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Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2017
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    Offered an interview from an interaction at a booth on campus. Interviewed on campus the day after career fair. Two half-hour interviews back to back-all STAR format questions. The employers were very friendly and easygoing. One week later, they emailed with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • STAR response- describe a time you failed at something. How did you feel and how did you respond?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Began with me giving an overview of my resume and then went into seven, STAR behavioral questions. Ended with question session. Lasted 50 minutes. They said I would hear back from HR in one week.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example when you had to influence or motivate someone in the past?   Answer Question
    • Give an example when you had to gather technical knowledge you needed to complete an assignment?   Answer Question
    • Give an example when have you went above and beyond in a course?   Answer Question
    • Give an example when did you had to collaboratively work with a team?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar in October 2017.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview for an hour. Pretty standard questions. A lot of the questions were about teamwork and your contributions. Interview was over skype with two interviewers, one taking notes most of the time

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you offered your expertise to someone else   Answer Question

  4.  

    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

  5.  

    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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    Interns Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Athens, GA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Talked to the company at University Career Fair and then interviewed on campus. Interview was very behavioral like situation questions. Two 45 minutes interviews, both behavioral based. Very friendly environment.

    Interview Questions


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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Iowa City, IA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I had an on campus interview and it was all behavioral and they use STAR. It was two separate interviews with two employers each lasting 30 minutes.
    Its good to prepare for the interview by understanding how to answer the questions using STAR and preparing behavioral question responses.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite and least favorite class and why?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Ames, IA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The whole interview was star based questions most of which are the basic "tell me about a time when.." The interviewer was kind and specified that I was aloud to take moment to think about questions before I answered. The interview was an hour long. Half an hour was spent with one interviewer and the other half with other.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you went above and beyond your job description.   Answer Question

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    Corporate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Iowa City, IA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    A very involved process, applied at my school's career fair, and interviewed the next day. I heard back within a week. The interviewers were very friendly and easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time where you took initiative in a group project   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Caterpillar in August 2017.

    Interview

    Be prepared to provide answers in the STAR format. Situation, Task, Assessment, Resolution.
    If you do not fully answer in the STAR format, they will give follow up questions . They allowed ample time for thought and consideration

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you have quality checks in your daily work   Answer Question

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