Caterpillar
3.5 of 5 772 reviews
www.caterpillar.com Peoria, IL 5000+ Employees

Caterpillar Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.5 772 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Caterpillar Chairman & CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman

Douglas R. Oberhelman

(404 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    EXCELLENT workplace!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture
    Safety is integral and valued first
    Enthusiasm amongst employees of all levels
    Welcoming/ energetic atmosphere
    Fantastic Pay/ Benefits
    Vast opportunities
    Management truly cares

    ConsCan't think of any- I love everything about working here. I come early and stay late, by choice, and the day still flys by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeeo up the good work and sincerity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is incredible to work for a fortune 50 company.

    Safety Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Clayton, OH

    ProsBenefits and the safety program.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet older people move up the ladder and do not hold them in a position because you like what they are doing. Only young people with no experience where hired to work in Quality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Engineering Specialist (Former Employee)
    Decatur, IL

    ProsLeadership and long range planning is very good. You can get reimbursed for pre-qualified education while you work. The culture for time off is very good within salaried and management pay ranges.

    ConsMore work than can be completed each day but time goes quickly.. Only a short amount of on the job training when new or changing departments. No reference training manuals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to continue working on agreeing to good SMART goals for each employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJob training
    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Nice building
    Short commute

    ConsRepetitive work
    Long hours
    Short breaks
    Can be boring at times

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    Amazing time of learning and doing.

    Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mossville, IL

    ProsGreat educational opportunities, opportunities to speak with and shadow pretty much anyone that you wish, and great hourly pay are all a part of the Caterpillar internship experience. You will get meaningful work, get to interact with other interns, and network with large varieties of people across the company.

    ConsCaterpillar does not offer any type of housing stipend.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it a priority to meet the interns and interact with them personallly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great employer. Many opportunities.

    IT Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Peoria, IL

    ProsGlobal footprint. Many jobs in one career.

    ConsManufacturing industry can be stressful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Present career developed in the field of Projects, with extensive experience in leading teams.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent employer for professional, great development opportunities

    ConsCan be difficult to grow up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPresent career developed in the field of Projects, with extensive experience in leading teams , implementation and project management , quality control , contract management , needs assessment and identification , assessment and resolution of unanticipated aiming the correct operation of the procedures . Describe below some of my assignments so that they can make an initial determination

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Caterpillar Inc. is a great company to work for.

    Assembly & Test Speciailist III (Current Employee)
    East Peoria, IL

    ProsUpwards mobility, lateral transfers, worldwide possibilities.

    ConsLong hours, competitive, and travel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing. I hope to be there someday.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Diversity and Inclusion - HA

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    Peoria, IL

    ProsIf you are a minority or considered diverse you will be promoted well above your capabilities.

    ConsOnly if you are a mid aged white mail. The leadership ib GIS is a joke and the place is being run by amateurs. It was so bad I had to quit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit providing advancement based on diversity and your perceved potential of an individual and base it on qualifications and results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent

    Business Process Analyst - Match I (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities, benefits and a company that encourages furthering ones education to become the best he/she could be.

    Consworking with the UAW members

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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