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Caterpillar Intern Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2016
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Station, TX
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar (College Station, TX) in October 2016.

Interview

It was an hour total interview process. One 30 minute session with an employee, and then another 30 minute session with two employees. It was a very personal interview. All questions are STAR and based on experiences and how you handled them. The interviews were very nice and understanding if you had to stop and think a little bit about your answers. They also pause to write down your answers, so do not be discouraged if there are little awkward pauses.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a decision you had to make based on a small problem that could've potentially turned into a much bigger problem?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Caterpillar

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Caterpillar in August 2016.

    Interview

    Straightforward behavioral questions that are meant to emphasize your problem solving and conflict resolution abilities. They also examine how you react to failure or mistakes. Afterwards they open it up to any questions that you may have for them or to talk about something that maybe wasn't on your resume. The recruiters I met were incredibly friendly and I felt relatively relaxed during my interview thanks to that.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you made a decision too hastily and what the implications were.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Two 30 minute phone interviews all behavioral based. The interviewers did a good job making sure that I was comfortable and explaining what the specific questions were targeting. Once they were done asking questions they were very open to answering any questions that I had. The recruiter contacted me later that day to let me know that I was going to receive a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you have failed and how did you handle it   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    The interview was a S.T.A.R. format. It was two separate back-to-back interviews with two separate people. The interview questions tended to be very specifically worded, so you must be ready to respond to exactly what they say. The consecutive interviews tended to weed out the weaker candidates from the stronger ones.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time a time you didn't succeed and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in February 2016.

    Interview

    2 person panel, STARS format. Be prepared with examples from life experiences, school, and previous work experiences. Feel free to take a minute to compose your thoughts, or ask the interviewer to repeat the question. Fun tour at the end, wear walking shoes!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to work with difficult team members, how did you overcome this?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It's an internship, no negotiation.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar in October 2015.

    Interview

    1 hour long interview split up into two 30 min segments with different pairs of employees. Nice recruiters and very friendly. However, I was told I would receive a call back or email after 2 weeks and never heard back even after countless emails.

    Interview Questions

    • Generic interview questions nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar in September 2015.

    Interview

    I applied during a school career fair and received a call that same night to go to an interview the next day. The interview was behavioral and they wanted everything answered in the STAR method. Pretty long interview and a lot of question of different situations. Two guys went over my resume and then asked me to explain in detail my experience. At the end of the interview there was time for additional questions. They are looking for someone with a lot of initiative and motivation.

    Interview Questions

    • What motivated you and how did you manage to get enough motivation to achieve a difficult goal?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Caterpillar in September 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was one of the most obnoxious I've ever had. All they did was ask approximately 10 behavioral questions. Not a good way to hire people in my opinion. I interviewed once on campus and didn't hear anything for about a month, and then I got an email with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when there was a conflict with someone you worked with. All behavioral questions like this.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Just a single phone interview of two 30 minute sessions, they said right away that it would be the only round as well. In the interview they asked mostly behavioral questions, about 6 or 7 for each 30 minute session. Each 30 minute session had a different interviewer and they asked nearly identical questions but you were supposed to come up with different situations to answer the similar questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a time you inspired someone to work harder.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Champaign, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    A reasonably easy behavioral interview with typical questions. There were two individuals who I talked to, and they asked similar types of questions. I received my offer a couple of weeks after my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of a time when you didn't succeed and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
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