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Caterpillar Chairman & CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman
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    Summer Internship

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
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    I have been working at Caterpillar as an intern

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    Caterpillar has a great culture, everybody there is a giant family. The work life balance seems great based on conversations with all the full-time people.


    There is not a whole lot to do in the Peoria area (where they have their headquarters) and taxes are not the best in Illinois (so nothing against the company, just the location).

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of employees here that don't seem to be doing anything, I would advise management to cut loose the slack.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).


    The interview will be completed by three current employees. Usually one is your boss, a fellow coworker and another manager that reports to the same general manager as your boss. The questions follow the SMART format, situation, measurable action, results and time. Each individual rates your score basically from a 1-5. After the interview, they make a consensus to determine what your overall score should be. Best overall score would either be offered the job or the top candidates might go through a second round interview.

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    • Tells us about a time you had to lead a team through a difficult task.   Answer Question

Caterpillar Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2010
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2009
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Headquarters Peoria, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1905
Type Company - Public (CAT)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar has been making sustainable progress possible — for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services... More

Mission: We win by delivering valued, quality products, services and solutions to our customers that provide the lowest total owning and operating lifecycle costs. This value... More

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