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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
895 Reviews
3.4
895 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging work in a high integrity environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved the variety of work. Fantastic products. Great people. Truly an honest environment. Hard work is recognised and rewarded.

    Cons

    Some managers are not up to par with the top leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure middle managers are fully on board

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Nice management. God colleagues. Great atmosphere

    Cons

    HR is not that good.

  3.  

    Validation Analyst Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    I really liked the management style, the managers were very hands off, and let us do what we needed to.

    Cons

    I felt like there were more meetings than there needed to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try hiring and advancing from within as opposed to bringing in people new to Cat

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    The people you work with are great

    Cons

    The Peoria location leaves a lot to be desired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere and cordial team

    Cons

    poor management and lack of straight talk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise pay and increase opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bulldozer Driver in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Bulldozer Driver in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Caterpillar as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Senior management cares about the employees and looks for opportunities for career advancement through training and involvement in professional development.

    Cons

    There are some people within management who have been around for a long time that could move along to open doors for others with more progressive views.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think everyone should be given an opportunity to drive a D10.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern for two years and I loved it.

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Caterpillar as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caterpillar has an incredibly welcoming and encouraging attitude that is great to work in. They treated me very well for two years through a well-paying internship program.

    Cons

    Central Illinois can be boring for young adults.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great internship programs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Global Company to Work For!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package; global experience; great global reputation; leader in driving free trade; excellent time off policy; opportunity for significant annual incentive pay based on actual company performance versus plan

    Cons

    Moving older workers (i.e. high job classification = higher pay) out the door. Affinity groups for many diverse employee groups, none for the aging workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Great People and Great Pay

    Cons

    Must know someone to get carried through the ranks often times it is not necessarily performance based.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work life and benefits, needs to work on communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Top notch training
    Really care about safety of employees

    Cons

    You will need to consider relocation for promotins

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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