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    Busy and One of Best Experiences

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    Former Employee - Facility Engineering - Mechanical in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Facility Engineering - Mechanical in Aurora, IL

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


    Good support from peers, and excellent supervisors. Though busy, the main supervisor was willing to help and guide my learning. I would work for him any day. Thorough and respectful (of each department's needs) planning meetings for new large projects. I have never seen any project management equal to it. Below average starting salary and above average benefits, bonus, and potential raises. Severance package was generous compared to industry and years worked. I would go back to CAT.


    In learning new job,it was very busy to learn to satisfactory level in one year.
    Tools and documentation for jobs could be updated to make staff more productive. CAT is probably working on it.
    When the product orders drop, management is quick to adjust the staff, and they paint a bleak immediate future.
    Would like to see more permanent employees and less contract staff, but it is probably how CAT can succeed in today's world.

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Caterpillar Interviews

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Caterpillar.

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    Very easy. One hour long, 30 minutes per person. Behavioral style questions. I found otu i had an interview withing one week of applying. The following week I had my interview and then by the end of the week I had a job offer. Very quick and easy interview process.

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    Easy Interview

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 1925
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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