Machinist (Former Employee) – Wamego, KS – March 17, 2019
Caterpillar is a wonderful company to work for. Pay is alright and benefits are really good. It is a revolving door of managers coming and going who have turned it into a mess of disorganized chaos. They come in, shake things up for their personal advancement and move on. If you make a mistake they leverage it into a termination event rather than offer counsel or alternative actions.
Material Specialist (Current Employee) – Morton, IL – March 14, 2019
Typical day starts loading trucks and doing grief .We are a year into this new system and everyday new issues arise ,it is challenging i learn new things every day .I have learned so much in 14 years and gained a lot of knowledge from driving a cherry picker , ,fork truck, flat bed , propane truck ,Cushman . i have capability to pick a part pack and ship to customer . Load and unload trucks store material use hoists . Build an engine from start to finish worked the assembly line , after paint assembly .Management is just like any other company the good ones stand out .The culture is a tough one I have been in work groups where we work as a team and on the other hand work groups that do not help each other at all. It is always great to be on a good team. Makes your job more pleasant , and the days go by smoothly. Hardest part of the job sometimes is the pay check .I work 7 days a week if needed and sometimes feel i must to make a better life for myself .I have met some extraordinary people over the years that are near and dear to my heart and for that I. am grateful
Paint Line Worker (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – March 14, 2019
I enjoyed working at Caterpilliar. I enjoyed the job I had, but the hours weren’t for me. I am a single mom and it was hard to work second shift and take care of my child. I also worked a lot of weekends so it was hard to plan anything, to have a life outside of Caterpilliar. Being on first shift would have been great but there wasn’t any opportunities as a SE to go to first shift.
Great place to work employees were so easy to work with and train.
Assembler specialist (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – March 14, 2019
Caterpillar was a wonderful place to work. Unfortunately the Hub in Aurora is closing but I managed to meet alot of great people and also learned alot. Was honored to be on a team that was so full of pride and commitment...
DATA ANALYST (Former Employee) – Peoria, IL – March 13, 2019
Initially they hired saying they would need some one to analyze the logistic data. But they had a lot of backlog data entry work to finish. Which was hard for a technical person to sit and do tons of data entry work.
Assistant Team Lead/Painter (Current Employee) – Victoria, TX – March 13, 2019
Safety is above all things here right next to quality. we make sure our product goes to our customers with the absolute best quality. My time here with this crew has taught me a lot about safety and how to be a better leader for the upcoming future.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Clayton, NC – March 12, 2019
The wages are too low for the type of physical labor required to meet ever increasing production numbers. For a company making as much as Caterpillar they could afford better wages than 14/hr. Also any chance of achieving maximum pay levels only happen after you've been there 10+ years.
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Peoria, IL – March 11, 2019
Do more with less should be their motto. You are expected to manage whatever they throw at you without direction. If you ask anyone for help, it can/will be used against you. People are afraid to speak their mind for fear of being fired, they call it "laid off" without a return date.
WELDER (Former Employee) – Sanford, NC – March 10, 2019
I recommend Caterpillar to anyone looking for an opportunity to work with great people, along with great pay and benefits for the work. I had an overall great experience other than one manager who didn’t favor me which ultimately caused me to resign and search else where. Otherwise, everything else was absolutely wonderful!