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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
Application Details

The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in February 2012.

Interview Details

Took around 7 weeks. But got offered a position. Slow and painful process!

Interview Questions
  • Describe a time when you had to make an unpopular decision   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
no negotiation. Was a good offer!
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Caterpillar in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Nice people. Interviewed by HR, Super, 2 Team leads. 1 hour on Software fundamentals ... know your stuff. This was for a contract-to-hire position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected or too difficult. Just long and inclusive of several software areas related to the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Accepted contract. Never offered a permanent position. Left after 1 year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Caterpillar in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Got call from recruter, phone interview as I was in other state, asked me my C++ and OOD skills. Most of them were concepts and also asked me to give examples.

    Interview Questions
    • What is inheritage in OOD concept? Show an example how you used it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Caterpillar in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Basically, for the first round, questions were related to coding, general aptitude, and verbal aptitude. Good thing is that there was no writing of snippets but just MCQs. Coding questions section was of most importance, where a single, lengthy code was given and the output was to be guessed for different statements given.
    The second round was GD. Actually seems easy but this is the round where they downsized the shortlisted people into half.
    The last round was HR. Make sure you know all about the projects you have mentioned in the resume, because they pose questions only based on the information poured in there.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Caterpillar in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    This position is a 3-year assignment as a Supplier Program Manager, leading a talented multi-skilled technical support non-EXPAT team located in PRC China. The individual will manage employees performing activities related to implementation, training and execution of the Manufacturing Innovation Center (MIC) requirements.
    The supplier program manager will forecast, coordinate, obtain, and manage personnel and resources (facilities, services, equipment and tools) to meet project and daily operating requirements. Review, approve and implement facility, equipment and service plans to maximize productivity and ensure safety, security, environmental and regulatory compliance. Provides approval and/or guidance of workgroup technical approaches, products and processes. Communicates across stakeholders to report status and concerns, and to achieve compliance with Boeing procurement strategy and contractual compliance. Analyzes suppliers capacity/capability to support Boeing procurement and AVIC strategy for future work statement. Develops methods to measure key performance indicators, analyzes performance data and prepares visual aids to lead periodic performance reviews. Oversees complex work movement projects by verifying that the elements of the work movement plan are credible and complete.
    Coaches, counsels, mentors and provides developmental opportunities and job assignments to enhance employee performance and expand capabilities. Provides on-going developmental feedback. Recognizes contributions of individuals and teams to improve employee satisfaction and retain a skilled and motivated workforce. Conveys organizational messages to facilitate the accomplishment of workgroup, project or process goals. Proactively communicates with employees, peers (e.g., fellow first-level managers) and customers.

    Interview Questions
    • supplier, factory customer, supplier management, support personnel, and all levels of supplier personnel. Ability to communicate in Chinese and work experience in new programs are added benefits. Success will require the ability to establish   View Answer
    • supplier, factory customer, supplier management, support personnel, and all levels of supplier personnel. Ability to communicate in Chinese and work experience in new programs are added benefits. Success will require the ability to establish   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    supplier, factory customer, supplier management, support personnel, and all levels of supplier personnel. Ability to communicate in Chinese and work experience in new programs are added benefits. Success will require the ability to establish

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