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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 for more than a 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Contract Position

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for a contract position + overtime. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Being a contract employee excludes you from a lot of thing and you are not seen as highly as the "actual" employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It can be great, it can be terrible. Depends entirely on the department or the boss.

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    Current Employee - Senior Research & Development Engineer  in  Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Research & Development Engineer in Peoria, IL

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities. Lots of resources. World wide footprint. Opportunities to get your hands dirty if you are so inclined.

    Cons

    Very rigid red tape. Lots of bureaucratic road blocks. Hard to get something done at times. Budget process can be painful.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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