Caterpillar Inc

4.2
caterpillar.com
93 Years Old
Illinois, United States
Industrial Manufacturing
10000+
Public

Reviews' Summary from 142 reviews

4.2 / 5

Work-Life balance

4.2

Skill development

4.1

Company culture

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Work Satisfaction

3.9

Career growth

3.7

Job Security

3.6

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Office Travel

Work Timings

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Flexible

Caterpillar Inc Reviews

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Caterpillar strives its best to bring in a culture of diversity and inclusion. Peers are very supportive, courteous and professional. Management respects work life balance and empowers the employees to make decisions limited to their functions. Travel policies as well as employee learning are best in par with the industry. Caterpillar believes in the value of continued learning for all its employees and with no doubt it proves to be their strong pillar of success.

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Like most age old companies, Caterpillar too has a set of old folks in different levels of managerial roles who go with their experience and old school thinking over talent and innovation. Company fails to have developed any major innovation and technical break throughs in their product for more than few decades. While the annual travel budgets are as per international standards, the payroll are matched on a local scale which results in a very poor local compensation and benefits often resulting in a very high attrition of the young and talented. Honestly, this is an MNC speaking of their old age traditions, culture, product, brand name along with many different jargons such as diversity, inclusion, innovation, job security, etc but still don't mean a thing and more like any other gaints in the industry.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within country, international travel.

Facilities

Free transport

Cafeteria

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Values, Salary little above than market average, standards and processes, really good product development experience, long and short term onsite opportunities depends on projects and teams, employees friendly policies, flexible timings.
Teams have good level of autonomy, upper management interference is less.

Dislikes

Due to cost cutting, management is trying to bring work to India without establishing good planning and strategy, which takes toll on existing employees and it's not sustainable.
- A thick layer of middle management following orders from top management without using brains.
- Uncertainty of being laid off because of industry or market at low, I tell …
Advice to Management
You guys need to be lean, just not only on paper but in reality, top management should come out from Indian service companies mindset focusing just to bringing projects to India, please focus on smart product development with smart people, cost is important but balance is also necessary.

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Working Days

Alternate Saturday off

Job Travel

I have to travel within the country, outside country.

Work Timings

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Facilities

Free transport

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Gymnasium

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Since it is Product based company there is a scope for learning new technologies and other employee benefits

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Caterpillar Management is the worst management I have seen my in life. For instance management played dirty politics in FPD team especially Supervisors Sudhakar Somarowthu,Madan Lakanavarupu and Lavanya Periasamy. Whenever there are critical issues they force employee to work on Public holidays and weekends without any allowances.Even though the resource is performing good they terminate his/her employment without a valida reason.

Work

I have enjoyed work at Caterpillar especially with my team mates

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Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within city

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Skills development is best compared to any other company. Flexible timings. Even interns are treated equally as employees. Appreciation are always there whenever you do something and also when you complete a thing. Even if we are struct at something entire team is ready to help.

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Most important interns has no chance of conversion to full time employment, mostly rare. They will always take interns more than their needs so chance of conversion to full time employment is a bid risky. Manager and supervisor are always ready to send you out after their work is complete.

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Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Cafeteria

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There are a very few good mentors and they are usually overloaded with work.

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1. The supervisor is generally too busy to pick up your calls.
2. Work given in a 6 week internship can be completed in 2 weeks and the complete 9 hours are not required.
3. The other workers usually spend 4-5 hours out of a 9 hour working period in the cafeteria. Hence, there is no real motivation to work.
4. There are far too many rules. Adhering to rules gives the intern not a lot of access and incomplete resources.
5. You get frustrated towards the end of the internship.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

10:00 AM to 7:30 PM (strict)

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Cafeteria

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Its a transmission assembly department. My work is assemble the Input shaft, counter shaft,Main shaft,Idler shaft and AWD shaft .I gave good quality assembly part's. This shafts are called sub assembly parts. Different models and top-level, its a risky job.But I like this subassembly department

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Less salary,pos laity

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Working Days

Rotational Shift

Job Travel

I have to travel within the city

Work Timings

6:00 AM to 2:00 PM (strict)

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Childcare

Free food

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Career growth and appraisal benefits will be there for permanent employee .Job based learning is available for each designation so we can improve our skills, free food is available for both contract and permanent employee

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Appraisal benefits is not available for contract employee..no one on one with supervisor for contract employee

Work

I worked in shared services so it was not much hectic and am interested

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (strict)

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Work from home

Free food

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The company has very deep values. The safety focus is excellent. A world leader and fast growing organisation in India with good career opportunities. One of the few manufacturing organisations on 5 day work week giving excellent work life balance to employees.

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Nothing.

Work

Exciting and challenging

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within country, international travel.

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More learning oppurtunities and freedom to work

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patiyality,politics,Poor behaviour of indian Managers,
castism,

Work

i was really Happy to workk with Americans there rathar than work with indian Managers play full of politics.Top management is not keen on happening real bad things in Local Management Team.

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Working Days

Rotational Shift

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Facilities

Free transport

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Free food

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That's the best company I could have worked for. The work-life balance is perfect, while the compensation is more than industry average. Also, being such a mature firm and an industry leader means that one gets to learn the best practices of the industry, which help tremendously for the development of a professional.

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Except the location (Chennai), which isn't preferred by all, everything's perfect.

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