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Caterpillar Senior Design Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 11, 2017
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Senior Design Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Athens, GA) in October 2015.

Interview

Before the interview was given a tour of the facility. Manager briefed about the position before other interviewers joined in. All behavioral type questions. Was a panel interview of 3 including the hiring manager. Questions based on leadership, quality, creativity, technical, etc.

Interview Questions

  • Give me an example of good decision you made recently.   Answer Question
  • Describe an example of taking initiative to do something that needed to be done, even when it was not your responsibility.   Answer Question

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    Senior Engineer-Design Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Targeted Selection Interview....3 one hour behavior based interviews.
    The managers were cordial and made me feel relaxed. Expectations from the position were made clear. The overall interview process was smooth. No Technical questions were posed.

    Interview Questions

    • Described a situation where you failed to deliver what you promised and what did you do   Answer Question

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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Mossville, IL) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Five interviews back to back on same day
    3 one hour interviews with three different managers all 3 were 1 to 1 and an hour long each.
    Two 30 minutes interview with 2 different team leads.
    With managers all were behavioral questions and they were accepting me to answer in STAR.
    Situation - background
    Task or Target - specifics of what's required
    Action - what you did, skills used
    Result - what happened?

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mossville, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Mossville, IL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Met briefly with supervisor to discuss opportunity he had posted on internal job posting site. We discussed his current team and how I might fit in and I then applied for the opportunity

    Interview Questions

    • How could I bring value to the existing team and not upset the balance of how the team function   1 Answer

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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    behavior based interview. Tell me about yourself. Name a time that you have overcame a technical challenge. Give an example how to deal with a difficult person. an example of failed project. what is your goal for next five years ? name a time you solved a problem.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    was interviewed at college campus first. situation based questions. 3 weeks later was interviewed at their facility by 3 interviewers separately. again situation based questions

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I asked them to give some signing bonus.


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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Chicago, IL) in June 2012.

    Interview

    A phone call from a recruiter, one on the phone interview three face to face interviews all behaviourial. The phone interview was the main one. Onsite were easy once all were done by peers.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation at work and how did you handle it
      Describe situation at work when you were not equipped to handle an assignment  
      Answer Question

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    Senior Design Engineer 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 November 2011.

    Interview

    At the beginning, the team lead will interview the candidate in their area by using phone screening (technical questions in very details). If you passed, Then three engineers or managers provide target selection interview. Questions are varied with positions that you are applying. After interview, three people will meet together to grade the candidate in Communication, Creative, Team work, Leadership. Results will be hold for 2 years. The team manager will look at the interview results and make the final decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Could you give me an example about how did you resolve a conflict between you and others?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You can ask for salary which could be varied within a range. 5K or less is most likely.10k is limit. Hiring manager can determine your vacation days. You can ask for 20 days which is maximum.


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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Lafayette, IN) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Star ( process situation/task, action, result). It helps to just think of telling a story of a project from completion to end.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you failed at something   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I wasn't able to get anything more out of them. Of course the offer was far and above my current salary so I can't complain.


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