Caterpillar Inc.

http://www.cat.com/
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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
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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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
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

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady anon1070

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January 1970

Strong employee resource group for women.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
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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Lady DrivingInnovation

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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
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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Lady lifelover

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January 1970

Good intentions. Struggle in mid-management implementation.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
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
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
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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Lady LivintheDream

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 0 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Killinit

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 0 unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    It really depends on your career aspirations and style.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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Lady Swamimommy

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January 1970

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

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 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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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

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