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Cummins Reviews

Updated October 20, 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)

    "not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay and good benefits

    Cons

    measures, kpi's, poor leadership, and culture.

    Advice to Management

    find new managers. all are yes people.


  2. "Level 1 power generation tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level I Power Generation Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Level I Power Generation Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Classroom training, Safety is a priority

    Cons

    Impossible to advance, No planning in job assigned

    Advice to Management

    Learn the products

  3. "Not bad depending on where you work within the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Jamestown, NY
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Jamestown, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with college assistance a good package overall as long as you work on a good team it's not bad

    Cons

    Not always a big work life balance and not a Lot of flexibility that can wear on a person. Insurance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold employees back within the company and try to be understanding of an employee's situation


  4. "Diverse & data based, but can be slow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    Pros

    Diversity is highly prized, and rightfully so. Employees are encouraged and supported by management to develop skills. Decisions are made based on data, not feelings...

    Cons

    ...Getting that data can be slow, do sometimes decisions seems to be long and drawn out, contrasted to the desire to move quickly. Can create stressful tension sometimes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Beware of Cummins"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Rocky Mount, NC
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Rocky Mount, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cummins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very relaxing low-pressure environment.
    Very inclusive, multicultural corporate culture.
    If your Dream-Job is to have no personal responsibility, if you would like to be judged by how many Hrs. you work without any implication of achievement, that Cummins is for you

    Cons

    Cummins culture (as a minimum at Rocky Mount Engine Plant) is a great failure.
    Quality is slowly, but steadily falling.
    Technical problem being dragged without solving.
    Retention of Engineers are very low. As a matter of fact I do not know any engineer younger 45 years old who works for Cummins (not as a manager) without string attached (work Visa, tuition reimbursement e.t.c.)
    My advice to young (as well as not that young) engineers:
    If you would like to be judged (and promoted) based on your accomplishments, not working Hrs.
    If you prefer to take responsibility for your decisions, not blindly follow instructions.
    If you want to make a difference, not just work 10 Hrs. a day.
    That you should avoid Cummins at all cost.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management - administration only.


  6. "SQI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, team oriented, pleasant, organized, great environment

    Cons

    compensation, competitive, benefits, quality, motivation


  7. "Corporate Strategy Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cummins full-time

    Pros

    1. Good camaraderie within peer group at manager level
    2. Indiana cost of living is low compared to other large mid-western cities
    3. Lot of social activities during the summer

    Cons

    1. They recruit MBA plus two years consulting experience for director level (2 levels above fresh MBA), so better off going to consulting
    2. Directors are inexperienced and it shows e.g. no people management skills, lot of BS (know it all attitude), very academic approach, inconsistent behavior
    3. They have trouble attracting good people evident by hiring directors with two year post MBA experience (rumor was that directors were asked to move out by consulting firms)
    4. Director and above is all white male
    5. If you suck up to directors they will like you and ignore your deficiencies, otherwise good luck!
    6. Highly questionable career path

  8. "RLC Dealers Manager Gulf Region"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RLC Dealers Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - RLC Dealers Manager in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a lot of upside

    Cons

    Over micro management over work flow

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture & Ethical Environment

    Cons

    Low Benefits and low resources availability

    Advice to Management

    Raise benefits to attract more talent


  10. "Cummins Crosspoint"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall company has great culture and a global impact

    Cons

    The distributor I worked for was often isolated and not treated as part of the overall Cummins family. Holidays were different, pay was different, hours/policies/practices were different.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline! If people are going to be spread across the same state make sure if one office has a paid holiday off, the others do as well.


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