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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 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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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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Productive but misleading
Engineering Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Desford21 September 2017
My thoughts on the Caterpillar apprenticeship scheme are as follows we where given targets to abide by and we were promised that if we met those we would make it through the stages to secure long term employment, however this was not the case.
Basically my personal thoughts on my experience where that Caterpillar was working with the government to create "engineer apprenticeships" which in essence was assembly work, but in other words it was just a cheap labor ploy as no 2 people where on the same salary bar the "apprentices"!!!
After the first 12 months out of 50 us 1 person made it to stage 2.
I do not recommend working there.
Pros
free fruit
Cons
extremely hot.
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Productive
EHS Manager (Former Employee) –  Leicester20 September 2017
good company, where people matter and you work within a team environment.

Good work life balance and opportunity to travel the world and experience new cultures
Pros
good teams
Cons
long hours on occasion
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Local & good wages
Assembly Operator (Former Employee) –  Desford, Leicestershire4 September 2017
Full time working at caterpillar was rewarding & interesting for the period of time that I spent there, if I was asked by anyone, would you recommend Caterpillar, the answer was always "yes"
Pros
Location, hours of work.
Cons
Can get a bit repetitive.
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Productive
Storeman (Current Employee) –  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire27 August 2017
A happy and well balanced environment.
Management are approachable and make changes when needed.
Relaxed environment and on the whole good team work is achieved.
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To much only if your face fits
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Desford, Leicestershire3 August 2017
Nice place but a bit outdated systems and surroundings which is a shame for such a large company, if your face fits you will do great if not you will struggle
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terrible workplace
1st year apprentice (Current Employee) –  Desford14 July 2017
full of overgrown children who find it fun to bully apprentices and make the apprentices do double the work for a lot less pay also management will try there best to keep accidents a secret as they are too lazy to fill out some paperwork and answer some questions even though that is there job if an accident occurs
Pros
none
Cons
terrible workplace
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