Caterpillar Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.8
73%
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75%
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Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby (no image)
Jim Umpleby
610 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent Work Life Balance in a manufacturing environment(in 349 reviews)

  • "friendly co-workers, good pay and benefits(in 240 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar

    Pros

    Highly ethical and cares about employees.

    Cons

    Is in a cyclical industry that provides challenges for employees and job security in the down turns

  2. "Lots of opportunity if you wanted it"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Tullamarine
    Recommends

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience working with a big brand, lots of mentoring available, social program, etc.

    Cons

    male dominant environment, most women in jnr roles.


  3. "There are multiple roles in a day"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very good and flexible work enviornment

    Cons

    location is not so good its away from cbd

  4. "Logistics"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Zong in Sydney

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Big platform, a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Workload, difficult to balance work and life

  5. "Aftermarket Sales Representative"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aftermarket Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Great organisation with excellent development opportunities Travelling opportunities - both domestic and overseas

    Cons

    Progression to senior levels is slow

    Caterpillar Response

    April 20, 2020Marketing Coordinator

    We are so glad that you found Caterpillar to be a company that provides excellent opportunities for growth. As a global enterprise, our employees are enabled to create the career they want. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We wish you all the best!

  6. "Not awful"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global company, great technology to work with

    Cons

    Very American centric, poor salary in comparison to rest of the industry

  7. "Good but could be great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Conditions, Work-life balance, good skill development opportunities

    Cons

    Red Tape, Politics, difficult to move up

  8. "Design engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Good Co-employees to work with

    Cons

    Middle management is quite difficult

  9. "Director"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Multinational large company - chance to move locations

    Cons

    Slow moving very large company

  10. "Good but not Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Employer respects work life balance

    Cons

    Not too much diversity within India, feels like a Tamil dominant company, you feel like an outsider within the same company. Sub par salaries compared to Industry.

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