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Deerfield, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CAT)
Industrial Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
For over 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2010 (#35), 2009 (#16)

Top CEOs: 2013 (#30)

Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#3)

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Caterpillar – Why Work For Us?

Why Caterpillar?

  • A true global leader: Caterpillar's legacy of industry leadership dates back to 1925. We have a global footprint with product in more than 180 countries. Caterpillar is a Fortune 100 company and one of the 30 companies on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We are among Interbrand's Top 100 Global Brands. We work in industries that provide long-term economic value: commodities, infrastructure, and building construction and power.
  • A dynamic and flexible career: Global exposure and opportunities, deep employee and leadership development resources, and compelling career paths make it possible to have the flexibility and excitement of a diverse career without needing to "start over" at a new company. Even while building deep expertise in one function, our employees can experience different career opportunities by moving between our many business units, locations and product lines throughout their career.
  • Potential for boundless growth: Caterpillar offers a clear strategic vision that requires the best talent to execute, providing great opportunities for growth. 

A talented Team with Timeless Values

  • Timeless values: Caterpillar was one of the first companies to publish a Worldwide Code of Conduct, established in 1974. At the end of an honest day's work, we focus on our people and our relationships, staying true to the values that have formed the bedrock of our company for decades. We couple our pride with humility. Our values are not just posters on the walls; our employees and leaders live Teamwork, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence every day.
  • Friendly and inspiring teammates: At Caterpillar, you'll find yourself surrounded by people who love what they do and want to help you succeed. Employee passion is infectious and inspiring, and our emphasis on teamwork makes work enjoyable. When new hires were asked to describe the Caterpillar culture, the most popular words provided were "teamwork," "friendly" and "integrity."
  • Open, empowered, inclusive culture: Work at Caterpillar comes with great responsibility and demanding expectations, but you'll be given a lot of control and tremendous flexibility, making the hard work rewarding. We're focused on diversity and inclusion to bring the best ideas to the table. Employees may relocate globally, travel internationally, or from their desks work daily with international peers on a variety of work assignments including 6 Sigma projects and new product launches.

A transformational , tangible on your community and the world

  • Purposeful and tangible innovation: Innovation at Caterpillar is applied to solving customer business challenges. We have more than10,000 engineers, scientists and technologists developing products in multiple research and development facilities around the world. The company has more than 6,000 granted patents. We have machines that can operate autonomously, equipment monitoring solutions that allow unprecedented information-sharing for product health and remote management. Caterpillar technology is powerful enough to move mountains while sophisticated enough to communicate data with satellites.
  • Making progress possible: Caterpillar plays an unmistakable role in developing countries and creating economic growth. Our customers are developing the world, and couldn't do it without our engines, equipment and assistance. Employment with us is truly an opportunity to change the world. Our work has a real impact. The Caterpillar Foundation makes sustainable progress possible around the world by providing program support in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to education and basic human needs.
  • Business-driven sustainability: We're sustainable in a way that's not just good for the planet, it's good for business. Our products offer tangible sustainable solutions and are built for a second life. We are the largest industrial remanufacturer in the world. On coal-mine sites, we're removing methane gas and putting it through our technology to produce power to run the coal mine. The safety record in our facilities is trending toward world-class standards and we are sharing safety best practices with dealers and customers.

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. At Caterpillar, we respect the unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of all of our employees. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and enable our company to make positive changes in the communities where we live and work. And that matters to us.

To ensure that our commitment to diversity and inclusion spreads throughout our company, Caterpillar established Employee Resource Groups. Employee Resource Groups connect dedicated employees who share similar life experiences or interests. These groups provide opportunities for personal and professional development, and they help drive innovation, too. Resource Group membership is voluntary and open to all active Caterpillar employees.


There are numerous benefits to hiring military veterans and spouses. Military personnel bring a strong work ethic and values that were honed during their service time. This foundation makes Caterpillar an ideal fit for individuals with a military background to continue on their road to success.

Military service builds strong work ethic and discipline that can carry into a fulfilling and successful career at Caterpillar. We value service members, which makes us a great choice for your civilian career. Come build your skills and join a company that’s making progress possible. 

To learn more: Veterans at Caterpillar.


If you’re a risk-taking, big-thinking digital innovator, now is your time at Caterpillar.

Our focus is on developing technology and digital solutions. We are accelerating our work in this space so that our machines, engines and services can deliver even smarter and better results for our customers. We will preserve our position as the industry leader for generations to come by embracing radical new technologies.

If you’re ready to create what doesn’t yet exist, the potential at Caterpillar is limitless. Consider this a tech startup with the backing of a Fortune 100 company. If you’re looking for a company where you can make a major impact with technology development, look no further. 




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    "Amazing company to work in. Great atmosphere."

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    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 5 years)


    Relaxed work culture. Good pay. No internal politics and push-pull.


    Not that I could find in 5 years

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Vellore (India)) in September 2015.


    Applied through Campus, 3 rounds. Was easy. Covered basics. SInce it was student oriented interview, covered most of college project works and resume. one round of written technical round plus aptitude followed by group discussions. The last round was technical interview with the team lead/manager.

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Caterpillar Awards & Accolades

  • Top 300 Graduate Employers, Ratemyplacement, 2015
  • Top 100 Undergraduate Employers, Rate My Placement, 2015
  • Best Global Brands, Interbrand, 2016
  • Best Places to Interview, Glassdoor, 2016
  • DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies, DiversityInc, 2016
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