Compare Caterpillar vs GE BETA

See how working at Caterpillar vs. GE compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Caterpillar vs. GE. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Caterpillar

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GE

Employee Ratings

  • Caterpillar scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
  • GE scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4606 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 12336 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Caterpillar employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than GE employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Caterpillar Ceo Jim Umpleby
82%
82%Jim Umpleby
CEO Approval
GE Ceo H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.
89%
89%H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.
GE employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Caterpillar employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
GE employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Caterpillar employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Caterpillar employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than GE employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
52%

Salaries

GE has 5,499 more total submitted salaries than Caterpillar.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Engineer768 Salaries
$93,502/yr
Intern80 Salaries
$23/hr
Engineering Project Team Leader131 Salaries
$127,478/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Lead Engineer451 Salaries
$109,198/yr
Intern - Hourly291 Salaries
$25/hr
Six Sigma Black Belt165 Salaries
$107,462/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Caterpillar.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at GE.
  • GE had 323 more reviews than Caterpillar that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 387 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 266 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 483 reviews)
"Great people"(in 334 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 105 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 104 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 428 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 222 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Human Resources Representative

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

Pros

Great benefits, training, career opportunities

Cons

Outdated processes, too many layers of management

Current Employee - Coordinator

I have been working at GE full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

GE is a leader in the world of innovation

Cons

At times, one can feel disconnected due to company size.

Job Postings

Caterpillar has 337 more recently posted open jobs than GE.