Cummins Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
524 Reviews
3.7
524 Reviews
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Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger
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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 place to work. very diverse company

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great company

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    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
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    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.  

    Good supportive company

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good strong company culture. Quite informal. Does appreciate work life balance and particularly strong in supporting minorities of all types. Easy to talk to people and many nice people work here.

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic at times with too many meetings. The pay is good but not upper quartile. Some elements of US culture permeate outside the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure we keep focussed on delivering excellent products and customer service and not let the bureaucracy run away with itself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

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    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

  8.  

    Endless Opportunities

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    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
  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.  

    Cummins is a leader not only in diesel engines, emissions, and supply chain, but also corporate responsibility & ethics.

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    Current Employee - Competitive Intelligence Intern  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Competitive Intelligence Intern in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is unmatched. One receives complete flexibility in their time and work style. The company rewards the truly ambitious and opens up the pathway to executive positions.

    Cons

    With a company of its size, there are many obstacles in communication and sharing of information. Cummins is currently trying to combat that with information sharing (and doing a good job).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing spectacular as advertised.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Technician  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Technician in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    Engines, engines, and more engines. Great products.

    Cons

    Difficult moving around to other internal postings without a master's degree and experience in specific skills. Find a different location, this town is VERY BORING and far from Indianapolis. Not much to do, even Kmart closed down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training programs for those who want to move to another role or move up the ladder. Give better bonuses when you have beat your recording breaking profits instead of telling the workers that it's been a bad year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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