Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
Review User Image

Consultant

Human Resources

January 1970

It really is a great place to work. There is a Women in Leadership initiative that has great momentum and has been paving the way to make improvements in a variety of areas for not just women, but all demographics at Caterpillar.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    It depends on the business unit you are a part of, some have come a long way and are great supporters of flexibility and some are behind. It is improving and over time, once the "old school" thought has retired, we should see more wide-spread flexibility throughout the company.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    10 paid / 2 unpaid

    All US, full time management employees receive 4 weeks paternity paid (this includes dads!) and 6 weeks maternity paid for moms. I am using vacation time to round out my 12 weeks so that I receive my full salary while I am off. There are also benefits for adoptive parents as well.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

Review User Image

January 1970

Women are starting to become advocates for one another more than ever before. There is still a lot of room for improvement but I'm seeing more effort put into recruiting strong women into leadership positions who HAVEN'T spent their entire career at Caterpillar. We are recruiting leaders from companies like LinkedIn, where the culture is the opposite of Caterpillar. This is starting to make waves (for the better!).

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    It really depends on your supervisor. Some supervisors are great and trust their employees. They take the approach of "as long as you get you work done, I don't need butts in seats from 8 am to 5 pm". Unfortunately, this is more of the exception than the norm. Most supervisors are "by the book" and it can be awkward (at best) asking for extra time off or a flexible work arrangement.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Recently, the maternity leave policy was altered. While we still get paid time off, there is now LESS flexibility when it comes to how a woman wants to use her time (for example: spreading out her time-off so she can come back part-time for a bit). There aren't programs to make coming back to work from maternity leave easier for moms or anything that really takes into consideration what the new mother's life must be like. I personally haven't utilized maternity leave but it seems like Caterpillar has moved in the opposite direction of other companies and it speaks volumes to where the companies priorities are....

Review User Image

Human Resources

January 1970

Be a strong advocate for yourself. Great company with lots of opportunity.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

Review User Image

Marketing Consultant

Marketing

January 1970

Work life balance is promoted in certain divisions more than others but it is improving over time.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    10 paid / 6 unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

Review User Image

January 1970

You need to get a good feel of the family friendly nature of the manager you are going to work for. It isn't a corporate wide culture, it is manager dependent.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    This is very subjective to your manager.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It would depend on the role and personality of the woman.

Review User Image

January 1970

Gender bias is overt. Your opinion does not count as a woman. Men are too busy to do work "housework" so you get to plan events etc.

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

Review User Image

Intern

IT

January 1970

If you get a female manager, you will do fine.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Open office in other metropolitan areas near university campuses.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

Review User Image

Human Resources

January 1970

Politics are brutal, and relationships and network are key to survival. It's a great company, but know what you are getting yourself into.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Varies by leader. Within some workgroup, it's great, within others, flexibility is not encouraged.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on location and job function. For HR and accounting, yes. For Engineering, Operations, Marketing and Sales - it depends.

Review User Image

Recruiting Manager

Human Resources

January 1970

It's a boys club that's for sure. And if you don't look like those in power you might have a really hard time.

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • Recent Salary

    $0-$25k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    This is a new area they are "trying" to work on

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Work on the maturity leave policy. And make it easier to change roles from one area of interest to another

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on how things progress within the company in the near future.

Review User Image

January 1970

There is so much focus on Flexibility / work-life integration and Women in Leadership right now. Below the executive levels, there is lots of opportunity for women. Unfortunately, there is very little focus on women in executive positions.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

Find Out

What are women saying about your company?

Click Here

Share This

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Share with Friends
  • Share Anonymously