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Good for a Short Timer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

I worked at Cummins full-time

Pros

Many engineering assignments carry a high level of technical responsibility with room for learning and growth. It is an international company that prides itself on "diversity."

Cons

Not necessarily stable employment. They hire like mad for a few months and turn around and lay off without missing a beat. As a corporation they pride themselves on it, and seem to think it's a good thing to regularly slash the ranks. The top HR and bean counters don't seem to realize the negative effect it has on morale, nor on ability to carry out their mission of developing and making products. Inexperienced people are left holding the bag where gaps of experienced staff are gone. The management thinks nothing of regularly booting out employees with many years of positive contributions, with no notice, no going away luncheon and no dignity. So it's very much an employee beware situation. Extremely few people get to retire willingly at age 65. Often, the experience level of staff leaves something to be desired, but they can sometimes count on suppliers to pick up the slack. There is more planning for continuity in staff with union level staff than exempt level, where there is virtually no coherent plan. Decisions are made so high up, they don't see the detrimental effects of capability at a working level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stabilize. Humanize.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack moral fiber

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    Current Employee - Bus Analyst in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Bus Analyst in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can't see any pros in catering to special interest for political expedience

    Cons

    Executives playing a game of political correctness catering to a fringe minority. A majority of employees feel insulted by the company's social position which they have enveloped in the term "diversity". The diverse global employee base does not agree with internal GLBT programs which goes against the grain of the majority beliefs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having moral character is not discriminatory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Pay, Don't expect career longevity

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    Former Employee - Finance in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Finance in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary
    Vacations & Holidays
    Insurance
    Career Opportunties
    Community Involvement opportunties

    Cons

    Expect to self train for your position. Difficult to find individuals to support your development. Opportunites for career advancements not based on skill or abilitiy, you need a guardian in your corner. Out-dated computer systems. Very cyclical environment...knee jerk reaction to ecomonic conditions - hires a 1000 employess in first 6 months of the year then turns around and randomly fires that many by the end of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new technology - computer & software systems. Seek better alternatives to your staffing requirements, less hiring and firing...need more coaching and development for current employees

    No opinion of CEO
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