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Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2017
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    Graduate Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peterborough, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peterborough, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online in March and got an email in May to come for an interview the next day which I went with 24 hours notice. I was told I would hear from them within 5 to 10 days. I have emailed and called even sent a message to one of the directors involved with my interview but no reply. what a very unorganised company. I was really keen when I got the interview that I put an offer from another company on hold

    Interview Questions

    • competency based question, technical interview and 45 minutes to analyse a data set. The process took about 4 hours.   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    It was very straightforward. It was back to back 30-minute interviews with 2 different individuals in technical marketing. I researched the company and was able to speak on current events. Their business is changing and they are looking for employees who share their vision of change and who want to make the world a better place. Seeing the big picture of building a bigger world is essential and if you can tie your experience to their vision you will stand out. Also, don't bring up current financial position.

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    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Panamá (Panama)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Panamá (Panama)).

    Interview

    Panel interview after prescreening tests (data entry, english, customer service, etc., depending on the role). Phone screening with recruiter first. Panel interview after prescreening tests (data entry, english, customer service, etc., depending on the role). Phone screening with recruiter first.

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    Learning and Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It was supposed to be 3 rounds of interviews but additional 2 rounds were conducted. 1 for an additional interviewer and another round because one of the interviewer recalled me because they forgot how the earlier interview had gone. The process was stretched over 2 months. And finally a standard rejection email was sent.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer asked classic hypothetical questions (single car seat and 1 of 3 people to accommodate..) to judge my competence for the job.   Answer Question

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    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Chennai (India)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    It consists of three rounds, One is technical and other two rounds are managerial questions mostly on STAR type questions. Technical is related fatigue analysis, Basic Finite element analysis. Please answer very honest the questions and be prepared for the STAR question for various scenarious

    Interview Questions

    • On Finite element Analysis, Given the scenario how is work under pressure.   Answer Question

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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

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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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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Chennai (India)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process has two phase. First one is over the telephone the , once it is cleared, they call for in person interview. Mostly the question is regarding your past experience and also there will be few technical questions. The panel may have 2 to 3 interviewers. The interview can last for 4 hours. It includes various sessions. Of course you will have a break in between.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the output of your project?   1 Answer

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in May 2013.

    Interview

    everything was normal until they passed me to their second person who said he just wanted to get to know me and this was not part of the interview and then he followed with illegal questions re marriage, kids.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do I see myself in 5 yrs   1 Answer

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    Manufacturing Engineer Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    *Candidates were refined beforehand with a telephone interview from the college which was STAR based
    *Almost ten people were due to arrive but only around 3/4 (including me did)
    *We started with a group activity where we had to make a profitable tower from skewers and marshmallows (each costing us money). The higher the tower, the more the revenue.
    *Each candidate had to display a powerpoint presentation about a project they had done in the last year.
    *Members of staff displayed a presentation about Caterpillar
    *Candidates were given a tour around the factory by a current apprentice
    *The interview was STAR based with two interviewers which both stopped to write down notes
    *The atmosphere was friendly
    *Caterpillar said they would contact me within 2 weeks about reviewing the positives and negatives about my interview performance, as well as if I got the position. After almost 3 weeks Caterpillar had not contacted me so I called them and was given a time for interview feedback and success review. The person on the phone was very helpful, but due to being in a different department did not know if I got the position so offered to follow it up. I am currently awaiting a response

    I am not sure if I have a job offer at this moment.


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