Cummins Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is manageable (in 59 reviews)

  • Great work environment, great peers (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is hit or miss (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Outstanding people. Strong management. Good recognition and support for work/life balance. Significant focus and support for diversity. Not what one expects for an automotive company based in the Midwest. Compensation is known to be about average for the industry. Heavy six sigma focus is deeply entrenched. A company of high integrity and ethics.

    Cons

    There is a high performance ethic. You won't be expected to work extraordinarily long hours but you will be expected to make solid contributions. The annual rating and ranking is rigorously maintained and applied. Two years straight in the lower group and separation is the most likely outcome.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Good place to work with room to move up if you are a top performer.

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    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. They are flexible with time off if needed. Knowledge sharing is abundant which is good in such a fast pace environment. If your performance is good you will be rewarded for it. Overall i would say that it is great place to work.

    Cons

    Just the typical "corporate" things that go with a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help your employees excel and grow at what they do best.


  3. Great Company! Great Values!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cummins understands that people are the key to success. Diversity and community involvement are given very serious attention. I have always felt as if I received the respect deserved no matter what arena I was in.

    Cons

    Promotions are typically based on tenure rather than merit. Benefits are so-so, which is surprising given that the company is trying to attract people to the 'middle of the middle west'.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote open communications from top management on down. The town hall sessions where Solso and Linebarger take questions are always appreciated by all the employees.


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  5. Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, a lot of room for networking, various locations around the country, corporate culture places a strong emphasis on being a part of the community

    Cons

    the headquarters is in the Columbus Indiana

    Advice to Management

    Assign mentors to all of the interns. I thought it was strange that some interns were assigned mentors while others were not. If a mentor is not assigned specifically, it is harder for a new person to know who to talk to when they have a question for the first few weeks.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Columbus isn't as bad as you might think...

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly progressive small town with lots of money floating around Decent food, no night life Lots of people from many places around the globe in the same place - easy to make good friends with very different background Less than an hour to Indy, Louisville, Cincinnati Lots of opportunity to help the community (here and big cities) Excellent place to raise a family - no issues with school system here like many suburbs around large cities.

    Cons

    Backward-thinking people still around (but they are in hte suburbs of large cities too) No night life at all, unless you like it low-key - or make friends and hang with them Limited restaurants, but that makes going to city on the weekend even more rewarding Management either lives in Indy or has its own clique in town - hard to 'break into the circle' Lots of people commute, and no good system in palce to carpool or rideshare Property values didn't drop here as much as elsewhere - propped up by company money?

    Advice to Management

    When you are interviewing, let people know that Columbus is a great place to live (I moved here from a suburb) but was told that I should live in Indy and commute. I would hate to waste 2 hrs each day - I'm glad I didn't listen to you! Meetings are too long - default should be 30 min, not an hour. SixSigma is a great tool when used by the right people. Some projects I have worked on are spot on, others are a waste of time and talent. Not everyone should have to do it to advance. Glad you positioned us to make it thru the recession and I'm ready to grow to $20B - c'mon big bonuses for EVERYONE!!!


  7. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    an invigorating place to work and continues to earn the respect of the business world because it has a high-performance culture while emphasizing high-integrity business practices, as well as work/life balance.

    Cons

    The performance review process is not transparent to the employee. The office space management for the employees is poor when the company is growing so fast.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cummins is america's greatest manufacturer of diesel engines. It has significant and profitable growth opportunities ahead and will be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Six-sigma is forced upon employees in cases where it is not the best way to solve a problem. Also locations are a bit at odd places.


  9. My first job out of college - really nice place to work at!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Development Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Development Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture, easily accessible management, learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Manufacturing facilities in USA heavily confined in midwest therefore lesser opportunities to move elsewhere.


  10. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere with a real team attitude.

    Cons

    Some long hours, always a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to suggestions from frontline employees.


  11. An Exciting Place to Work!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cummins has so many different career opportunities. There are tons of different jobs, positions, and departments and employees are given the opportunity through internal bidding to move around to a different position if they see an opportunity that more closely matches their career goals or if they just need a change in their work. Cummins tries to keep things fresh, new and exciting so their employees are always challenged in their work.

    Cons

    Wages are a little low in some departments, but the opportunities for advancement make up for the low starting pay.



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