Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
267 Interview Reviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 on-site interviews.
    All behavior questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 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 a weekinterviewed 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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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    6 Sigma Black Belt Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Interview process depends on the business unit and hiring manager, but will usually involve multiple people from varying job role asking general behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle conflict? Give a specific example of the situation, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sustainability Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contract interview. Two round with agency and phone interview with hiring manager and senior engineer. Ask simple question about background and suggestions to company

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through the school's website and they called for an interview on campus.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavioral based questions with two different people in a one hour block.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very friendly and positive interview process. Format was straight forward with questions mostly asking "Tell me about a time when..."

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you failed to meet expectations, and how did you respond?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Engineering Intern 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.

    Interview Details

    One single phone interview with technical and behavioral questions. The interview was conducted by two engineers. So went well along the expected lines. They mostly stuck to situation type scenarios. I heard most of the interviews for EDP and intern positions are mostly behavioral type questions.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    targeted selection process..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Welder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Networking led me to this position. The interview was relatively simple with reading over my resume then taking a computer personality test. I was hired a week later than I should of after HR lost my info and waited 7 days until I called them about when they would schedule my pre-employment physical / drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Computerized standard behavioral interview question to determine your temperament and understanding of occupational safety.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The person I networked with told me to ask for $22/hr. The HR woman countered offered with a low balling $14/hr. I countered her offer of $19/hr and she said the managers don't even make that much (which I later find out was a lie). Her final offer was $17.76/hr, and (for the sake of my OCD) I asked for an even $18/hr but she was firm stating that was as high as she was authorized to go.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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