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Caterpillar Inc.

Headquarters:Deerfield, IL(United States)10,000+ Employees
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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"While a lot of men exist at the company (due to a high number of skilled labor that industry wise are male dominated), I have found the corporate culture to be very woman focused and supportive. I have never once felt inferior within my time here, and I'm encouraged to succeed as much, if not more, as my male counter parts. My favorite part of Caterpillar is the flexibility of hours, and diversity of thought that exists in teams. I'm able to work in a way that best suites ME! I was very intimated/uninterested in the industry when i started - I actually never thought I'd like working for Caterpillar. However, now I'm loving every day and plan on sticking around!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
How supportive is your manager?
1
2
3
4
5
"VERY! She pushes me to do my best work while keeping me accountable. I have a large room for autonomy and independence which I love."

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Anonymous Review Image
"There are good groups to work in and consider yourself lucky if you find that! Experiences vary wildly...even within departments."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Is paid parental leave offered, and if so, how much?
"Yes"
4 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
How supportive is your manager?
1
2
3
4
5
Which benefits are offered?
Parental leave, Health care, Pension

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Anonymous Review Image
"The pay and benefits are fantastic, but the company culture has a long way to go to be more flexible and family friendly."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Is paid parental leave offered, and if so, how much?
"Yes"
4 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"
How supportive is your manager?
1
2
3
4
5
Which benefits are offered?
Parental leave, Health care, Pension, Fertility

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Anonymous Review Image
"The women's leadership program is outstanding but it is a bright spot in a very dark place. The culture is toxic and leadership is a good old boy's club that is concerned with protecting their turf at all costs. Men are promoted based on relationships and potential; women are paid less for doing the same role and have to prove it again and again. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Policies are in place but are highly manager dependent. Still a lot of "butt in seat" mentality and expectations of 24/7 availability. Remote work, at least on an as needed/ discretionary basis is the norm at most companies now but it is not necessarily built in at Caterpillar. "
Is paid parental leave offered, and if so, how much?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"I have not used the benefits so not really sure."
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"
How supportive is your manager?
1
2
3
4
5
Which benefits are offered?
Parental leave, Health care, Pension

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Anonymous Review Image
"There are lots of strong, admirable women here. Find a mentor and you will be successful."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Is paid parental leave offered, and if so, how much?
"Yes"
2 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
How supportive is your manager?
1
2
3
4
5
Which benefits are offered?
Parental leave, Health care, Childcare, Pension, Fertility

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Anonymous Review Image
"Male Dominated environment, not female friendly at all. Board and VP's are mostly men"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Account Manager, Sales
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"women seem happy with the policy"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Opportunities to grow and flexible work, if you are able to find the right line of leadership to work under "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Recruiter, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility is promoted in all of our large employee meetings, but your actual flexibility comes down to who your direct Supervisor is. Even though we promote this balance, some Supervisors do not provide the flexibility, and still micro-manage all employees. It is also something that is taken away as a "punishment". More often than not, it will be a situation where one of your team members does not show the responsibility it takes to work independently/remote, and due to that, the Supervisor takes away everyone's flexibility, not just the employee who has had poor performance, "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
"I believe the MINIMUM amount of week that should be offered (paid) is 12 weeks. I had to use my vacation time to accommodate a 12 week leave. Your emotions, thinking, routine, sleep schedule, etc are not at the optimum level for professional performance, but as soon as you re-enter your workplace, you are expected to perform at your top level, with no excuses. Your reviews and such are not made to accommodate this life changing event. Your performance is measured exactly the same as a full year, without carrying your child, and without giving birth. I do not believe that 10 weeks after you have given birth you are prepared and able to perform at an exceeding level. There can always be an option to come back sooner if you wish, but I think 4-6 months of paid time off would be best. Other countries have proven this to be a successful option. "
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Caterpillar is pushing to create a more diverse and inclusive environment. They have a long way to go and have fallen behind. Each business unit has a unique culture and can feel like a different company. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Business Pro
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Highly dependent on the business unit and the manager. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"Parental benefits are very good for both parents. "

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"The work is interesting, the people interaction is rewarding & diverse, the work-life balance is positive & improving, but when at work you are expected to work hard and put in extra efforts when required (give & take)."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It is different by department, but the department I work for, supports flexibility as long as the results are achieved."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Caterpillar has great employee resource groups and women in leadership initiatives. As well as, mentoring programs."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Your success is what you make it. There's no doubt that leadership will encourage you to make moves but it's your decision and depends on your drive. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Stay positive, initiatives in place to promote women in leadership"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"depends on the department you're in"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
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."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks 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."
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"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!)."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Marketing
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
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. "
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Be a strong advocate for yourself. Great company with lots of opportunity. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Work life balance is promoted in certain divisions more than others but it is improving over time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Team Lead, Engineering
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"This is very subjective to your manager. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Supply Chain Planning Engineer, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"

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"If you get a female manager, you will do fine."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Politics are brutal, and relationships and network are key to survival. It's a great company, but know what you are getting yourself into."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Varies by leader. Within some workgroup, it's great, within others, flexibility is not encouraged."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"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. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Change Management Consultant, Operations
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"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. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"This is a new area they are "trying" to work on"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"The policies at Caterpillar are changing to become more family friendly and adjustable work schedules. The real problem is unconscious bias that permeates the culture, particularly in the division I work in. It is very male dominated, aggressive, "I" focused and truly a "good 'ole boys" network. Assignments are given based on who you know and whomever followed a very traditional/prescribed recipe of previous assignments to get to a leadership position. There is not much diversity of thought or valued experience. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
"My first time taking maternity leave (in 2002) my company policy was only 4 weeks paid maternity leave, unless otherwise written by doctor's orders. I had my doctor release me after 6 weeks, which is how I got a full 6 weeks maternity leave, which at the time was the government standard (which my Fortune 50 company wasn't following). "
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Very low percentage of women, majority of men that are leaders do not have working spouses, and do not understand demands of dual career families."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"

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"There are great people and great possibilities, but you will spend energy fighting to be equal that maybe you wouldn't need to expend at other companies."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Commercial Managerer
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 16 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Great place to build a career, there is a focus on improving diversity and opportunties for women in leadership"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Very dependent on specific manager"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great company, but they need to work on a healthier work/life balance if they want to keep talented employees. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"white male dominated culture, hard to succeed as a woman "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"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. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
"You can take 8 weeks paid and 8 weeks unpaid. "
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Old boys club reigns especially in marketing and accounting. Many other departments have more fairness"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
General Manager (GM), Resource Industries
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Marketing Consultant
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks 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. "
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Operations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"Caterpillar is still a good old boys company. It is making progress but it's slow."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Operations Supervisor, Material Handling & Underground Division
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
"Runs concurrently with FMLA which quickly exhausts the 12 weeks."
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Caterpillar Inc. can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 8 Weeks 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."
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
SAP Business Steward, GIS SAP Security
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Strong employee resource group for women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"Caterpillar really wants to improve in this area but is currently constrained by some cultural barriers. The executive office has made a significant commitment to improvement in this area. Five of the top technical leaders at Caterpillar are women, one group President and 4 VP's"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"Good intentions. Struggle in mid-management implementation."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Product Manager, Marketing & Digital
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is a conservative company. Most functions are male-centric. Flexibility is very dependent on your department and, in many cases, your direct leader."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Supervisor, Engineering Development
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"It is a male dominated company that is working (slowly) to remedy the disproportion of males in leadership. The very top does well and the bottom to entry management, it's the mid to executive management roles that are hard to navigate without real help and where it starts to get more out of balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Communications
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"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."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Women in leadership is something you don't see very often. In lower management roles, they are more prominent, as you go up the ladder, it is the proverbial good ol' boys club"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Human Resources
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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"Benefits are pretty good, but I think it is very male dominated and can be hard to get ahead. We value diversity, but I struggle with not offering a better maternity leave policy to combat the number of technical women who leave with the birth of a child."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"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,"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Talent Development, HR
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Good employee resource groups"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"

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