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Very poorly managed....

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Former Employee - Asset Management in Columbus, IN
Former Employee - Asset Management in Columbus, IN

I worked at Cummins full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Nice co-workers but management was very incompetent or under extreme political pressure!

Cons

in 2001 I was downsized with employee group of 450 which was comprised of workers with more than 20 years to less than 2 years of employment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You must live with your decisions. Make them wisely!

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The production side is a mess

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

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Once you've been with Cummins for a few years, there is little chance you'll be laid off.

    Some plants deal in exotic materials, extreme precisions, or equipment and processes found nowhere else in the world.

    If you are extremely talented, you will advance quickly.

    Cons

    If you have no qualms about engaging in politics, deception, or tireless self-promotion, you will advance quickly. Dishonest people are rarely called out, often for fear of angering whatever powerful "sponsor" that person might have.

    Cummins has an overriding obsession with cost, in spite of their claim that safety and quality are by far the most important. Many areas are understaffed and overworked, particularly quality and manufacturing engineering; if you are one of those people, you will be required to put out so many fires that you will rarely have time to investigate or fix underlying problems.

    It can be so difficult to get money for changes or repairs that engineers often have to wait for equipment to fail completely, even for trivial things like pumping out a corrosive chemical and replacing it with a readily available, non-corrosive chemical. Once management or customers are upset, purchases are approved almost instantaneously.

    What lower management does is frequently different than what upper management requires or has been led to believe.

    Careful thought is not valued by many at Cummins; as a budding rationalist, this is immensely frustrating to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demand integrity, particularly from lower and middle management. Encourage careful, rational thinking from everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience with an American based company, but not sure my group needed an intern

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Cummins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Loves diversity and really makes you feel welcome

    Cons

    Not sure if they needed an intern in the group I was hired for. There wasn't much work to do

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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