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Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    First got a call from HR and did a phone interview. Then a panel interview with three managers was scheduled. About 80% of the questions were behavioral questions rather than technical. Each manager interviews for an hour and takes notes. Then they sit down and grade each interviewee and make the selection based on the number of points each candidate receives.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your weaknesses/strengths?
      Give me an example of when a coworker was not delivering work on time and what you did?
      What's your best accomplishment in life or your previous work?
      What do you do when you get frustrated at work?  
      Answer Question
  2.  

    Security Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    The beginning of the process started with a phone screening interview with a member of Human Resources. Later the process moved on to multiple interviews using the STAR Method. Three individual formal interviews with various members of the hiring department. The process finished with an informal interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you have chose between two priorities at one time.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Allentown, PA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    good followup and typical interview process. They asked about my history at current company and work experiences. Also, worked with a recruiter who was the go between for interview setup and preparation.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of how you have managed an underperforming supervisor   Answer Question
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    Intern - Hourly Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Caterpillar follows the STAR format when interviewing possible internship candidates. The interviewers base your future potential on your past actions. So when they ask you a question, describe the SCENARIO, then explain your TASK - what you hoped to address in that situation. Then describe your specific ACTIONS and how you combatted an issue. Finally, describe the RESULTS of your actions. They LOVE quantitative results. Since I am not close to Peoria, my interview was an hour-long phone interview. They were super nice and conversational during the process. After my interview, I received a call a week later with an internship offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Q. Can you tell us of a time that you really helped a customer?
      Q. Can you tell us of a time that you created a new idea to help out your team?  
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    Masker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    No interview just offered me the job for 6 months and I took the opportunity to learn a new job to add to my resume and it worked out good for me I really appreciate it

    Interview Questions

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    IT Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL).

    Interview

    All Behavioral. Probably initial telephone screen with one interviewer. Come on site and then interview with a panel of 3 interviewers. Others say that they had three individual interviews instead of a panel. Basically the same type questions but asked by different people.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you did not agree with a decision that you had to make as a team   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not challenge but others have with no issue

  8. Helpful (5)  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    interviewed by multiple people. was flown in. went through 3 different interviews. all interviews were behavioral. followed by drug screening. a host was provided for the day of interview who picked me up from the airport and after interview, dropped me back at the airport.

    Interview Questions

    • interview questions were mainly behavioral. questions were based around teamwork, conflict management, problem solving. lot of questions were asked asked based on resume and past experiences.   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
  10. Helpful (1)  

    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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    Staff Accountant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I had an interview at my college campus then I was invited for an on-site interview in Peoria. The interview on campus was all behavioral questions in the STAR format. It was fairly simple.

    Interview Questions

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Pros: “The employees who work at Caterpillar are committed to delivering the best most innovative competitive product in each industry they serve. Employees work together to help each other...”“The employees who work at Caterpillar are committed to delivering the best most innovative competitive product in each industry they serve. Employees work together to help each other. Integrity is a key value that is honored among the people who work there. Salaries are good and benefit package is comparable” – Full Review

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