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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "They have very good benefits and they are friendly" (in 497 reviews)
- "Pay is good and 401k awesome" (in 467 reviews)
- "Great people to work with on a daily basis and they make really neat products that help build the world." (in 384 reviews)
- "Good work life balance and campany share scheme." (in 366 reviews)
- "Good Salary and Bonus structure" (in 158 reviews)
- "Poor management and leaders." (in 218 reviews)
- "too many layoffs and budget cuts every quarter." (in 153 reviews)
- "Bad managers seem to get through the cracks and puts morale down and disengages associates reporting to manager." (in 90 reviews)
- "Absolutely zero foresight from upper management." (in 85 reviews)
- "No job security especially for immigrants" (in 67 reviews)
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- Current Employee★★★★★Featured Review
Terrific CompanyNov 10, 2022 - Transportation AnalystRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Terrific company with great pay and career advancement opportunities.
May require relocation to move up in the company
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you are experiencing a variety of growth and development opportunities as a member of Team Caterpillar.
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
A 5-Star Heavy Equipment Provider with a Great Company CultureJan 25, 2023 - Mechanical Engineer in Lafayette, INRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Caterpillar is a well-established brand in the heavy equipment industry, known for its durable and reliable products. The company offers a wide range of products, including excavators, bulldozers, and generators, to meet the needs of various industries. Caterpillar has a strong global presence, with a network of dealers and service centers to support customers. The company culture is great and allows employees to work on what they are interested in.
Limited flexibility when wanting to move to different city.Continue reading
Thank you for sharing your experience as an engineer for Team Caterpillar. We are happy to hear you found the culture to be welcoming and that you enjoyed doing the work that matters. We wish you the best of luck in your new role.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Over worked and home live suffersMay 11, 2023 - Warehouse AssociateRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
My coworkers are awesome to work with.
NO work life balance at all. Management only worries about numbers not employees. Management can't figure out why people continue to leave even though majority of the employees have pointed out to them all the OT is running people away. Told Mon. thru Thurs. with an occasional Friday, but it's been every Friday and some Saturdays. Work hours are 6:00am to 4:30pm and they will come up at 4:17 and say we have to work to 5:00pm. They allow people to just sit around doing very little work and never say anything to them but say something to someone who works non stop when they sit down. They allow (even though they say their interview process stops it) favoritism between Section Managers and people that sit around. Section managers create a lot of hostile work environments, and upper management never does anything about it. They are all about finding the root cause of problems but still will not address the elephant in the room why people continue to leave!Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Stable, Long-term homeMay 29, 2023 - Senior Commercial Consultant in Peoria, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Very reliable, professional and stable company. It is a great place to work, family-oriented environment. Benefits are at par with other comparable companies.
Most job locations are not major city centers. If you have limitations on geographical mobility, it may impact your career progress. Career advancement may take longer due to structure and implied rules and adherence to historical practices.
- Former Employee★★★★★
CaterpillarMay 24, 2023 - DriverRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It’s a slow to medium paced environment. People for the most part are friendly.
Employs no work experience people and tends to cater to them. New hires with little to no work in manufacturing tend to do as little as possible and get away with it. When you tell them to do something they complain and cause a fuss and file complaints.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Fair employer, great opportunitiesApr 19, 2023 - Production Assembler in Bogart, GARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The work can be hard but there's a supportive team and lots of training. They really emphasize safety and providing resources for the employees. There's even fun events, like family days. The bonuses and benefits are great.
The pay can be a but more competitive in comparison to other employers in the area. It seems they are working on that. Sometimes too the team leads on the floor often let the coworkers set the tone and problem solve themselves, which can be great if everyone has a positive mindset; however, if there's cliques or someone who wants to act with selfish intentions, the team dynamic can turn sour as "them v. us" mentalities form. Then a couple people are forced to do the hard jobs and it gradually tears up their bodies.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
What a team to be a part ofMay 24, 2023 - Sales and Operations Planning CoordinatorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Salary, benefits, amazing team members, and people who want to see everyone succeed because they understand that’s how you retain good talent.
None to note at this time.
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Lots of opportunityMay 25, 2023 - Project Industrial Designer in Peoria, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There's something for everyone here. Big company, specialization, room to grow, good pay.
Inconsistent culture from one part of the company to another.
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Good company, good peopleMay 22, 2023 - Software Design Engineer in Mossville, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people are very welcoming, the product is interesting, the internal processes and tools are solid
Remote work could have been better executed with better hardware
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good JobMay 23, 2023 - Facilities Engineer in Peoria, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good job. Safe environment. Good pay
I like my job and the team I work with/forContinue reading
Caterpillar Reviews FAQs
Caterpillar has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 7,561 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at Caterpillar to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
80% of Caterpillar employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Caterpillar 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Caterpillar to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.