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Updated 26 Jan 2015
Updated 26 Jan 2015
294 Interview Reviews

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, had a phone interview which was mainly competency based. The person conducting the interview was really friendly. So that made me feel at ease with the interview, therefore, found the interview easy. Also have so questions ready to ask for the end of the interview.
    Currently waiting for an assessment centre day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    After a phone call with the HR, I had 4 interviews in a row. No drinks. No windows in the room. They use the STAR methodology to assess you based on your past experiences. Find a great example for each question and the interview will be easy.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about being a woman and working for a male-oriented industry   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase as it was an intern role.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Assessment Centre - Plant tour, competency interview, make your own presentation on given topic then group task. Takes the entire day. Be sure to ask as many questions as you can, no question is a stupid question. But nothing out of the ordinary. All questions were general obvious interview questions

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. All questions were general obvious interview questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Entry Programmer UK Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screening - Textbook behavioral/competency based interview. Interviewer was reading off a list of questions and writing comments for each. Classic competencies such as Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Teamwork, Strengths as well as the general questions such as why I was applying etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Sometimes the interviewer was not flexible with question improvising, as I had answered more or less the same question a number of times.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted offer for further education

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Field Service Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leicester, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Caterpillar in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Research company products and company values also obtain as much detail on service strategy, number of employees, regional offices and territories covered. Ask what the companys 5, 10, & 15 year growth plan is and how they aim to achieve these goals. have basic fundemental knowledge on 6 SIGMA.
    Basic understanding oF CAT service tools and deler network software would be a great advantage

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    salary non negotiable

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    It is just an hour interview.The panel contains 3 members. I went through a recruiter. He does the background check. The interviewer is mostly interested in projects and the skill set. He gave a job description for the first 15 minutes followed by a few questions in my projects and then by behavioral HR questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very good Written test, Professional Gd and Normal interview. They will expect what exactly they need and good Knowledge on the field is expected. Open minded persons are expected. Panel interview, 2 on 1. Great a good impression is necessary. Good knowledge on project is must. hope for the best.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Graduate Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    On phone screening, whole day in person interviews. In person interviews were one on one. These interviews vary from technical, behavioral and personal background / fit with the company culture. Fit with the company culture is a very big part of the interviews so it is very very important to make sure that you just be who you are instead of trying to figure out what they want to hear. Technical interview can be pretty technical too and most of the interviewers are looking for how well you can work and know what you know instead of trying to make sure you know everything already.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral questions asking for examples or situations. Behavioral questions such as tell me a situation when you had a difficult colleague and how did you handle that situation can be very difficult because you have to go into the detail of the situation. Just take your time to thinking through a whole situation and then answer instead of start answering and then fumbling through the whole answer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate at all but there may be opportunities for negotiations in some situations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Material Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Series of interviews along with agility testing and probationary period before becoming a full time Cat employee. I worked consistently and diligently and was offered full time position within 90 days.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    was offered second shift and declined then offered third shift and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Distribution Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email response to speak to someone on the phone. We spoke briefly for a few minutes about expectations, why I applied and availability for a phone interview since I was not in the area at the time. I interviewed with a panel of 3 people over the phone two weeks later. Then two weeks afterwards I was invited to do a site visit, after the site visit an offer was made for the role.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell me a time when you disagreed with your supervisor?
      Please tell me about a time you engage employees to get improve results.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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