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Updated 26 Feb 2015
Updated 26 Feb 2015
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Employee in Leicester, England
    Anonymous Employee 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 Employee in Leicester, England
    Anonymous Employee 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.  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Filled the online application, then I was asked for an telephone interview.

    During the phone interview the interviewer makes no effort to sound human or interested in what you are actually saying, the interviewer just reads from a predefined script from the beginning to the end, and expects you to answer the questions according to the S.T.A.R. model, which seems that is the only thing that these "corporate screeners" are trained to do during these telephone interview, aside from write down everything you say.

    I would recommend any applicant to clearly state what part of the STAR model are you talking about so that the recruiter have an easy job in filling those 4 little boxes. Speak slowly so they do not make typing mistakes.
    Another suggestion: get a book with all possible questions and answer and just read them when asked (you can ask for some time to think about it, so you have time to search the answer in the book, or online), why did I even bother to prepare real examples? What matters is to reach the assessment center and get a feeling if the people in the department where you will work are human enough for you to be happy to work together.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Intern - Hourly 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 a phone call about a month later to come onsite for the interview. The interview was with two hiring managers. They followed the STAR format. The interview itself was fairly informal and there was a good amount of conversation going on. I felt very relaxed and comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    College Practicum: IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Two 30 minute behavioral interviews, they read questions from a packet. The questions were almost all about situations that you've been in, and how did act in the situation, and what were the results of the situation. The interviewers were very friendly and tried to make me feel more comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you made a bad decision, and what did you learn from it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    One Telephonic technical round,one f2f technical round, 3 managerial rounds.all technical questions were easy, managerial round .all manager asked same question to check consistency of ur answers and patience .

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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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