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Interviews at Caterpillar

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Caterpillar.
Interview experience
Based on 152 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 150 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 146 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Caterpillar

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Drug test
Problem solving exercises
Group interview
Written test
Least reported steps
They have no interview
Take-home/sample work

What candidates say about the interview process at Caterpillar

  • STAR format
    Shared on 29 April 2020
  • 3 stage.Initial interview. Practical test. Final interview.
    Shared on 13 November 2019 - Mechanical Engineering Apprentice - Shrewsbury
  • Brilliant Lucy Francis is a saint very well organised
    Shared on 9 September 2018 - Forklift Driver. Stores person - Shrewsbury

Interview questions at Caterpillar

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How many tea breaks do you have on the 8 to 4 day shift
    Shared on 30 August 2019
  • Past experience about job, how I utilised the systems and communication regarding customers/suppliers - took test at the interview
    Shared on 26 June 2018 - Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst - Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Related electrical power
    Shared on 27 February 2017 - Quality Inspector/ Electrical technician - Spring vale

Interview tips at Caterpillar

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)31%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code20%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)14%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Caterpillar

  • Emphasise your teamwork and cooperation skills, show that you are adaptive and willing to learn new skills and ways of doing things.
    Shared on 29 May 2019 - Temporary placement - Peterlee

The first interview at Caterpillar

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me27%
  • Other23%
  • Employee referral20%
  • Other online job site10%
  • Through Indeed7%

How candidates received their first interview at Caterpillar

  • Applied by letter
    Shared on 5 October 2020 - Fitter - Peterlee, Durham
  • Through agency
    Shared on 4 August 2020 - Accounts Payable Verification Analyst - Belfast
  • Via University
    Shared on 14 May 2019 - Order and Demand analyst - Larne, County Antrim