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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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  • "Not much work life balance as there are often meetings anytime from 7 am to 9 pm on any given day" (in 81 reviews)

  • "Hard to move into upper management" (in 93 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing company to work in. Great atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Engineer

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture. Good pay. No internal politics and push-pull.

    Cons

    Not that I could find in 5 years


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great staff and great leaders

    Cons

    Workload was a bit much

  3. "Great Benes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the absolute best in terms of company paid and 401k matching - stellar.

    Cons

    Career progression needs to be earned through results


  4. "Excellent to start and end career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    compensation, work life balance and engagement

    Cons

    slow growth rate and opportunities saturate after a while

    Caterpillar Response

    Dec 12, 2018 – Communications Intern

    Person by person, our team shapes the environment in which we work, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built. Thank you for helping us build the Caterpillar we know and love today.


  5. "Quality Lead"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Danville, KY
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Danville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay good schedule

    Cons

    pay is the same for everyone

    Caterpillar Response

    Dec 12, 2018 – Communications Intern

    We appreciate the time you have spent with us and the time it took to leave this valuable feedback. Thank you for helping us make sustainable solutions for people across the globe.


  6. "Title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    too large to work for

    Advice to Management

    Be closer to the Earth


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Moving product out of Illinois

    Caterpillar Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Communications Intern

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. At Caterpillar, employees like you play a critical role in developing the solutions that allow our customers to build a better world.

  8. "Validation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Opportunities for career development

    Cons

    Located in Peoria IL
    No other negatives for the company itself


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Work a lot at the company


  10. "Welder"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Welder in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of manufacturing welding/fabrication. Tons of overtime

    Cons

    Plant closure due to cost management

    Caterpillar Response

    Nov 30, 2018 – Communications Intern

    Thank you for taking your time to leave such valuable feedback! We value and consider all input, and will use yours to continue to grow and improve Caterpillar.