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seemed like a great company

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I was a temp, but I did like working there. Due to company restructuring my contract came to an end. They were very accommodating and kept me there until I was able to find a new job.
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Creepy People Share These Habits

It's hard to put your finger on what exactly makes a person seem "creepy," but as it turns out, the habits of creepy people do have some consistency to them. Some Territory sales managers interestingly have the following characteristics: peculiar smile, bulging eyes, dressed oddly, & Licking their lips too frequently.

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Making it impossible to leave without seeming rude, Showing too much or too little emotion, stalking and lurking.
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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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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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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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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.

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Manipulative Behavior, Arrogance, Gossip.
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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.

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Arrogance, Gossip, Long-held grudges
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WORD OF MOUTH: Lack of civil rights in workplace or by management

FROM WORD OF MOUTH: If you like being in high school all over again, then Cat Financial is for you. Management plays favorites, does not promote within, and has some of the poorest decision making "skills" I have ever witnessed. Typical day at work is very very routine so if you like boring cubicle office culture then look no further. The hardest part of the job is dealing with every terrible manager there, which is every single one of them. The most enjoyable part of the job is leaving and hopefully never coming back.

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Management is an absolute joke
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Like a prison just a number

Management is greedy and heartless. HR acts like a robocop. Suck the life out of you, push you very hard, if you take a day off punish you. If you just need a job its okay. i highly recommend going somewhere else there is no room for advancement.

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Bad management
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What is a less offensive synonym for “hypocrite”? Caterpillar.

We all know someone who is just a little too ‘into’ themselves. This Managment has an over-inflated ego and heightened self-worth.

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Cocky, manipulative, selfish, patronizing, and demanding.
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Arrogant Managers - Don't work for them

More than just arrogance or vanity, grandiosity they have an unrealistic sense of superiority. They believe that they are unique or “special” and can only be understood by other special people. What’s more, they are too good for anything average or ordinary.

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Sensitivity to criticism. Passive aggression. Long-held grudges. Other mental health issues.
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Terrible place to work - Not a long-term Employer

Pay is terrible. You start at a below average rate, and they promise there is room for growth. There is never any proper raise or growth in the company. They eventually run you into the ground, while you stay late and do extra work. The managers think they are better than the rest of the employees and treat them like garbage. You never get a raise; you never move up in the company. If you are trying to be a good employee and stay late or take on that extra workload, they will take full advantage of you and then come to expect it. Stay away from this company.

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Not a company for ambitious individuals, Managers - Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance.
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You might want to think twice

Think twice before becoming the next victim of senior leadership. Organization poorly managed filled with nepotism, lies and promises unfulfilled. Managers have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, and a lack of empathy for others.

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Conspiracies, Kw, Double standards
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Poor senior leadership from the top down.

Manager only by title they have no idea how to deal with their teams. Favoritism is the key to be taking in consideration. They always seek revenge over any grievances. Word of mouth management acts like a pack of wild dogs running around in the office. Certain employees don't behave professionally...they act like their superiors.

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Badgering, Arguing with passion, dishing
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Poor Leadership and very political

Great place to work if you were very close with management; otherwise, you were just another face in the department. Poor supervisors who played favorites and used other staff to spy on employees.
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seemed like a great company

My opinion, management needs to cool their attitude. Everyone is entitled to express their thought whether you like it or not. I think a toxic management culture needs to be adjusted. Working here does not pay the bills.

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Workplace is plagued by fighting, drama and gossip.
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