Cummins
3.6 of 5 444 reviews
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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 444 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger

Tom Linebarger

(187 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance is good- Most people stick to the 8-5 schedule"
    in 43 reviews
  • "Great place to work - Great culture and values, Focus on individual development"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Forced ranking is how raises are given and how layoffs are determined"
    in 20 reviews
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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cummins for more than 3 years

ProsChallenging
Reward hard work
Great management
Good opportunity for rapid advancement

Conswork life balance challenging at times
large company - sometimes a lot of inertia

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A unique experience, but it depends on what you're looking for in your career

Corporate Strategy Manager (Former Employee)
Columbus, IN

I worked at Cummins full-time for more than a year

ProsMy experience is in the HQ in Indiana
-Work life balance is good- Most people stick to the 8-5 schedule.
-Many opportunities to move internally and find new opportunities
-Stable, old-school patriarchal company that looks out for its workers
-Market dominant position in key segments to provide financial security

Cons- A lot of "dead weight" at the company who are just collecting a paycheck
- Locations in rural areas throughout the world that make it difficult to recruit and retain top talent
- Many "lifers" at the company stifle innovation
- Six sigma often misused

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to light a fire under the feet of its employees. There is too much complacency. Sooner or later market competitors will catch up, and I'm not sure the company will be nimble enough to respond.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work with if you are passinate about your work...

Reliability Engineer (Current Employee)
Fridley, MN

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

ProsGreat company to work with if you are passinate about your work...Lot of tools, systems and processes to learn about.

Consthe growth might not be as expected but it is worth it and eventually "they" would kow your worth.

Advice to Senior Managementput right people with right skilss in right areas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood culture. Flexible work hours. Reasonable work/life balace.

ConsTake time to move up as a technical perspn.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Finance Intern (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

Pros-Manager and co-workers very supportive and helpful
-Friendly work culture

Cons-None that I experienced as an intern

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work, tries to adapt modern workplace environment, still has very structured environment.

Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Seymour, IN

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

ProsEveryone in my department is friendly, easy to work with, and you can tell they love their job for the most part. There are lots of team building and community days/events that are paid and very enjoyable. Laptops/network are far superior to any large corporation I've worked for including GE, ACOE, and USEC so less frustration. Union is easy to work with and even allows hands on experience with engines if requested.

ConsStructured job titles and responsibilities as with any large corporation. High level management still has some old school views on things and some use intimidation techniques when asking about things. Different departments often don't collaborate for what is better over all for the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't use intimidation to try and get answers out of people, it makes it hard to process things and they don't come out as they really are. Try to forget what has been done for the past xx years and look at what is best with today's technology. Don't be afraid to try new things.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stupid Rating system!!!!

Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsFlexible work hours,good pay,solid company with revenue increasing each year,stable job

ConsThey rate human beings on a scale of 3 for the first 5 years i think(whats worse is, its forced ..10% of the people need to get like a 3 ,1 being the highest)!!!!!!!couldn't get my head around it

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't have the data to show that the system has worked...get rid of it or you will have a hard time convincing the new generation of college hires

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a good place to work

Rapid-serve Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGood advancement opportunities and they are very concerned about the local communities they are a part of.

ConsSometimes you can get lost in the shuffle

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this point

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Product Validation Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGreat work culture and diversity. Allows for moving within the company to move and grow your career

ConsLocated in a small town. Needs to have offices in bigger cities

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Great place to work

Data Management Leader (Current Employee)
Columbus, IN

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

ProsGreat culture. Great career opportunities. Good focus on people and adequate amount of resources available for employees. Open communication and access to senior leadership. Good sense of teamwork.

ConsHR is very hard to deal with and very inefficient. Innovation is very slow, sometimes processes get in the way of innovation.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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