Caterpillar Reviews

3.5
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Caterpillar Chairman & CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman
Douglas R. Oberhelman
524 Ratings
  • Good place to work and grow with the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work, great opportunities - even to travel, Competitive pay, excellent benefits, possibilities for educational development and incredible work life balance

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business there are down times (sometimes more often than one would be comfortable) this may lead to time of without pays (temporary layoffs) and lower bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    the department I've worked in had an excellent management team. However I would recommend the management to include some team activities and work on improving on the culture (there is great diversity but few activities outside work)


Caterpillar Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

72%
22%
5%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

41%
25%
12%
8
4
3
2

Interview Difficulty

3.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1.  

    Human Resources Representative I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    One panel interview. You needed specific examples to go with their behavioral interview questions. You must prepare for this interview! For example, tell me about a time when you ran a successful project.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you successfully worked on a team and completed the goals.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't consider negotiation.

Caterpillar Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work , Glassdoor, 2010
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work , Glassdoor, 2009
Show More

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Website www.caterpillar.com
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 proposition, enabled by our unmatched customer support, creates the largest global field population, highest customer loyalty and attractive profitability through the business cycle.

Work at Caterpillar? Share Your Experiences

Caterpillar

 
Click to Rate
or