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Challenging, fun, innovative

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People culture, innovative working process (lean manufacturing), thorough project management, teamwork, new challenges, hard working, continuous improvement
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Good Benefits, poor management

The benefits are great. Management is terrible. Its getting worse by the year. Your just a badge number. Great time off. Great insurance benefits. 24 hours pto every year. People start out with 2 weeks vacation.

Pros

Time off. Good benefits.

Cons

Management
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Ambiente en un area de trabajo muy muy caluroso el sueldo no lo vale pues te juegas muchas cosas de pormedio

Es buena empresa pero es pesado no va de acorde al sueldo... es bajo para el trabajo..

Pros

Buen fondo de ahorro

Cons

Esta mal atministrado.. el tiempo extra esta limitado a 9 horas
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Interesting

Enjoyed working there. Always something new. People were good to work with. Pay and insurance were always great for a family.
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Inclusive environment with plenty of opportunity to grow.

Caterpillar has an inclusive work environment with lots of personal growth opportunities. Facilities located throughout the world with many opportunities to relocate. Great benefits which include paid vacation, paid personal time, annual bonus, health insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement, etc.

Pros

Global location's

Cons

Potential for layoffs when production requirements are low.
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Great place with excellent benefits.

Friendly, appreciative and inclusive culture. Flexible working policy. Good money, good customers, good employees and environment. Great place with excellent benefits.
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Poor Management unprofessional

Worked here for 5 years there used to be Amazing Group managers and section mangers who really cared about the employees. Now the new bosses only care about velocity. Safety used to be number one concern but over the last two years it sadly has changed so much. Work 6 days a week, 56 hours a week for many weeks through the year and you never see an end coming to the 6 day work schedule.
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Not enough communication

A lot of machines and blasters don't function properly. Inhaling dust from blasters that the upkeep is horrible. Dust coming out of doors and top of blasters. They hate for employees to bring up anything wrong unless visitors coming in.

Pros

A few good supervisors there

Cons

Pay, not trustworthy, inconsiderate of employees, limited workforce
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Production

Great company to work for but they need improvement with staff. It's a better way to handle employees and certain issues and protocols. I was the only person working in the DC that was there for 3-4 yrs and didn't understand why my job was taken from me but then I found out later only to bring in new temps. That was totally unfair

Pros

Climate controlled environment

Cons

Management
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Fake loyalty to employees Still about money

Was let go due to Salary Had people making less money in same roll . Had no Bad Reviews but when chips were down let go to pay lower salaries to same role

Pros

none

Cons

Fake management
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Desford Caterpillar

The job was extremly repetative and training was very poor the one weeks training turned out to be three days.Being sent home regularly because they didnt have parts to fit So no work no money.Agency workers get all the bad jobs a joke avoid this place.Your lucky to do a full week.

Pros

Weekly Pay

Cons

Zero hour contract
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Not a fun place to work

Lead man lies and its personnel that is in charge are backstabbing, behind the back talking individuals.. place is very much of a headache to work at times

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Short breaks and bosses are snakes
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Excellent

Great benefits, opportunity to work on your own initiative, flexible, supportive, cross function understanding and great induction. Amazing facilities and helpful people within the business

Pros

Loss of work

Cons

Work reduction can lead to redundancy however they were supportive
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Hard but productive

I've worked there at Caterpillar Desford since September 2020. Overall nothing but good stuff to report I've got a good bunch of lads on my line & 2 managers who support all of us & want us all to push on & become a permanent member of staff

Pros

Decent hours good pay & early finish on a Friday

Cons

Heat from working on the line in the middle of the factory can be abit too much at times
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Grinding for greener pastures

BHEDC is a bunch of blue collar workers in white collar jobs and the resulting work culture very much reflects that. Most of the workforce are also contractors. It's decent experience, though, and above average pay for the area.

Pros

Looks good on your CV

Cons

No work/life balance for contract workers
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Good luck

This company is a complete waiste of time ...micro managed and even the people who work there are looming to move on...its all office staff and no workers...
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Nothing except the hours.

Bosses are dictators and treat the employees like a piece of garbage!!! And if this plant was in Missouri it would be union!!! And the managers would not be able to treat the employees like they do I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work there unless you are a welder you don't matter!!!

Pros

None

Cons

Bosses
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Clown show

Come here for a couple months if you’re really hard up for money but don’t stay. There’s an old boys club and day shift is treated like a reward for putting up with them.
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Great place to work until your job is outsourced

Great training, meaningful work, dept was very geared towards electronic data instead of paper bills. Management in my dept was very hands on. We worked well a a team
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A great place to work

A great place to work and lot of learnings. People and Safety are their primary focus, Work Culture was so great. There is no power distance in Caterpillar.

Pros

Work Culture and People
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You will never be more than a number

Caterpillar is one of the better paying jobs in Decatur. You will get pay raises every 6 months for 3 years. There is almost always overtime so you can make very good money. However, if you don't work ALL OF IT you won't get a good review and will not earn your bonus. You can work 60+ hours a week every week and your supervisor will hold the one Sunday you turned down against you on a review. They will also find the pettiest reasons to get rid of people. It is a revolving door. Thereis always a line of people outside waiting to fill your spot. Caterpillar knows that and will not bend for you one bit.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Selling your soul for a good paycheck
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