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Cummins Minneapolis Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • The work-life balance can often tip to the work side more (in 73 reviews)

  • being a small town does have a slight shortage of the really young crowd (in 72 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for motivated self starters"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health & Safety Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Health & Safety Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cummins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company values and is built with a lot of diversity. There are many wonderful and incredibly talented people to work with.

    Cons

    As with many large global matrixed organizations, decision making can be slow and bureaucratic.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "SC Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good talent, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Too slow to make changes. Not sure what future holds and do not see any signs of something strong.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and move faster

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open to new ideas and focus on six sigma processes

    Cons

    Large company working in silos

    Advice to Management

    More interaction among the different business units


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Mainly a great place except one large downside..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Truly diverse teams in terms of backgrounds, experiences and ideas
    - Great people to work with in general
    - Good work/life balance, flexible hours

    Cons

    - unfortunately the last few years had been difficult in terms of market conditions, negatively reflecting on employee morale and future prospects of Cummins

    Advice to Management

    Try to drive more change... we change people, titles, but follow the same old processes...


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    Pros

    Teams are great. Good work environment. People are fun to work with. Extremely intellectually stimulating work. And very satisfying. Plenty of opportunities to move within the company

    Cons

    Constant lay offs. But, that is part of working for corporate america


  6. "Summer Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Allows you to move around cross-functionally to get experience in other departments. All the employees are helpful and kind. They have a great internship program.

    Cons

    Did not let the interns choose the department they want to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Can try to give interns a choice to choose between departments to start with.


  7. "Power Generation Intern"

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    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cummins has a great intern program and invests a lot of time and energy. Managers are suppose to have a vested interest in the interns and the work assignments they are given. This isn't always the case but they do a nice job overall. Pretty great pay (salaried interns). Fun events outside of work. Positive culture overall.

    Cons

    They just did a major reorganization and laid off even more people just as the interns started this summer. Morale was at an all time low, people didn't know whether they would have jobs at the end of my first week. This effected the way I was managed and the way the team interacted with me. Things are a bit better now that the company has settled out some... but their are still some lingering disgruntled workers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure interns are engaged with the work and the team they are apart of. Half the reason interns want to come back is so they can work with a fun team on interesting projects.

  8. "International company, products, and colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    Pros

    global presence, large engineering workforce, some good managers

    Cons

    Layoffs every 3-4 years, gender imbalance in MN (75% men employees), the best jobs are in Columbus, Indiana

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building a path for women leaders


  9. "Purchasing intern"

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    Current Intern - Purchasing in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Intern - Purchasing in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cummins as an intern

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company that gives you an experience unlike any other organization. Good company overall to work for to get experience

    Cons

    The internship position that I was offered was not exactly what I applied for and it did not entirely align with my future


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Slow Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good people, strong focus on ethics, decent pay. The company is also trending toward being more transparent, which is good.

    Cons

    Like any big ship, it takes a while to turn it. Biggest issues relate to how long it takes to get products through development. There is also too much emphasis on Six Sigma (at a non-production level).

    Also, some reduction in force has happened almost every year for the past several, yet the company continues to repurchase shares of stock.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying back stock, and invest in your products.


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