Cummins Power Generation
3.1 of 5 66 reviews
www.cumminspower.com Minneapolis, MN 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cummins Power Generation Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
Cummins Power Generation – Fridley – “Line 15”

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86% Approve of the CEO

Cummins Power Generation President Tony Satterthwaite

Tony Satterthwaite

(42 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Light workload - great work-life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "A very diverse environment and great people to work with"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Incompetence of senior management"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Very low increase in salary, 2-3% for average performers (ranked 2) and 5% for top performers (ranked 1)"
    in 3 reviews
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Industrial Engineering Intern

Industrial Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Fridley, MN

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

ProsWas a very laid back culture with a lot of knowledgeable people around the plant and warehouse to work with. Had lots of opportunities to network with senior leadership and other interns

ConsFacilities were lacking compared to coporate and other plants I've seen around the cities. Only gave one week to respond to job offer.

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

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

ProsDiversity, Nice people, Warm Cube

ConsSalary Too low, HR process lame

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The workplace is OK

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsInclusive culture, international market focused. Value diversity. Great place for international employees to start with. Broad career opportunities if you have what it takes to shake up within this company.

ConsRelationship is vital to make career advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership skills are not so up to expectation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to start, not a place for high performers

Six Sigma Black Belt (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsGood place to start
Average starting salary
Good opportunity for responsibility (this does NOT mean an elevation in rank though!)
Good opportunity to move jobs within the same location
Good opportunity to move jobs within the company or its subsidiaries

ConsLow pay
Very low increase in salary, 2-3% for average performers (ranked 2) and 5% for top performers (ranked 1).
HR rules the roots and most managers do not have the stones to deal with HR
Cummins in general has the tendency to be extremely conservative. They prefer having a VP do a Director's job, or a Director do a manager's job.
This is NOT the place for quick promotions!
Cummins is DEFINITELY not a meritocracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the forced ranking system

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

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Cummins is OK place to work - not great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time

ProsThis company makes high quality products, but the pace is slow.
Good opporutinities to move into different functional areas
Low stress work environment

ConsRecent layoffs and attrition makes it difficult to get work done
Leadership is marginal
Pay is at the low end for the area

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more proactive rather than reactive and get connected to the employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Political Culture - know it to thrive in it.

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsMBAs from Top 10 Business Schools are highly valued and are paid more than graduates from lower-tier schools. This is a pro if you graduated from a top tier school!
Self-starters and intrapreneurs will go further than those who wait to be told what to do.
Light workload - great work-life balance
Flexible schedules
Ability to change functions

ConsNeed sponsorship to get ahead here. Without it, you will shuffle from one mid-level position to another.
Adherance to and promotion of company culture might be more important as the work you do.
Sales and Engineering oriented culture leaves a lot of room for improvement in Marketing - which is undervalued and under resourced.
the first one to HR Wins! They spend 1/2 of their time on internal investigations of people being rude to each other
Culture is too sensitive
Difficult to get rid of dead-weight
Lack of accountability in departments for excellence - lack of consequences for mediocre work.
Many many people lanquish in mid-level positions and never figure out why! It is lack of sponsorship and visibility.
many unqualified engineers moving into business and marketing positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lead engineer for product line

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cummins Power Generation for more than 3 years

ProsGlobal company with product sold around the world. Nice people to work with. Pension, bonus potential, freedom to work remotely when required.

ConsEngineering office environment dismal. Assembly space is strained. Understaffed operations, pressure to build product at pace trumps quality at times. Difficulit to find those with authority to make decisions. Too much focus on quantity of 6 sigma products vs. quality of project. Requirement that all engineers become certified.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Cummins is a great place to gain experience, a stepping stone to advancement when you leave.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fridley, MN

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

ProsVery proactive about community and the environment. Good transparency from senior management's of the current conditions influencing the companies actions and in sharing the vision for the future of the company.

ConsLittle to no support from company for development and growth in non professional positions. No effective process for training at hire and beyond. There is a noticeable divide in how non professional roles are treated and the opportunities offered compared to other similar professional roles. Very demanding expectations for project deadlines. Old facility is need of repair.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management and middle management need to work together to better align resources, schedules and deliverables. Create and communicate a process for non professional employees to develop and advance their careers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Missing the Mark on Execution

Director (Current Employee)
Shoreview, MN

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

ProsSmart, talented, and interesting people
International Experience

ConsLack of execution timed consistantly with market changes. If employees leave, replacements are from emerging markets only (India or China) without needed experience. Excessive politics without results. Unequal pay - dependant on your political clout or ?

Advice to Senior ManagementSolid values, but unactuated or unequally applied in the organization. Excessive politics are hindering execution of strategies or programs as per intent. Discussion of strategies are necessary to flush the full strategy out, however ability to execute is disappointing. Current programs are understaffed. Staff is excessively over worked.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall,good company to work for

Quality (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsGreat people but not aligned

ConsToo political at times and limits results in a reasonable time

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop middle management

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

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