Advertising Coordinator (Former Employee) – Reserve, LA – February 27, 2018
The decent pay was the only reason I stayed as long as I did. It was my first job after college so I didn't realize I deserved to be treated better. I was a woman in my early 20s and more than once felt uncomfortable and out of place while trying to do my job. I understand it's a male dominated industry, but that isn't an excuse for the overly masculine culture. Women shouldn't have to just deal with it. Paid time off was a joke. They didn't use an accrual system. Instead, you got ZERO vacation or sick time until you made 1 year then you got 5 days.
As far as management, it was very hard to innovate, be creative and grow professionally. They seemed very closed minded to new things.
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Monroe, LA – June 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.
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – New Iberia, LA – April 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.
Heavy Equipment Diesel Technician (Current Employee) – Reserve, LA – February 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.
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Houma, LA – January 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.
Pay per hour
Horrible management, supervisors fighting amongst themselves, management keeps the place in constant turmoil
Manager (Current Employee) – Reserve, LA – October 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.
Mechanics on shop try to do a good job service manager want let shop foreman do his job
Mechanic 4 (Former Employee) – Reserve, LA – June 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
Good people to work with in as shop as long as they were there
Branch/Operations Manager, Rental Division (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – March 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.
Diesel Mechanic level 2 (Former Employee) – Broussard, LA – November 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.
Sales Technician (Former Employee) – Reserve, LA – June 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.
Salary, company truck and had lots of freedom
Layoffs! They happen a lot. No support team in place
Packaging tech (Former Employee) – New Iberia – September 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.
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – New Iberia, LA – May 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.
No chance for advancement. Not a good work/life balance. Frequent layoffs.
Service Technician Level 2 (Former Employee) – Reserve, La – March 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.
No technical help, shop foremans can never be found, horrible turnover rate