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Caterpillar Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Procurement Manager"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for , great work life balance

    Cons

    None at this time, will update later if any,.


  2. "Strong Company, Lots of Red Tape"

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    Former Employee - Global Procurement Manager in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Global Procurement Manager in Mossville, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader in the construction market.

    Cons

    The company made lay-offs to quicker. Lot's of red tape.

  3. "Product Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Company benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Most engineering jobs don't provide for many relocation opportunities.


  4. "Working in IT - Full Time"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in East Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in East Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is great and the benefits are very competitive. The work is relatively low-stress, so it can be a nice job as long as you don't make management upset (see below). Co-workers are really nice, and people are willing to help you out.

    Cons

    Don't expect any kind of formal training for your role. If you want to do something, you are expected to research everything, and asking your co-workers for help is rarely possible because they are typically so busy; I mean, you did get hired to make their workload a little easier. CAT also "tries" to promote new ideas, but in the end, management is set in such an old mindset, and if you aren't on the same page with them, you probably never will.


  5. "Company Bouncing Back from Tough Times; Culture Prioritizes Internal Development"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary; they definitely seem to care about developing people from within. Many of the higher ups were internally developed. Move to Chicago carries its own set of positives and negatives.

    Cons

    If your manager doesn't have your back it's really easy for your career to stagnate. Company sort of rolls with the boom and bust cycles so if you're risk loving with career choices that should be fine. The downside is if you get laid off you basically have to pick up and move because most of the offices are in Peoria, IL. It's not Chicago where you can get laid off and potentially have 2-3 dozen other solid companies to apply to.


  6. "Great company overall"

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

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A place you can learn and grow beyond job responsibility

    Cons

    Many good and hard-working people here seem to mix faith with politics and work subconsciously.

    Advice to Management

    Keep you faith and politics to yourself.


  7. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Arvin, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Arvin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, upper management are way to talk to. Great benifits and 401k

    Cons

    Hard to move into upper management

    Advice to Management

    Need to have competitive pay

  8. "Clerical assistant"

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    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to interact with a lot of workers at the manufacturing sites, who are super friendly and excited to share with you their daily work with you

    Cons

    Not too much guidance or training provided to interns. Some of the work they gave to you were more like “created” extra work

    Advice to Management

    Have clear guidance for interns


  9. "Tax analyst"

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    Former Employee - Tax Analyst
    Former Employee - Tax Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work and very satisfying work.

    Cons

    Too much to do in too little time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and take the savings seriously


  10. "No complaints!"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career plan, good opportunities

    Cons

    Need to be patient to get promoted


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