Women's Job Satisfaction
and equally to men
to other women
There seems to be some secret code that must be broken in order to move up beyond Director level. I truly believe the company wants to improve in the gender equality space but just doesn't quite know how to get started in a way that won't feel like an effort to fill a quota. This might be one time that being so metrics driven is a bad thing. My fear is the tendency would be to "check the box" and move on. While the maternity policy is better than where I came from, it and other policies should be reviewed to better align with today's workforce. The company tends to value working insanely long hours more than it does efficiency and productivity. To be attractive to a younger and changing workforce Caterpillar's culture will have to change.
I have worked here for over thirty years. In that time I've heard a lot of talk about women's progress and the importance of diversity but not seen that show up in the reality of our workforce other than a few higher level appointments that felt forced. It feels like a very macho company where visible heroics for mid level managers - spending hours at work and travelling and are expected and valued over calmly doing a good job and achieving great results during normal working hours. They also feel resistant to leading change e,g, in policies, flexibility, typically want to follow others very very slowly and perceived stigma definitely exists if you appear to use the flexible policies that are available,
The gender divide is HUGE. It's nowhere near industry norms. My division is only 14% female and that's including hourly workers. They don't typically hire external, which keeps the divide large. Great women's employee resource groups. They seem to want to do better in this space, but never really do anything about it. Very common to hear female leaders described as too aggressive or lacking of confidence, when they are solid performers.
Crowdsourced Employer Benefits
How do women feel about working at Caterpillar Inc.? 24% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 48% would recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.3 out of 5. What are the benefits at Caterpillar Inc.? Caterpillar Inc. offers 7 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Caterpillar Inc. employees.
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