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Caterpillar Interview Questions in Illinois

Updated Nov 28, 2017
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    I was interviewed 12 years back. Since then, I am sure the process has changed. However, most of the interviews that I have been to are STAR based behavioral type. There will be an HR round too but not sure what type of questions are asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to make a decision and you had to convince your Supervisor that was the right decision from an enterprise point of view.   1 Answer

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    Catalyst Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    3 one-hour interview followed by a 1 hour presentation. visiting the campus and had lunch with group members. The interview process is very comfortable. Just practice well with the behavior questions and you will be fine.

    Interview Questions

    • what is your most satisfied experience?
      tell me a story about how you initiate to solve a problem?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Received an interview from my college's career fair. This interview was with one product manager and all behavioral/STAR questions. After the first interview, I received a second interview which was onsite at CAT's CV building. The second interview was three different interviews with product managers in 45 min - 1 hour blocks. CAT brought in 15 students to interview during the same time. These interviews also followed the STAR format. After the interviews, we ate lunch and were given a tour of the Tech Center.

    Interview Questions

    • STAR question format, i.e. Describe a time you used your creativity and thought of something unique and outside of the box.   Answer Question

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    Painter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Decatur, IL) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Lengthy steps multiple interviews survey questions online training courses drug test. Very nice and helpful. The security check takes over 30 minutes to get in to the building. The drug test was an odd process after being offered the job. They were very interested from the minute I walked in. It was a good experience never had such a free flowing interview

    Interview Questions


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    Revenue Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    Applied online, received a phone call about a month later to set up a phone interview. All behavioral interview questions. The interviewer was very nice and professional. I liked her but unfortunately I was not prepared for that type of interview questions. I was very busy with my classes. If you prepare well for behavioral questions about team members, leadership ect , you will get a second round..

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume, tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult co worker and how did you handle that. Tell me about a time you did not agree with a team member etc..   Answer Question

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    I used to admire this awful company since I grew up in Peoria. But after being jerked around more times than I can count by this company and their interviewing process, I now know better.

    The first interview was for a full-time position at their corporate headquarters and was an all-day interview. I was fresh out of grad school, and my dad bought me some nice interview clothes. I jumped through all their hoops and was told that I had passed and would here from them soon. Several months and lots of chasing later, they finally told me they didn't have a job at all and probably never would.

    Another interview was for a contract position. I showed up and was nervous and had trouble remembering the person I was going to meet with. A cocky, mumbling guy (you know the type) made fun of me and made me look like an idiot.

    Interview didn't go well. I was told I was too "low key" and that I didn't want the job.

    There were a couple more, both contract jobs. One was a terrible help desk job that paid little and required unpaid overtime, which they justified by claiming it would help avoid burnout (really? How do you figure?). The other interview went ok, but as with the other job I had to nag the hell out of them to get them to tell me they weren't interested.

    I gave up entirely on the company (they own Peoria, basically) and eventually relocated to Chicago. You can imagine how unexcited I was when I heard they were moving their headquarters to a town 15 miles away from me. I hope they go bankrupt.

    Interview Questions


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    Belcan Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Peoria, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Caterpillar (East Peoria, IL) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the Belcan recruiter. Belcan managed the interview for me. Applying for the position, getting interview date, interview took approximately 3 weeks. It was a phone interview. Hiring manager(Engineering Supervisor), team lead took the interview. I was contacted again by the Belcan recruiter to notify me that I was not selected.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavioral question like how would you ensure best result or minimize error, how would handle extra pressure from customers, problem with co-worker etc. Team lead asked few technical questions like difference between emi receivers, spectrum analyzer, RF amplifier.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Learning Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    Caterpillar uses a Targeted selection process for all of the staff and supervisor positions, which will result in you participating in three interviews, where you will be asked a number of questions related to the key characteristics required for the job. The key is to know your career/personal life well enough to respond to the questions using the SMART methodology. Your answers should be specific, measurable, describing your specific actions, with results, and any relevant indicators of time.

    They will typically only interview 2-4 candidates for any job, so if you get a call for an interview at Caterpillar, you can assume that you are in the final 3-4 of candidates. Typically the interviews are done within a 2-3 week period of time, and most decisions are made within 1 week following the final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to manage multiple tasks   1 Answer

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    Material Handler Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    They asked what I liked/disliked about my previous jobs then asked me questions about scenarios where I had to draw from my previous job experiences. They asked me to provide specific examples, my actions and what the outcome of my actions was.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a specific time you had to process a large amount of data quickly and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    2 Cat people, 1 contract company rep, me. Minimal questions. Very cheerful. Generally misleading regarding the essence of the work, which was to be a very obsequious, worker without an innovative spirit.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you prefer routine or diverse daily activities   1 Answer

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