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Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015
298 Interview Reviews

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  2.  

    Technical Marketing Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  6.  

    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
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    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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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Caterpillar in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview took place shortly after school career fair. Offer was given the next day. No need to dress super professional, just need stuff in your head. Questions were mostly behavioral. I could tell from their questions they wanted leaders, people who are motivated.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you worked above and below par. And why did this happen?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Demand Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral based questions. Looking for STARs - Situation/Task, Actions you took and the Results of your actions. Usually group interviews where you'll have 2-3 people interviewing you at one time.

    Interview Questions
    • None are really difficult, esp if you are good about talking and bragging about yourself. Unfortunately I'm not.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Definately negotiate
    Accepted Offer
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    Product Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One on-campus interview. About a 2 month period following the interview before notified about decision. There were two 30 minute interview sessions where you sat down one on one with a member of the Caterpillar team. The interviewers were nice. It was very structured.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you failed and how did you overcome it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Staff Accountant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Travel to head office for interview. Panel interview then individual interview with each panelist and a presentation on my resume detailing skills and experiences. Have lunch with a member of staff then tour a plant.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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