Caterpillar Inc.

http://www.cat.com/
Women's Ratings
3.2
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Lady Steeltoe

Sr. Strategy Manager - Adjacent and White Space Investment

Corporate Strategic Value Management

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

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on the role, leader and starting position

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Lady LivintheDream

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
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Killinit

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
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It really depends on your career aspirations and style.

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Lady Swamimommy

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
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Saddyspot

January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 6 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It can be hard being the only woman in every room you enter.

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Madam osborka

Sr. engineer

January 1970

Good employee resource groups

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 12 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Aurora

January 1970

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,

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. depends on the function. Not bad for accounting, hr. Hard work for others to get into leadership.

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Lady amyleigh

January 1970

Ive worked here for 8 years. There are very few women that work here. The ones that do are predominatly in support roles and are not taken seiously.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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