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Joining Caterpillar Inc. - Employee Onboarding

Employee Sentiment

The prevailing opinion from employees about joining Caterpillar Inc. is that the company was very prepared on their first day. Caterpillar Inc. employees concluded that their overall onboarding experience was positive. 50% said their direct manager was helpful with their acclimation during the first 90 days. First impressions are important, and how prepared a company is on your first day leaves a lasting impression.

Did you have a positive onboarding experience when you were hired at your current company?
Very Prepared
25%
Prepared
13%
Somewhat Prepared
25%
Unprepared
24%
Very Unprepared
13%
How prepared was your company on your first day of onboarding?
Was your direct manager helpful with your onboarding during your first 90 days?
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Meet Your Managers

Your direct manager highly affects your experience at a company; overall managers at Caterpillar Inc. are rated a C. At Caterpillar Inc. most employees said they received feedback never or once a month. 57% of employees also said they felt comfortable giving their managers feedback. Learn More about your managers at Caterpillar Inc..

Every week
11%
Once a month
24%
Once a quarter
17%
Once a year
17%
Never
31%
How often do you get valuable feedback on how to improve at work?
Does your boss expect you to work when you're on vacation?
Do you feel comfortable giving your boss negative feedback?
2

Negotiate Salary

If you think you and your skill set should be valued higher than your offer, negotiate your salary! 33% of men and 14% of women at Caterpillar Inc. said they negotiated their salaries. On average, Caterpillar Inc. employees earn $118,802. Caterpillar Inc. ranks in the Top 50% for compensation in Chicago. Learn More about Salaries at Caterpillar Inc..

Average Salaries at Caterpillar Inc. by Department
$187k*
Engineering
$161k*
Product
$110k*
Design
$112k*
Marketing
$89k*
Operations
$54k*
Admin
$113k*
Business Dev
$83k*
Finance
$229k*
Communications
$150k*
Customer Support
$109k*
HR
$85k*
IT
$127k*
Legal
$141k*
Sales

* Estimated salaries Estimated salaries are based on data provided anonymously by employees and/or estimated by other statistical methods.

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Get Acclimated

Now that you’ve joined Caterpillar Inc., get acclimated. Is lunch a social time or do people sit at their desks? At Caterpillar Inc. the most common answer selected by employees is a 30 minutes break. Understand your coworkers and why they’ve chosen to stay at Caterpillar Inc., many employees say it’s because of the comp & benefits.

Company Mission
0%
Comp & Benefits
53%
Co-Workers
11%
Comfort & Familiarity
32%
Career Advancement Opportunities
4%
What's the main reason you stay at your current company?
>1 hour
17%
1 hour
11%
45 minutes
6%
30 minutes
44%
I eat at my desk
22%
How long do you take for lunch breaks?
Multiple times a week
8%
Once a week
12%
Once a month
24%
Once a quarter
24%
Never
32%
How often do you socialize with team members outside of work?
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Professional Development

Caterpillar Inc. ranks in the Bottom 15% of companies for professional development in Chicago. 29% of employees feel as though Caterpillar Inc. is beneficial to their continuous career growth, and 29% said they had a mentor at the office. Learn More about Professional Development at Caterpillar Inc..

Do you have a mentor at work?
Does your current company provide you meaningful opportunities for career advancement?
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