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Caterpillar Reviews in Champaign, IL

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
4 Reviews
4.2
4 Reviews

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Caterpillar Chairman & CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work life balance, but you have to be your own catalyst for it (in 66 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits like nowhere else if your in management or salary (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • They kept us to very unrealistic timelines and sacrificed any work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Some of the upper management also seems kind of elitist and typically not visible (in 31 reviews)

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    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern - Monthly in Champaign, IL
    Current Intern - Intern - Monthly in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very nice, they basically discusses technical problems they are facing and how you think of it.

    Cons

    They don't even know how to solve it. So... Sometimes they are not sure whether it is doable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it easy, be prepared with some related area. Smile is always good. Wear suite. Be nice and be on time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great first internship, not where I want to be long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome resume builder and nice people. The schedule was extremely flexible and the work given to interns gives real experience that will make you a better engineer.

    Cons

    Location wasn't where I wanted to be and just wasn't the right feel. I also didn't like that I worked in a different location than my team, making communication fairly difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For some reason the feel of the company was just behind the times. Could have just been my location though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    CSC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Student Practicum in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - College Student Practicum in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Good engineering experience for a student

    Cons

    Work is too easy and laid back. Very bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding when students want to leave the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Mechanical Engineer Design Team Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Design Engineer in Champaign, IL
    Current Intern - Design Engineer in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Everyone is really friendly and the full time employees/mentors are very helpful. Caterpillar has great training software too. It's as if you get paid to take free classes in Pro Engineer (CAD), Pro Mechanica (FEA), or whatever you may be working with. The majority of projects are fun, challenging, and overall great experience.

    Cons

    Depending on whether there are projects available or at some points in between projects you may have to do some maintenance work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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