Caterpillar Overview

  • www.caterpillar.com
  • Deerfield, IL
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1925
  • Company - Public (CAT)
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • $10+ billion (USD)

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, meeting the demand for energy—and ...

Glassdoor Awards

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

Top CEOs: 2013(#30)

Best Places to Interview: 2016(#3)

Company Updates

March 23, 2022
Our teams are working in overdrive to develop solutions that power products and jobsites more sustainably. One of the driving forces behind these advancements is the Advanced Power Products team, who is are helping customers meet their carbon footprint objectives without reducing the power they need to do their work. Their projects will help support customer collaborations like those recently announced with NMG, BHP, Rio Tinto, Newmont, Chevron and Microsoft
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Helping Customers Meet Carbon Emissions Reduction Goals Via Innovative Product Solutions
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March 23, 2022
As she recently celebrated 20 years with Caterpillar, Rachel Quam shared her top 5 takeaways (which turned into 6) from her journey: 1. You can go anywhere from here – that was the ad campaign at South Dakota State University while I was working on my electrical engineering degree. 20 years ago, I could not have imagined visiting all the places Cat has sent me including China, Thailand, Dubai, coal mines, underground mines, road construction sites, and quarries to name a few. 2. Just say YES! Saying yes can open the door to amazing opportunities. You will never feel 100% prepared, but take the leap. 3. Never stop learning. I still learn something new every single day. It can be anything from technical details on a machine, who the expert is on a given topic, or even learning personal details about fellow employees 4. Diversity is a beautiful thing. Different voices working together can solve challenges and bring truly revolutionary solutions to a project. 5. Your career is not meant to be a straight line. Embrace the journey. I firmly believe I’ve always landed in the right roles wit
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Life Lessons from a 20-year Career
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Caterpillar Reviews

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Caterpillar is a great place to work. They support and encourage training and growth.

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Diversity & Inclusion at Caterpillar

3.9
(1177 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work. That’s the Power of Everyone. 

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

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Caterpillar Interviews

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Positive72%
Negative8%
Neutral20%
Getting an Interview
Applied online36%
Campus Recruiting35%
Recruiter8%
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Caterpillar Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Reputable CompaniesForbes2019
  • Fortune 500Fortune2019
  • FORTUNE's World's Most Admired CompaniesFortune2018
  • Top Rated Workplace for VeteransIndeed2018

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