Caterpillar Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great Company. Good benefits!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Good Salary in Central IL

    Cons

    Inefficient Supervisors/managers, cannot differentiate between good performers and average performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Comments

  2. Wonderful place to work with a great management and benefits.Wonderful place to work with a great management and benefit

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

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

    Pros

    Cat's goal is number one quality.Wonderful place to work with a great management and benefits.Cat's goal is number one quality

    Cons

    Closing down plants too soon , just for the bottom line.Closing down plants too soon , just for the bottom line.Closing down plants too soon , just for the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't close down so soon and be fair and square to all.Don't close down so soon and be fair and square to all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work but very hard to advance to actually become a Cat worker. they hire you under Volt until Cat hires y

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, MS

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

    Pros

    Very safety oriented inside the shop.

    Cons

    too strict on abcenses and weather related abcenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be as safety oriented outside shop as inside shop. Weather can cause real safety issues too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Internship

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    • 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
  6. MTC Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MTC Representative in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - MTC Representative in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. It is a great job if you like to travel. Good personality is the must.

    Cons

    Very political working environment. For this specific role, diversity isn't welcome.

    Recommends
  7. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 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
  9. It was an amazing experience

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    • 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
  10. Good pay and benefits, but no employee loyalty

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    good tasks to work on; often willing to educate people and help them succeed at their assigned jobs

    Cons

    HQ is a cut-throat work environment where hr is stereo-typical in that it only cares to serve the company, not the employee. Overly competitive and internal politics overshadow even the best of intentions. Clearly follows the dilbert comic strip.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Leadership team lacks both leadership ability and a team environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA

    I worked at Caterpillar (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and brand name of company.

    Cons

    Leadership, culture, work hours, compensation, lack of team environment, and inability to execute to plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving business rather than playing politics. Do what is right for the company, plant, and team. Eliminate consistent poor performers irrespective of your personal relationship with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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