Cummins Power Generation Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Lots of Bureaucracy but a Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Very good experience

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


  3. If you like Challenges

    • 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
    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!!!!!!


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

    Pros

    Diversity, Nice people, Warm Cube

    Cons

    Salary Too low, HR process lame


  7. The workplace is OK

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Decent place to start, not a place for high performers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    Low 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 Management

    Get rid of the forced ranking system


  9. Cummins is OK place to work - not great

    • 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive rather than reactive and get connected to the employees


  10. Helpful (3)

    Political Culture - know it to thrive in it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    MBAs 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

    Cons

    Need 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.


  11. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Little 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 Management

    Upper 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.



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