Cummins Power Generation Reviews

Updated June 10, 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. A Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Operator in Ramsgate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Floor Operator in Ramsgate, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, environment and facility. Hard work and effort is rewarded, poor performance is not. Do not work here if you want to skive and do nothing!

    Cons

    A few of the long serving employees do not know how lucky there are to be here, their constant moaning and making the company look bad is very demotivating, if you dont like working here then leave!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but get rid of the moaners!!!


  2. Good company to work for!

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people & high level of responsibility

    Exposure to senior management & chance to grow

    Cons

    highly bureaucratic org.

    Unfair promotions in some areas incapable management in some areas

    reactive in promotions


  3. Good people to work for

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

    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

    Values, Diversity; Opportunities, Share Growth; One of the top companies to work for.

    Cons

    Hard time financially within Power Generation Business.


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  5. Short and sweet with in-depth knowledge of power generation market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Manager in Ramsgate, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supply Manager in Ramsgate, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity, work-life balance, less stressful, good mobility.

    Cons

    UK salary structure not aligned to competitors, not enough challenges, slow learning.


  6. Helpful (1)

    " Creating a culture to decline and irrepairable damage"

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    You get a performance improvement plan from management as means of development, easier to write a plan than take ownership of developing and supporting the people.

    Cons

    If you want to come to work and be ruled by a firm hand, be held accountable due to management neglect, a smoke screen employed by many to remove any blame from oneself then I would recommend you work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be held accountable for the lack of their own actions in supporting and developing staff, working with the knowledge your not valued and fear of threats is not the way to motivate your staff in the modern world. Stop hiding behind the façade of site achievements for personal gain, and start working on the people giving them the opportunity and respect they deserve, after all they make the company.


  7. cummins quality placement

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

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation

    Pros

    progressive company which gives ownership to the student

    Cons

    could have provided more student specific training

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disorganised chaos, bad senior management and no chance of promotions.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business in Manston, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business in Manston, England (UK)

    I worked at Cummins Power Generation

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

    Pros

    Very friendly members of staff who will help you get settled in. Really interesting work. Bonus and medical cover are average (if you do not work on factory floor).

    Cons

    Some Senior management who treat you in discriminate manner.
    Define uncrackable glass ceiling if you are British and even more so if you are female.
    Pay will not increase regardless of contract.
    Job role will be changed.
    Working from home at 2am in the morning as well as long hours every day.
    Gradings mean even if you have worked hard all year you can go on the at risk of being fired list.
    If you work here join the union.

    Advice to Management

    Realise the full potential of middle management well educated staff you have and promote accordingly regardless of direct managers opinions.


  9. Great global company in Thanet

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Support in Ramsgate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Support in Ramsgate, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company, good company values, good career growth opportunities

    Cons

    High expectations and performance standards require heavy workload - - this is not a place to work if you don't like to work hard

    Advice to Management

    There are some weak middle managers that you could afford to lose.


  10. Improve the way that you treat your employees. Abide by your own Vision and Misson

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

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The money is good, particularly for this region of the UK

    Cons

    Currently we are making redundancies. It's a very stressful time for all.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the way that you treat your employees. Abide by your own Vision and Misson


  11. Helpful (1)

    Cummins Dependable since 1919 but expendable in 2009 .

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Manston, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Manston, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cummins Power Generation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It pays the bills. For now. The Company has a strong name. I believe in the USA, employees are well considered.

    Cons

    A lot of frustration due to complexity for doing anything. IT has too many stakeholders for taking any actions that we are too slow to react.
    Paid in Sterling but having living expenses indexed on the Euro makes a salary reduction of 50 %,

    The orderboard wants to increase , but decisison are made to deliver them at teh end of year , which contains more and more uncertainities. This likely to to end in non orders or cancellations if we wait too long. People were feeling left aside in Kent before the situation turned down. Employee moral was low. The difficulty in this situation is tah company shall also focus on how well they will end the curve. When economy will kick in again , companies that woould have managed more carefully will be able to ramp up quicker than others and will take marketshare... If they have the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Monthly measures to reduce workforce does not provide a good message that the company was telling before. We were told the company was strong and had plans in case a downturn was to happen.
    Communication is extremely bad and staff is feeling left alone. THe Management team is nowhere to be seen. Looking too much on the US side



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