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Growth potential with excellent benefits, work-life balance, and diverse workplace.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Team Leader in Cookeville, TN
Current Employee - IT Team Leader in Cookeville, TN

I have been working at Cummins

Pros

Excellent benefits in a market that doesn't always offer them. Also, great growth potential and a forward-thinking performance management system that helps employees to discern areas for development. Quarterly performance checks and annual reviews.

Most managers recognize the need for a good work-life balance, and are flexible with employees that have occasional needs to accomodate family, etc.

Cummins also has an excellent track record at recognizing and valuing diversity.

Cons

As an manufacturing company in the automotive industry, the fortunes of the company are largely tied to the heavy-duty truck market. However, the company has been careful to diversify over the last 5 years or so, and is now well positioned to ride out cyclical storms.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You can never communicate too much. Trust your employees with more information. You do a good job of communicating good news and bad, but sometimes there is a delay in the bad news. You know that people are already expecting the bad, so don't hold back.

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    Good place to work but hard to get ahead unless you "play the games"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins

    Pros

    Good, stable company with family-friendly policies. Opportunity exists to switch career path, not only in Columbus but other Cummins Locations throughtout the world.

    Cons

    Not much top-down communication. Often feels like your work is done to make supervisor look good instead of working to meet top management goals. Constant changes in employee benefits - hard to keep current. Different benefit plans for different groups of employees/locations, i.e. plans different for hourly employees depending on what union they belong to, which plant they work at and how much seniority they have. Makes it hard for HR generalist to keep the plans seperate in order to counsel employees. Company would benefit greatly by standardizing benefits for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people in the middle of the organization, the ones who actually do the work. You'll get a totally different perspective on how employees really feel and what truly goes on.

  2.  

    A good place to take a break, but not for career advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    It is a fairly stable company. Things move slow and decisions are made by consensus and personal relationships. If you are liked by management, meaning you are part of the "diversity" group you are promoted. The company is helpful in taking time off to deal with family issues and is generally family friendly.

    Cons

    Economy's bad and everybody is cutting jobs. So, things are tight. Career advancement isn't a priority for management. Words and actions do not match. At times, there seems like there is no strategy to move forward. Everything is reactive. People do not have a sense of urgency to accomplish things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the high performers and stop favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
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