Cummins
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Cummins Reviews in Columbus, IN

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 211 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger

Tom Linebarger

(88 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A unique experience, but it depends on what you're looking for in your career

Corporate Strategy Manager (Former Employee)
Columbus, IN

I worked at Cummins full-time for more than a year

ProsMy experience is in the HQ in Indiana
-Work life balance is good- Most people stick to the 8-5 schedule.
-Many opportunities to move internally and find new opportunities
-Stable, old-school patriarchal company that looks out for its workers
-Market dominant position in key segments to provide financial security

Cons- A lot of "dead weight" at the company who are just collecting a paycheck
- Locations in rural areas throughout the world that make it difficult to recruit and retain top talent
- Many "lifers" at the company stifle innovation
- Six sigma often misused

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to light a fire under the feet of its employees. There is too much complacency. Sooner or later market competitors will catch up, and I'm not sure the company will be nimble enough to respond.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stupid Rating system!!!!

Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

I have been working at Cummins as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFlexible work hours,good pay,solid company with revenue increasing each year,stable job

ConsThey rate human beings on a scale of 3 for the first 5 years i think(whats worse is, its forced ..10% of the people need to get like a 3 ,1 being the highest)!!!!!!!couldn't get my head around it

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't have the data to show that the system has worked...get rid of it or you will have a hard time convincing the new generation of college hires

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a good place to work

Rapid-serve Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGood advancement opportunities and they are very concerned about the local communities they are a part of.

ConsSometimes you can get lost in the shuffle

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this point

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Product Validation Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGreat work culture and diversity. Allows for moving within the company to move and grow your career

ConsLocated in a small town. Needs to have offices in bigger cities

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Great place to work

Data Management Leader (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGreat culture. Great career opportunities. Good focus on people and adequate amount of resources available for employees. Open communication and access to senior leadership. Good sense of teamwork.

ConsHR is very hard to deal with and very inefficient. Innovation is very slow, sometimes processes get in the way of innovation.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderfully rewarding and exciting

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGreat culture, diverse environment, commitment to personal development.
The HQ city is small and quaint
Ability to move within the company

ConsVery conservative about it's outlook, job cuts way before any real threat

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsThis 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome Experience!

Rapid Serve Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGreat Work Culture...nice experience to work

ConsNothing as such...everything is good

Advice to Senior ManagementMore training

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Very proud to be part of the Cummins family

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsStrong ethics and treat to others policy.
The company offers opportunities to be in different roles, hence improving your business acumen.
The company in general is very flexible.

ConsHQs are in Columbus IN, virtually nothing interesting to do there and does not have operations in big cities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at cummins as an intern

Fluid Meteorology Intern (Former Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

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

ConsNone that I can tell

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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