Cummins Reviews

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37 Reviews
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Pros
  • The fact that it is HQ'ed in Indiana gives a very nice work-life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to learn different sides of businesses (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be an issue but that is everywhere in today's economy (in 23 reviews)

  • Over played Six Sigma requirement for all employees defeats the original intent of (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to intern

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    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Madison, WI

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Great place to work for interns. Play a large role in product development and testing. Good compensation with experience. Would work there again.

    Cons

    Interns often end up doing too much work. If you are not careful work life balance is skewed (towards work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate all employees to balance work and life. Give interns more feedback. Ask for more deliverables to give feedback on.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but base salary is low to start with and salary does not go up much either after several year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Really good work environment,
    flexible with personal time off,
    good product and good application of new technology
    very good learning experience
    lot of training opportunities
    clear goals
    fairly well defined work

    Cons

    health insurance is not too good
    salary relatively lower and promotions take forever and managment does not want to do any thing about it either
    does not promote further eductation, and hardly covers 20% of tuition
    most people are of the opinion that if you leave the company and come back you can get much better compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a Fortune 500 company, we have a great product however Employee Retention is a key for long term success.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    little training

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    the compensation is about the best thing, relative to other organizations.

    Cons

    The training is almost non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start managing at lease SOME training

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OK place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Opportunities to work in different teams and functional areas.

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Employee Evaluation process
    Opportunity for real growth can be stiffled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions without financial compensation is not smart.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Leading in market but by luck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Pros:
    - ESPP, 401k, stock rising in right direction,
    - less competitors
    - good training
    - data driven

    Cons

    Cons:
    - Ranking system
    - lack of appreciation
    - health benefits too expensive
    - very very underpaied then other peer compaines (Read: CAT)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better handle over the market analysis to gain more market share and invest in more proven technology to lead in future. Employee appreciation is questionable

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for, pace is a little slow

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    The company overall has a strong senior management that laid the foundation for the rapid growth for the past few years
    Good corporate culture
    progressive and strong on ethics
    stable performance

    Cons

    Slow paced, tends to get boring after a while
    Small town, location undesirable, less opportunities to change job without moving
    Overly emphasis on Six Sigma

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve efficiency by reducing some of the bureaucracy
    Remove the requirement of having to be Six Sigma certified before moving to management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work culture but slightly slow moving.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Great work culture.
    Compensation is competitive considering the work location.
    Great work place mobility. Employees has opportunity to move from one role to another after two years of completing in one role.

    Cons

    The head office in Columbus, IN is a very small place and not ideal to attract good talents.
    Slow paced. Execution gets bogged down in too many procedurial steps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top down approach to managment. It is unlikely ideas at the bottom of the value chain will get heard in setting strategy decisions. Levels of hierarchy needs to be reduces.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not what Mr. Irwin built

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Great benefit package... some departments in the company are still ran like they should be

    Cons

    Work life balance is impossible, we were expected to put work first at all times. Senior management was unresponsive and not open to any new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your every day employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ethical, strong performinc company

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

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    - Strength of senior leadership
    - Commitment to corporate responsibility
    - Humane work environment
    - Management willing to listen to employees
    -Good benefits
    - Good bonus (when economy is strong)
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    - Advancement possiblities limited for those in "support" organizations
    - Too dependent on Six Sigma as a leadership development tool
    - Base pay for professionals lower than at similar companies
    - Relatively few great places to live and work at Cummins
    - Staffing tight in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see leadership do a better job of recognzing talent and potential across the entire range of the company. Too often, talented people get pigeon-holed based on their current duties and we're not creative enough to find ways to translate skills of people with non-traditional backgrounds or core business roles (i.e. - non-technical roles) into leadership positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Good company to start your career for an entry level. Flexibility to change jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Although, the company has a diversity intiative and focus, still there is no fairness to minority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create policies to be just to minorities. Think at a global space, not just a columbus IN

    Approves of CEO

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