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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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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)

  • "Upper management is distant giving an appearance of being disconnected" (in 96 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

    Caterpillar Response

    Jan 7, 2019 – 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.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, excellent benefits

    Cons

    You need to keep taking new challenges and be mobile

  3. "Good opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Career development and flexibility, many options for movement

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring and management change, a lot still resides in Peoria


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits during supplemental period, even better after converted to full time.

    Cons

    Forced to join the union during your supplemental period. Could take up to 24 months before conversion.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great!!


  5. "1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, IL

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

    Pros

    4/10 work weeks, friendly environment

    Cons

    hot in the summer cold in the winter


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and steady work

    Cons

    Work is often very stressful


  7. "Good opportunities in a less than appealing area"

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

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    High volume work. Always issues to resolve. Good pay and benefits. Awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    Cyclical business. Never know when a downturn will hit and cause mass layoffs. Training could be better.

  8. "Macinist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Pay was really good, and hours.

    Cons

    Plant is shutting down and will be no more.


  9. "Only Cares about bottom line"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, advancement, work life balance

    Cons

    Red tape, politics, management, metrics,


  10. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Watkinsville, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Watkinsville, GA

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

    Pros

    everyone was very nice and caring

    Cons

    The work enviornment was some what stress full

    Caterpillar Response

    Jan 7, 2019 – Communications Intern

    We appreciate hearing your thoughts! Your work enables our progress. Thank you for being a valuable part of our team and continuing to work towards our long-term goals.