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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  1. "Project engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Professional, results oriented, very rewarding environment.

    Cons

    layoffs, job uncertainty, very procedural


  2. "Legal Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Legal Specialist
    Current Employee - Legal Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're lucky enough to get in and stay in, it's not too bad.

    Cons

    Many people in the wrong positions, making it tough for others to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Only allow people worthy to manage others, manage others.

  3. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and health benefits

    Cons

    A "stuffy" environment to work in for entry level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate the workers and keep them informed to remove the toxic rumor mill that is detrimental to morale of the team.


  4. "See below"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Easier goals, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    No guidelines/orientations for new employer


  5. "Challenging environment."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Juneau, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours. Freedom to run your own jobs, minimal management interaction. Good pay, benefits and 401k match. VAST variety of engine vintages.

    Cons

    Remote work. Travel can be difficult due to remote locations job sites. Have to coordinate parts deliveries which can be difficult in bad weather.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor employee relations.


  6. "Assembler"

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

    Pros

    The shift schedule was fairly regular.

    Cons

    The work schedule was interrupted sometimes due to supply issues.


  7. "Ops Rotational Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company benefits are pretty good and the salary is highly competitive. The company is also on the upturn, so there should be tons of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a challenge due to the expectation of working overtime without pay or prospective for advancing in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on driving a better culture that focuses on work/life balance and engagement. People should not be working overtime unpaid to pick up the slack of other employees. People should also not be afraid to request to use their vacation days.

  8. "Caterpillar Future with People needed"

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

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Large company that has very strong leadership. Great product offerings.
    In pockets has very good people with clear values and leadership traits.

    Cons

    Does not interact nor value bottom up feedback and suggestion from employees.
    Does not use it competitive advantage of its size in its industries to its advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Work to engage people at all levels, in all areas geographically in the world, for all all cultures. Get back to basics of what made Cat great.


  9. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Sanford, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people
    Pay ( only if you are hired directly by Caterpillar instead of staffing agencies. )
    Promote advancement from within
    Pay raisbes

    Cons

    Strict point/absence system
    Fired immediately, no second chances or warnings
    No smoking


  10. "Organizational psychologist focusing on adult learning, development, culture, succession planning and Human Resources."

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    Current Employee - Organizational Development Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Organizational Development Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Cooperative environment. Family friendly; promotes work/life balance. Fair compensation. Casual dress code and environment. Understanding of individual needs.

    Cons

    Hostile politics. Lacking in promotional opportunities. Lacking in tools and resources to perform job duties. Failure to listen to employees. Top down management.


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