Cummins Power Generation Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, career development opportunities including travel and mentoring (in 7 reviews)

  • As an intern, exposed to a lot of situations, so large opportunity for growth (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunetly, it gets lost somewhere in the middle management level (in 4 reviews)

  • Incompetence of senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good Place to work and great diversity

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    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.

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

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    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.

  3. Good company and good leadership

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    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Fridley, MN

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Transition from multinational to global company is pacing the company towards progresses, so if you like to be in a changing environment, it is a good company. Additionally, they have good benefits and compensation is compatible to the industry.

    Cons

    Some old school managers that do not recognize team members properly; transition to different roles can be somewhat challenging.

    Advice to Management

    More and more training to senior leaders in order to retain more talents within the company. Several top rated performance employees looked for other opportunities due to their bad managers.

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  5. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

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

    Pros

    Great company that focuses on employees and treats them as individuals rather than resources. Good benefits and a great culture. Facilitates employee's goal by creating long term development plans.

    Cons

    Its not the best company to work for if anyone focuses on earning more money for similar positions

    Advice to Management

    Training tailored specific to job function. Development plan for area of improvement and measurement plan

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    Phenomenal workforce and culture held back by short-term decision making

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    Current Employee - VPI Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - VPI Lead in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I've had great support to explore what I'm passionate about in project/program management. Good role models, and managers. Plenty of opportunity to take part in community involvement activities, to give back. Lots of very smart and hardworking individuals that may not even realize how valuable they are to the company. Great rapport around co-workers. Due to the nature of my role, I can work from home when I want. Most work place issues are generally addressed in frank and 1:1 interactions, office politics are low. Leadership within my group is approachable and cares about the work at hand.

    Cons

    HR seems intent on averaging out high performers, and normal performers via weird pay scale changes. If you come in with a higher salary for having a MSc your pay increase per each promotion will definitely be lower. This promotes poor behavior where high performers have little incentive to work harder.
    Product Planning office needs to get better. Projects decision making should not be made purely based on project cost. Long term planning/benefits should be explored thoroughly, including cost to brand name and customer experience.

    Advice to Management

    HR really needs to identify high performers and make them want to perform just as hard the next year as well. The tendency to average out employees to match some known statistical pay grade average is not ok, and results in poor morale. Improve the Fridley Plant, the engineers among us are the hardest workers and the current plant hasn't seen a facelift in decades. CPGO and FOA buildings are in great condition.
    Overall company performance I think is good, just need to unleash the power of the existing workforce by recognizing their work and effort and improving the quality of work experience.

  7. aseembler

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great company great benefits good people

    Cons

    in order to work for this company you need to start as temp work for kelly services wich sucks in everything

    Advice to Management

    do more hirings for those who deserve it

  8. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management supported you and they do everything the right way as far as repairs go.

    Cons

    On call 24 hours a a day

  9. Alright

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, standard benefits, culture is diverse and inclusive of all types. People are friendly. Work life balance is ok most of the time.

    Cons

    They are constantly going through reorg and cuts. Upper management at times seems confused about the direction of the company. Lots of planning happens with little action.

  10. Good Learning experience for a College Hire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great talent pool, Promotes Team work

    Cons

    Certain job profiles demand Reactive work rather than Proactive work, making the job stressful at times.

  11. Interesting work and good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people overall, and overall positive culture. Good opportunities for promotion as you proved yourself capable.

    Cons

    Pay was on low side of Minneapolis market (base lining seemed to be done around corporate headquarters in Indiana) for the position. At the time there was a fair bit of leadership infighting - nothing that pulled the larger org in but was an undertone none the less. Very engineering lead company - marketing was secondary which made for misses in the market place but with a fast follow strategy it seems to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your people and their development. Get some more bench strength in marketing so that the ship can be sure to be focused on getting in front the the next wave instead of being surprised by it.

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