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Good place to start but don't plan on staying here too long

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Current Employee - Engineer in Griffin, GA
Current Employee - Engineer in Griffin, GA

I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good brand name. Known to be the best in the heavy equipment industry, although heavy equipment industry has not had any breakthroughs for decades.

Cons

promotions are not merit based. Accountability is just a word, not something that is followed.
Even if the manager made a bad decision they are not held responsible but rather promoted! Very discouraging to see that at the workplace. Many of the managers are not willing to listen to the flaws of the company that cause the current problems but continue to ignore the problems. Depending on which part of Caterpillar you are working in, you will get more opportunities than others. The Culture fosters all of the wrong behavior and leads to more problems.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure you are promoting the right kind of people and keep them accountable for the decisions that they make.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, strong ethics and impeccable systems.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    - Strong work ethic and teamwork oriented systems which steepen learning curves and provide excellent exposure. Senior management has great vision and will continue to ensure that CAT stays at the top of the table in the mining and construction sector.

    Cons

    Pin holed work profile allowed for strong vertical growth but constrained breadth in terms of job functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I worked as an Intern during High school at Caterpillar.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caterpillar has great opportunities for high school and college students to intern during the summer and school year and make really good money.

    Cons

    There was a lack of work for interns to do.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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