Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 80

Cummins Inc.

Columbus, Ind. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

At this global power company in Columbus, Ind., employees are encouraged to seek Six Sigma training, and Six Sigma strategies are practiced in all business units. IT employees who complete the training and decide to take on a Black Belt role can explore non-IT opportunities within the company and apply their Six Sigma expertise in those areas. Fairness to all The company extends benefits coverage to the domestic partners of employees who don't have traditional spouses. Those benefits include complete healthcare coverage, spouse and dependent life insurance, pensions, retiree medical coverage, family leave in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, adoption assistance and relocation assistance. Cummins offers this coverage globally, to the extent allowed by local laws. Outstanding performance is rewarded with bonuses, promotions and an annual variable compensation plan. The variable compensation is based on the performance of the individual employee's business unit. Employees may be promoted when their contributions to the company increase. A promotion carries a minimum of a 7% increase in salary.

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Rank by company size:
Large, No. 46

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,756

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 411

IT employee turnover in 2010: 4%

IT promotions in 2010: 16%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $5,109

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 30%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 35%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 38%