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Former Employee - Corporate Engineering Intern in Peoria, IL
Former Employee - Corporate Engineering Intern in Peoria, IL

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

Pros

Being 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

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

Have 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    More good than bad

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Many good learning experiences
    Culture drives having the best product in the industry
    Great focus on fixing issues

    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. very few people from outside the US, most come from a handful of universities in Illinois and Indiana, and the facility is not racially diverse).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the processes that aren't adding value

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Dyersburg, TN
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Dyersburg, TN

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

    Pros

    Steady Work for a year

    Cons

    Too much work at some time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the Employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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