Cummins Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Awesome work place

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Intern - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Intern in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    good work environment

    Good team building

    Cons

    Some politics
    Work load
    Work presssure
    No life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent opportunity for growth and career progression

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Procurement Manager in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Global Procurement Manager in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership with a focus on continuous improvement based on 6 sigma.

    Cons

    Headquarters are located in Columbus, IN and the small town atmosphere may not be conducive to everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership team needs to continue to promote virtual office work environment in order to attract high level talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    What is it like inside CBS - the services unit of Cummins Inc

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    Current Employee - Doing A Project
    Current Employee - Doing A Project

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Benefits are not bad. For some, working environment is relaxed. Depending on your boss, you can take it easy when you need to. Fairly generous about some perks. Tuition, language learning, some goods

    Cons

    Old style. Hierarchy is very important. Meeting a senior manager without telling your boss gets you in trouble. In may departments, the immediate boss will CYA - not back you up. Mistakes are not treated as learning. Instead, they will be brought up at performance appraisal time, By the way, the annual appraisal is a joke. I know one employee who has cut and past from a document at least 5 years old! In another case, it was done retroactively - in May of the following year, after the 'merit' increases were already done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some very good employees. The only ones of those that are staying are those who have constraints on moving. The biggest drawback is the middle management - Peter Principle has been broken, many have been promoted beyond their level of incompetence. Senior managers get no training on managing people - they may be very good at a subject, not in handling subordinates.
    Training is given lip service. Favored employees get junkets; rest are told there is no budget. That does not help motivation.
    Career growth is a taboo subject - despite pronouncements from top management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Very educational. It exposed me to technical skills and people skills, computer skills and business management skills.

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    Former Employee - Parts Professional in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Parts Professional in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Salary is very completive and benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    Parking lot not well lit at night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to produce a news letter highlighting company accomplishments, history, and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good company wth lots of opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Company favors minority's for key positions. Horrible health benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for best qualified people regardless of race. Improve health benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Learned a ton here in only 3 years

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Values good engineering and the development and mentoring of employees

    Cons

    Needed to live in Indianapolis for spouse employment and something to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the emphasis on technology development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Big, pretty secure company. Blind standard policies that restrict movement and demotivate employees. Pay is average.

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    10+ years with the company. The company itself is pretty secure. Solid products, strong customer base, almost no debt, no radical risks, and lots of cash on hand. If you conform and keep your nose clean, you'll probably have a career at Cummins. Production support exempts can get a little overtime pay on weekends. A lot of training and opportunities for learning and growth. Best community involvement I've ever experienced with a company. Impressive diversity and treatment of workers globally (air conditioning in India plants, women engineers and women leaders in other countries...).

    Cons

    Several positions are "revolving doors" the company had to change policies to lock people in positions for at least 2 years. There are obvious "gravy" jobs that are 9-5 in the main office building, I know because I've had them. Production support exempt jobs are the worst, you can expect to put in 50+ hours consistently, often much more, I know because I've had them. I've worked 7 days a week for months in a row supporting manufacturing. Forced rankings will destroy morale. I've had a 1 and a 3 and lots of 2s. I worked harder than I ever had in my life when I was stuck with a 3. I reliably performed my job when I was ranked a 1. The difference was management interaction - with my "3" manager, he had a 1:1 with me twice in 12 months and was never available and I always completed all projects on time and on budget. He basically told me it was my turn to be the 3 in the department. My "1" manager met with me weekly to review projects, assignments etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of forced ranking. Re-think some large blanket policies. Add the ability to anonymously rank your managers. If you require production support engineers or exempt to work lots of hours, be willing to pay exempt overtime after 40 hours, not just on weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Electronics Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Perfect company for work life balance

    Cons

    No cons as such till now

  10. Employees are like family

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Paid holidays, paid VA, career growth and international networking.

    Cons

    Benefits, and unorganized management, leadership may be heading in wrong direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become better organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent company both for the employee and the customer.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Cummins is the technical leader in its business.

    Cons

    Cummins' large size can at times be a disadvantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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