On average, employees at Caterpillar give their company a 3.8 rating out of 5.0 - which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Caterpillar employees are Logistics Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.8 and Design Engineers with a rating of 4.5.
"I hate Caterpillar because it is immoral. Rampant nepotism has killed my huge efforts at moving up and even having a career at all. No one could ever know just how I have bent over backwards for the 25 years I have worked there, always being an extra effort employee, only to be passed over by a relative of a higher up... always. Now, the ‘guaranteed minimum $3,000 a month pension I have stayed there 25 years for has been cut to $1000 a month... ensuring my feelings that I am a true fool for dedicating myself to an immoral company that has betrayed me... and, really, ruined my life."
"For the most part it can be a good place to work. There is a very strong good ole boy mentally and is not a good place for women to work unless you are an admin or have a job that is associated as a woman job. Women have been moved even with high work reviews because supervisor wanted man in position. Women are not usually included in team outings."
"Good place to work and great people to work with if the economy is growing, but as soon as the economy starts slowing down, you're the 1st to get laid off. Insurance from Day One and good pay. Your future here is just too dependent on oil prices to feel secure. Good opportunities to move up if you can stay employed long enough to utilize the tuition reimbursement."
"Excellent work experience, nice environment, love staff around me."
"I worked as buyer in Mexico."
"Best place to work in, with the kind of people around, and the hospitality extended being an intern was huge. I could learn a lot and be productive at the same time without much pressure."
"I work with a very good, well knit company with a strong teamwork and benefits."
"I worked for Caterpillar for 6 years. I've been in a well-knit workforce which everyone cares about safety and quality of work. Teamwork is the strongest in our company. Lot of good benefits to support the welfare of other employees."
"This company is very political and management heavy. I worked at the Athens facility. One person can turn everything you do into a negative. It did matter if you ask one person can destroy your career. I went exclusively to be close to family. They knew this, promise a review in 30 days. The review happened after 5 months, then they invited you to a conference room, you were let go after no review in the period they promised."
"Good experience working with company."
"I have worked for Caterpillar for a total of 4-5 years. I think that they are a great employer, except the downfall is that they have a lot of downturns unfortunately. They are not a stable company to work for as they were years ago."
"It's a company that puts profits ahead of everything else."
"Since I have worked as a logistic planning analyst I have formed great bonds with my suppliers as well as my coworkers. Even after I moved to a different job as a logistics engineer they would contact me for my expertise and advice as to the best way to do things."
"I really enjoyed the work environment and was happy to go to work every day. I felt appreciated which caused me to miss my job when I left. I still stay in contact with my co workers."
"Not an awful place to work, but not the top choice for anyone excited by IT. We seem to demand to use technology and software no less than 10 years old and any push for newer technology becomes a multi-year battle covered by miles of red tape. As with any company of this size, change takes time. IT seems to be an after-thought at an Enterprise level so foresight and trends in technology are largely not followed."
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