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"Good for a Short Timer"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Cummins full-time

Pros

Many engineering assignments carry a high level of technical responsibility with room for learning and growth. It is an international company that prides itself on "diversity."

Cons

Not necessarily stable employment. They hire like mad for a few months and turn around and lay off without missing a beat. As a corporation they pride themselves on it, and seem to think it's a good thing to regularly slash the ranks. The top HR and bean counters don't seem to realize the negative effect it has on morale, nor on ability to carry out their mission of developing and making products. Inexperienced people are left holding the bag where gaps of experienced staff are gone. The management thinks nothing of regularly booting out employees with many years of positive contributions, with no notice, no going away luncheon and no dignity. So it's very much an employee beware situation. Extremely few people get to retire willingly at age 65. Often, the experience level of staff leaves something to be desired, but they can sometimes count on suppliers to pick up the slack. There is more planning for continuity in staff with union level staff than exempt level, where there is virtually no coherent plan. Decisions are made so high up, they don't see the detrimental effects of capability at a working level.

Advice to Management

Stabilize. Humanize.

Other Employee Reviews for Cummins

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity Global Local Opportunities Senior Management

    Cons

    Salary None None None None

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Old guys club with really poor management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cummins as a contractor

    Pros

    Good benefit package with pension, Average salary in the market, Good start company for new graduate

    Cons

    1. Bad management. So many politics in almost every department. Projects and new ideas not based on the business/marketing requirements instead of who is the person stand back with you.
    2. Many old guys are doing nothing but waiting for retirement. They play cards after lunch in the cafetiere. You will see managers or engineers near 80 years old but still working in the company.
    3. Layoff good people just because those guys speak too much or tell the truth in the meeting.
    4. Very bad project management. No one will be responsible for the project delay so almost all projects have delays. Some project delays just because people need job security.
    5. Many stupid 6S projects. People fools each other with those stupid projects. They save tons of paper money from these 6S projects.
    6. Buildings and manufacture facility is really old like 80s.

    Advice to Management

    1. Get those old guys out and make the company more efficient.
    2. No politics allowed in the project management.
    3. Get less MBAs. They really do less than experienced engineers.


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