Caterpillar

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Solid culture but a slow pace...

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in Peoria, IL
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Peoria, IL

I worked at Caterpillar full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great people to work with--I still have some of my best friends to this day even 4 years after leaving CAT. Good salary and nice benefits.

Cons

CAT is a classic slow-moving, tons of red tape, large corporation that you read about in business books. While they do a lot to protect its products, brand, and reputation, sometimes the only thing holding CAT back is CAT itself.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oh the mighty have fallen.

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    Current Employee - Heat Treating Specialist in East Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Heat Treating Specialist in East Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, even though they are expensive, still nice to have.

    Cons

    They are strictly a numbers company. They will preach Values, morality, safety, people, and quality, but in the end they only care about profit. Never been so disappointed in what a company has become as this one. After working there 8 years i was removed from my job, for pointing out how much people were being asked to due, while on a slowdown. Would never advise anyone serious about a careet to join this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to follow those values you preach so much about. Treat your workers as real people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lifetime Employer

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - many opportunities available in many disciplines
    - Strong proud culture
    - fosters lifetime epmloyment

    Cons

    - cost focused and short term view sometime leads to bad decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster more innovation in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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