Cummins Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
511 Reviews

3.7
511 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of potential, but execution often lacking

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Leader  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Leader in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    Focus on community service, accessible leadership, internal movement capabilities, international opportunities.
    If you are a self-starter and "fit the profile", you will do well here. If you are more reserved but a hard worker, it's difficult to get noticed. There are a lot of opportunities if you can build your network and it's a great place to build a career.

    Cons

    Must be individually driven, diversity is lacking, "old boys club" definitely present
    Though highly ranked in the diversity rankings, all you have to do is look at senior leadership to see that Cummins is not all that diverse, especially when it comes to management opportunities. In the past few years, there seems to be major turnover when it comes to diversity candidates who are just fed up with the glass ceiling and lack of access to higher level opportunities. It's very sad because this is a great company in many ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly listen to employees and make change. Town hall sessions with little action begin to be demotivating. Look at the trends, especially when it comes to attrition and diversity, and address it head on. Everyone is talking about it, but no one is addressing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, six sigma, growth opportunities, good working culture

    I 've had a great experience working for Cummins. Good Managers and fun working environment. However, as any other company this might differ as per function.

    Cons

    Locations - most Cummins locations are smaller towns, headquarters is in Columbus, IN. Good place to live with kids. Can be boring for singles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address redundancy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Both employee focused and globally conscious

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    The company is very conscious of its effect n the environment and on communities worldwide. It also provides many opportunities and benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Most of the benefits for full time employees are not extended to full-time contractors. Some systems are unavailable for contracted workers, and as a contractor, I do not receive any paid time off. I found this surprising in a company that hires so many workers on extended contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    extend more benefits to full-time contractors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Cummins as an intern

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing much I can think of.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Comfortable environment to settle down

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    Very encouraging of diverse perspectives. Lot of options to explore different parts of the company. Nice town to raise kids.

    Cons

    A bit slow to accept change & radical innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Endless Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    Endless opportunities for career advancement, training, and personal development. A lot of long time employees have "started at the bottom" working as an intern, assembly line worker, or technician and over the years worked their way up to high level engineering positions. Cummins provides the opportunities to make this possible by being flexible with changing jobs and providing endless opportunities for training.

    Cons

    In some areas there seems to be a culture that you must work as much as possible, even to the point of skipping off-site group events to make your boss happy and look better than your co-workers during evaluations. This same culture seems to bleed into taking vacation time as well as people are too worried to fall behind and look bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    great work/life balance, base pay

    Cons

    no cons from what I can remember

  9.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    diversity, personal growth, flexibility, strong value.

    Cons

    not available, training. I don't have 5 words..

  10.  

    Solid company with competitive salaries but with challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, has been a solid supporter of local economy. Improved short term leadership.

    Cons

    Direction in going global may diffuse core strengths that makes it an icon in it's industry. Long term leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a fear that playing catch up on going global has missed the shift to a balanced local strength. Current leading companies seem to recognize they have to keep their US strengths while competing globally. Being strong locally and the culture established in doing that is what made the brand what it is. Not having the systems to support global while at the same time losing local talent through attrition (due to shift of emphasis to global) is resulting in losing the "formula for product excellence".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great diversity and work space environment; however, work/life balance is very poor within some functional groups

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

    I worked at Cummins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many high quality employees and co-workers. Great "collaborative work space" environment. Great work force diversity and community involvement/responsibility efforts.

    Cons

    Work life balance, stressful work conditions, and high level of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on work/life balance to protect employees from job burn out. Also need to carefully examine & address those pockets of "treatment of others" issues that still exist within Cummins.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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