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77%
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Kent M. Adams
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "Depending on the situation/circumstances, work/life balance is very understanding and reasonable(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, great pay, cafeteria and gym(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 3 reviews)

  • "The company has decided to penalize long-time experienced employees by promoting new college hires that have been put in a college rotation program(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Pros and Cons just as with any other company"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAT Financial full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    1) Strong emphasis on career development, 2) Amenities such as on site gym and cafeteria, 3) On site covered parking, 4) Recent trends of HR/management being more understanding and flexible with work schedules. Most work groups are able to work from home/remotely at least one day per week, 5) All managers within a certain work group meet to discuss your annual rating, so it's not 100% dependent on your direct manager's...

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    Cons

    1) The College Hire (FFP) program. Too much emphasis is placed on college hires. They are given priority treatment and career opportunities over all other employees. Which is drastically unfair and unwarranted to all other employees who do have college degrees, but were not hired on through the FFP program., 2) Manager selection is chosen. No one has the opportunity to apply...

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    Advice to Management

    1) Less emphasis on the FFP/College hire program, 2) More focus on developing ALL employees who demonstrate talent and leadership abilities, 3) Annual survey be sent to work groups to outline how their manager is doing. This would not only shine a light on faulty managers and problem areas, but would conversely shine a light on managers doing a wonderful job, while simultaneously revealing areas for improvement which...

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    CAT Financial2018-05-06
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    "Long-time employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CAT Financial full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    There are opportunities at times to learn the financing business in several industries and countries. I have lived and worked with customers and Dealers all over the world.

    Cons

    The company has decided to penalize long-time experienced employees by promoting new college hires that have been put in a college rotation program. Several long-time employees were given early retirement and let go to save on costs. The company does not follow its values in actions when it comes to employee retention and satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. If you want to keep the best, talented, brightest employees they will have suggestions for improvement. Don't push them for speaking their mind and making suggestions for improvement. This needs to change or individuals will continue to leave.

    CAT Financial2015-12-13
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    "Just Another Call Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAT Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great health insurance Talented co-workers Great benefits

    Cons

    Low Salary/College Hires - If you are a talented (bilingual, trilingual, professional certifications) mid-career individual, just know you will make a much lower salary while inexperienced fresh graduates are brought in, often with little in the way of work experience or skills, and are paid significantly higher than you will be and are given more grace to go to countless trite...

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    Advice to Management

    Steer away from the metrics game and focus on the employee.

    CAT Financial2015-06-14
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