Cummins Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
546 Reviews
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546 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The fact that it is HQ'ed in Indiana gives a very nice work-life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • There are a lot of opportunities if you can build your network and it's a great place to build a career (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy (in 24 reviews)

  • Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company for employees who want to stay with one company forever.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Provides resources for an employee to get involved in their community. Tremendous global opportunities. Strong core corporate values. Telecommuting provided as a benefit.

    Cons

    Employees become slaves to their jobs. Work-Life balance difficult to achieve with the hours that management expect / show as examples. Medical insurance SUCKS. Office culture very divided. Nashville Office was like working in a library. Noone talks verbally, it's all done via instant messaging which can really hurt one's communication skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start setting better examples in the hours worked, vacations actually taken without working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company culture where people care

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    There is a fantastic sense of a team environment throughout the company. They practice what they preach in terms of values and responsibility. Many opportunities to change career trajectories through finance, engineering, HR, purchasing.

    Cons

    Often difficult to communicate ideas and contact those needed. Cummins is heavily focused on their engineers, so it is possible to feel less important in other positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be passionate about your employees! My managers and teams cared for myself and everyone else. It created a dynamic working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Finance Intern at Cummins

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great diversity. Value college recruits and training employees.

    Cons

    The office space is not very open and friendly. All cubicles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more dynamic work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineering Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader

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

    Pros

    Best products, and top management is agreesive to transfer the company from good to great. Good work-life balance. Lots of opportunities in company for career development.

    Cons

    Columbus is too small for living..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate to transfer company to be global!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for, still a lot to improve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary for a fresh graduate. Good benefits including 401k match, pension plan, stock purchase plan, etc. Willing to sponsor international employees H1-B visa, although requires minimum 3 years of service before starting the green-card application.
    Work-life balance is OK. Good people in the company. Managers are generally easy to work with.
    There are a lot of young engineers recruited in the recent 3 years, which has made the corporate culture more vibrant than a typical manufacturing company.

    Cons

    There is an unbalanced work load distribution within the engineering teams--some people get too much on their plates while others often don't get enough work to do. Data management is poor and disorganized. Global growth strategy does not appear to be optimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee career advancement and well-being rather than too concentrated on stakeholder return. Improve the transparency in mid-level and senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Opportunity to work where you can learn a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice Work Environment and Friendly senior management

    Cons

    Little slow in interview process may be because of large number of applicants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company, Great company culture, nice town, compensation is great and workload is manageable.

    Cons

    No real room for growth, work you out an then send you out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer Technical Specialist in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Design Engineer Technical Specialist in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    People that work there are highly professional, honest, and highly skilled people.

    Cons

    Constant people change so difficult to maintain historical data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carrer planning to the same dapartment in order to built experienced professional in each department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Systems Analyst

    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big company, treats employees well

    Cons

    Hard to move around within company

  11.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Intern in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Materials Intern in Fridley, MN

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Big company and very systematic

    Cons

    long work hour and you may need to OT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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