Caterpillar Inc.

http://www.cat.com/
Women's Ratings
3.2
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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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
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    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.

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

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January 1970

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Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

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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
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 2 unpaid

    Runs concurrently with FMLA which quickly exhausts the 12 weeks.

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

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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
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    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.

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Recommend to Women?

    They are trying to improve.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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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
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 0 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    I think it depends on the opportunity. But I think the pay gap between Men and Women is huge

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January 1970

Strong employee resource group for women.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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January 1970

It is a conservative company. Most functions are male-centric. Flexibility is very dependent on your department and, in many cases, your direct leader.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 0 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    It would depend on job role and their personal needs for career development, worklife balance, etc.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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January 1970

Good intentions. Struggle in mid-management implementation.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Anonymous - 6749

Global Engineering Talent and Competency Manager

Product Development and Global Technology

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January 1970

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

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Steeltoe

Sr. Strategy Manager - Adjacent and White Space Investment

Corporate Strategic Value Management

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Depends on the role, leader and starting position

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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