Cummins Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment and work-life balance; good place to gain hands-on experience with engine; good training sessions.

    Cons

    Slow process to push things forward in such a large company;
    Responsibilities are quite limited to certain tasks (this may vary from department to department)
    Location is not for young people who love to hang out.

  2. Very good company, really invests in the individual employee and gives them the tools to grow.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good onboarding system
    -Tons of diversity
    -Really friendly, nice employees
    -Dedicated to your individual growth
    -Very flexible

    Cons

    -Large company, may not be the best atmosphere for some
    -Need to be a self-motivated person, may not be suitable for some

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Loved it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technology Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Test Technology Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of responsibility, good management

    Cons

    Big company problems. Just have to fit in the box...

    Advice to Management

    Promote diversity in opinions and upbringing, too.

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  5. Service Engineer Intern

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    Former Intern - Service Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Intern - Service Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good testing and traveling experiences

    Cons

    Desk work can get dry.

    Advice to Management

    Good management.

  6. Company culture has shifted with new leadership team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Opportunities to work on global assignments

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities outside of Columbus, IN
    Senior leadership frequently changes strategy focus
    Lack of middle management leadership development

    Advice to Management

    Bring the focus back to people development
    Spend money training employees instead of hiring consultants
    Bring the old culture and values back

  7. Helpful (4)

    Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Columbus, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Life and work balance is good and work is challenging enough to keep a technical engineer interested and engaged.

    Cons

    Forced ranking system where business units are pressured for quotas of "non performing" employees are putting a crimp in teamwork because two engineers can perform the same work on the same projects and one can been ranked as a performer and one could not. There are no specific metrics for ranking and it is purely political and subjective from layers of management that may not even have a grasp of the technical aspect of worked that is even performed. Foreign engineers have displaced domestic engineers and work is shifting offshore which is causing quality issues.. Diversity is pushed to the point that it is a corporate joke.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Cummins core principles and hire and retain QUALITY domestic technical workers. Don't equate the fact that India cranks out 1.5 million engineers a year with them all being competent. My experience is that they are diploma mills and some engineers don't even understand the basics.

  8. A welcoming company

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    Current Employee - Global Black Belt in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Global Black Belt in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very thorough onboarding process, including initial training and induction sessions, computer deployment, benefits explanation and enrollment, telephone access, and anything else needed to be able to perform the job.

    Very open and welcoming team members.

    Everybody has had only positive comments about the company and the work environment, and so far Cummins has lived up to those comments.

    The company values are very much in line with mine, and I can really feel how they are lived by every body every day.

    Cons

    So far I have not been able to identify any specific ones. My onboarding has gone pretty smoothly. That is not to say that this is a perfect company. People acknowledge and I start to realize some of the challenges faced in current business. However, the company seems to have set a good environment for team members to look for solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Regarding the onboarding process, which is what I have been exposed so far, I know a number of Cummins employees that have been transferred from other locations, including other countries, and that have expressed that the onboarding would have been beneficial for them as well. In other words, these are Cummins employees, familiar with a number of things, but that still may use some help to go more easily about the specifics of a new location when they get there.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Was a great company but, lost focus on core business.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Initially good benefits but, as with many companies, coverage declined and employee expenses increased
    Ability to move within the firm
    Some very solid people to work with

    Cons

    Allow / encourage employees to move to different positions before they learn the position they are in.
    Management unwilling to accept honest, accurate feedback.
    Hard work and results are not valued as much as being a 'yes' person.
    Too focused on social issues and not on the company's products, services and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Require employees to stay in position a minimum of 2-3 years. This will increase productivity and effectiveness and reduce the expense associated with training new people every 18 months. Listen to your employees and act on accurate, specific feedback and suggestions.

  10. Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Columbus, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management cares about employees. Lots of opportunities to move around within the company to expand the career. work-life balance is overall good though it really depends on specific group.

    Cons

    bureaucracy and low-efficiency in some areas. Pay is not the most competitive either.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Manufacturing intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Columbus, IN
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I seriously think this was a great opportunity. Cummins cares a lot about their interns, you will have the opportunity to meet new people through networking events and they also do a lot of training such as Six Sigma, A3 and engine familiarization. I learned so much during this summer internship I think it's the best experience I have ever had. This company is so diverse, they respect and take into consideration all kinds of inputs! I even got to meet the CEO

    Cons

    Really nothing, I have a really great experience

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