Louisiana CAT Employee Reviews

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Its a job if you're in need
Warehouse Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAOctober 13, 2016
Pay is a joke, raises are non existent and workload can be overwhelming at time. The management there is a complete joke as well
Cons
Almost everything
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Will layoff at first sign of slowed business
Sales Technician (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LAJune 9, 2016
I left a high paying job to work closer to home and specifically said "I want this to be the last job I have". 7 months in and I'm job hunting again. There are good people there. But it's all about the bottom line. Always be on the hunt for another job as layoffs are the norm with this company.
Pros
Salary, company truck and had lots of freedom
Cons
Layoffs! They happen a lot. No support team in place
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horrible
mechanic (Former Employee) –  Lake Charles, LAJune 8, 2016
horrible management. horrible pay. horrible hours. one co worker stole tools and the manager didn't do anything about it. Very racist place to work. NO pay raise where needed.
Pros
safety bonus
Cons
short lunch break
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Louisiana Cat
Branch/Operations Manager, Rental Division (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAMarch 28, 2017
Louisiana Cat is a strong company backed by one of the leading name brands when it comes to earth moving equipment. I had the privilege to work there for over 13 yrs. I would recommend the company to anyone who is looking for a job in the heavy equipment field.
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It's a job.......
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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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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La cat
Warranty Analyst (Current Employee) –  Reserve, LAOctober 2, 2016
Typical day includes analyzing work orders for warranty purposes:
Warranty coverage, labor guidelines, parts covered, etc.
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Bad culture
Mechanic Technician (Current Employee) –  Reserve, LAJuly 19, 2016
The company is really bad be careful if you join. Some managers are good but most are not very good
Pros
The pay is ok for Louisiana
Cons
Everything else
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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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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 money while it lasts.
Packaging tech (Former Employee) –  New IberiaSeptember 10, 2015
Thought I was done looking for a job. Then I had a life changing incident and lost my job. Due to up and downs of oil field position is no longer available. It was great money when it was kicking. Now they are struggling for 40 hrs a week.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Bad insuriance. Too closely tied to oilfield.
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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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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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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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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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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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Overall rating

2.6
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2.5
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2.7
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