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Cummins Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • The work-life balance can often tip to the work side more (in 70 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Outstanding people. Strong management. Good recognition and support for work/life balance. Significant focus and support for diversity. Not what one expects for an automotive company based in the Midwest. Compensation is known to be about average for the industry. Heavy six sigma focus is deeply entrenched. A company of high integrity and ethics.

    Cons

    There is a high performance ethic. You won't be expected to work extraordinarily long hours but you will be expected to make solid contributions. The annual rating and ranking is rigorously maintained and applied. Two years straight in the lower group and separation is the most likely outcome.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Good place to work with room to move up if you are a top performer."

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    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Columbus, IN
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. They are flexible with time off if needed. Knowledge sharing is abundant which is good in such a fast pace environment. If your performance is good you will be rewarded for it. Overall i would say that it is great place to work.

    Cons

    Just the typical "corporate" things that go with a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help your employees excel and grow at what they do best.

  3. "Great Company! Great Values!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cummins understands that people are the key to success. Diversity and community involvement are given very serious attention. I have always felt as if I received the respect deserved no matter what arena I was in.

    Cons

    Promotions are typically based on tenure rather than merit. Benefits are so-so, which is surprising given that the company is trying to attract people to the 'middle of the middle west'.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote open communications from top management on down. The town hall sessions where Solso and Linebarger take questions are always appreciated by all the employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Very Good Place to work and launch a career"

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    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, diverse workforce, forward-thinking, employee-centric

    Cons

    Efficiencies at the cost of experienced personnel; company does not have a handle on how to convert existing workforce to future strengths and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Sacrifices must be made. Look closely to identify real people resources, versus those who simply articulate well.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

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

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    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!!!


  7. "Excellent company with great leader"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Engineering in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am allowed to take risk and be creative. Good job is visible and rewarded. Management is very supportive.

    Cons

    Too much work. We are doing ten times more than we were two years ago with the same amount of people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to help with work life balance. Joseph should keep doing what he is doing because it is working. Most people like the performance culture and the results he has created. Excellent leadership team.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Power Generation Project Manager in Rocky Hill, CT
    Current Employee - Power Generation Project Manager in Rocky Hill, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly work envirnment. Upper Management is very easy to talk to, but seldom does anything need to go to that level to be resolved.

    Cons

    Only real downside is like most smaller companies there is no advancement possibilities unless a sales position opens and that's were you want to go.

    Advice to Management

    Outstanding job, very fair management and leadership. Other companies could learn how to treat their employees by the leaders at Cummins. Nothing negative to say.


  9. "Great place to work !!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance, solid core values, company with mission to grow

    Cons

    unnecessary budget cuts lately leading to disgruntled employees

    Advice to Management

    Policies should be similar to Cummins, which is the parent company. They try to run this as a separate company and there is a HUGE difference in "benefits"


  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    an invigorating place to work and continues to earn the respect of the business world because it has a high-performance culture while emphasizing high-integrity business practices, as well as work/life balance.

    Cons

    The performance review process is not transparent to the employee. The office space management for the employees is poor when the company is growing so fast.

    Advice to Management

    none


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