Caterpillar Reviews

Updated 3 Mar 2021

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801 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance, positive environment to work(in 387 reviews)

  • "Good pay excellent benefits and working conditions(in 266 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company culture, benefits, and opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to make solid salary pay with opportunities to move to various roles in the company relatively easily

    Cons

    Breaking into the management ranks can be tough

  2. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - R&D Placement Student in Peterborough, England

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Was a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    Peterborough wasn't the best place to live


  3. "experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    global, leading practices, learning culture

    Cons

    slow to adjust to chance

  4. "Excellent Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engine Development Engineer in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Culture for any employer

    Cons

    No Cons noticed working here

  5. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None that would discourage me from recommending as a good place to work

  6. "Fantastic engineering and engineers at caterpillar"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Placement Engineer in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well organised with great opportunities and mentors. plus the chance to rank what team you work with in the second half.

    Cons

    Haven’t had any. Maybe there is more pay on other placements but you’d probably learn less and be more bored. Plus housing is cheap here anyway.

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  7. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Peterborough, England

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    It is good to work here

    Cons

    Nothing that bad about here

  8. "Friendly and collaborative"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Trust, not micro-managed, ideas encouraged. Friendly

    Cons

    Not much progression at that time

  9. "Maintenance engineer/supervisor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Larne, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Variety of the role and responsibilities

    Cons

    Shift work and the lack of promotions

    Caterpillar Response

    March 1, 2021Candidate Experience Manager

    Many are surprised to learn the range of work Caterpillar teams around the world are doing. While our work might be different from team to team, we are all united by a shared commitment to quality. Thank you for the role you play in driving Caterpillar forward.

  10. "Good work/life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance You can choose what departments to be in for your rotations

    Cons

    You have to complete the two years rotations before 'settle down'

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