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The division you work in is critically important to your job satisfaction at this company.

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

I worked at Cummins full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Most of the people you work with are good to work with. The union is easier to get along with than most.

Cons

Forced ranking is how raises are given and how layoffs are determined. If you have a "guardian angel" higher in management you can basically do nothing all day and get good reviews. Everyone else needs to keep detailed notes of what they do throughout the year to stay competitve when yearly rankings are completed. Outside of these rankings there is no cost of living increase to your salary so if you get a bad ranking one year that is essentially a permanent pay cut due to inflation.

The forced ranking system is somewhat of a popularity contest. It is not truly performance based because performance is determined by perception not hard facts.
The company also preaches that diversity will improve results. Unfortunately they only want diversity in skin color and lifestyle choices. There is nothing in the system to take advantage of the diverse talents that each employee brings with them. If their talents do not fit the Cummins "mold" the company has no idea how to help you perform better or to leverage your skills if they fall outside of their narrow definition of a "good" employee.

There is no employee development other than what you can figure out on your own.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your systems cut good people loose all of the time and do not do a good enough job of flushing the low performers with connections. Also you preach putting people in a position to succeed with their unique talents but it is just talk and no action.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - SQIE Intern  in  Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - SQIE Intern in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent learning experience. Employees are well versed with quality systems. I was handed over 2 good projects which helped me learn a lot more about quality systems.

    Cons

    Honestly, cannot complain about this company. Excellent company to work with. They pay really well and was never disappointed with what i took home.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    after 1 year

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    Current Employee - Engineering Leader  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    cyclic growing company...has not figured out how to get out of cycles, but trying

    Cons

    chaos in trying to do too many things at once...lots of "systems"...need to focus on getting things done that really matter,....too many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the important stuff...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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