Caterpillar Inc.

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We crowdsource Caterpillar Inc.'s maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Caterpillar Inc.'s employee reviews and anonymous tips from Caterpillar Inc. employees.

Caterpillar Inc. Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Caterpillar Inc. offers 7 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 2 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
Consensus
Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6
7
Media
8
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6
6
67% Consensus
8
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
2
100% Consensus
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
Unknown - please leave a tip
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Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 6
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 9 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 0 2
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 3 4
Maternity Leaves Taken at Caterpillar Inc.
    • Lady amyleigh
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Madam osborka
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Saddyspot
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Killinit
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady LivintheDream
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady DrivingInnovation
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Magigale
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Dayindayout
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Shimpy
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 2 weeks unpaid
    • working mom
    • 6 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • WorkingMom
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 2 weeks unpaid
    • Gizmo
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 16 weeks unpaid
    • Wink16
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 2 weeks unpaid
    • girlinallboysclub
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 2 weeks unpaid
Caterpillar Inc. Maternity Leave Comments
  • "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." - Lady Saddyspot
  • "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." - Lady LivintheDream
  • "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." - Dayindayout
  • "Runs concurrently with FMLA which quickly exhausts the 12 weeks." - Shimpy
  • "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. " - working mom
  • "You can take 8 weeks paid and 8 weeks unpaid. " - WorkingMom
  • "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). " - girlinallboysclub

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