CAT Financial Reviews

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Kent M. Adams
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  • Needs more progression

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAT Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cat has a great culture with decent pay. The hours are flexible and there are fun perks. Overall it is a company you can grow with if you're willing to.

    Cons

    There are still some glass ceilings and old fashioned thought processes. The pay is just decent and mostly non negotiable.

    Advice to Management

    Allow room for everyone in the company to do "rotations" and gain experience. Do a serious analysis of the benefits other companies offer so that you may adjust accordingly. Definitely reevaluate the Nashville housing market and adjust pay scales accordingly. Keep moving forward. There has been progress but Caterpillar still has opportunities to address before being considered a progressive company.


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    Accounting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CAT Financial (Nashville, TN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Interview was scheduled from 7:45 to 2:30. First I was asked to present my resume to a panel of managers. Then I had 3 one-hour interviews with the Hiring Manager, the Controller, and another financial manager. Lunch was in between those interviews. Finally. A 30 minute mtg with HR to review benefits and sign a consent for background check. The interviews were all behavioral-type questions, so it was difficult to fully explain my skills and what I have to offer. They were more concerned with "how did you handle a problem where you didn't have the time to do a good job" versus "can you manage a team of 6?" or "can you consolidate multiple international financial statements?" etc. Each of the 3 interviewers asked basically the same questions. In my opinion, behavioral interviews will not identify who is the best candidate for all jobs. (Accounting candidates are often introverted and uncomfortable with these types of questions!) Everyone was super nice and friendly. This is a great company, so I was disappointed to not get an offer. I was not expecting much up front, but after you see the building and offices and all the amenities & great people, you see what a great place this would be to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you worked on a team and there was a problem and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you didn't have adequate time or resources in order to complete a task.   Answer Question

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Website finance.cat.com
Headquarters Nashville, TN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors GE Capital

There's only one way to lease a Cat: Caterpillar Financial Services. Cat Financial provides loans and leases to corporate customers to buy or rent equipment and machinery manufactured by its parent company, industry giant Caterpillar. That equipment includes construction equipment; forklifts; generators; mining, logging, and agricultural machines; gas turbines and engines, and off-road trucks. Affiliate Cat Insurance provides extended service contracts, property/casualty coverage, and other insurance products to customers and dealers. The company has offices in more ... More

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