Cummins Reviews in Minneapolis, MN

Updated March 29, 2014
Updated March 29, 2014
511 Reviews

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Pros
  • The fact that it is HQ'ed in Indiana gives a very nice work-life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Working there has given me the opportunity to learn marketable skills I can use in other businesses (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy (in 22 reviews)

  • Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Finance Intern

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    -Manager and co-workers very supportive and helpful
    -Friendly work culture

    Cons

    -None that I experienced as an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company for long term career path

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BDM  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - BDM in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A company that has all the right core values and ethics. Stable and conservative company for long term career seekers with one company. A company focused on globalization and growing rapidly creating career opportunities for those who want to advance and grow.

    Cons

    Compensation and bonus is low and not competitive compared to other companies in the same sector. Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of Six Sigma creating too many useless projects that do not amount to any savings on cost or efficiency gains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cummins needs to focus more on technology and product innovations to be a market segment leader in the global market. Too many "me too" products with no real value proposition with high price is the common feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    a company going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    the engine division is still profitable and stays ahead of competition.
    very diverse in product portfolio and markets served.
    senior leadership knows how to make balance sheet pretty to please wall st.

    Cons

    red tapes everywhere. bureaucracy.
    large group of mediocre or even incompetent middle management. efficiency can double if you fire half of them.
    relatively lower pay compared to industry average.
    sneaky and powerful human resource department makes you wonder who is really running the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    6 Sigma is an open secrete in the company that everybody knows it stinks but everybody pretends to love it.
    you know the quality of employee if low cost labor is your human resource strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for - they care about their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cummins' cares about their employees and offers alot of benefits

    Cons

    Some of the technology is outdated. Need to hire more IT personnel and outsource less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good corporate leadership, but spotty at lower levels

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Operations in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work culture and corporate responsibility. Allows paid community work time every year. Minneapolis is headquarters for Power Generation, so you have room for career growth without having to relocate.

    Cons

    Not enough resources to hit aggressive financial targets. Work life balance is not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have unreasonable targets, people give up even trying to hit them. If you can't hire, you need to prioritize on what is really important.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good exposure to supply chain and operations of a growing global company

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    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    -Strong values, culture and social responsibility
    -Strong leadership
    -Emphasis on diversity in workplace
    -good work life balance

    Cons

    Mediocre compensation in the US. Compensation improvements would help attract talented individuals from top institutes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay company, nice people just not a whole lot of passion for what they do

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    available to move jobs easily, many opportunities to advance
    flexible work hours as long as you can complete your work
    diverse, respectable employees

    Cons

    not much passion for product, lacking some structure in the internship program, needs some people with a more team focus mindset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to put passion back in to your employees, offer more team/morale building opportunities so people can enjoy working together

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Intern  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Great internship opportuntiy, project was meaningful to company and challenging. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate corporate structure and at times communication is difficult. Information Systems need updated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update international information systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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