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  • The work-life balance can often tip to the work side more (in 71 reviews)

  • Small town, nearest airport is about an hour away (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Columbus isn't as bad as you might think..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly progressive small town with lots of money floating around
    Decent food, no night life
    Lots of people from many places around the globe in the same place - easy to make good friends with very different background
    Less than an hour to Indy, Louisville, Cincinnati
    Lots of opportunity to help the community (here and big cities)
    Excellent place to raise a family - no issues with school system here like many suburbs around large cities.

    Cons

    Backward-thinking people still around (but they are in hte suburbs of large cities too)
    No night life at all, unless you like it low-key - or make friends and hang with them
    Limited restaurants, but that makes going to city on the weekend even more rewarding
    Management either lives in Indy or has its own clique in town - hard to 'break into the circle'
    Lots of people commute, and no good system in palce to carpool or rideshare
    Property values didn't drop here as much as elsewhere - propped up by company money?

    Advice to Management

    When you are interviewing, let people know that Columbus is a great place to live (I moved here from a suburb) but was told that I should live in Indy and commute. I would hate to waste 2 hrs each day - I'm glad I didn't listen to you! Meetings are too long - default should be 30 min, not an hour. SixSigma is a great tool when used by the right people. Some projects I have worked on are spot on, others are a waste of time and talent. Not everyone should have to do it to advance. Glad you positioned us to make it thru the recession and I'm ready to grow to $20B - c'mon big bonuses for EVERYONE!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to develop a career!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly global and diverse organization, where cross-functional experience is required and also an opportunity to broaden the experience spectrum along the career. It's a culture where long-term relationships are valued, as the product cycle is also long-term. In general terms, other employees are very supportive, and the work/life balance is good. Therefore, you can expect exciting opportunities in a human environment.

    Cons

    Slow moving and complex, matrix organization

    Advice to Management

    We should be even more aggressive in pursuing growth opportunities. The company is showing strong stock performance in the last few quarters, and strong cash flow generation, this is a good moment to further accelerate our growth. Regarding the internal business development, I believe we should continue doing a good job in terms of diversity and capabilities development.

  3. "Summer Internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, a lot of room for networking, various locations around the country, corporate culture places a strong emphasis on being a part of the community

    Cons

    the headquarters is in the Columbus Indiana

    Advice to Management

    Assign mentors to all of the interns. I thought it was strange that some interns were assigned mentors while others were not. If a mentor is not assigned specifically, it is harder for a new person to know who to talk to when they have a question for the first few weeks.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Management Needs to be Changed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cummins is an excellent employer as a whole and Filtration used to be until the current President came and changed everything. The benefits are more than fair but do seem to be less and less every year.

    Cons

    Reviews are not consistent from manager to manager. The environment is now very political and male oriented. It is difficult for women to be advanced and most of the top leadership is new as the old leaders either left or were forced out.

    Advice to Management

    Get red of the current Sr. management team. The damage being done now may show short term results but will be detrimental to the long term of the business.


  5. "An OK Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Mobility in the company. You can look for a new job within Cummins after 18 months and your manager can't stop you.
    2. People are nice. They are willing to talk with you about their jobs and opportunities.
    3. Diversity is highly supported. A lot of affinity groups.
    4. Great performance and future outlook. It will double its size by 2014.

    Cons

    1. Slow pace. Meetings tend to be long. I'm not used to set up many one-hour meetings. I guess it's because it's a company in mid west down.
    2. People do not network as much as people in some other companies.
    3. Headquartered in Columbus IN. Really bad location. But a good place to raise family.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve the productivity in the supportive and administrative workforce. A lot of business process improvement work to do.


  6. "Good company to work for but financial management should be better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for. Good working culture. Better advancement opportunities. Possibilities for lots of learning opportunities. Good people in the company.

    Cons

    Very poor financial management. Not so good recruiting process. Not so good performance evaluation process. Upper management should be more people oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Make better financial management process. Compensation level should be re-evaluated. Better healthcare benefit should be offered. Better early raise should be offered.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Dissatisfied Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fridley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They work on some good engine , power generator design. Useful for those who are interested in control systems, power engineering , mechanical engineering etc.

    Cons

    Work place does not offer an intellectually exciting environment. Lots of graduates are hired from low ranked schools so that the firm does not need to pay them really well. The Fridley plant feels like they are still stuck in the '80s and have not really progressed in terms of industrial engineering and assembly line management. Not the kind of place where you would want to wake up and go to work every day.

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees from top ranked colleges, make the management a lot more efficient. There should be clear communication of responsibilities across different teams and management levels.

  8. "Quality Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Manager in Rocky Mount, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Manager in Rocky Mount, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to develop a solid career foundation and work with good people

    Cons

    There is no mentoring plan in place to grow and progress throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "a good place to start"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of training
    opportunity to rotate within the company
    diversified employees
    chance to work overseas
    availability of senior leaders
    growing opportunities in the future within the industry

    Cons

    emphasis on six sigma
    too many meetings
    small town - not convenient to change jobs without move
    work need too long to get done

    Advice to Management

    non


  10. "Overall great experience"

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    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    warm environment, stimulating work, good intern activities and speaker series, learned a lot about the company

    Cons

    -2 different managers
    -more work
    -wish i could have worked with other interns

    Advice to Management

    Try to get every intern the opportunity to take the engine familiarization course


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