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Solar Turbines Chairman & CEO Caterpillar Inc. Douglas R. Oberhelman
Douglas R. Oberhelman
36 Ratings
  • a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solar Turbines

    Pros

    1. best location for a manufacture company
    2. friendly, helpful colleagues
    3. very good culture
    4. well paid in manufacture industry
    5. stable management

    Cons

    1. compared with big companies like GE, Solar has less support for engineers to grow.
    2. Technology is kind of behind GE.
    3. A couple of support staff are not friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Establish higher engineering positions to attract and keep talent engineers.
    2. create more learning opportunities to help young engineers grow.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

Solar Turbines Interviews

Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015

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    Mechanical Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Solar Turbines in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a basic phone interview about 2 months later. Interviewer was polite and friendly, but I have not heard back yet. The interview was basic, asking a few questions about past experience and your interests.

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Website mysolar.cat.com
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1927
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

In spite of its name, products from Solar Turbines are not powered by the sun. The Caterpillar subsidiary designs, manufactures, and services industrial gas turbines. Its products are used in oil and gas production, natural gas transmission, and crude oil pumping systems, as well as for electrical and thermal power generation. In addition to gas turbine engines, gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, Solar Turbines offers mechanical-drive packages and generator sets. Services include financing, installation, and aftermarket parts support. The company... More

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