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Updated 18 March 2019
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  • "Not much work life balance as there are often meetings anytime from 7 am to 9 pm on any given day" (in 81 reviews)

  • "Upper management is distant giving an appearance of being disconnected" (in 96 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing company to work in. Great atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Engineer

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture. Good pay. No internal politics and push-pull.

    Cons

    Not that I could find in 5 years

    Caterpillar Response

    7 Jan 2019 – Communications Intern

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. At Caterpillar, employees like you play a critical role in developing the solutions that allow our customers to build a better world.


  2. "Glimps of Company"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work on long term

    Cons

    Should be fortunate to report to a good leader otherwise life becomes miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Re-emphasis on value, ethics & Integrity

  3. "Good work life balance. Provides better compensation"

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company
    Ability to learn new technology

    Cons

    Hikes can be better infernally

    Caterpillar Response

    12 Mar 2019 – Communications Intern

    At Caterpillar, we respect the unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of our employees. Thank you for sharing yours with us during your time at Caterpillar


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexi, compensation, work life balance

    Cons

    Actually Not much... going good


  5. "Decent work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Latest technology, good work life balance .

    Cons

    Not much clarity in the roles and responsibility. Mid management needs improvement.

    Caterpillar Response

    20 Feb 2019 – Communications Intern

    Thank you for sharing your experiences! We will use your advice to continue to make Caterpillar a great work place. Person by person, we create the environment that we work in, and we want to... More


  6. "Negligible on-site opportunities for female full time employees"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -good work-life balance
    -friendly office culture

    Cons

    - Lot of politics carried out by senior employees to suppress junior employees in their teams
    - Some managers are least bothered about the dirty politics existing in their sub teams. They behave more like supervisors/managers of service based companies.
    Thus, no efforts are done to maintain the integrity of teams in comparison to other fortune 100 product based companies.
    - Slow growth and minimal yearly hikes
    - No standards to measure monthly recognitions in some teams
    - Negligible on-site opportunities for female full time employees
    - All these reasons have led to high attrition rate among full time employees in Caterpillar recently.

    Advice to Management

    -Start behaving like Real Product based Organizations in Cat India
    -Train team leads in teams as some of them have highly inefficient leadership skills.
    - Start encouraging employees by giving right opportunities at right time rather than dragging opportunities for years

    Caterpillar Response

    28 Feb 2019 – Communications Intern

    At Caterpillar, we create an inclusive and diverse work environment because different perspectives result in the best ideas. Each day we leverage feedback like yours to move our company forward and... More


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Very good company and people friendly

    Cons

    None. Very good company overall.

  8. "Not good company attitude managers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru

    I have been working at Caterpillar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    no pros worst company for good working people

    Cons

    management is not good, managers dont have proper knowledge on latest technologies

    Advice to Management

    learn from other companies

    Caterpillar Response

    5 Feb 2019 – Communications Intern

    At Caterpillar, we respect the unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of all of our employees. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and enable our company to make positive changes... More


  9. "good company to start career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    offers a dynamic workplace
    scope for growth

    Cons

    Too much of Office politics
    sometimes too tedious


  10. "About Cat experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caterpillar full-time

    Pros

    Best in class in system and policies

    Cons

    Away from city and travel time