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Good company, yet must work hard to stay on top

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Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)
Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)

I have been working at Caterpillar

Pros

- Very good company with a great brand value and recognition.
- The compensation is good (however over the economic crisis the company has stalled on this point lost touch with the best paying companies and is now more in the mid-field).
- Great opportunities to travel and move to international destinations.
- Overall the construction machinery market promises to be a dynamic and growing industry to be in, with much demand for infrastructure creation in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
- The new CEO promises to be very good and to take the company in the right direction.

Cons

- CAT is a good company, but very heavily based on mid-western US values, which might not always work that well in Europe, Latin America or Asia. Much of upper management is male, US based and has spent all their carer at CAT.
- For mid-career entrants it can be very difficult to fit into the company, adapt to the strong in-bred culture and build up a support network.
- Overall the products and services are superior, however on many product lines CAT struggles to meet the customers demands and needs, combined with a competitive price and sufficient supply of machines. Some competitors do better and are out-performing the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open up to be less a US company doing business internationally, but rather be a true global company.
Speed up decision making, less decisions by comity.

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  1. Overall good comany.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Very good pay. Management strives for balance with work and personal life.

    Cons

    Peoria I not a very good place for a young family.

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  2. A company that has motivated employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Great reputation and ability to drive innovation

    Cons

    Frown upon telecommuting and minimal travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much safety factor built into products and not enough customer interface to understand needs.

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