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Cummins Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
503 Reviews

3.7
503 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.  

    Supportive and appreciative engineering environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cummins has supportive workers and engaging managers. The company allows ample opportunity for leadership opportunities and learning on the job.

    Cons

    Challenges include finding a work-life balance. The work sometimes required overtime and it was hard to make connections outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effort should be placed on connecting managers and employees. A more comprehensive two-way feedback mechanism should exist for managers to give constructive feedback to their employees and vice versa.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible and good culture to work in. Alot of room for growth if live in Columbus, IN. Not a lot of opportunities outside of Columbus, IN. Annual raises and heavily promote from within.

    Cons

    There are a lot of jobs at Corporate offices, but is located in Columbus, IN. The closest city is Indianapolis which is still a full hour a way and is a far drive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience at Cummins

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    It is a great company. Great opportunities, flexible hours and Very diverse. The company strives to develop every individual. It pays well in Indiana.

    Cons

    It is based in Columbus which is a very small town.
    An individual will get more responsibilities before getting a compensation.
    Yearly pay increase is small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a more diverse Upper Management
    Laying off to satisfy Stakeholders goes against company's value

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cummins from Engineering point of view.

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    Current Employee - Controls Engineer  in  Whitakers, NC
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Whitakers, NC

    Pros

    Big company with dissent benefits.
    Easy to keep job.
    Professional advantage doesn't require to have any accomplishment.

    Cons

    Company not interested in improvement & training.
    Very high level of bureaucracy & demagogy.
    Most company principals exist only in the book.
    Very high level of retaliation for any attempt to change.
    No transparency whatsoever in managerial decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Planner  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Materials Planner in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The variable comp is awesome. It provides a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Its difficult to move up unless you network continuously. Most jobs listed in the internal center are already filled before they are posted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ignored, lack of management, back stabbing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement, and you are encouraged to move every few years. There is a lot of training available (if your department allows it) and you can work towards another degree while you work there.

    Cons

    Your experience will depend entirely on your boss - there is not a specific culture prevalent throughout the company. You can be blocked from moving as well. Expect disappointment from the first day. Cummins has a great one week onboarding program - but once you start your actual job, your boss will not be prepared to great you and you will spend a ridiculous amount of time waiting for him/her to find time in his schedule to give you any attention or guidance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work is great. Direct managers (three so far) are the worst.

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    Current Employee - Senior Controls and OBD Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Controls and OBD Engineer in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    Work is great. Direct management typically stinks.

    Cons

    Money stinks. Direct managment stinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to review their direct managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lack of stability, Good culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Columbus, IN

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly. Politics is minimal at mid-level. If you are in Columbus, you have access to the leaders.

    Cons

    IT Function is undergoing constant restructuring. The company was focused on Business Analysts before and now is looking for more technical capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better career opportunities for the employees in functions outside Technical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    very good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a lot of growth opportunities are available

    Cons

    none that i am aware of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice benefits Nicer to newbies than long terms

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits package, nice bonus program, lots of history, opportunity for very long term employment

    Cons

    Perks and higher salaries are dedicated to recruiting new hires no incentive for being a long term employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the ones that have been with you as much as the ones you want to hire!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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