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Caterpillar Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Corporate Finance Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Caterpillar in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school. Got invited to a meet and greet and interview. All behavioral questions star format. Two half hours interviews with two different people. Interviewers were really nice and were trying to sell you on Peoria.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They only offered me a position in fall, and I had school.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Electrical Engineering Internship Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Caterpillar in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Cat was recruiting on campus, I went to an informational session, then applied through my schools career website. I got a chance to sign up as an alternate interviewee. The interview consisted of some behavioral questions, it was a fairly short 1 on 1 interview due to the fact many candidates were being interviewed at the same times and all in one day.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to make a decision quickly.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Caterpillar in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Nice people. Interviewed by HR, Super, 2 Team leads. 1 hour on Software fundamentals ... know your stuff. This was for a contract-to-hire position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected or too difficult. Just long and inclusive of several software areas related to the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Accepted contract. Never offered a permanent position. Left after 1 year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    All behavioral interview questions, nothing else

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to make a decision quickly   Answer Question
    • describe a time when you had to provide customer service   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Accountant Interview

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

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Caterpillar in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    STAR FOMAT.
    Tell me of a situation where you led a team and one member of your team did not get along with the rest of the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morton Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morton Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Submittal of resume took a long time for review. Interview process was conducted by three people.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult choice.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Lead Logistics Planning Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Caterpillar in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Submit a skills matrix as well as a resume. Be patient, the entire process could take a few months from the initial submission, then phone interview, thorough background check including birth certificate and transcripts of grades. Plan an all day interview process which will include a facility tour, multiple interviews, and drug testing.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you disagreed with an order from your superior. What did you do? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate salary as well as vacation time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Caterpillar in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interviewd at campus then 3 interview at company site. All STAR question

    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation possible
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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