Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2015
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    The interview will be completed by three current employees. Usually one is your boss, a fellow coworker and another manager that reports to the same general manager as your boss. The questions follow the SMART format, situation, measurable action, results and time. Each individual rates your score basically from a 1-5. After the interview, they make a consensus to determine what your overall score should be. Best overall score would either be offered the job or the top candidates might go through a second round interview.

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    • Tells us about a time you had to lead a team through a difficult task.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    Had one on one with three different managers.one hour of interview with each one of them.Moslty S.T.A.R. Questions. Hiring process is slow.took me almost 3 months before I got an offer. Technical questions.

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    Global Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    Targeted selection process entails your (future) boss asking you specific questions and several other people asking you similar questions to ensure the best candidate is objectively selected for the position

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    • Tell me about a time when you had to struggle with uncertainty   1 Answer
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    CNC Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thomasville, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Caterpillar (Thomasville, GA).

    Interview

    Submitted an application and heard back from them a few months later to come in for an interview. At the interview, I went in and was seated before 5 people and was different questions and was then allowed to ask questions. It was intended to be a difficult interview, I guess to see how you were under pressure.

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    • Tell us about something related to safety that you did to make your workplace safer?   1 Answer
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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    Very easy. One hour long, 30 minutes per person. Behavioral style questions. I found otu i had an interview withing one week of applying. The following week I had my interview and then by the end of the week I had a job offer. Very quick and easy interview process.

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    • Tell us about a recent decision you made?   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    50minutes interview, traditional STAR formation. The hiring manager also asked about my past experience. Not too many technical questions though. I think they are more willing to take team players.

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    • tell me a time when you learned a new skill and applied it later   Answer Question
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    Powertrain - Lab Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mossville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar (Mossville, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Met with the Powertrain division manager first, then went over resume with both him and another manager from the division. After the briefing, we looked through the lab and I was quizzed on things I ought to know for the job. Lots of exposure to where I would work and letting me know what I'd need to do

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    • How would you get rotation speed data on a gear shaft?   Answer Question
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    Manufacturing Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    Pretty straight forward. I went through a panel interview. They introduced themselves and told me their background. We went over my resume and then started with the behavioral questions. I asked 5-7 questions to the panel afterward.

    I would definitely not go into this interview without doing research first. I sent time looking up the STAR method since it was my first behavior interview and a few hours going over possible questions.

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    • Tell me how people you work with have gained trust and respect for you.   Answer Question
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    Assembler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Caterpillar (Athens, GA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    STAR technique was used in the interview with 2 of the managers. It took a good amount of time but it flowed well. The questions mainly related to safety and how you adjust to change. Also went over any manufacturing experiences and asked why I was interested in working for CAT.

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call about a month later to come onsite for the interview. The interview was with two hiring managers. They followed the STAR format. The interview itself was fairly informal and there was a good amount of conversation going on. I felt very relaxed and comfortable.

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