Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
262 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    CNC Machinist Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    initial basic math testing, then two STAR method interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Caterpillar in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Short phone screen with HR. Two one hour interviews with two different managers.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They'll ask you a series of questions about situations you've encountered in the past and how you reacted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Accounting Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    I got in through campus recruiting. They came in and did the first round - 2 30-min interviews back to back. I got the offer soon afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't remember - it wasn't too bad. behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Accounting Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Campus career fair is a must, then a series of two back to back, behavioral based interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were behavior based. As for any interview, be sure to have enough questions to ask at the end.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. They base intern pay off how much college completion.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 on-site interviews.
    All behavior questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Caterpillar in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Managers that interviewed me was really nice and made me feel comfortable.
    The overall experience was great. Everyone that I came in contact with at CAT made me excited to work there. :)

    Interview Questions
    • It was a 30 minute interview and the questions were expected.
      For example, walk me through one of you experience on your resume.
      What's your greatest strength? , What's your life plan?
      Asking about computer skills and how to deal with working in a team.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed 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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