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Caterpillar Illinois Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. "oracle database administration"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Peoria, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this is a great shop to work in

    Cons

    nothing i can think of right now


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Very positive environment, opportunities to grow are high

    Cons

    There are no visible cons so far

  3. "Facilities"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot to learn at technical center

    Cons

    Too many systems to interface (sometimes very old)


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working hours, lot to learn.

    Cons

    There are none. Its a fortune 100 company.


  5. "Parallel Coop Engineer"

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    Current Intern - Parallel Co-op Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Current Intern - Parallel Co-op Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule that accommodates school schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes due to few hrs/week and complexity of work it might be complicated. Need to organize well.


  6. "Design Engineering Internship"

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    Former Intern - Design Engineering Intern in Peoria, IL
    Former Intern - Design Engineering Intern in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gave interns meaningful projects, plenty of opportunities to step outside of your work group and see other interesting areas of the company. Opportunity to work for one of the worlds most respective companies

    Cons

    Big company so lots of hoops to jump through to get things done. Peoria is nice, but not the best city or young people.

    Advice to Management

    Try and keep up with the times (work-life balance, flexible about working from home). Otherwise I loved the family culture!


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, opportunities for growth and advancement and many training and learning tools available that you keep you engaged.

    Cons

    Prone to layoffs as the economy shifts and changes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create job opportunities throughout the world.

  8. "HR Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Peoria, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar as a contractor

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The company is going out of business.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Lots of learning experiences available

    Cons

    Cyclical business can change from very busy to extremely slow

    Advice to Management

    Keep manufacturing in USA


  10. "Audit Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Illinois (IL) in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Illinois (IL) in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel the world, great people/teams to work with

    Cons

    Demanding writing assignments, lots of overtime


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