Company with lasting power and invested in employees.
Accounting Sales Analyst (Former Employee), Peoria, IL – July 1, 2014
There was always a lot of flexibility and power given to employees that helped show that they were cared for. The management in some divisions were better equipped to provide feedback and assist on employee projects. Opportunities for advancement would be few and far between during the economic downturn which hurt the way employees felt about the company – more... from a low level prospective. Even though this was happening the work force still came in and did great work and helped to pull out of the harder times.
During my tenure with the company I was able to gather new skills and information from the many team projects and company wide led initiatives. I feel that this is where Caterpillar excels the most and those looking to work in diverse and varied teams should look no further. – less
Program/Project Manager (Former Employee), Montgomery, IL – June 30, 2014
Loved being contractor at CAT. Learned a lot about global logistics and contract negotiations as well as managing global resources. Co-workers were excellent. It takes getting used to working in a truly global company due to all the time zones you have to deal with... Best part of the job was the travel to China and learning business in a different – more... culture. – less
at Gmmco Ltd. as Customer Support Engineer – Machines. Gmmco Ltd. is Birla Group of company with annual turnover of Rs.1000 Crores, Dealer for CATERPILLAR’s Construction, Mining equipments and Gen-Set Engines.
Cons: management, management and management, average pay
after a certain period of time you become addicted to the brand, that is the magic behind that company that everyone loves the brand and the big boys toys, so HOWEVERE YOU SEE BAD STAUFF AROUND you will have this negative for negatives because your mind is blocked to CAT and loyal to it, I believe that the marketing team among the previous decades had – more... succeed to do an outstanding job. I had worked for that company for almost 7 years, it was very interesting only because of the brand otherwise the wages were average and the management which I believe they must be kicked out because of favoritism between the reporting employees., if we speak about training and development, this was one of the most places that I had learnt and developed onto and that is a current problem actually because you get a lot of experience which you will find it difficult to be hired later on. My job was including travelling as well and that was an interesting part of it as you can see places those you never plan or expect to visit..if we speak about people around (coworkers), they were truly amazing, was a good experience. – less
Remanufuring (Former Employee), Franklin, IN – June 28, 2014
Pros: great work environment.
Cons: i have none.
Typical day at work was assembling in a fast paced environment, I learned to build diesel engines, management was great, my co workers were helpful and worked great together, hardest part of the job was torquing bolts, most enjoyable part was earning a days work.
Pros: great employees, great facility, non-union, take pride in what they do!
Cons: temporary employment, no benefits, temp wages, no ability to excel
Caterpillar, is an awesome place to work, people, structure etc: However, I am in a temporary position in the Global Financial area which offers NO permanent position. I value their business practices as well as the longevity of the company. I also understand today's economic uncertainty's. I would like more than anything like to become a permanent – more... full time employee with CAT and I will keep working for towards that goal. – less
Machine Technician (Former Employee), Thomasville, GA – June 23, 2014
When I was working at Caterpillar, it was through a temporary company, VOLT. Being a temporary employee, I did not receive the same benefits as Caterpillar workers. I did enjoy working at Caterpillar and I was able to get along well with my co-workers.
A demanding place to work. Loud,dangerous but good pay with a sence of accomplesment.
Assembly Technician (Former Employee), Clayton, NC – June 21, 2014
Pros: close to home, good benifites and pay with healthcare and 401k
Cons: management was more interested in their bonusses than in good products
Co-workers were the best and we were dependent on them. There was too much management The days were 12 hours long. The goal of the company changed from making the best machines in the world to raising the price of the stock.