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Workerbee13 Accounting
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January 1970

Great company, but they need to work on a healthier work/life balance if they want to keep talented employees.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
None taken
Yes
Yes
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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lady cat Engineering
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January 1970

white male dominated culture, hard to succeed as a woman

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Promotion
Hours, Culture, Policies
Yes
Promote more women into leadership positions
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WorkingMom Staff Accountant, Accounting
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January 1970

The benefits are great, but men are often promoted more quickly because it is a boys club. It is about who you know and many of the men do not take the time to get to know the women.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
8 paid / 2 unpaid
You can take 8 weeks paid and 8 weeks unpaid.
Not for Promotion
Hours, Policies
Great benefits (such as maternity leave)! However, the company is going through downturns and letting people go. It is a boys club, so being a woman is only a problem if you are hoping to move up in the company.
Job Security. People are being let go rapidly.
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Janedoe
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January 1970

Old boys club reigns especially in marketing and accounting. Many other departments have more fairness

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
>$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
Hours
No
Promote more women into leadership positions
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working mom
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January 1970

Family-friendly policies and practices vary across the company. Some business units are very flexible, while others almost expect 24/7 availability to the company. Regarding benefits, family/medical leave, etc., it is average. Sad because it used to be ranked very highly as a great place to work.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
6 paid / unpaid
4 weeks paid if natural birth, 6 weeks paid if C-section in the US. But in other global offices, mothers get almost a year off. It would be nice if it was more consistent, although I have to say my local manager was very flexible about allowing me to work from home for 2 additional weeks.
Not for Promotion
Hours
Yes
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
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thankyou
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January 1970

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Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion
Yes
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
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Shimpy
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January 1970

Caterpillar is still a good old boys company. It is making progress but it's slow.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
8 paid / 2 unpaid
Runs concurrently with FMLA which quickly exhausts the 12 weeks.
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
No
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
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Dayindayout
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January 1970

They are good at putting women at the top and hiring them at the bottom. But in the middle that is where they really suffer. Despite many presentations saying that they are changing it and things will be looked at, there still continue to be teams of middle and upper management that are men only.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
8 paid / 8 unpaid
And recently they reevaluated maternity leave and reduced it by 6 weeks to give the whole organization 2 weeks of parental leave but starting the FMLA timer at the time of birth rather than after the 6 week maternity leave.
Not for Pay, Promotion
Hours, Culture, Policies
They are trying to improve.
Promote more women into leadership positions
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Lady Magigale
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January 1970

I know that I was called a team lead without team lead pay - and I was the only female team lead. just one of the reasons i left.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
8 hours
6 paid / 0 unpaid
No
I think it depends on the opportunity. But I think the pay gap between Men and Women is huge
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Lady anon1070 IT
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January 1970

Strong employee resource group for women.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$100k
9 hours
None taken
No
Yes

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Women Review Caterpillar Inc. for Culture, Pay and Gender Equality | Fairygodboss

Free, anonymous reviews of Caterpillar Inc. by female employees, including pay, hours, maternity leave, flextime, and company culture

3.3 stars, based on 21 reviews Company Website Workerbee13 lady cat WorkingMom Janedoe working mom thankyou Shimpy Dayindayout Lady Magigale Lady anon1070