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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
364 Reviews
4.0
364 Reviews
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Caterpillar Chairman & CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work life balance, but you have to be your own catalyst for it (in 66 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits like nowhere else if your in management or salary (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • They kept us to very unrealistic timelines and sacrificed any work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Some of the upper management also seems kind of elitist and typically not visible (in 31 reviews)

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364 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company. Good benefits!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Good Salary in Central IL

    Cons

    Inefficient Supervisors/managers, cannot differentiate between good performers and average performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Comments

  2.  

    Great place to work but very hard to advance to actually become a Cat worker. they hire you under Volt until Cat hires y

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MS

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very safety oriented inside the shop.

    Cons

    too strict on abcenses and weather related abcenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be as safety oriented outside shop as inside shop. Weather can cause real safety issues too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It was an amazing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Work life balance, good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Not public accounting so experience varies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Review of Caterpiller

    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Great environment, healthy communication systems, respectable managers

    Cons

    not at the moment f

  6.  

    Black Belt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Great company, market pride. Bonuses are great. Fortune 50 company

    Cons

    Lack of solid product diversity outside of construction and mining equipment, therefore if mining demand is low, people are released. If based in Peoria, IL it is difficult to transfer at the same salary grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being transparent with direct reports

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good environment for interns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineering Intern in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineering Intern in Athens, GA

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Training opportunities, intern activities, good people

    Cons

    Hard to get hired on as a permanent CAT employee rather than a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Associate Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Awesome place to work in.
    Offers a good pay.
    Good visibility.

    Cons

    Slow career growth.
    Lots of process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved working there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Generalist in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Generalist in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, flexible time schedule

    Cons

    With great people and great pay I can't complain about much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company - Management does not embrace IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in East Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in East Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent, time off is good, bonus is usually decent... Flexible hours

    Cons

    Large company, you have to know the right people to move up... otherwise you get stuck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your IT professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Not right for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Caterpillar is a great company and takes care of their employees salary and benefit wise. There are required year end reviews with your boss and I was on a great team . I was able to focus on what I wanted to do and was really dedicated to my role.

    Cons

    It is a very big company and it is hard not to feel like you are just a number. It is also hard to push for change and their is a low risk culture that is based in the past. It is hard to move into a new, faster culture. The employee base is mostly local and above 30. The headquarters is in Peoria, IL, which takes getting used to to live in as a recent young college graduate.

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