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Long hours, unrewarding
Dumper Driver (Former Employee) –  Peterlee, Durham10 July 2018
The hours were very long, and the wage achieved did not compensate for the length of time being there. All in all, an unsatisfactory experience of employment. That said, some really good people work there.
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Fun workplace also rather strict
Manufacturing engineer apprentice (Former Employee) –  Desford4 July 2018
Depending were you worked at the time, could have been on the line building up your parts to fit on to the main frame of a digger or in the shipping area transporting diggers into containers ready for shipments.
I learned how to be in a mechanical environment and how to work around a team of people.
Pros
Early finish on Fridays.
Cons
Work rate was up and down through the year.
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good
Fabractor/Welder (Current Employee) –  Stockton-on-Tees29 June 2018
good company to work for plenty of progression but salary does not comply with the job roll. In all good company but improvement on wages required. thanks
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Productive
Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee) –  Wolverhampton, West Midlands26 June 2018
Lots of management support, good work life balance, good team moral. On the job training, communication regarding company. Team moral is good. Humour in the office whilst still hard working
Pros
On the job training
Cons
slow paced non manufacturing
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No future without nepotism.
Technician Various (Former Employee) –  Peterlee, Durham18 June 2018
Caterpillar is heavily driven on the culture known as jobs for the boys. If you want a progressive career this company is not for you. If you're happy to plod on for the foreseeable future then great company to work for.
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Caterpillar Peterlee review
Project Manager and Productivity Solutions (Former Employee) –  Peterlee West ED24 May 2018
I worked for this company for many years in different roles and each with a different challenge. The business supports and provides training to enable you to work within a global corporation with multiple cultures and people and provides training to maintain a excellent team based culture. Working as a team throughout my employment and been part of Caterpillar is very rewarding but you need to be dedicated and work to achieve your goals.
The Caterpillar plant at Peterlee is a very good place to work and the benefits are there for you if you work hard
Pros
Good Team
Cons
Willing to work to achieve your goals
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good workplace
Apprentice Welder (Former Employee) –  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham15 May 2018
The workplace itself was a great place to work I enjoyed the job itself but my condition had a huge affect on my day to day enjoyment of the job.The pay was brilliant, the staff were great and supported me and looked after me.
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Assembly agency worker
Assembly Operator (Current Employee) –  Desford, Leicestershire6 May 2018
Good regular work, in a clean safe environment. The staff are mostly friendly, though agency and apprentices get all the rubbish jobs and are treated like second class workers.
Pros
Good wage and bonus. Early finish friday.
Cons
Clicky environment. No permanent jobs. Sent home unpaid when work slow
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positive
Finance Assistant (Former Employee) –  Peterlee20 April 2018
positive workplace
easy to get along with other colleagues
good communication
helped learn about financial skills
work hours were positive
worked hard
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Great experience and good working environment
Performance/Simulation/Application Engineer (Current Employee) –  Peterborough24 March 2018
Positives:
- High knowledgable people
- Good working environment
- Good salary
- Very good experience

Negatives:
- Sometimes changes take time
- If you like fast pace look motorsport
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good place to work
Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Larne, County Antrim26 February 2018
monday to thursday 37.5 hr week. Good safety polices. Overtime paid at 1.5 and 2 times basic rate. 11.75 per hour (grade 3). Employees are encouraged to contribute to work safety meetings etc.
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Unfair place
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Desford, Leicestershire15 February 2018
Management very unfair, does not treat everyone fairly. The agency staff get treated very bad. Need to brighten up their management to people who actually want the company to do well.
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Stablie
Financial Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Belfast28 January 2018
Excellent management and wonderful school environment. Well mannered employees and the expectations placed on the staffwere reasonable and achievable.
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line oprative
Line Operative (Former Employee) –  Shrewsbury, Shropshire14 January 2018
working for cat reman was an experience they were very family orientated and was easy to approach if you have a problem with personal life or work life
Pros
caring supportive
Cons
on agency for long periods of time
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face has to fit to get on
Op tech full time (Former Employee) –  Leicester10 December 2017
The apprentices comments are spot on, only there to be used as cheap labour and no way a full trade apprenticeship. All who didn't get taken on were treated very shabbily. Very little job rotation so like my self you could end up with repetitive strain injuries and despite the culture of safety the management do not care if you suffer injury if you can't work your out or branded a trouble maker.
Line managers are idle and only interested in numbers off the line regardless of quality.
Pros
Clean toilets
Cons
Lots
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Well paid jobs, ineffective senior management
Section Manager (Former Employee) –  Northern Ireland9 December 2017
Could be a great place to work but let down badly by senior management unwilling to apply company values to themselves. Integrity is discouraged, in favour of making numbers sound good - those willing to use dishonesty to progress their careers are rewarded.
Pros
Well paid
Cons
Culture of dishonesty
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Caterpillar Shrewsbury
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Shrewsbury, Shropshire22 November 2017
Just a quick one if your thinking about coming to caterpillar Shrewsbury think again, the place is run by young managers that haven’t got a clue about the real world,the older generation of managers are a bunch of bullies and talk to you like rubbish (swearing) and have got really bad attitudes towards the people that work on the shop floor, the problem is the hr department do nothing about this and just want to drag everybody through dissaplinary procures, they don’t really care as there all in each other’s pockets,it’s run like a special boys club and another thing you don’t get extra for driving the fork lifts yet if you have a little accident your drag across hot coals and there’s a chance you will lose you job,, so if your thinking about applying thing again...
Pros
N/a
Cons
To many to list
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Excellent shop floor job
Assembly worker (Former Employee) –  Desford7 November 2017
Caterpillar had its problems but all in all excellent pay and working conditions...if you can put up with the monotony of assembly line work. After 8 years I'd had enough.
Pros
Outstanding pay and working conditions for the kind of work done.
Cons
Boredom
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fun
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Belfast6 November 2017
all n all Caterpillar is a great place to work in, good pay, very safe work environment and you work with some of the most friendly people about. Would love to get back in.
Pros
good pay.. no weekends
Cons
job security is unknown
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Fun workplace
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) –  Sutton24 October 2017
I have worked there for my work experience. Friendly attitude, however management does not pay much attention to the rest of the workers. Relaxed atmosphere.
Pros
Good working hours
Cons
Not supportive from management
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