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Updated Dec 19, 2014
Updated Dec 19, 2014
286 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was pretty easy, I interviewed with a recruiter on campus. A series of two interview on one day/ Week later got an offer letter from the HR. The HR people are really nice else well as the other people that work there.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First spoke with Caterpillar at the Internship Fair at my school. Applied online for the position and was contacted about an on-campus interview that week. The process consisted of two 30 minute interviews. All of the questions were behavioral and they expect that you follow the S.T.A.R. approach.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you say has been your biggest challenge so far?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    IT Analyst I 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 in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through college and the companies website. The process took approximately 4 weeks. My first behavioral interview was in campus, which was followed by second interview in Peoria. The company flies you to Peoria, IL and provides you with nice accommodation. The interview is behavioral interview and you will be interviewed by 3 hiring managers. If you prepare and remember the STAR method then you are good : )

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to review several proposals and make a recommendation. What factors did you consider in your analysis?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The first offer was very competitive and I did not need to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer 2015 Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had a series of two interviews, both back to back, about 30 minutes each. Questions were shaped in a STAR format. Overall they were great interviewers, easy to talk to and replied with an offer within 2 weeks

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had an offer at GE with slightly better benefits and career outlook. It was a tough choice.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Technical Marketing Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Caterpillar in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially applied through the university, and got an interview within a week. The person who conducted the interview was very friendly and encouraging. They notified me quickly about the first round interview, and I was not offered a second round interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    OHN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very pleasant, toured the facility and they answered any questions. Interviewers gave multiple questions. Gave outlook and insight into career and career paths. Gave company outlook. Had three interviews. Hiring process was quick and clean.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions. Just read the job description and be prepared for any related questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process that was done in this situation was attending a career fair, then after dropping off a resume I had online application process to go through, then next step is a formal interview with the company representatives. The online process is a little lengthy, but is not to bad.

    Interview Questions
    • Name Multiple reasons why you choose to talk with Caterpillar.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Staff Accountant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    There was a 3 step process. Phone Interview. Second Phone Interview. Third there was a series of in person interviews. The in person interview was with three different managers and lasted about 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Not Difficult questions. They were all situational questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes I was able to negotiate. Tell them you want higher than what your current job is paying you. If they really want you they will pay it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Talked to the recruiter at a career fair at my university. I had seen the recruiter before at various events and tech talks. I submitted my resume online and within two weeks I was invited to an interview. The interview was done on my campus. There were 2 one-on-one back to back interviews, each about 20 minutes. Each interviewer asked a similar set of behavioral interview questions. A week later I received a job offer by email.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had to work with a group, and a group member was not pulling their weight.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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