Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Traffic Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    I had an online test at Snelling Staffing for this position. Then an interview with potential lead, supervisor, and his boss. Then a drug test. Pretty straightforward. In fact I don't even remenber what was discussed. Caterpillar Corporate contacted me with the offer.

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    Negotiation

    I got offered the bottom pay for the salary grade range.

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    The interview will be completed by three current employees. Usually one is your boss, a fellow coworker and another manager that reports to the same general manager as your boss. The questions follow the SMART format, situation, measurable action, results and time. Each individual rates your score basically from a 1-5. After the interview, they make a consensus to determine what your overall score should be. Best overall score would either be offered the job or the top candidates might go through a second round interview.

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    • Tells us about a time you had to lead a team through a difficult task.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    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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    Technical Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    2 30 minutes behavior interviews by two different HR people. I really don't understand why we need to be asked so many behavior questions. They didn't even ask you to introduce yourself or why you want this job.

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    Global Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    Targeted selection process entails your (future) boss asking you specific questions and several other people asking you similar questions to ensure the best candidate is objectively selected for the position

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    • Tell me about a time when you had to struggle with uncertainty   1 Answer
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    Data Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    First, I was contacted via e-ail to set up a 1 hour phone interview where the questions where all tell me a time you did/experience blank. For these questions, you use the STARs method which is to describe the situation, describe the task, describe your actions, and summarize the results. After the phone interview, I was invited to Peoria, IL. to interview in person. After they brought me to there cafeteria, we went up to the first interview. The interview questions were the same type as the phone but with a more personable affect. I ended up doing three of these interviews. After the interviews were all said and done, I went to lunch in the cafeteria, view a presentation by HR, and was taken to the visitor center. This concluded my day of interviews which lasted from 8:30am to around 3pm.

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    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult person.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Just a single phone interview of two 30 minute sessions, they said right away that it would be the only round as well. In the interview they asked mostly behavioral questions, about 6 or 7 for each 30 minute session. Each 30 minute session had a different interviewer and they asked nearly identical questions but you were supposed to come up with different situations to answer the similar questions.

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    • Tell about a time you inspired someone to work harder.   Answer Question
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    CNC Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thomasville, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Caterpillar (Thomasville, GA).

    Interview

    Submitted an application and heard back from them a few months later to come in for an interview. At the interview, I went in and was seated before 5 people and was different questions and was then allowed to ask questions. It was intended to be a difficult interview, I guess to see how you were under pressure.

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    • Tell us about something related to safety that you did to make your workplace safer?   1 Answer
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    Manufacturing Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar (South Milwaukee, WI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly informal initial phone call, leading to an in person interview. Manager and Supervisor seemed very interested in me as a candidate, which lead to them pursuing options they could do internally. STAR format questions, had previous experience with them so it made it easier, if you can tie your answers financially (cost benefits) in regards to their topic always a plus.

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    • Describe a time when you witnessed a safety issue and what did you do to correct it?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar (Champaign, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through a referral, process took a couple weeks. Two 1 hour interviews with 2 different interviewers. All behavioral questions which didn't allow me to show my technical skills even though I was applying for a software position. Never heard back even though the interviewer said they would keep me posted.

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    • Describe a time when you had to resolve a conflict within a group.   Answer Question
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