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Pretty cool place

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Learn lots Paycheck. Do your typings. Be nice to customer. Be nice. Type number in phone and say hello to customer. Ask questions. drink coffee at desk.
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Extremely Creepy People

Some managers behave in a way that introduce an uncomfortable ambiguity into social interactions. Most creepy people seem to have no idea of what they do that makes them so unsettling. Some sales guys have greasy or unkempt hair, or wear dirty or odd clothes.

Cons

Smiling oddly or insincerely, Licking their lips too frequently, & Acting too friendly.
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Wide red tape, a dump

From my experience with current employees at Cat financial office in Canada. They have jealousy driven by low self-esteem or poor self-image. Some individuals have peculiar smile, bulging eyes, & Displaying too much or too little emotion.

Cons

Stalking and Lurking, being unusually quiet and staring, K.W, following people, behaving abnormally, & socially awkward.
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9 June 2021
We are disappointed in the experience you’ve shared here. Our leaders are expected to hold stake in the success and growth of their direct reports, and it sounds like you feel you aren’t getting that support. Your feedback helps us improve and we appreciate your honesty.
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They blame others for their mistakes.

Management behaves very differently toward their subordinates than they do toward their supervisors. They make themselves look good at the expense of the needs of the organization. They are intolerant of constructive feedback.

Cons

Some Managers are often incompetent and perform their jobs poorly.
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Does not pay the bills

Arrogant leaders fear competition. They are bullies. They take credit for the experiences of others. And then blame others when their organization is failing. Their business decisions are driven by ego.

Cons

Certain managers are Cry-Babies
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Petulant Narcissists

Word of mouth they have a wise guy in a senior role somewhere within the organization. They have inflated sense of their own importance, a disregard for others' feelings, an inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement.
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At the top

Management is one of the most disrespectful among the fortune 100 companies. I would describe them as “green with envy.” They may not see — often until it's too late — how pervasive their influence can be on workers morale and productivity.

Cons

Arrogant, know-it-all, and bossy.
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Official response from Caterpillar

9 June 2021
The experience you described here is not in line with the values of our enterprise. We agree that morale and productivity are heavily influenced by leadership and strive to prepare them to lead with our values at the core. We appreciate you sharing your experience and wish you all the best.
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Only recognize & promote fresh colleg grads

Seasoned employees are not appreciated. The culture promotes young & upcoming professionals and ignores most others. Databases are antiquated "in the process of being updated" for over 10 years.

Pros

Garage parking, gym on site & food services on site

Cons

real struggle to be promoted or move to other departments once you are seasoned
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Management is the best

Greatest company to work for, great colleagues, great work location and hours. Everyday is so laid back environment, supervisor allows us to work without micromanaging, everyone is very helpful.
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Fun Work Place

It's worth working here with technical teams and as well as business analysts. Client has clarity what they are working on .. Management team is excellent
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Management is an absolute joke

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.

Pros

Absolutely none.

Cons

Everything is wrong about this company.
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Great place to work.

Caterpillar cares for their employees. Their company culture values individual contributions, diversity, and inclusion. Hard work is recognized often. There are opportunities for professional growth.
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Awesome Job

This company is worldwide. Great benefits, managers, culture, and more. Highly Recommended, and respected. I learned many skills while at Cat Finance, and use those skills to this day.

Pros

Atmosphere and Culture

Cons

Pressure
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Company pays well but must put up with corporate politics

Way too many meetings and heavy workload in many groups. Parts of the company seems to be led by IT which puts significant limits on improvement and growth opportunities for the company. Great employees. They care, they work hard and they keep the company moving forward.

Pros

compensation

Cons

workload, politics, antiquated systems
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A rewarding professional place to work.

After 29 years there I feel like I learned and accomplished so much. I was surrounded by world class coworkers. My supervisors always kept their door open and would instantly respond to your request for a meeting.

Pros

Fascinating work, good travel

Cons

Hours can be long, you might be away from your family quite a bit
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Inclusive environment

Caterpillar provides an inclusive environment with increased flexibility to balance work and life demands. Compensation is good and benefits are very desirable.
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Changing work culture and corporate values

A typical work day (IS related) is demanding and very competitive. Experience a high hiring turn around hindering team work. Bureaucracy and redundant process improvement initiatives slows productivity and efficiency. Changing work culture and corporate values have become more political centric. Emphasis on providing short term solutions. Promotional opportunities are slow, limited, and partisan. Gaps of communication exists between management and employees. Offers external training courses to acquire or increase job skills and tuition assistance for obtaining degrees. Significant intellectual knowledge resources left the company without a succession plan in place or complete transitional training passed on.

Pros

Compensation/Benefits, flexible work hours

Cons

Promotional opportunities are slow, limited, and partisan
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Corporate

If you are willing to do a 9-5 corporate job with politics and slow advancements you will love it. If you want to be challenged or utilized as an employee you will struggle waiting.

Pros

They like exercise

Cons

Easy to coast and not be challenged
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If you kiss-butt you'll do well

If you are a butt kisser or enjoy being treated like a 2nd class citizen in an emotionally abusive space, you'll do well at CAT. Not sure what the company was but it's a disaster in the 21st century. Some people work the system and do little others try to get the work done.

Pros

Ugh!

Cons

Unlimited
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Great company

May be hard for advancement . Managers do seem to care about employees. Great benefits. They tryvabd have fun activities planned for staff. The cafeteria is wonderful. Beautiful building. Team building events u have to attend to after work so takes up too much time to prove to mgmt u are worthy of advancement
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Caterpillar

Caterpillar is a very good company to work for and has many opportunities for advancement. The pay is good and the benefits are very competitive. The workplace culture is very fast pace and sometimes can be very stressful but overall it is good company.

Pros

Pay and Benefits
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