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Caterpillar Overview

Deerfield, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CAT)
Industrial Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At Caterpillar, you build what matters—whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide—building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

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

Top CEOs: 2013 (#30)

Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#3)

Company Updates

  • "I've learned you must work on inclusion and diversity and purposefully strive to have it within a group," LaNitra John said. "People seem to gravitate toward those who are similar to them. You must push yourself to step outside and be comfortable with working with people who are different than you are. When you do that, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish.”

  • Check out these four tips from seasoned Caterpillar recruiters on how to build a resume that reflects all that you bring to the table.

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Caterpillar – Why Work With Us?

Why Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has been building world-changing solutions for more than 90 years. With offices and facilities in more than 180 countries, what you create at Caterpillar travels and helps people around the world.

Our teams treat each other—as well as customers—with integrity, accountability and courtesy. Our employees have built Caterpillar’s reputation
 as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” (Fortune Magazine), “40 Best Companies for Leaders” (Chief Executive Magazine) and a “Top 50 Employer” (Woman Engineer Magazine).

To help our team thrive, we provide a competitive benefits package, useful tools, knowledge-sharing, leadership and career development and a positive culture.

Employees think Caterpillar is a "great company that allows room for growth if you apply yourself." People who work here also like that they get to "work on initiatives that are changing how the company does business.".

At Caterpillar your success is our success. Are you ready to do work that matters?

Caterpillar Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "CAT Digital is great place to work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than a year)


    Awesome location downtown Chicago. Using state of the art cloud technologies and tools. Using modern software development practices. A lot to learn from Sr Technical Leaders. Sr management understands how software should be developed. Flexible work schedules.


    Deadlines and deliveries are tight. No beer on prem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the course. Beer should be OK at work.

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Caterpillar Photos

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Caterpillar Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience


    they are good at interview process. Very fast process with very active HR personnel. Pretty straight forwards. I think they are doing great with phone interview. After phone inverview oyu get a call for office visit and then done.

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Caterpillar Awards & Accolades

  • FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • The World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2019
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2019
  • Top Rated Workplace for Veterans, Indeed, 2018
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