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Corporate Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Peoria, IL

ProsBeing a former Corporate Engineering Intern, the biggest pro for me was the CAT name itself. It looks good on a resume becasue everyone has heard of CAT. The people in the company seemed very friendly and were willing to mentor me whenever I needed. My Internship was a great experience to see how a large company operates, and what working as a full time engineer will be like. Cat is very open to hiring Engineering interns coming out of their sophmore year in school while a lot of companies do not. I learned a lot of information that can't be taught in school, but was not given a lot of responsibility. Overall it is an easy/stress free internship because most of the time you are just sitting and searching the web on your laptop. I would say it is a good experience, but I would use the internship to open doors to other companies......... I will not be returning to CAT

ConsThe main con is the location. Peoria is awful and is not a place where I would like to live in the future. There are facilities in other locations, but if your and engineer for CAT, you are most likely going to end up in Peoria. No responsbilites were given to me, which is ok because I still go one more summer for an internship ( going into jr year), but I would be upset if this was going to be my only internship. FYI. I will not be returning to CAT

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more confidence in Interns, have then at least tag along more in meetings/conference calls to gain full experience. overall, find a way to get the interns more involved.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More good than bad

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Challenging work Many good learning experiences Culture drives having the best product… Cons: Bureaucracy and inefficient processes often get in the way Management tends to over commit on projects which causes higher stress levels Poor diversity at the facility (i.e.… Advice to Senior Management: Eliminate the processes that aren't adding value Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Team Lead (Current Employee) Dyersburg, TN

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


    Pros: Steady Work for a year Cons: Too much work at some time Advice to Senior Management: Listen to the Employees Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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