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Caterpillar Illinois Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  • Some managers have no idea of the definition of work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Lack of communication from upper management (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong values, diverse, committed to performance, many opportunities, most middle to senior managers "get it." Tough decisions made in a tough market.

    Cons

    Sometimes 99 to 1 ends up as a tie, hard to work around those that "don't get it," Veto power is too prevalent. Difficult on boarding process for mid-career hires.


  2. "Review for Data Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic team, room to grow and learn, great leadership

    Cons

    Takes longer to implement processes

  3. "VMware Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Vmware Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Current Contractor - Vmware Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture supports learning and development on the job and really rewards hard work

    Cons

    Instability in IT job sector for contract/full-time employee


  4. "Foreman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mossville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    superb work environment, better salary

    Cons

    union workforce, stress for pushing production


  5. Helpful (1)

    "great evs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar (More than a year)

    Pros

    vast area to learn new technology and very eco friendly environment to work and team was very good and great experience

    Cons

    manangement should be more flexible

    Advice to Management

    na


  6. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great internship program with opportunities to job shadow, tour company facilities and meet executive officers

    Cons

    16-week Spring/Fall internship is a long time working in the same department, but still learned a lot about my career path


  7. "Project Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to try new things.

    Cons

    None as of now in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    So far so good!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Not that I can tell

    Advice to Management

    Industry leader


  9. "Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Mossville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was excellent, workforce environment was excellent

    Cons

    Unionized, and unions seem to want to hurt the man under them when contracts come for renewal. Company does not allow union to run the show.

    Advice to Management

    Come with power to change, company enjoys change management to better processes


  10. "Materials Planning Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Material Planner in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team atmosphere. Everbody works together to resolve issues and problems. Great pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is politics involved and favoritism for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Disallow the family favoritism


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