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CAT Work force and Management should Mend for Better future.

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Mossville, IL
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Mossville, IL

I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive salary and benefits.
Varied Product line.

Cons

Different departments have different rules and only people with good terms with Manager will get promoted, irrespective of their knowledge in some areas.Long term CAT will suffer because of these inefficient people being promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please promote people with good knowledge in CORE groups and see that CAT is the leader and other companies follow us.Right now whatever development happening on our product lines nothing unique when compared to our competitors,we are just following them for catch up,some of the technologies our competitors possess are of at least 15 to 20 years old and we are trying to match them now.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - College Student Practicum in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - College Student Practicum in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Caterpillar part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good engineering experience for a student

    Cons

    Work is too easy and laid back. Very bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding when students want to leave the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This company is too old to move

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

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

    Pros

    1. Lots of experienced engineers
    2. Lots of entry level opportunites

    Cons

    3. Large Power System Division workload is too much.
    1. Old guys in this company makes conservative policies.
    2. This company is trying to save money on people by eliminating contractor from getting full time jobs but this end up of spending more money on training new guys.
    4. For H1b: Legal department is very very slow on greencard and they are PROUD of being slow.
    5. Peoria is not a cheap city.
    6. CEO Doug is promoting his so called "deep expertise" policy that slows down people's growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do things to attract more young people. When baby boomer retires in the next few years this company will face a lot of trouble if you dont change your conservative policy.

    FIRE DOUG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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