Caterpillar

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Administrative Assistant

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Peoria, IL
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Peoria, IL

I worked at Caterpillar full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great way to learn different parts of the business unit you are working for as well as to learn the main contacts for various things throughout the company

Cons

Tend to be pigeon-holed in the position. Hard to move out or up within the company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall, a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern in Mossville, IL

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

    Pros

    -Competitive pay
    -Good work environment
    -Large company, so have lots of resources for R&D

    Cons

    -Typical big corporation problems (office politics, feeling of detachment from final product, etc.)
    -If you don't make yourself stand out, you can easily blend in and hardly be noticed by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put less emphasis on employee performance reviews - They should be used as a general guide for the employee to show areas that they need more development, not used as a metric for who keeps their job and who is let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Clearly an exciting company to work for

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I had the best of times there. Depending your level of motivation, you can go places.

    Cons

    Too much nepotism, loyalty reward vs perf reward drive younger folks away. It's still way too Peoria boys driven for a fortune 50 company. Does feel very much 21st century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a world outside of Peoria and yea more than 50% of sales come from outside the US. Might be about time somebody recognizes it and globalize the company a bit more rather than that mon and pop shop from Peoria style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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