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
"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?
"Open office in other metropolitan areas near university campuses."
Position or Department
Intern, IT
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
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"
Position or Department
, Human Resources
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?
"Depends on location and job function. For HR and accounting, yes. For Engineering, Operations, Marketing and Sales - it depends."
Anonymous Review Image
"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?
"Work on the maturity leave policy. And make it easier to change roles from one area of interest to another "
Position or Department
Recruiting Manager, Human Resources
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?
"Depends on how things progress within the company in the near future. "
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"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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"
Position or Department
Commercial Manager, Sales
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 Paid | 2 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?
"There is a lot of focus on Women in Leadership at Caterpillar currently. Some divisions are adopting this "initiative" better/more quickly than others. Also, there seems to be a strong focus on acquiring new talent, so if you're new to Caterpillar or considering a role here, I think it could be good. What is disappointing to me is that they have A LOT of qualified, capable, experienced women in the middle management/professional positions that there are not actionable plans to retain and/or promote them. All our statistics show that our weakest area of women representation is in this middle range -- and yet we don't seem to be focused on how we grow people in that arena. "
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)"
Position or Department
, Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Caterpillar Inc. to other women?
"No"