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Very strict workplace
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Monroe, LAJune 10, 2018
Was required to drive to 4 different location for 5 different interviews. Laid off and division shutdown after coming back from vacation, after being referred for another position and being told my position was safe by the Director of Human Resources.
Pros
time off
Cons
no enough employees to handle all jobs
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Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  New Iberia, LAApril 1, 2018
20 + years former employee finally wisely found a new job less stress better management, la cat used to be a great place to work but been steadily going down hill the last 5 to 10 years , very very poor management, just ask the coustomers.
Cons
Pay, benefits are sky high in prices
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Receptionist/Service Secretary (Former Employee) –  Monroe, LAMarch 22, 2018
Answer phone top priority, greet customers, daily deposits, supply inventory. A good company to work for. Have good benefits, stable company. Not much turnover.
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Great for in between job
Heavy Equipment Diesel Technician (Current Employee) –  Reserve, LAFebruary 14, 2018
Culture here is that you are on your own sink or swim. They are laid back with time off but company has consistent layoffs every couple of years and technicians leave for better opportunities often. You also can get stuck im a pay bracket with no hopes of a raise unless you change jobs.
Pros
Paid time off, mandatory overtime
Cons
Short breaks, no training, sink or swim
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A company of no ethics
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Houma, LAJanuary 23, 2018
Extreme poor management from upper level. The general manager can't be found when situations arise. Countless lying, comes in late and leaves early. Doesn't have a clue of how to manage himself, or anyone else for that matter. Ask anyone who works at Force Power Systems in Houma, Louisiana.
Pros
Pay per hour
Cons
Horrible management, supervisors fighting amongst themselves, management keeps the place in constant turmoil
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Great place to work
Manager (Current Employee) –  Reserve, LAOctober 4, 2017
Louisiana Cat is a great place to work! There is plenty of room for career advancement if you are willing to work hard. They promote continuous learning and training across all levels of the organization. The best part of the job is working with different departments across company, always meeting new people and learning new things.
Pros
career advancement, benefits
Cons
Vacation could be better
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Mechanics on shop try to do a good job service manager want let shop foreman do his job
Mechanic 4 (Former Employee) –  Reserve, LAJune 8, 2017
Worked there for 7 yrs had lowest none billable hours for quarter called on office and laid of for no reason kept younger mechanics was only one on shop that could rebuild transmission pumps hydraulic motors valve banks and any thing on trucks plus engines guess they don't want experience if your age is up there thanks for the experience
Pros
Good people to work with in as shop as long as they were there
Cons
Laid me off two times no security for your job
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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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Be warned
Diesel Mechanic level 2 (Former Employee) –  Broussard, LANovember 18, 2016
Decent pay and ok benefits but always be looking for something els they will lay you off at first sight of trouble when i worked their the first round of layoffs they outed 4 the second round they outed me and about 5 other guys.
Pros
Little supervision
Cons
Bad pay, lay offs, terrible management
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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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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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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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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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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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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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