Caterpillar Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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3.9
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890 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance, positive environment to work(in 387 reviews)

  • "Good pay excellent benefits and working conditions(in 266 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes work life balance is hard to do at certain positions(in 105 reviews)

  • "Upper Management refuses to admit their own faults(in 104 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
      Featured Review

      Great company culture, benefits, and opportunities

      Mar 1, 2021 - Business Development Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to make solid salary pay with opportunities to move to various roles in the company relatively easily

      Cons

      Breaking into the management ranks can be tough

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      Caterpillar Response

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      .As you continue to grow in your career at Caterpillar, we hope that each opportunity you find will continue to build your skillset and set you up for success.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company

      May 14, 2021 - Senior Digital Strategist in Peoria, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and benefits. Opportunity to progress in career within one organization.

      Cons

      Large organization, lots of layers

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A great company to work for

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lot of opportunities for growth depending on where you are within the company.

      Cons

      The company is changing and needs to change. Lot of people might not like it but it is important to bring fresh new ideas.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      May 13, 2021 - Senior Staff Accountant I in Peoria, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work load potential for new jobs and growth people for the most part

      Cons

      lazy long timers just there to collect a paycheck

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Generally good, but has its cyclical ups and downs

      May 10, 2021 - Senior Research Engineer in Peoria, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      World class brand that is recognized anywhere and in any industry

      Cons

      Typical large organization, lots of hierarchy, but not unique to Caterpillar

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good choice of fields and applications to work on

      May 1, 2021 - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You have an opportunity to work in diverse applications - mining, construction, marine, rail, oil& gas, power, paving, etc. Can gain experience in different areas by just being at one company.

      Cons

      Career progression can be a challenge. Good bonus which is unpredictable, but not a great year performance or pay raise structure - sub par compared to other industries. Lot more conservative in adopting new technologies and more risk averse in trying out latest technology. Like to carry the old baggage with them on new product design and not willing to let go outdate technology.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Experience

      May 7, 2021 - Leadership Technical Development Program in Peoria, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposed to different job roles each in different parts of the company. The company tries to find a role that is available where employee would like to be and fits the companies needs.

      Cons

      Some locations may not where you would like to be located.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work

      May 10, 2021 - Senior Associate Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good flexible working with work life balance

      Cons

      no major cons about the company

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company to grow our career. Mostly macro management leadership.

      Apr 14, 2021 - Manufacturing Project Engineer in Peoria, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to grow our career. Mostly macro management leadership.

      Cons

      Team members uncertainty after restructuring journey.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Job

      May 6, 2021 - Product Performance Engineer in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was great for the area

      Cons

      inconsistent demand for products required continuous layoffs and restaffing

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