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"Excellent company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director
Former Employee - Director
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Cummins full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Excellent company offering great opportunity to grow in a specific function or across functions. If you are capable and deliver then all career paths are available to you. The company values are strong and diversity is appreciated. I would strongly recommend the company to employees especially for those just out of college. There is tremendous focus on these new employees. I have much for which to be appreciative.

Cons

A company who claims to be multinational does not set the example by growing their Columbus IN site disproportionately to to the employees in the balance of the world. Additionally there is limited appreciation for placing senior leaders around the world to understand the existing operations or the environment in those locations.
Work-life balance is poor considering the extent of effort placed on this initiative. Poor performance is dealt with appropriately by most areas but too much effort is placed on the things which do not add to the bottom line.

Advice to Management

Appreciate the global employees which you have. Columbus is not the only place where senior leaders can be developed. Exhibit the multinational and truly diverse values you state and you will receive much more in return.
Return to the basics. Employees are the core of the business. Appreciating the value of these employees rather than the reactions of the stock market will pay far more dividends to the company.
Pay attention.... the build and downsize cycle is a standard which occurs every three years. Stay the slow and steady course rather than add people quickly only to eventually realize that all cannot be retained.

Other Employee Reviews for Cummins

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Political Culture - know it to thrive in it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MBAs from Top 10 Business Schools are highly valued and are paid more than graduates from lower-tier schools. This is a pro if you graduated from a top tier school!
    Self-starters and intrapreneurs will go further than those who wait to be told what to do.
    Light workload - great work-life balance
    Flexible schedules
    Ability to change functions

    Cons

    Need sponsorship to get ahead here. Without it, you will shuffle from one mid-level position to another.
    Adherance to and promotion of company culture might be more important as the work you do.
    Sales and Engineering oriented culture leaves a lot of room for improvement in Marketing - which is undervalued and under resourced.
    the first one to HR Wins! They spend 1/2 of their time on internal investigations of people being rude to each other
    Culture is too sensitive
    Difficult to get rid of dead-weight
    Lack of accountability in departments for excellence - lack of consequences for mediocre work.
    Many many people lanquish in mid-level positions and never figure out why! It is lack of sponsorship and visibility.
    many unqualified engineers moving into business and marketing positions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It is a decent company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Supply Chain in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Director of Supply Chain in Columbus, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cummins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great projects, very analytically focused company. If you like data based decisions this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Corporate can be cut throat. The knives can come out when you least expect it. Very relationship focused and it is important for your individual success

    Advice to Management

    Improve manager development


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