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Current Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Peoria, IL
Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Peoria, IL

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

Pros

Give you a tremendous amount of experience in the rotational program. It's also ranked 9th in the country.

Cons

Expect you to work at least 45 hours/week with no compensation for overtime.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Higher pay for strenuous hours put in.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Material handler, I loved it there!

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    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn the job, get good, work under little supervision driving forklifts, placing material in the racks.

    Cons

    pretty solid company but up and down in sales do mostly to current construction slowdowns from poor economy , causing layoffs at times and then lots of overtime with temps coming in and out and then more lay offs. No other complaint really. Hope economy gets better so Cat. is more stable. When I started, I had lots of OT worked 50 hours a week, then 7 months later, I was laid off due to lack of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the second shift more closely, I highly believe that there were lots of covered up fork lifting incidents. Just a suggestion.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good mix of overly-patriotic baby boomers and H1B1 holders

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

    I worked at Caterpillar as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent wage, good opportunities for a healthy work/life balance if you apply it, stable but boring company

    Cons

    (See title of review). Old-school baby boomers nearing retirement and/or death holding on until the economy picks up, and good influx of H1B1 holders waiting for their turn in line to become a U.S. citizen, sponsored by CAT. Kind of the norm these days and not really a generalization if it's true, right? Just put on your diversity training hat and tread lightly. Leave your true self at home as it is likely to get you in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a pair and stick up for your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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