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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Senior Business Process Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Worked for 20 years. Great co workers

    Cons

    Nothing much. Otherwise would not have worked for 20 years

    Advice to Management

    Worked with nice bosses.

  3. "Title could be used for various positions throughout enterprise - not very descriptive but enjoy the position"

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    Current Employee - Digital Technical Specialist in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Technical Specialist in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the people I work with and the work. Like seeing the volunteer opportunities and encouragement to give to charity

    Cons

    Unsure yet, as I have not been here long, however cyclical business may represent concern when a downturn occurs.


  4. "Best Employer"

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    Former Employee - Cylinder Head Detail in Corinth, MS
    Former Employee - Cylinder Head Detail in Corinth, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good hours, great advancement oppertunities.

    Cons

    The suit in the detail booth takes forever to put on and is hard to get use to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring for employees.


  5. "Engineering Student Practicum Review"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Student Practicum in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Student Practicum in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Caterpillar part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Looks great on resume
    -Flexible hours
    -Competitive Pay
    -Interesting environment

    Cons

    -Work is sometimes menial

    Advice to Management

    Give interns meaningful work


  6. "Typical large corporation - Dilbert in real life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Employment stability is often in question. Outsourcing core jobs. Limited advancement outside of Peoria IL. Management focus is shareholders first, employees second.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice and concerns of the employees.


  7. "Awesome company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Victoria, TX
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Victoria, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture where we operate as one team to get the job done, no matter what department you work for. Also the benefits are pretty great too.

    Cons

    The process we have for reporting issues is often ignored, until upper management pushes us to follow the process. This happens once or twice a year.

  8. "Caterpillar Research Park Intern, Urbana-Champaign, IL"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great career development programs
    Great benifits

    Cons

    Hard to push new projects and ideas to production through corporate pipeline


  9. "Melissa woods"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oxford, MS
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oxford, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was on the temporary agency service but loved caterpillar in Oxford ms I learn how to do everything there

    Cons

    I know how to run everything in the factory


  10. "Leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Fountain Inn, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    always room for growth in the company

    Cons

    never had a complaint

    Advice to Management

    I loved working for Caterpillar ,I enjoy


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