Bobcat Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
12 Reviews

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12 Reviews
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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering  in  Gwinner, ND
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Gwinner, ND

    I have been working at Bobcat as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They treat their interns very similar to full time employees. They help you will challenging projects that prepare you for the real world. Management is very transparent and I enjoyed my experience.

    Cons

    Production facilities are located in small towns and that's not for everyone. Factory workers are not all friendly to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been nice to see some of the other facilities and departments within the company to expand employees knowledge of that all goes on at Bobcat.

    Recommends
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    it is a company to work for, and it provides a lot of opportunity for internships and Co-ops.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op  in  Gwinner, ND
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Gwinner, ND

    I worked at Bobcat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the work is flexible, with mentor training

    Cons

    require high adaptability and self-learning

    Recommends
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    As one who just entered the job market, Bobcat is establishing a strong foundation for my career path.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Co-Op  in  Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Human Resources Co-Op in Bismarck, ND

    I have been working at Bobcat part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am learning something new everyday, gaining vital experience in how large-scale companies operate and manage their customers and employees. Co-workers are exceptional to work with and my supervisor is very flexible towards my school/personal life.

    Cons

    Being a large company, Bobcat has a lot of employees which can make it quite difficult to get to know everyone. Also having a Korean parent company such as Doosan invites a language barrier that is often difficult to work around.

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    Design Engineering Intern

    Former Employee - Design Co-op  in  Gwinner, ND
    Former Employee - Design Co-op in Gwinner, ND

    I worked at Bobcat as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Small-company feel, with lots of experience in it's staff.

    Cons

    Small company with limited promotion opportunities. Small, small town.

    Positive Outlook
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    Good Company and good machines

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Biloxi, MS
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Biloxi, MS

    I worked at Bobcat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training schools for mechanics. Safe shop environment.

    Cons

    Being a mechanic is not fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure more of your stores can compete with Caterpillar by allowing for short term rentals. The Bobcat dealer I worked for in Biloxi Mississippi did not do short term rentals and was put out of business by the CAT dealer next door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience working here

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    Current Employee - Welder  in  Gwinner, ND
    Current Employee - Welder in Gwinner, ND

    I have been working at Bobcat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Allowed some leeway to do your job; most of the foreman work with you

    Cons

    Have to work a lot of hours to get adequate pay per check

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on employees. We got a little plastic coin purse with bandaids in it when we achieved 500,000 hours of no time lost injuries.

    Recommends
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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Bobcat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very professional environment with a dedicated and friendly staff. The company has worked hard to preserve as many jobs through the economic downturn as possible. The company is working hard to focus on its people and the core values that drive the business. Most managers are flexible with working hours, the pay is very good, and benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is a bit lacking, but it has improved in the past couple years.

    Recommends
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    I enjoy what I do .

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    Current Employee - Welder  in  Litchfield, MN
    Current Employee - Welder in Litchfield, MN

    I have been working at Bobcat

    Pros

    Since I've worked at Bobcat I've been on many of the Kaizne events the Engineeres , seem to want to get the Employee's input on the changes that happen ,and how it's gonna effect the work areas change . There is a on the Job weld class / blueprint reading , for some of the few who havnt or have little basic skills .

    Cons

    We need to do more cross training . (not really a down side but could help) We need to do more weld testing for new hires and even temp people , maybe some blue print reading would help to .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commutation skill are a high priority skill , in witch think or see everyday is lacking . Not saying anything bad ,but needs to be addressed . Sometimes more than others there are people working harder than others , and is over seen ( or does not want to be addressed by certain Lead and/or Supervisor when pointed out ) And I"M not saying all I am saying some . Other than that all is good !

    Recommends
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  10.  

    A Job I Like

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bismarck, ND

    I have been working at Bobcat

    Pros

    Pay is decent, hours are great, I enjoy what I do.

    Cons

    Management seems to be in disarray at times. Don't respect the job we do at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with hourly employees, please.

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    Good working environment

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at Bobcat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company is young and cosmopolitan in the EMEA HQ (Brussels). The wages and benefits are high.

    Cons

    difficulties to deliver results due to a lack of decisions.
    Construction equipment industry is facing difficult business environment in the last years.
    The matrix organizational chart is diluting responsibilities. The new President will probably tackle this problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less directors, more managers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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