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good place to work

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Current Employee - Cpe  in  Columbus, IN
Current Employee - Cpe in Columbus, IN

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

Pros

the job is very interesting, too many poitics

Cons

bad location, indiana is boring.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

dont fire

Recommends
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    If You have a Passion for Bureaucracy and Thrive in a Culture of Intimidation........

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    - Salaries are typically a little above average.

    - In general, non-management employees tend to be pretty nice folks and fairly honest.

    Cons

    - Its NEVER about achieving anything - its all about the bureaucracy (or "processes" as they call it).

    - Always a Lord / Serf relationship between management and employees.

    - Conflicting "metrics" and management promoted contempt continuously pit one business unit against the other.

    - Executives and "The Board" go to ANY length to create a public perception of Global Saviors of Mankind at the expense of their employees.

    - A diesel engine company whose leaders have ZERO passion for diesel engines - the elder "gearheads" have left and have been replaced by typical public corporation management.

    - "Benefits" are much worse than average.

    - 90% of your day will consist of feeding the bureaucratic machine.

    - Rarely will they "fire" anyone....instead, they have regular layoffs to get rid of people that don't fit the "culture".

    - If tremendous profits are deemed "not enough" by the "shareholders", you will go without (supplies, resources, raises, bonuses, employment, benefits, etc.).

    - Treatment of their employees contrasts the culture and values that they "publish" to the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be just another branch of the federal government. Stop making EVERY decision based upon short-term shareholder returns and potential government funding (including foreign governments). How about trying to be just a fair and successful diesel engine company for a change instead of looking at products AND employees as just commodoties without identities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    So far so good.

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer  in  Stoughton, WI
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Stoughton, WI

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

    Pros

    Good boss, work in a research group, so there are a lot of smart and experienced people to learn from.

    Cons

    Spend all day doing specialized analysis, so I don't feel that connected to other engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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