Cummins Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
512 Reviews

3.7
512 Reviews
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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

    I worked at Cummins as an intern

    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.  

    VPI Service Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    The people and atmosphere are great. There are lots of interesting projects going on and many opportunity to be involved.

    Cons

    I dislike how upper management will just cancel a program with no warning or start a new one. Not very much communication between upper level management and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Finance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    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
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  5.  

    Great experience at Cummins

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

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

    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
  6.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    very good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cummins as an intern

    Pros

    a lot of growth opportunities are available

    Cons

    none that i am aware of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice benefits Nicer to newbies than long terms

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  9.  

    Amazing company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Well paid; good culture; upward mobility

    Cons

    Location; everything else is great about company.

  10.  

    Great employer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    While each division (Business Unit) operates pretty independently and slightly differently, overall the company is a great large company to work for. They value their employees and actively promote from within. Company does very large amount of community outreach and charitable giving. Strong sense of social values including vocal opposition to anti-gay legislation proposed in HQ state.

    Cons

    Just average salary and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the upper mgmt people I have heard speak at internal meetings are really impressive. I believe the company is in good hands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Cool, awesome, sweet. Love it. Great Experience!

    Cons

    Cool, awesome, sweet. Nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

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