There is a lot of training and reading involved in order to catch up with Cummins' technology and learn how they go about doing things. There many meetings throughout the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since there are many cross-functional departments and teams working on one product, it would be helpful to present a PowerPoint describing all of the teams involved and their relationship to what you will be working on. This will be extremely beneficial to any intern or new employee, especially in the engineering department. It will be a starting point to know who to refer to when you run into problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for with lots of career opportunities but headquarters are in a small town in Indiana

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to network with people and can have a decent work life balance if you control it. You do get rewarded if you work hard and smart. Diverse

    Cons

    Headquarters are in Columbus IN which is in the middle of nowhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    College recruiting has to be done outside of Midwest areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wide variety of divisions to work in, great work environment, tons of opportunities to explore.

    Cons

    There are not any major cons to this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Corporate supply chain intern

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    Former Employee - Corporate Supply Chain in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Corporate Supply Chain in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, strong company with a lot of growth opportunities. Management was very receptive and the intern speaker series gave me a chance to talk with upper management.

    Cons

    Very slow heavy industry, seniority is a high priority. MBA is vital for moving up the company to any high position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company culture where people care

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a fantastic sense of a team environment throughout the company. They practice what they preach in terms of values and responsibility. Many opportunities to change career trajectories through finance, engineering, HR, purchasing.

    Cons

    Often difficult to communicate ideas and contact those needed. Cummins is heavily focused on their engineers, so it is possible to feel less important in other positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be passionate about your employees! My managers and teams cared for myself and everyone else. It created a dynamic working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Opportunity to work where you can learn a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice Work Environment and Friendly senior management

    Cons

    Little slow in interview process may be because of large number of applicants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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