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Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Columbus, IN
Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Columbus, IN

I have been working at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Treat you really well. Give you a seperate workspaceand laptop for the summer.
Very helpful co-workers help you find your feet.

Cons

Given quite a long leash on project, no regular follow ups.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More of a daily check up by manager with the interns to help them stay on track.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    High hopes in the beginning ended in disillusionment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

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

    Pros

    Cummins is a large corporation that incorporates many standard practices. Experience there can be used and built upon in the future.

    Cons

    - From top to bottom, the management consistently fails to show strong leadership and effective problem solving ability. Some key departments are full of bureaucratic roadblocks which insure that suppliers are made to pay for Cummins' mistakes, and employees don't have access to the tools they need.

    - Upper management laments that Cummins has difficulty recruiting and keeping talented employees, but little is done to identify and reward the good people they have. Far more emphasis is placed on media campaigns like diversity, community involvement, and green initiatives than nurturing their core business and the employees they need to make it work. When it comes time to make cuts, and this happens with regularity in a cyclical business like Cummins, the decision as to who is let go appears to be almost random. I have seen competent, well intentioned, and articulate people shown the door, while lesser employees sail through without a hitch. Scuttlebutt surrounding firings almost always speaks of office politics, personality conflicts, or even how much money the person made rather than job performance. For most of my tenure there, Cummins had a forced ranking system for the performance reviews of salaried staff that mandated a certain number of people would get the short stick at each review cycle. They have since dialed back this practice, but the fact that they clung to it for so long says a lot about how sensitive they really were to their employees' quality of life.

    - Location. Columbus is a small city of about 40,000 people and is not part of a larger metro area. Indianapolis and Bloomington are each about an hour drive, so the time and expense of visiting an area with more attractions is not insignificant. One might think that its small size and remote location might make Columbus a warm and neighborly place to be. Unfortunately, I found that a sort of reticent cynicism pervades the local culture, and of all the places I have lived, Columbus has proved the most challenging for meeting people, making friends and even finding friendly and honest local services. Those who buy a house in Columbus will almost certainly be faced with the difficult and expensive prospect of selling that house and relocating at some point in the future.

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    To put it nicely, middle and lower management has issues. They spend far more time worrying their jobs than actually doing them. Covering yourself and avoiding responsibility are the keys to survival. And for all their use of corporate buzzwords and feel-good initiatives, at the end of the day, Cummins still has an entrenched top down management structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cummins

    Pros

    Fair compensation, good benefits, various training available

    Cons

    Too many processes, too many people working on the same projects, too many overlaps, too many politics, poor communications, too many management layers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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