Compare Caterpillar vs John Deere BETA

See how working at Caterpillar vs. John Deere 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. John Deere. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Caterpillar

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John Deere

Employee Ratings

  • Caterpillar scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • John Deere scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4528 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 3066 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.9
John Deere employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Caterpillar employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.0
John Deere employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Caterpillar employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Caterpillar Ceo Jim Umpleby
82%
82%Jim Umpleby
CEO Approval
John Deere Ceo John May
80%
80%John May
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Positive Business Outlook
64%

Salaries

Caterpillar has 3,717 more total submitted salaries than John Deere.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Engineer766 Salaries
$91,874/yr
Senior Research & Development Engineer183 Salaries
$103,454/yr
Engineering Project Team Leader129 Salaries
$126,007/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer133 Salaries
$93,493/yr
Data Scientist20 Salaries
$93,234/yr
Project Manager50 Salaries
$102,410/yr

What Employees Say

  • Caterpillar had 145 more reviews than John Deere that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • Caterpillar had 39 more reviews than John Deere 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 130 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 121 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 105 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 104 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 66 reviews)
"Midwest"(in 56 reviews)
Featured Review
"CAT Digital Team"May 10, 2021

Former Intern - Business Analyst

I worked at Caterpillar for less than a year

Pros

They are a very helpful and great team

Cons

nothing in specific, had difficulty with connecting with people within the company

"Very good job"May 10, 2021

Former Employee - Warehouse Forklift Operator

I worked at John Deere full-time

Pros

Good pay and people. Bennifits

Cons

Long Long days and no time off

Job Postings

Caterpillar has 1,207 more recently posted open jobs than John Deere.