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Caterpillar Global Mining Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  • Job security is not good and layoffs happen regularly (in 4 reviews)

  • Low morale and Sinicism is prevalent due to constant reminders of employment uncertainty in the future (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "caterpillar global mining"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits. good production employees

    Cons

    no job security. downturn in coal industry

    Advice to Management

    Look for others way to keep production going in this facility


  2. "What a mess!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with day-to-day are great. However, quitting the company never felt so good.

    Cons

    Multiple rounds of lay-off's (from 2013 through 2017) and having to absorb others work. Multiple R&D cuts (from 2013 through 2017). No longer know what they want to be when they grow up. Do not understand how to motivate and keep their most valuable and experienced people. Have lost their way. Toxic environment. No one smiled anymore. Would hear people 'sigh' a lot due to frustration, even a few managers.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been given advice by the employees, they just need to implement it. They conduct Employee Opinion Survey's, HR has conducted in-person site surveys, Managers have conducted surveys. Lots of talk, affinitizing, categorizing, but no action. You are equipped, armed with, and know what is needed (including HR), but you hesitate. Be for the people again.

  3. "Caterpillar suck all across the board"

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    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Denison, TX
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Denison, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good

    Cons

    Lay off alot never call back

    Advice to Management

    The management all across the board


  4. "Logistics Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company benefits and the people you work with are tremendous.

    Cons

    Don't know if you will have a job when you come to work in the morning.


  5. "Mixed bag of the worst of Bucyrus and the Best of Caterpillar"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in South Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in South Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great access to tech and really smart people.

    Cons

    No reigning in of really bad managers.

    Advice to Management

    You should have come in and cleaned house management wise, listened to those with years of experience with the product and maybe the position of the company would be different today. If you focus on the product the brand thrives not the other way around.


  6. "My experience at Caterpillar Global Mining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best people in the world to work with. A multi-cultural and ethnic work force. Skill level is high for most positions.

    Cons

    They're experiencing a down turn in the business cycle which has caused a few layoffs and more tension on the shop floor. A hostile work environment has been developed by a change in the disciplinary policy.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget that it's the employees that are actually working on the floor to get the job done are the companies greatest asset. A hostile work environment will never succeed to improve production!!!


  7. "welder"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Welder in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay steady work week

    Cons

    no enough over time for the work week

    Advice to Management

    communication

  8. "HR Lead"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Sulligent, AL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Sulligent, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has a Great work environment

    Cons

    Inestability in the mining industry

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Material Planning Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Team atmosphere. Everybody helps each other.

    Cons

    Too much micro managing from Corporate and upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Open the blinders and listen to the people around you. This message is for Corpoate


  10. Helpful (2)

    "High Stress with Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar Global Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good pay and benefits
    - Great people to work with
    - Interesting product with the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge working in engineering

    Cons

    - mining industry is subject to dramatic market changes in regards to the economy
    - indecisive management
    - CAT employees that transferred to facility after acquisition from Bucyrus are extremely arrogant for the most part
    - tremendous workloads that aren't manageable or sustainable
    - CAT has managed to lay off or lose the majority of the people that have drill knowledge
    - extremely top heavy on management

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the highly paid managers that there's no justification for, and retain the highly skilled workers that produce that the facility and product desperately needs. Stop selling and making deals on machines that the company loses money on just to make a sale.


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