Cummins Power Generation Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Cummins Power Generation President Tony Satterthwaite
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Pros
  • Work life balance is ok most of the time (in 7 reviews)

  • Interesting work, great people overall, and overall positive culture (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management moves in and out of positions too fast (in 4 reviews)

  • No free food or free laundry service provided (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Power Generation Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation

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

    Pros

    The people working at my level are friendly and willing to help. Environment in friendly which makes for a positive attitude and team environment.

    Cons

    Slow for required answers due to level of senior management approval. At times there seems to be more box ticking for corporate compliance rather than getting on with daily tasks .

    Advice to Management

    Employ the correct people and let them think and make decisions without hindering. Direct reports will ask for advise if required.


  2. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    One of the primary values of the company is diversity. I enjoy working with people around the world . You need to get used to the different accents but it comes over time

    Cons

    Management is very limited in budget and does not make an effort to invest in career development on the employees. The people in manufacturing have very limited visibility to the 'office' functions (sales, marketing, etc) and they are not very recognized as people in the office. It is very hard to get approval to go for a training... if your management does not like you, you are done, they will do life difficult to work instead of helping you overcome those problems.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee development and training. You have very good employees that truly care about this but the number is very limited.


  3. Finish Painter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fridley, MN

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits with profit sharing, overtime and the people I work with.

    Cons

    They are more reactive then proactive on problems that happen.

    Advice to Management

    They need to understand and know the process more so the employees understand what is needed.


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  5. Decent Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation

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

    Pros

    Good processes for new product development. Quality products and people. Average pay and benefits. Ability to move around the organization and the size of the organization provides opportunities for career cages within the org.

    Cons

    Way too focused on six sigma. Corporate headquarters is in Columbus, Indiana (basic the middle of nowhere). Too much process to the point of stifling innovation.


  6. Materials manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Fridley, MN

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Very organized. Excellent team building cohesion.

    Cons

    Corporate dictates meaning no local plant autonomy

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in strong talent and work on succession planning. Mentor managers.


  7. Fun And Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Performance Development Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Performance Development Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and challenging projects relating to engine development in diesel and alternate fuel applications. System level design in real applications.

    Cons

    Pressure to deliver projects that are under resourced. Management provides minimal training to learn job responsibilities. Often spread too thin over many projects.


  8. Worked in the Logistics group supporting project for cost savings, finished goods protection, and waste reduction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, flexibility, management, and work life balance

    Cons

    Frequency of job change, structure

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - N/A in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - N/A in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    large corporation with a lot of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Opportunity only exists outside of this business unit, and only if you are an engineer. There is a lot of frantic work going to on fix problems, but not to address the root cause. Band Aids for bad systems and processes make problems worse!

    Advice to Management

    Promote people with the drive and talent, not empty ambitions.


  10. Good Place to work and great diversity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great diversity and lots of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Compensation might not be the best in class.


  11. great experience. established good relationships. Had a bad experience with one of my previous manager.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability if you are doing decent, making relationships. People will listen if you speak up. Diverse culture. Relationships matter.

    Cons

    Middle management is too secure. Serious lack of new ideas and urgency. laid back attitude. six sigma has gone from bad to worse with some "JDI" things being converted to black belt projects.

    Advice to Management

    The ideas need to tricle down through the right channels. freshers or relatively inexperienced people have lot of good ideas but no one supports. need to focus on better salaries and retaining good employess.



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