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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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If you can ignore obvious problems, you can tolerate this place

Cat paving is the place to go if you can just put in your 40 plus and leave it at the door. If you want to be a part of a winning culture and make meaningful changes to improve the company, you will eventually drive yourself crazy and get black balled for any advancements. Leads don't care, section managers speak out of both sides of their mouth, and group manages hate being challenged and being held accountable

Pros

Decent pay, lots of paid holidays, stability (if you're full time)

Cons

Overwhelmingly negative culture, completely apathetic leadership
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Management is terrible

Management is terrible, very low wage for the amount of work and stuff you have to deal with. No appreciation for their workers. Unorganized and very stressful
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Bipolar management

This management will at first try to please you and impress you, but eventually, their own needs will always come first. They will try to keep people at a certain distance in order to maintain control. They may even exploit others to gain something for themselves. They will also insist everyone do things their way, even small issues that are a matter of personal choice.

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Arrogance, Manipulative Behavior, Obsessive need to control others, A.L
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Decent

It’s an ok place it a fast pace job they want there work done in a timely manor the pay is relatively decent if you like torquing wrenches then this is for you
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Cocky

Current management are greatly lacking in empathy and are unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others. They see themselves as above others and feel a strong sense of entitlement and need for admiration. These individuals do not perceive themselves as flawed and are not likely to seek treatment. Therefore, these individuals represent less than one percent of the clinical population.
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Smart facility manager

Work is hard, not impossible. Take initiative and you will be rewarded. The environment is a foundry so it isn't a clean place, but that is to be expected.

Pros

Hours

Cons

Environment is hot.
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9 June 2021
The work being done in our facilities is at the core of the enterprise. We especially appreciate what you said about being rewarded for taking initiative. Your contributions mattered and we appreciate the time you spent with us.
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Victim Mentality

In my view, A.L has dramatic shifts in a mood, energy and ability to think clearly. I would best describe him as a person who has high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience. He takes on the role of victim to enjoy blaming others for problems he cause, lashing out and making others feel guilty, or manipulating others for sympathy and attention.

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Avoiding responsibility, placing blame elsewhere, “I'll show you” attitude, M.C, & K.W.
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No management support. You are on your own

No work life balance. You are sink or swim. Overworked, underpaid. No help from Supervision or Management. Teammates are good, but they have no time to help. Everyone is over loaded in Supply Chain.
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Lack of Integrity

If you are in management the compensation is fairly good, however entry level positions are treated as replaceable assets and paid poorly. Co workers are generally great, however upper management seems to have no problem walking over people to ensure their own success.
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Large Organization but poor management

Terrible place to work unless poverty is what you want. Management is terrible to their employees. I can't honestly think of anything that made working there worthwhile. Oh, except free parking. Management is rude to all the employees.
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Wise guy runs the office

Management is out of touch. Does not care for any employee less then a manager. This company operates like it is in the 70's. Not professional at all. Expects loyalty to be given and never tries to earn it.

Cons

Manipulative Behavior, Arrogance, Gossip.
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Exlente empresa para trabajar.

En general Caterpillar es una empresa excelente para trabajar, el ambiente de trabajo es bueno, el salario es bueno, los horarios son un poco largos, tiene comedor, transporte y capacitación constante.

Pros

Capacitacion constante y facil crecimiento.

Cons

Horarios de trabajo de 12 hrs.
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Components technician

Got hired as Hydraulic pump and motor specialist. Was put in components center instead, re-building transmisssions and differentials etc...Was lied to big time. Had to take ridiculous exams for a 25 cent raise maybe once or twice a year. If you work too well and fast, other employees would tell you to slow down as you are making them look bad. You are just a number without a face....Do not bother...

Pros

None

Cons

Everything, and back stabbing a plenty.
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9 June 2021
We are disappointed in the experience you described here. The culture we strive to create is one that is built upon linking individual goals and ambition with enterprise strategy. Continued education is a critical component to continuing the partnership between the employee and the business need they are solving, and we are disappointed that the value of the exams you completed wasn’t realized. We wish you all the best in your next role.
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Empfehlenswerter Arbeitsort

- gute Weiterbildungsmögichkeiten- kollegiale Arbeitsatmosphäre
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It’s a job

The work is very easy anyone can do it. The culture here is kind of strange. There are not a lot of open minded people here. It’s just not what I expect of such a large company.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Lots of creeps
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A company that cares about a select few.

Meetings for meetings. Wasted time. You're their property. A lot of narcissists. HR works for the company, not you. NEVER WORK HERE. Most take more breaks than work. The ones that work are trying to outdo everyone because you're ranked among your peers. It is the most disgusting place there is to work in Peoria.
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A great place to learn

Caterpillar is a great place to learn and get hands-on experience. They have excellent lean manufacturing processes you are able to see first hand. In addition, as an intern, they trust you will great projects, not grunt work and truly value your opinion.

Pros

Independent work, knowledgebale managers, project that have an impact

Cons

not enough projects, many offices
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Engineering Intern

They will go out of their way so you can go where you want, the location is not ideal for many engineering roles, but the activities are great and the people are amazing. There is a lot of room to take charge of your future career
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Minimal pay

I worked at Caterpillar in Dyersburg Tn 20+ years until they closed the plant. I enjoyed the friendship of my co-workers there. Each person was trained to perform their job with top quality and safety in mind. The benefits were pretty good but the production workers never got the pay raises we deserved, that went to the shareholders and management.

Pros

Pensions

Cons

Not enough pay raises.
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Caterpillar not a great place to work

Word of mouth from current employees: Long hours, low pay, no room for advancement. Managers will go out of their way to sabatoge your career. As others have said, management, if you can call it that, are limited edition Christmas barbies. Very depressing place to work with no appreciation for hard work and sacrifice.

Cons

Arrogance, Gossip, Long-held grudges
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