Cummins Power Generation Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Few companies as good as CMI, value driven organzation that will reward and develop people who really "get it"

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

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, career development opportunities including travel and mentoring
    Company lives by its values, respects people and community
    Excellent leadership (VP and up)

    Cons

    Slow to develop product, far too conservative on spending
    Below industry average for pay

    Advice to Management

    Office culture needs to improve, need a more fun/dynamic workplace. Need to do better at hiring the right people and letting low performers and those who are less committed to CMI to move on.

  2. Cummins is a great place to work

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice facility for professionals and telecommuting options.

    Cons

    The same as any other company nothing is perfect you just have to work to resolve any issues.

    Advice to Management

    Give a bit more for EEC hours

  3. Helpful (2)

    Takes advantage of their people

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

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (sometimes); cafeteria and medical staff on site; good health benefits

    Cons

    I was on a team with several young engineers who were in the US on work visas. Because they tend to be single and new, they are easily "inspired" to work 65+ hours a week. This was used against my coworkers who limited their work hours due to family obligations. Also, the 360 Review process and the 5-90-5% approach is outdated. [That's where you give your top 5% of people a nice raise, 90% a standard cost-of-living increase, and 5% are ushered out the door. It is based on the belief that you keep the cream of the crop and eliminate the chaff. The problem with this is that someone HAS to get axed and it's almost always support staff who are perfectly competent workers.)

    Compensation is low compared to other people in my position.

    Management in my area played favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people! You have very skilled workers right in front of you; it shouldn't matter if you like their personalities if they can get the job done. Hiring fresh-out-of-school talent is fine -- even economical -- but stop tooting your horn about how diversity drives the company. All of the leadership is white guys in ties who are laser focused on the almighty dollar and not the welfare of their biggest asset: people.

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  5. Lots of Bureaucracy but a Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good people working here

    Cons

    You need to get into the right engineering group if you're a hands-on engineer. Hands-on engineering is starting to go by the wayside as technicians and engineers are being directed to focus on their specific roles rather than working closely together.

  6. Very good experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, diversity of culture

    Cons

    Not I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Not I can think of

  7. If you like Challenges

    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth & skill development if you are willing to take on the challenge.

    Cons

    Pay & benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits please!!!!!!

  8. IT business analyst intern

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

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation as an intern

    Pros

    Pay is well and time off

    Cons

    Did not offer job and may cut jobs to save expenses

  9. Helpful (1)

    Bad experience working for this company. Way too much red tape, in competent management

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

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    None while I was there. Maybe no urgency is a pro for those who like to take it easy.

    Cons

    Incompetent Management
    Red tape
    Slow product development and launch
    Way too many meetings, no results
    Face time required
    Bad bad facility in Fridley!

    Advice to Management

    Your middle management is deflating all the workers! A change is needed.

  10. Industrial Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Industrial Engineering Intern in Fridley, MN
    Former Intern - Industrial Engineering Intern in Fridley, MN

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Was 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

    Cons

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

  11. The workplace is OK

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

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Inclusive 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.

    Cons

    Relationship is vital to make career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership skills are not so up to expectation

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