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  1. Helpful (20)  

    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL (US)).

    Interview

    Targeted selection with difficult questions. Usually anywhere from 5-10 questions. Multi-panel interviews or rotation of multiple interviews. Can possibly take longer than expected - don't drink a lot of coffee right before!!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you manager told you that you were not performing up to expectations.   7 Answers
    • Tell us about a when you had to deviate away from an established process and how it turned out. Was the process eventually changed or added to in order to include the deviation?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Patent Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL (US)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    First met with the general counsel of the entire company and then visited the site where I met with several people in the IP department. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and it seemed like a great work environment and lifestyle.

    Interview Questions

    • How many patent applications have you drafted   1 Answer
  3.  

    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Caterpillar (New York, NY (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    I didn't feel a connection with the interviewer. She was very rushed into the questions and had a list of more than 10 questions in half an hour. Many of them even repeated answers, but it was almost like she had to get through all of them even if I repeated very similar answers for them.

    Interview Questions

    • If you failed to share information that is crucial to helping your team members, give an example of why and the outcome.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mossville, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Mossville, IL (US)) in November 2010.

    Interview

    The company will pay for most expenses that occurred during your interview time. They even pay for gas and lodging. The interview consists of 3 1:1 interviews with fellow engineers or engineering managers. They last 1 hr. and consist of general behavioral questions. Prep yourself with all the information you know CAT and your resume. Atmosphere was really relaxed.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you have been a leader of a large group.   Answer Question

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    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview

    I met a recruiter at a career fair and was invited to an hour-long on-campus interview. The recruiters were incredibly friendly and made sure all my questions were answered before the interview ended. After that I received an offer for the program.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL (US)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    It was 30 min phone interview with hiring manager and tech lead. Most of the questions were to do with my experience. Went over what the group does. Asked few questions about my past work experience. They were looking for experience with C++ on Windows.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Dallas, TX (US)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Took around 7 weeks. But got offered a position. Slow and painful process!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to make an unpopular decision   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation. Was a good offer!

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Peoria, IL (US)) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Got call from recruter, phone interview as I was in other state, asked me my C++ and OOD skills. Most of them were concepts and also asked me to give examples.

    Interview Questions

    • What is inheritage in OOD concept? Show an example how you used it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    NA


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Aurora, IL (US)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Nice people. Interviewed by HR, Super, 2 Team leads. 1 hour on Software fundamentals ... know your stuff. This was for a contract-to-hire position.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected or too difficult. Just long and inclusive of several software areas related to the position.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Accepted contract. Never offered a permanent position. Left after 1 year.


  10. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Caterpillar (Champaign, IL (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through a referral, process took a couple weeks. Two 1 hour interviews with 2 different interviewers. All behavioral questions which didn't allow me to show my technical skills even though I was applying for a software position. Never heard back even though the interviewer said they would keep me posted.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to resolve a conflict within a group.   Answer Question

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