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Working At Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world.

How employees describe working at Caterpillar Inc.

Customers AND employees come first

Posted 6 days ago

Strong fast portable adaptive and useful

Posted 18 days ago

This is a great organization and that is built on the foundation of great employees.

Posted 19 days ago

good old boy network still around

Posted a month ago

Overtime when it's on my check.

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What it's like to work at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Caterpillar Inc. employees generally work 9.4 hrs a day
  • Employees at Caterpillar Inc. report the work pace is comfortably fast
  • On a typical day, employees at Caterpillar Inc. have 1 meeting
  • 84% of Caterpillar Inc. employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
  • Caterpillar Inc. employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
  • 44% of Caterpillar Inc. employees report they are happy with their work life balance
  • Caterpillar Inc. employees never get valuable feedback on how to improve at work
  • 57% of Caterpillar Inc. employees call their work environment positive

Q&A With Caterpillar Inc. Employees

Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Top Employee Response

    Same basic rules for all teams. Stop awarding job promotions based on personal bias or good ole boy status quo

  • They are like the weathermen around here, 100% wrong all the time and no repercussions

  • Holding people accountable, making things better not worse, taking a role in achieving goals,stop delegating their work to their employees

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Top Employee Response

    Leaders/Management that knows how to do their job. More round meetings, focus groups, and management action plans required.

  • CEO and Higher ups sit around making bad decisions and blame it on the employees who take the brunt of their bad decisions

  • Better recognition less being watched

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Top Employee Response

    There is no stock sharing or employee equity in the company. No pension plans.

  • Cheapest paid in the field. Doesnt even come close to john deere or kamotsu

  • Do your job well and they give you someone else's job to do as well

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Just a little longer

  • Same

  • Interview process with STAR system is a joke. Leaves room for bias and or misunderstood analysis of answers.

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • I was hired on the spot

  • Meet with the receptionist prior to meeting the 3 person interview panel. Took 6 weeks to hear back.

  • Value stream managers

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Top Employee Response

    Management more worried about offending people instead of holding associates accountable for their actions. Creates negative culture.

  • Honesty, appreciation for employees is at 0.

  • Layoffs no advancement no education to further career plant closures

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Regular clothes, Jean's nice shirt

  • Business formal

  • Business Casual

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Top Employee Response

    Eliminate silo effect and the "it's not my job" culture.

  • We need better management

  • They are not knowledgeable

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Network as much as you can in advance. But answer questions after thinking about them and use the star format

  • Come prepared with knowledge or certifications

  • Know someone at the company before you interview.

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • 2 weeks then at 5 years 3 weeks

  • 2 weeks annually and beyond 5 years service 3 weeks annually

  • two week standard.

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Asked to the Operations Department at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Low for the amount of work.

  • Our operations associates haven't had a raise in over five years. The last "raise" that we got, they took away our STIP, lowered our potential gainsharing by $200, took away two days of paid personal time, and our insurance went up. All in the same meeting.

  • Below average at best

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Male dominated not diverse engineering fact focussed not innovative and risk averse

  • Boys club. The company says the have a value system they stand by but they really don’t. Discrimination against women is obvious. All male managers at Waco Distribution center. 3/4 of them no college degree

  • Shifting. When I started it was very much a cohesive culture that supported growth. It is shifting to more of a command and control, limited opportunities for company sponsored advanced learning. Very much a good ol' boys/girls network.

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Same as previously answered

  • STAR system interviews

  • Target Selection Interview Method

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • More about who you know then what you know. They talk about career paths but don’t follow through

  • By favoritism where I am; certainly not by qualifications

  • are you in their leadership social circle, country club or kids school.

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Overall I think people feel they are fair. Have gotten more expensive over the last two years and some taken away.

  • They are on average with other Fortune 500 companies.

  • Base salary is ok but benefits are poor

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • 3 hours

  • 15-30 min

  • Depends on role

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Not at all but lots of paid time off

  • Flexible

  • Reasonably flexible

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • What is something you saw that could be dangerous and how did you fix it

  • Can not recall any particularly hard ones

  • Negative type questions that leave room for misunderstanding or not selecting person due to bias opinions

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • As much overtime as you need

  • The benefits

  • The brand and seeing equipment in the field at work.

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Asked to the Operations Department at Caterpillar Inc.

  • As many as you want in most cases

  • Mandatory overtime weekly approximately 50 hours a week

  • For salary it's 60 plus

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Phone then in person

  • Biased and by favoritism jobs are awarded; not by merit or qualifications

  • Behavioral based interview

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Parts distribution. Caterpillar could be doing so much better if they would put a stop to the good ole boys club when awarding job promotions and actually hire qualified persons to fill management positions.

  • Oil and Gas. Leadership decision making is the biggest difficulties.

  • Engine. Work tools is doing bad

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Stop the good ole boys club, get rid of STAR interview system as it is too open for biased opinions by the interviewers and install a new interview system that cannot be subjected to biased opinions. Remove section manager role as they are a waste of money, and start hiring qualified, educated distribution supervisors.

  • Be honest is a good start; but also following through on what leadership said. We have a horrible habit of starting something at the Executive office level, but not following though.

  • To robotic everyone has to follow CPS no new ideas

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • He seems to be trying to make slow improvement changes but he really needs to get a hold of one of the biggest problems. The human factor. Moral is very low in some facilities due to favoritism among management to include job promotions, as well as a reduction in employee appreciation being shown throughout the years. Random cookout where management cooks for the staff just to show appreciation has all but disappeared. They fail to realize it’s the little things that keep moral high and employees more enthusiastic about their work.

  • Jim does a great job of managing costs. Never afraid to drop headcount or product to satisfy the street.

  • Only see video and email

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Asked to all employees at Caterpillar Inc.

  • Very bad. Management has had mandatory overtime all year at the Waco Distribution Center. This lack of balance has caused a horrible turnover rate. If the temporary employees were included in the turnover metrics it would be setting of serious alarms

  • Is getting better. Some aspects of the business do still have the mentality if you are not in your cube then your not effective.

  • There is a lot of mandotory over time. Salary gets nothing

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39% of Caterpillar Inc. employees would encourage their friends to become coworkers, whereas 18% are neutral and 43% would not recommend working at Caterpillar Inc. to their friends.

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