Cummins Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Pros
  • The fact that it is HQ'ed in Indiana gives a very nice work-life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Good work environment and strict enforcement of treatment of each other policy (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy (in 25 reviews)

  • Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Very good company, really invests in the individual employee and gives them the tools to grow.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

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

    Pros

    -Good onboarding system
    -Tons of diversity
    -Really friendly, nice employees
    -Dedicated to your individual growth
    -Very flexible

    Cons

    -Large company, may not be the best atmosphere for some
    -Need to be a self-motivated person, may not be suitable for some

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  2. Overall positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

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

    Pros

    Good company, treats employees well. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    location is in a small town and leaves A lot to be desired

  3. Loved it

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    Former Employee - Test Technology Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Test Technology Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of responsibility, good management

    Cons

    Big company problems. Just have to fit in the box...

    Advice to Management

    Promote diversity in opinions and upbringing, too.

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  5. Quality Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

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

    Pros

    Good work environment to work every day. People are always happy, and the y love what they are ddoing

    Cons

    The city is too small. However is very beautiful and the cost to leave there is low. I love there

    Advice to Management

    The management are good. They are worried about the employees and employees goes first in their mind. I really like there

  6. Service Engineer Intern

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    Former Intern - Service Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Intern - Service Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good testing and traveling experiences

    Cons

    Desk work can get dry.

    Advice to Management

    Good management.

  7. Finance Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you’re studying accounting, you’re likely looking forward to a future of crunching numbers and analyzing costs. Unlike those majoring in communications studies or political science, you have a clear vision of your career path.

    Cons

    One con of accounting can be the level of stress. Accounting has a cyclical pattern of heavy work loads

    Advice to Management

    The pros definitely outweigh the cons. I know that the hard work I am putting into studying and working will be worth it for my long term career.

  8. Cross Functional Engineering Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great combination of hands on skills and engineering knowledge.

    Cons

    Low pay and low likely hood of upward mobility into a salaried or exempt position.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to focus on finding employees with skills and knowledge related to the Internal Combustion engine as apposed to hiring the person with the highest degree.

  9. Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

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

    Pros

    The people is great with good values

    Cons

    Hard to make changes on the legacy process

  10. Senior Product Validation Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

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

    Pros

    You get to know many expect of the Business Unit like manufacturing, sourcing, forecasting etc.

    Cons

    Repetitive work and not very challenging work.

  11. Helpful (1)

    A mixed bag with plenty of growth opportunities and complicated office politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Materials Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Materials Engineer

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent Launchpad for a good career in manufacturing and automotive engineering, great core company values, sincere efforts to accommodate all functionalities in the company, global company with plenty of opportunities to work in different parts of the world

    Cons

    Too big a company, too many middle managers, sometimes an engineer begins to feel like somebody else is taking credit for his/ her work, ranking and performance rating system is forced and archaic, no concrete efforts to make engineering the core structure of the company, engineering is still being viewed as a support role next to Operations

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to trim the company to encourage new leaders and reduce numerous reporting layers that always plagues a company this big. It is important for Cummins to be a big corporation but work like a small company to be able to survive in the 21st century. There appears to be no revolutionary innovation work going on in the company, which restricts the company's role essentially as an engine supplier and nothing more. There needs to be more efforts devoted towards thinking about the course of the company in the next 20 years.

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