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fun group of people, busy, demanding yet acheivable goals
Section Manager (Former Employee), Sterling IllinoisNovember 30, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: horrible hr department
1.Busy, reactive work environment.
2.I learned many different management styles that employees respond to.
3. understanding, easy to deal with on all matters
4. co-workers were one of the most "team" oriented group of people I have ever had the pleasure of managing
5. many challenging changes
6. working with a diverse group of people to meet common – more... goals – less
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Productive and fun work place.
SQL Server Database Developer (Former Employee), New yorkNovember 26, 2014
This is a web-based tool for developed for CATERPILLAR organization to track issues, change requests, defects, etc. The lists are created and managed by users within Caterpillar Business Units and are used to communicate across Caterpillar Business Units and between team members. The "issues" list can be used to collect many related items or changes – more... at a section, product, or project level. – less
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Productive place to work
Material Specialist-2 (Current Employee), Peoria, ILNovember 26, 2014
Pros: there is always plenty of overtime offered.
Cons: gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter on the docks.
I have worked here for over 30 years and have enjoyed it very much. I have always had a good experience in the warehouse atmosphere. I have spent half of my career in the warehouse on the shipping docks unloading and loading the trucks. I work with a very diverse group of co-workers.
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Professional atmosphere and respectful peers
Technical Buyer / Project Manager (Former Employee), Decatur, ILNovember 23, 2014
Allowed to work with little supervision. Highly engaged management structure. Detailed project timelines and deliverables. The day to day work and interaction with other product teams was the most enjoyable part of the work, however, I was a contract employee and always looking over my shoulder at the global demand for mining equipment which always – more... led to lay-offs. – less
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Productive
iOS Mobile Application Developer (Current Employee), Peoria, ILNovember 19, 2014
This is one of the company where we can learn many productive things. Environment was very friendly and supportive.
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fun people!
Production Assembly Associate Tech. (Former Employee), Clayton, NCNovember 18, 2014
Pros: friendly enviroment and safe!
Cons: benefits not so good and low pay..
Great team environment with fun people to work with! Safety was very important and made working in teams exciting !
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Typical Day
CNC machine operator/Quality Tech (Current Employee), Schertz, TXNovember 18, 2014
Pros: overtime
Cons: no raises
This is a good stepping stone to gain knowledge. There is not much growth in this facility at this time. Everybody is a team. Since CAT took over there has been a lot of changes towards lean manufacturing, 5s, and steps to work your way to a black belt.
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assembly (Current Employee), Decatur, ILNovember 18, 2014
The job itself was geat. The management had too much political drama. Otherwise, A good place to work.
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Good place to work
Communications/Change Management (Current Employee), Peoria, ILNovember 17, 2014
Pros: compensation and benefits
- Compensation and benefits are very competitive
- Good team work mentality
- Best part of my job is helping people make a change in their work lives as they learn a new business system. It is so important to understand the resistance they have to change and to help them understand why it is important for them and the company.
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Productive and fun workplace.
Material Handler (Former Employee), Decatur, ILNovember 14, 2014
Pros: overtime
Cons: working with out a break
Fast pace and focused.
I learned how to price clothes and to deal with the different attitudes from the customers on a daily basis.
The managers were nice.
The hardest part of the job was working without breaks and lunches all day.
The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people everyday.
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great people and place to work
Material Handler (Current Employee), morton Il.November 14, 2014
Pros: paid lunches
Cons: lots of walking
My typical day at Caterpillar is fixing all the grief in system 77,76,and 74 on second shift. I've learned a lot about the entire building. I'm qualified in multiple work areas. Every supervisor that I have worked with and got to know are easy to talk to and great at giving us information that we need. The hardest part of my job is building boxes for – more... system 77 and keep up the grief in the area. The best part about my job is all the people I work with. I find the job challenging which I like. – less
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The military of the civilian world
Environmental Health and Safety Officer (Former Employee), Sanford, NCNovember 13, 2014
Pros: good pay, lots of jobs across the enterprise
Cons: not enough time away from work - factory work hours very demanding
If you like strict work rules and a hierarchy similar to the military, you'll like Caterpillar.
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Corporate environment that provides several financial products for the construction industry
Direct Funding Coordinator (Current Employee), Nashville, TNNovember 13, 2014
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation is the financial arm of Caterpillar Inc., a Fortune 50 company, a technology leader and the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, natural gas and diesel engines, and industrial gas turbines.

For over 30 years, Cat Financial, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has been – more... providing financial service excellence to customers. The company offers a wide range of financing alternatives to customers and Cat® dealers for Cat machinery and engines, Solar® gas turbines and other equipment and marine vessels. Cat Financial has offices and subsidiaries located throughout North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe, with its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. – less
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Great - Hard work
Technical Business Analyst (Former Employee), Desford, ENGNovember 13, 2014
Pros: felxible working
Cons: n/a
Was an excellent opportunity to get the knowledge and skills from working within the NHS. Hard work but its worth it as you gain many skills and learn alot on how the NHS operates.
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TOUGH WORK PLACE
SHIFT SUPERVISOR (O&M0 (Former Employee), Dhaka, BRNovember 12, 2014
Pros: free food & accomidation
Cons: long hours
FAILED MODEL ENGINES SO UNEVEN WORK TIMINGS.
STRONG PATIENCE REQUIRED
WOREST MANAGEMENT
GOOD CO-WORKERS
UNEVEN TIMINGS
BEING WORK ALONG WITH CO-WORKERS
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Employees and Management are excellent to work with, friendly atmosphere
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee), Seguin, TXNovember 10, 2014
Pros: the hours, the personnel, the added learning of different functions
Cons: no benefits, no job security
Hours were very nice, work 4 days, 12 hours a day, Learned how to work with Engineers and customers. Learned how to run the KIOSK.
Also learned how to manage Plex Online. Management is great.
Always willing to help you in tough situations. The best part I enjoyed working with my co-workers, never a dull moment with them. The hardest part of my Job was – more... saying goodbye to them when my contract ended. – less
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Good place to work
Lead Engineer (Former Employee), Peoria, ILNovember 7, 2014
Can balance work and life very well. Loved my job every day. Very friendly workplace.
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Always staying busy
Warehouse Associate/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Ontario, CANovember 7, 2014
Pros: driving forklift
Cons: food stores kinda far for lunch
Got to drive forklift all day pick items from racks, sort with ticket numbers, build pallets unload trucks...learned to drive reach lift. co workers were cool easy to get along with.
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Great place to work.
Logistics Analyst (Former Employee), Denver, CONovember 4, 2014
Great pay,
Great benefits.
Great hours.
Great people to work with.
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Easy, clean environment.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Lafayette, INNovember 4, 2014
Very clean facilities, friendly coworkers, management welcomes you right in. The worst part is not knowing how long the job is actually going to last.

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