Caterpillar Interview Questions in Illinois

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
94 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Marketing Representative Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Caterpillar in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact started at a campus job fair. Conversations with HR reps went well, so I submitted my resume. I attended presentations on campus put on by Caterpillar that week. First round of interviews held on campus. Second interviews at Caterpillar HQ. Interviewed by three staff members - three very different personalities. Questions weren't overly difficult, a few were challenging. They were looking for very specific experience (mix of marketing and technical). Received a call a few weeks later that I would not be receiving an offer.

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Process Engineering Supervisor Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Began with email communication with human resources. This was followed by a phone interview. There was then a first and second interview about 3 weeks apart. Overall a great process as they always kept me informed on the status.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Global Purchasing Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Caterpillar in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was quick and in depth. Hiring manager asked about my past job experience and what qualities I have that would work well in this job. I was also asked about my individual characteristics that would make me a good fit for this company.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when I did not work well with someone and how did I handle that?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 2 months - interviewed 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
  6.  

    College Student Practicum Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Caterpillar in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two persons interviewed and behavior questions only. All questions are STAR style. People are very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • When do you think you behaved over-qualified or under-qualified?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    IT Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Caterpillar in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Panel of 3 hiring managers asked about 30 minutes or so of questions. It was mostly behavioral, STAR questions and a few questions about what technologies I was familiar with. Just come up with a few situations, especially difficult, from your past experiences and consider how you handled them and took accountability while also showcasing your technical abilities and how you satisfy the job requirements. It seemed like they had already pretty much decided to hire me when I arrived. I received a tour and drug screening on-site just prior to the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All pretty easy questions about my limited past professional experience since I was a college recruit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was a very competitive offer for someone straight out of college. I did not even consider negotiation at the time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Single phone interview due to my remote location. Interviewed by two people. Both were very knowledgeable and understood the job requirements. Described the responsibilities and expectations of the position accurately. Spent time discussing how I would interact with the project team and asked for examples of my presentation and training skills and background. Asked questions that were directly related to my ability to execute the technical portion of the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Can't remember any. All questions were directly related to the job description.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was minimal once it was determined that I fit the requirements. This was a contract position. Negotiation was focused on the minimum acceptable to close the deal for both parties.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Accounting 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 weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Their hiring process involved three interviews with different levels of accountants within the organization. It was a typical scenario based questions interview with nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Packaging Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Caterpillar in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Originally interviewed at college job fair. Received a call back and interviewed on site. All questions were targeted selection situational questions. Interviewed with 3 different managers for 3 different jobs that were available within the packaging group.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you were not equipped to complete a task and how you went about doing so.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Summer Intern FEA Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Caterpillar in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Career Fair, then on-site interview at Research Park

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time that you had to sell something?   View Answer
    • What is your greatest weakness?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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