Caterpillar Reviews in Mossville, IL | Glassdoor

Caterpillar Mossville Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
100 reviews

Filter

Filter

Mossville, IL

3.1
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jim Umpleby
3 Ratings

100 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Some managers have no idea of the definition of work life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Lack of communication from upper management (in 80 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to develop your skills"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive environment, deep knowledge in engineering, best products in their market, flex work policy and opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Management extremely focused on OPACC and shareholders rather than customers and employees. Company is too susceptible to market commodities cycle

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, after all employees are the biggest single group of shareholders!


  2. "Cat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Mossville, IL

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty ok. Some offices are semi-up to date.

    Cons

    Process is over rated regardless of how good it is. Promotions and salary increases are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Raise merit increases to match improvement not barely keep employees who can't leave Peoria.


  3. "Project/Program Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in Mossville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with Caterpillar folks. Very professional, highly skilled and passionate about their work, employees are also helpful and personable. I absolutely enjoyed working as a team to deliver value-added solutions.

    Cons

    Upper management took great risk to invest in mining industry, but over-exposed the entire business by not diversifying as the key to manage the heavy equipment manufacturer through market cycles, as previous management strongly encouraged. Four to five years of successive declining sales and revenue has taken it's toll with forced reductions of employees across all businesses. CEO and management changes show promise for future. I am confident that Caterpillar will make it through this.

    Advice to Management

    Praying for wisdom, discernment and courage of leadership at Caterpillar to make challenging but impactful decisions and to manage risk effectively through the cycles.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Caterpillar Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer - Test/Validation in Mossville, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer - Test/Validation in Mossville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Wages, Flexibility, Opportunities for Growth

    Cons

    Hostile Environment, Poor Management, Lack of a Logical Vision, Limited Opportunities for Innovative Ideas


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Former Sr. Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment overall, worked less than a year.
    Hired after 5 face to face interview though all the interviews were on same day.
    All five interviews were 1 on 1, and 1 hr each.

    Cons

    Layoff within a year of employment does not make any sense, but it turned out good for me both in terms for experience and severance payment.

    Advice to Management

    No advice because they won't listen at ALL.


  7. "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


  8. "Can't wait for my internship to end!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Mossville, IL
    Current Intern - Intern in Mossville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of outstanding folks working at Caterpillar, great start of a career for me

    Cons

    Lots of outstanding folks working at Caterpillar, being abused by it.

    Everyone is so worried about layoffs they turn on each other with no civility. Company has undergone massive layoffs before I started and while I was here. I went to grab lunch with a teammate and found them no longer with the company. They also recently were raided by the FED, which is terrifying for any young person starting their career.


  9. "God but culture is changing for the worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Design Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Network Design Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Opportunity for hard workers. Good pay and benefits. Good communication of strategies and goals. Wide variety of experiences available. Good insurance.

    Cons

    Dont value people, too much focus on shareholder value. Must find better balance between those 2 or you will never be able to keep people.

    Advice to Management

    You are loosing good employees because of how you cut staff, no thought to who should be retained and who is let go. Projects are not being picked by those still there.


  10. "Great Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    From my experience at Caterpillar I was given multiple opportunities to develop new skills.
    The people that work here are very nice.

    Cons

    All facilities should be using the same planning systems.


  11. "Ongoing Restructuring is a challenge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mossville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good base salary. Don't expect any raises or bonuses with the current environment.
    Fellow employees.

    Cons

    Current restructuring results in complete lack of job security. People are being let go within the first year of being hired. Some contract workers have lost jobs within months of employment. Most people I know are actively searching elsewhere or are at least developing a viable plan B.

    Advice to Management

    Value the workers and work environment.


Showing 100 of 2,574 reviews
Reset Filters