Empire Southwest


Empire Southwest Reviews

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    Great Career Company at all levels.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Empire Southwest full-time (more than 10 years)


    Empire is a values based company that cares for people. Yesterday we celebrated with three forty year employees. That tells a story, especially when a forty year employee has tears in his eyes describing his time at Empire. Empire is a Premier Caterpillar dealer respected world wide by Caterpillar people and customers.
    If you are an "A" player and want to work with the best, try to get on with Empire Southwest.


    Ours is a demanding business full of "A" players. Some very good people cannot work at the pace that our jobs demand. Empire is not for everyone but it is a perfect fit for "A" players who want to make a difference to our Clients.

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    Keep up the good work.

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Empire Southwest Interviews

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Project Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Empire Southwest.

    Interview Details

    Three long interviews with the same questions multiple times. The priority seemed to be more character rather than ability. The overall experience seemed as if each department makes up its own rules rather than follow corporate culture. I got the feeling that Empire rather not have to deal with Caterpillar as a product line.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in this company in five years?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Short and One Sided / Empire Favor
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.empire-cat.com
Headquarters Mesa, AZ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

With CAT-like tread, Empire Southwest has created a heavy equipment sales, rental, and leasing empire in the US Southwest. One of the largest Caterpillar dealerships in the US, Empire Southwest operates through five divisions: hydraulic service, machinery, power systems, precision machining, and transport. The company's equipment includes backhoes, compactors, dozers, front shovels, loaders, pipelayers, telehandlers, and tractors. It also handles equipment used for mining and forestry projects. Empire Southwest also sells ARCO agricultural equipment, carries batteries... More

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