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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
955 Reviews
3.5
955 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.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Finance in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    salary is competitive, encourages personal growth

    Cons

    In peoria, conservative culture is pervasive due to central Illinois location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    The people you work with are the best part. I thoroughly enjoyed coming into work each and every day! Compensation is competitive. Many opportunities to work on various projects. Facilities are top notch. Safety is a huge concern for the company and they value their employees safety.

    Cons

    Can't think of a single one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was an amazing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Work life balance, good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Not public accounting so experience varies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Black Belt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Great company, market pride. Bonuses are great. Fortune 50 company

    Cons

    Lack of solid product diversity outside of construction and mining equipment, therefore if mining demand is low, people are released. If based in Peoria, IL it is difficult to transfer at the same salary grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being transparent with direct reports

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Review of Caterpiller

    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in New York, NY

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Great environment, healthy communication systems, respectable managers

    Cons

    not at the moment f

  7.  

    Good environment for interns

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineering Intern in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineering Intern in Athens, GA

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Training opportunities, intern activities, good people

    Cons

    Hard to get hired on as a permanent CAT employee rather than a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Provide ample Training and a great culture

    Cons

    Policies can restrict and very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Great work environment, good leadership and professional atmosphere! Good place to follow your carrier goals and be recompensed for your accomplishments.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are aggresive timelines to complete projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Awesome place to work in.
    Offers a good pay.
    Good visibility.

    Cons

    Slow career growth.
    Lots of process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Loved working there

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    Current Employee - Generalist in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Generalist in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, flexible time schedule

    Cons

    With great people and great pay I can't complain about much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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