Cummins Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
524 Reviews
3.7
524 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 47 reviews)

  • Working there has given me the opportunity to learn marketable skills I can use in other businesses (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy (in 22 reviews)

  • Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, great culture, very good experience

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    High visibility, company values, diversity, flexibility

    Cons

    Poor systems, location, hr is very unorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company!!!Great Values!!!

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

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company to start off your career. Decent number of opportunities within Cummins. Best company to work for in this particular industry.

    Cons

    Not so much fun to work at Cummins. Fresh graduates from university finds it company for old people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Welcoming people, Many opportunities to grow and develop career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Excellent working atmosphere. Values are embraced and taken very seriously. Community involvement is given great consideration and encouraged.

    Cons

    There are more people working on each project, so it's harder to get yourself heard as an individual.

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  5.  

    Sr supply chain planner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Diversity, great culture, challenging work,

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry standards

  6.  

    Great place to work. very diverse company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    Pros

    Cummins emphasizes diversity from the top leadership team. Unlike most of other companies which declared themselves as diverse, the only hire international students into engineering and/or IT function, every year they hire international students into different function (Finance, Accounting, Quality, Supply Chain, HR, Engineering.

    Cons

    Middle management team do not fully act the way top leadership wants them to - Micro-management, unfair hiring process spotted once on a while without top management's knowledge. Has really hard time firing incompetent individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more skip level meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Analyst Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Cummins as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Willing to hire interns early on in college
    - Able to do relevant work early on that was actually used by senior management
    - People are extremely nice and willing to help
    - Was able to learn a lot about both the company and industry

    Cons

    - Sections are siloed
    - Locations are somewhat boring
    - Company moves a bit slowly, especially when it comes to being up to date with technology
    - Training was not very useful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company culture that provided opportunity for growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Company culture encourages personal development. The job was well compensated.

    Cons

    The most difficult thing was dealing with the conflict between new initiatives and historical methods.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Cummins as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are very friendly, collaborative. Diversify culture

    Cons

    Working in such a big company sometimes it takes time to get the information you need from colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Manager,Corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great leaders make this company shine and bright. Mid level managers and directors work very hard and creative. There are reasons why this company performs well beyond wall street analysts expectations.

    Cons

    To work in this company, you need to draw consensus even when there is a jerk insisted with not so smart things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please promote right people. Some people with several years of service are bottleneck for smart people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid company with plenty of opportunities for advancement and growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Management is helpful and supportive. Job and work balance is acceptable. Local community is thriving. Diversity is aplenty. Good ethics encouraged.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems like the company is too big for itself. Too much focus at times on political agendas. Benefits are good, but not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the hard work done by the employees at the base level and reward those who commit themselves to the life of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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