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It is good work if you can get it.

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Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Lead  in  Clayton, NC
Current Employee - Engineering Project Team Lead in Clayton, NC

I have been working at Caterpillar

Pros

Lots of opportunity all over the world. You can live in many locations and even see remote parts of the world visiting customers. Pay is fair and the bonus system is very lucrative.

Cons

Lots of internal red tape. Several processes are outdated or too complicated. IT can sometimes get in the way of getting work done. There are alot of people that have to process every change to make sure the customers get what the need.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

protect the lower salary people, not just upper management. Cat seems to be very top heavy.

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    Caterpillar - not much different from other large corporations

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    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.

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