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Engineering Intern Interview

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

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

Interview Details

Apply online after career fair and had a face to face interview at my school 3 days later. Heard back with an email offer within 2 months. Was required to maintain a certain GPA until the start of the internship.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a difficult problem or situation you were faced with and how you solved it.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Caterpillar in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I came early to ensure I could get there even if I got lost. I was told to take a seat, and based off of how people came into work (it was an early interview, so people were still arriving) it seems like a nice place to work with lots of nice people. Since I was there early, I actually interviewed earlier than expected, which was fine. It was not a technical interview, just an hour or so worth of non-technical questions. I had two interviews. Both interviewers were quite nice and easy to talk with, and the questions were clear (not ambiguous). After being asked questions for a while, I was given the chance to ask them questions. Overall it was a good experience. I have not yet received an offer, but it hasn't been very long yet.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you were leading a project and one of the members dominated the conversation. What did you do to help mitigate this?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through the school's website and they called for an interview on campus.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavioral based questions with two different people in a one hour block.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very friendly and positive interview process. Format was straight forward with questions mostly asking "Tell me about a time when..."

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you failed to meet expectations, and how did you respond?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    One single phone interview with technical and behavioral questions. The interview was conducted by two engineers. So went well along the expected lines. They mostly stuck to situation type scenarios. I heard most of the interviews for EDP and intern positions are mostly behavioral type questions.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email about a month later for an interview. I was asked questions by two different employees. The interview process, overall, was pretty great.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially applied on the caterpillar website. Received an email asking for available phone interview times as well as instructions on how to submit an unofficial transcript to the HR department. Two 30 minute phone interviews were conducted with seemingly younger engineers. Ultimately received a rejection email a week or two later.

    Interview Questions
    • What class or experience do you feel prepared you the most for future employment?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral 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
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wamego, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wamego, KS
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    This was some time ago, but I believe it was largely a behavioral based interview in which they asked fairly typical questions (e.g. describe a time when you failed, when you suceeded, why you'd be good for this position, etc.)

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I got an email about doing a phone interview the next week. The phone interview was all behavior questions. They are pretty quick in responding. The people interviewing me was really nice and I liked how they had some personal experiences to add on to my answers. It made the interview slightly more personal.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They offered me a pretty mid-high summer salary, but they only gave me a week to decide so I decided to decline to see my chances at other internships later in the fall and potentially the spring.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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