Caterpillar Global Mining Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Shut our plant down, a blessing considering...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They paid a great severance package when they shut our plant down mid year 2014. The work was moved to the PA facility. ALL of the PA employees I have spoken with since that time have said we were the lucky ones ;)

    Cons

    This market is hard and is not the same as traditional Caterpillar market, but Caterpillar acts as if it is. The loss of customers in going to the dealership model is going to force them to sell what is left in PA at some point.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from the old timers.

  2. A tough industry to work in right now same as for any company in this industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are great to work with. We have an awesome Facilities Manager that has been doing her best to encourage employee bonding and morale building. She is a tough lady in a tough economy and still finds a way to encourage others.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of changes over the past few years since we were bought by Caterpillar, so sometimes change is hard for some to handle. The old timers that have been there for 20 to 40 or more years have had it the hardest.

    Advice to Management

    There are employees that will work very hard for you and some that won't. Try to look past the ones that make the most noise to see the ones that will give you everything they have. They are the ones that need to be rewarded. Just because they are the quiet ones does not mean they don't deserve to be rewarded. Sometimes it just means that they were raised in a time were people didn't beg for raises or were respectable employees and accepted what ever came their way. Right or wrong.

  3. Manufacturing Technician

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in South Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in South Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Design Technology- Solid Works Design

    Cons

    Slow of business in US

    Advice to Management

    More technical and vocational courses for employees

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  5. A great sounding place, but you're only a small fish

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oak Creek, WI
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oak Creek, WI

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, the people are friendly and if you want to spend your life there, there are plenty of opportunities within the company and all over the world.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and even on a small team, it often felt like management didn't know anyone's name. the building is set up as a cube farm, which makes it feel like a giant faceless machine

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know people. Foster a community and company pride. People that spend their whole career there talk about their amazing experience, but that doesn't translate to the new waves.

  6. Hard work, but worth the pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar Global Mining

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are many options for college students, they pay for all travel expenses, great opportunity to travel the world, good pay.

    Cons

    I was not paid until 2 months later, I basically had to beg for my pay. The job descriptions are not always accurate. I was going to be a parts record clerk- counting tractor parts. It ended up that it was only a small portion of my job. The main part of my job included working outside in 100 degree weather, under a tent, lifting and moving tractor parts, we had to reorganize the warehouse completely. However, the experience built character. The other time I worked in a foreign coutnry, and there was just never enough for us to do. If there was something for us to do, it was done in one day and we were over worked. Rather than splitting the work into several different days. One day there was nothing for us to do, so they had us dust shelves. It was very poorly planned.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your employees on time and for interns make sure there is work to do.

  7. Liars and cheats

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support in South Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in South Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, nice benefits, but that's it.

    Cons

    If you have a narcissistic boss, who likes to control what you do, get out sooner than later. He favors slackers and punishes those who work hard. When you finally have enough and fight back by talking to HR, be prepared to lose your own job while he sits high on his throne.

    Also, if you want to advance your IT career, you have to move to Peoria.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the boys club and get your act together. When you are asked questions in all employee meetings, give a straight answers.

  8. So much room for growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar Global Mining

    Pros

    The supervisor are great. The hard work you put in doesn't go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Like any factory, it's like being back in high school. People unhappy with their lives try to make your job harder. Also other people's laziness and refusal to earn a promotion who think it should be handed to them, are the biggest challenges you face there.

  9. HELPFUL

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Assembler in Decatur, IL

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    taking of your Family needs

    Cons

    no raises talk to people the way u like to b treated rules don't go for everbody

    Advice to Management

    Treat people yhe way u would like 2b treated

  10. Technical Publications is okay, with room for improvement.

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    Current Contractor - Writer/Illustrator in South Milwaukee, WI
    Current Contractor - Writer/Illustrator in South Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Caterpillar Global Mining as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Established processes. People who meet deadlines.

    Cons

    Peer reviews were weak, resulted in some bad errors that got published over and over again.

  11. Constant change with unfair workloads!

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    Former Employee - Management Accountant
    Former Employee - Management Accountant

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and all study materials for certifications paid for. Thrown right in to job duites which was great to learn.

    Cons

    Very bad on the job training, and no opportunitties to provide feedback for what you are doing. Everything is done in a very conservative and intimidating way that does not foster open and honest conversations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees!

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