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Caterpillar Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Interview Experience 

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Caterpillar

Interview Details – 2 on-site interviews.
All behavior questions.

Interview Question – Nothing special.   Answer Question

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Internship Interview

Internship

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Caterpillar.

Interview Details – Sent resume by email, got an interview offer on-site

Interview Question – Tell me about the situation when you work as a team and other team member did not agree about your idea. What did you do to convince them.   Answer Question

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Internship Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar.

Interview Details – Typical behavioral interview questions. e.g. working in a group, dealing with conflict

Interview Question – Interview questions were fairly straightforward.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Hourly rate was non-negotiable

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IT Manager Interview

IT Manager
Peoria, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Caterpillar.

Interview Details – Use targeted selection process that looks at previous experience as an indicator of future performance

Interview Question – Tell me about a situation where you failed   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Caterpillar

Interview Details – After applying for the position I was contacted to set up a phone interview. Originally it was supposed to be two thirty-minute interviews, with both the direct supervisor for the internship position, as well as his manager, but for convenience it turned into an hour-long interview with both of them at the same time. They asked all behavioral questions, fairly common and nothing too difficult. Then there were about 20 minutes for my questions. I was contacted within 2 weeks for an offer.

Interview Question – What was your most challenging class   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Caterpillar.

Interview Details – Job fair, invited to interview three days later. Interviewed twice with two different people on the same day. The whole interview process lasted an hour and a half and was given a tour the next day. Notification of job offer next day. Contacted by HR within three days of interview

Interview Question – Give an example of a time you persuaded a team member to agree to your idea and whether it worked or not.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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No Offer

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Caterpillar.

Interview Details – Applied through campus career services and received an on-campus interview. Consisted of two 30-minute interviews. The interviews were all very typical behavioral questions. Nothing hard or supring about it, just the typical "tell me about a time you ....". The interviewers vere very nice. Even though I did not get an offer I received a call.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you attempted to accomplish something and failed.   Answer Question

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Associate Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Caterpillar

Interview Details – 3 rounds

Interview Question – Differentiate yourself from the other team members   Answer Question

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Logistics Interview

Logistics

Interviewed at Caterpillar

Interview Details – It was a great process. I did not get the job but the people interviewing me were very friendly and it seemed like it would be a great place to work. I will definitely be applying again in the future

Interview Question – What specifically have you done to improve efficiencies in a job?   Answer Question

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Accounting Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Caterpillar.

Interview Details – I had two 1:1 interviews. Questions were all behavioral.

Interview Question – Why are you the best for this postion?   Answer Question

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