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Program Analyst (Former Employee) –  Peoria, ILSeptember 20, 2018
Caterpillar was a great place to work and learn. I would go back
if given the chance. They supported you in professional growth and
provided a sound retirement.
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You're Only a Number
Tech Author (Former Employee) –  ILSeptember 20, 2018
I took the job at CAT to further my career in the business world. I worked in the office making lowest pay but having some of the best qualifications.
It was a very high stressed office environment with high school like antics abounding every day! People would talk about their "buddy ol pal" as if they were enemies behind their back. Of course things that are set in place (monthly outings, etc) are nice but the day to day operations was too much of a rat race for me!
On top of it all my supervisor was always seemingly very nice and supportive but in the end was not honest which was disappointing. I was let go without any warning while out on medical leave. This was because I was not "keeping up with my production numbers" for the second time in 3 months.
Pros
Once a month outings (sometimes lunch was provided)
Cons
High stressed environment
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Stressful
Material Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mapleton, ILSeptember 18, 2018
The management doesn't know what is going on, force you when they want, don't follow union rules. 3rd shift wasn't so bad until they decide to work 10 hr days 6 days a week with no notification. being a supplemental worker is horrible there you are treated poorly, no benefits as others but expected to work harder and longer. would not recommend anyone to work there unless desperate for a job.
Pros
not as hot on nights
Cons
everything
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Great place to work.
Inspection Technician (Former Employee) –  Corinth, MSSeptember 18, 2018
Excellent pay, benefits, stock options, 6% 401K matching program. Would recommend anyone looking for a career to start here. Very nice and friendly employees.
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Decent place to work
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILSeptember 17, 2018
Decent place to work well paid. 0 benefits if you are supplemental Union employee. All you gets a paycheck. No sick days no vacation no insurance. First out the gate if there's layoffs
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Good Place to build your career.
ANALYTICS ENGINEER / LEAD ANALYST (Former Employee) –  LaGrange, GASeptember 17, 2018
Great place to work, learn and get good experience. Entry to mid-career is a good place. However, the higher level positions will have some instability.
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WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE, MANPOWER (Current Employee) –  TexasSeptember 17, 2018
Good environment, great people, the down fall is that you might work 13 days on 1 day off sometimes might work two months straight, if you’re night shift you might not even have time to spend with you’re family, work and sleep is all you do and if you have kids you you’re going to lack on sleep
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Major corporation atmosphere
Poduct Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Seguin, TXSeptember 17, 2018
Very cutthroat environment with little to no acknowledgment of accomplishment, long hours with very little time off, but good benefits with matching you at 401K
Pros
Good benefits and okay pay
Cons
Expectations to go above and beyond with no acknowledgment
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Productive
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Sumter County, SCSeptember 16, 2018
Checking all parts as it's being assembled. Watch for defects on cylinders as well as heads and pistons as well as rods. It can be fast pace at times. At times it could get slow. Safe place to work.
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Excellent
Facilities Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Williston, NDSeptember 15, 2018
Excellent company..Excellent pay & benefits
Good culture
Long long hours in oil field
Nice trucks
Had 2 nice offices
Lots of mgmnt support
Unlimited ot
Pros
Lots ot
Cons
Excessively long hours
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Great company for advancement
Senior Communications Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Peoria, ILSeptember 13, 2018
Caterpillar was a great company for career advancement. An employee can get a variety of experiences and job opportunities because of the multitude of positions at Caterpillar.
Cons
Not a great opportunity for flexible work hours
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Assembly production
Production Assembler (Former Employee) –  Decatur, ILSeptember 12, 2018
Factory based work. Assembly line putting together large wheeltrackers or you could work as an maerial handler transporting parts to different areas of the plant
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Fun place to work
Employee (Former Employee) –  Spokane, WASeptember 12, 2018
fun place to work, management was pretty crazy. they would ensure that the lower level employees followed all of the company policies but would not follow themselves.
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good company
Aurora - Assembly Test Specialist Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Aurora, ILSeptember 11, 2018
steady work some room for advancement the insurance was not very good and the management needed improvement. The company struggled with prioritizing what was best for the employee
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Company First...
Maintenance Electrician (Former Employee) –  Joliet, ILSeptember 10, 2018
Typical corporate philosophy. Maximize profits, eliminate costs.
People are just numbers on a spreadsheet. They seem to have no concern how it yeesaffects people.
Pros
Good pay and Benefits
Cons
All employees are expendable no matter how long they have been there or what they contrbited
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Poor manafment
Metal treating specialist (Former Employee) –  Peoria, ILSeptember 9, 2018
Glad to be out and able to get a job where it is a fair place to work just the way management liked to keep conflict between employees favoritism is no secret there
Pros
Money
Cons
Management skills
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Depending on your department assignment Caterpillar can be a great place to work.
Material Availability Analyst, (Former Employee) –  Morton, ILSeptember 9, 2018
There are some departments that don't support older workers and slow their advancement opportunities.
Other departments go out of their way to "groom" you for future positions and give you full support. These departments/teams are supportive of each other and help each other whenever needed.
Pros
Benefits, Team support
Cons
Very stressful, don't follow their values in action
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50/50 on Caterpillar
Manufacturing Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, INSeptember 8, 2018
As a place to work it was fine actually enjoyed it. As an intern I worked on meaning full projects. Saved the company a noticeable amount of money, and improved defect prone areas, but they still didnt want to hire me full time. Great compensation and flexible hours, ability to work during school year
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Job provided a great opportunity to collaborate with co-workers and management
Packaging Engineer (contract) (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILSeptember 7, 2018
Caterpillar Inc. is structured for future growth of its employees as well as it's global and domestic product markets. Has many resources to expand it's markets by developing new products.
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Good ole boys club
rotation to various positions (Current Employee) –  Clayton, NC 27520September 7, 2018
It’s not how we’ll you do your job, it’s who you sit beside of at lunch and where you sit in the lunchroom. If you sit at the right table, you get to move up.
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