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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "By far the best company I have worked for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Each experience will be different, but this is the best place I have worked for. My boss encourages a work life balance and is more than happy to remain flexible for when the kids get sick or something else comes up. Even working remotely is an option.

    Cons

    The market is cyclical and as a result there can be and sometimes will be layoffs. This of course isn't desirable, but it isn't personal.


  2. "logistics center manager"

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

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Midwestern values and down to earth co workers

    Cons

    Can be somewhat of a good ol boys club depending on location.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Great Company to work"

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

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive
    Good Global opportunities
    Cross functional Team collaboration is encouraged
    Benefits

    Cons

    Too slow on execution
    cafeteria is expensive


  4. "Production Associate"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Ridgeway, SC
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Ridgeway, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, worked 4 days 10 hour shifts.

    Cons

    Plant closed down, and could have paid hourly employees better.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take away jobs from the community


  5. "Group Manager 2"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Care about employees.

    Cons

    Women are paid less than men for the same job. I discovered that I was making half of what my predecessor did in the same position with the same responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Equal pay regardless of gender.


  6. "Positive"

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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

    Provides strong benefits to employees

    Cons

    My experience was nothing but positive for future growth


  7. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    I am employed and have a job.

    Cons

    Negative culture that affects my home life.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting a couple key managers run over the rest of the organization and run them off.

  8. "Sr Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, short commute, financial resources for big budget projects.

    Cons

    Big company, slow, innovation/creativity difficult due to bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that people work for your company, not machines. Need to do more toward creating a culture of excitement, not coal mining.


  9. "+15 years experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable company, great values, competitive pay, career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Cylical business, industry becoming more competitive,


  10. "outbound"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    a very stable work environment

    Cons

    management can sometimes not be in touch with the work process


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