Caterpillar

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Caterpillar - not much different from other large corporations

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Peoria, IL
Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Peoria, IL

I have been working at Caterpillar

Pros

The pay and benefits are among the best in the area. Producing a product that is recognized in almost any part of the world is rewarding. Being a large company, it can offer its employees the opportunity of a variety of job opportunities while staying with the same employer.

Cons

In many ways, the company is still trapped in the 1950's. Promotions are often given to the connected rather then the qualified. Underperformers are not pushed to improve, due to the company's fear of legal retaliation. Topnotch employees are 'punished' by being asked to do additional work to compensate for work not being done by their underperforming co-workers, while the underperformer is allowed to continue to perform at an unacceptable level without fear of reprimand.

Many middle managers are promoted past their level of competence, but because they've been with tthe company for many years, or have highly placed friends, the situation is never addressed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward employees who are doing well, and address employees that are not performing up to expectations.

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    Cat Power

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Work/life balance reasonable.

    Cons

    Cat is a very conservative slow moving company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
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    Good leader & excellent national exposure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Reasonable cost of living in Peoria area. In general people are not too stuck on themselves and have 'small town Midwest' attitudes.

    Cons

    They are so stuck on everyone worshipping seniority and begin from Peoria and having 3 generations of family that has worked there. As a mid-career hire I found the company very unwelcoming. they do not respect outside experience or viewpoints. The people are nice, but the system they have created is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train mid-level management to understand that the staus quo does not equal prosperity. New ways of doing things is the only way to remain at the head of the pack.

    Approves of CEO
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