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Good company, yet must work hard to stay on top

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)
Current Employee - Marketing Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)

I have been working at Caterpillar

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. It started off as nice place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It still has a decent benefits package. The company is doing well financially. The future outlook of the company is good.

    Cons

    The company isn’t as employee friendly as it used to be. Although the benefits package is decent, it is not what it once was. Every year there is a take away from it. The other major con is the location. The majority of the job opportunities are in Peoria, IL. There aren’t many other things around there, and Illinois is becoming an increasingly more expensive state to live.

    Advice to Management

    If the company wishes to attract top quality people, it either needs to move a large amount of the opportunities to a better location or pay more.


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