Cummins Power Generation

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Cummins Power Generation Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
77 Reviews
3.4
77 Reviews
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Cummins Power Generation President Tony Satterthwaite
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, career development opportunities including travel and mentoring (in 6 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 an 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.

  2.  

    Interesting work and good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Below Average Work Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good place to start if you don't get anywhere else.

    Cons

    Uninspiring middle management, no mentoring, disconnected from employees, petty politics and managers who talk behind an employee's back but never to to their face (manager used to talk bad about my colleagues behind their back to me so i am sure he must be doing the same about me when i am not around). Age old rating system with no transparency and uninterested managers. First time i have seen that directors are holding grudge against new employees - really shameful and negative environment. Knowledge sharing is minimal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    - Diverse workforce
    - Hire lot international employees
    - Get to move within company after 2-3 years

    Cons

    - Office politics
    - Focus is on presentation than actual work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Very diverse and one of the few companies that hire international employees
    approachable leadership team
    Opportunities to work globally
    Flexible work

    Cons

    Low pay
    Volatile industry
    Not the most exciting industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to start a carrier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment
    Great co-workers
    Various opportunities to explore and grow
    Safe employer for H1B's
    Great responsibilities
    Trainings are offered when requested.
    There are lot of community involvement activities.
    Yearly picnic's, group activities etc

    Cons

    Not a fancy company like Google which gives you free food and interesting activities. For an Electrical company there is none that I could complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

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

    Pros

    Cross functional work teams, they care about their employees, they care about the customers, focus on lean manufacturing & six sigma cost reduction

    Cons

    Politics, lack of new hire training, limited ability to work from home/low vacation days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have more interest in providing career guidance and mentors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Super flexible when it comes schedule, but there are a lot of business politics.

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

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

    Pros

    As an engineering technician the work continues to change with development of new product. Time is very very flexible, it is so easy to be able to leave to make it my kids school and sporting events. Most of the people are awesome!

    Cons

    A lot of politics, strict budgeting, all of which leads to lack of supplies. Safety although a great practice is done to overkill and rediculos levels. Finally people who don't pull their weight seem to get a lot of hand holding and/or are just ignored, which is driving the quality employees out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention needs to be giving to the moral and work ethic of employees. While the lazy and inadequate are being ignored or coddled the quality employees are leaving left and right, soon you'll be left with only those who can't seem to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    designer 2

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Designer in Fridley, MN

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

    Pros

    hands on moderate paced and very flex

    Cons

    zero promotions zero senior mgmt pushes political agendas via email and says it our core values. I dont think so bub. pay is beyond low way beyond and people are leaving in droves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drop dead weight and pay your tallent or they are going to leave I know I saw me do it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture, effective collaboration, and rewards for performance

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

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

    Pros

    Lots of positives thus far...

    Cons

    Not here long enough to make a fair assessment...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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