Caterpillar Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 5, 2015
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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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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar (Lafayette, IN) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Recruiter arranged a screening interview with their hiring manager. After passing the initial interview I was brought on site for 1:1 with managers a facility tour and meal. The interviews where by three managers that often had identical questions.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Caterpillar in October 2014.

    Interview

    Met recruiters at a career fair. Was asked to interview next day. Interview was behavioral - answer in the STAR format. Was told if interview went well would have second on site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral - Asked to answer in STAR format. Give me a situation when...   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, Wayne, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, Wayne, IA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    first started out witha phone interview.. then a one on one session. passed both of those.. drug test ,, hired the following week

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    Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Caterpillar uses the Targeted Selection interview philosophy which has as its underlying assumption that 'past behavior is a good indicator of future performance'. Questions will ask for a specific example from your past job experience. Good answers will describe the situation it happened in, the specific task you were given, the actions you took, and the results.

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    • Nothing too difficult or unexpected, but sometimes it is hard to think of a specific, real example from your past that relates to the question.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    targeted selection process..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by a face-to-face on-site. All questions were based on my resume. No specific technical questions outside resume.

    Interview Questions

    • STAR style interview (Situation, Task, Analysis & Results approach). Mainly discusses resume.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Completely INnflexible

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    Traditional interview process, first round generally with HR or volunteer. 2nd round is with trained interviewers in the group that you are being considered for. Following the STAR or similar method is best to crack the interview, but focus on making a connection with your interviewer. Generally, a host is assigned that will take you around the town, have lunch/dinner with you, and answer questions about the company. Take advantage of that opportunity!

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult, mainly behavioral and culture fit questions, using the Targeted Selection interview and recruiting process.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Started as an intern, worked my butt off and got hired at the end of the summer. Interview was a day long with 3 separate people. It was intense, but was more laid back because I had met everyone during my internship and could refer to familiar experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • It's all experience-based questions... "Tell me about a time when_____." Fill in the blank. These are like "when someone on your team wasn't pulling his weight." or "when you had to solve a problem given limited time/information." You are expected to recall such an experience and give a reasoned response in how you solved the problem.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation. I was happy with the initial offer as it was my first job out of engineering school.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Caterpillar (Chennai (India)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    shortlisted from aptitude test and then conducted interview..the team for recruitment process shortlisted people who dint take part in aptitude test also.

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