Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
161 Interview Reviews

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    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Talked to the recruiter at a career fair at my university. I had seen the recruiter before at various events and tech talks. I submitted my resume online and within two weeks I was invited to an interview. The interview was done on my campus. There were 2 one-on-one back to back interviews, each about 20 minutes. Each interviewer asked a similar set of behavioral interview questions. A week later I received a job offer by email.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had to work with a group, and a group member was not pulling their weight.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Technical Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process began with on campus recruiting. A resume was submitted, and I was contacted with an interview offer. The interview was a one on one behavioral interview. After about 2 weeks, an offer was extended with a decision period of about 2 weeks.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Demand Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral based questions. Looking for STARs - Situation/Task, Actions you took and the Results of your actions. Usually group interviews where you'll have 2-3 people interviewing you at one time.

    Interview Questions
    • None are really difficult, esp if you are good about talking and bragging about yourself. Unfortunately I'm not.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Definately negotiate
    Accepted Offer
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    Product Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One on-campus interview. About a 2 month period following the interview before notified about decision. There were two 30 minute interview sessions where you sat down one on one with a member of the Caterpillar team. The interviewers were nice. It was very structured.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you failed and how did you overcome it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Staff Accountant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Travel to head office for interview. Panel interview then individual interview with each panelist and a presentation on my resume detailing skills and experiences. Have lunch with a member of staff then tour a plant.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Section Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Athens, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Caterpillar in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    This process is very detailed. You are contacted by email and telephone and then go thru behavioral/Situation, Task, Action, Results format interviewing. If offered the position you will be called by telephone and then followed up with a letter. Those not offered the position are mailed a letter or emailed.

    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation on my salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Process Engineering Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Peoria, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Began with email communication with human resources. This was followed by a phone interview. There was then a first and second interview about 3 weeks apart. Overall a great process as they always kept me informed on the status.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Global Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Peoria, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Caterpillar in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was quick and in depth. Hiring manager asked about my past job experience and what qualities I have that would work well in this job. I was also asked about my individual characteristics that would make me a good fit for this company.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when I did not work well with someone and how did I handle that?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Corporate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Talked to recruiters at the Engineering Career Fair at my college. Few days later got an email to do an on-campus interview. Interview was behavioral and I was asked to follow a STAR analysis. They looked for how well I answered the questions while following STAR. The interview process consisted of two 45 minute interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Peoria, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Apply online after career fair and had a face to face interview at my school 3 days later. Heard back with an email offer within 2 months. Was required to maintain a certain GPA until the start of the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult problem or situation you were faced with and how you solved it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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