Louisiana CAT Employee Reviews in United States

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Electronics Technician (Former Employee) –  New Iberia, LAMay 1, 2015
Any corporation that is tied to the oil and gas industry is a gamble. As the oil and gas industry goes, so goes your employment with CAT. One minute you're thinking about buying a house, the next minute your position gets "eliminated" due to the fluctuation of the oil and gas industry. Not really much chance to advance. Benefits are good, but that's about it.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No chance for advancement. Not a good work/life balance. Frequent layoffs.
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Good job while it lasted before major layoffs
Electric Power Sales Engineer (Former Employee) –  Gonzales, LAMarch 23, 2015
Sold industrial size generators. RFQ's, negotiation, bidding, closing deals, customer relationship building

Co-workers were all great.
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Low end pay and no steady work
Service Technician Level 2 (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LaMarch 22, 2015
Decent pay for new technicians. But after your first advancement, pay raises are near impossible to reach. Impossible standards are set for employees to meet in order to retain a bonus. Poor communication between office and service techs. Incompetence runs rampant in the service office. If you are not a favored employee you will never advance. I was there for a year and a half and was let go as soon as work slowed down.
Pros
none.
Cons
no technical help, shop foremans can never be found, horrible turnover rate
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Not a place for a career
Product Health Coordinator (Former Employee) –  reserve, laMarch 18, 2015
I learned a lot there and met some good people. The turnover was to high and the workload was a lot. It was annoying as there was no consistency or ability for growth.
Pros
some good people
Cons
if things go bad layoffs are first option
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good place to work
Sales (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LAFebruary 24, 2015
Good management and fun place to work, pay is above average and there is upward mobility if you are identified as having potential
Pros
upward mobility, benefits, pay
Cons
life work balance, high pressure
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Rewarding job
Product Support Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAFebruary 21, 2015
They promote heavily from within, and provide advancement opportunities for existing employees. It was overall a good place to work with an excellent training program in place.
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Productive workforce
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Broussard, La.September 12, 2014
Receive and analyze job information, gather parts, tools and supplies for job, order any parts
needed, and travel to job location.
• Complete and submit all permits to perform work, including Job Safety Analysis (JSA) permits to
work.
• Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment, develop plan of action, and repair Caterpillar engines.
• Oversee repair crew as needed, including approximately six people during top end and/or
inframe overhauls.
• Close job order and complete all work orders and submit to close job, return inventory,
summarize description of work completed.
Pros
great pay
Cons
no steady work.
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Good if you suck up
Field Mechanic - Rebuild (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LAJune 19, 2013
Lot of potential to make big money but you have to be a chosen one.
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There was no job security.
SERVICE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Belle Chasse, LAFebruary 20, 2013
I first worked at this company in 2008. I liked working there but was laid off after 1 1/2 years, They asked me to come back in 2012 but the same thing happened again.
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