Caterpillar
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Poor management. Don’t care about how you do your job even if it’s unsafe. Management don’t care as long as targets are hit. Hard work high stress jobs with bully management. Issues are covered up so higher management don’t really know what’s going on
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Good place to work.

It's a good place to work .Nice management willing to talk with you and listen you. They prioritise health and safety over production. People willing to teach you and nice environment to work. The best thing is that you can work from Monday to Thursday and you can do a lot of overtime.
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Stress free boring work

Not the best place to work, low pay, holidays OK, no room to advance in company unless you've been earmarked for a job, don't want people with any initiative, if you can read a book and follow simple instructions you'll do.

Pros

4 day week

Cons

Long hours
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Can be stressful at 1st when working on assembly, through repetition the job becomes very easy, things just start to click

A lot to take in at first, just stick at it and everything falls into place. 8 hour shifts half day Friday and the money is pretty good, job vacancy come up internally so good chance for progression if that's what you want, overall good place to work
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Ok place to work

Ok place to work. Quite a nice culture but very fast paced. Promotions/progression is really hard and not as supported as much as it should be. Good work life balance
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Good company, just not for everyone!

The interview and induction/training is pretty good. The trainers do there best to get across policies without boring you to death for an entire week. But it's obviously against the law and health and safety to let anyone onto the shop floor without proper knowledge etc.On the job, it seems the horrible jobs are for the new guy as nobody else wants that job/post/ticket.You could be stressing and having to rush whilst others around you are basically relaxing. Just seems unfair yet luck of the draw.Staff and colleagues are nice and friendly, but I just couldn't hack it.
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Worse workplace ever

Is the worst workplace ever... You don't get time even to go to toilet... You can go toilet on your breaks if you want to go during work you have to work very fast ahead... And max you can get is 5 min and is taking you 2 min or more to get to toilet.... Very unprofessional management... I was unfairly released and my work sabotaged and blamed for something that would never pass through quality gate... Like unconnected major parts when they would pick on an missed paint mark or uncut zip tie... I won't recommend to anyone to go to work there!
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Really work for what you earn

If you’re looking for somewhere to advance in the industry this isn’t the place for you. You start off on agency as every one does and you could be waiting 3-5 years before you get a full time contract. Even though you’re doing the same job as everyone if you’re on agency you don’t get sick pay or access to caterpillar shares. Another thing is that you only get 30 mins break in 12 hours, yes you can go to the toilet or quickly grab a bite but only if you have the time. The work itself is very repetitive and boring, also expect to be doing the same thing over and over again for months as they don’t move people around different areas.
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Official response from Caterpillar

8 August 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are disappointed in the experience you described. We work hard to drive a culture rooted in our values and your feedback helps us continuously improve. We wish you all the best in your next role.

Poor management

Very poor management they aren’t from the steel industries or even a engineering. Is very hard for them to explain to exorcised welders and platers when they don’t have a clue what they are doing

Pros

Non

Cons

Poor work
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Nice at most fear and beautiful teamwork

Caterpiller is big manufacturing company makin compact wheel loader around 485 types of model.Working with caterpiller is nice they have bonus scheme which one is balance with all co workersI decently recommend this company Thank you
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Not great

Not bad money not great no chance off full time contract easy enough work shifts are a bit hard to get used to but other than that it’s not too bad
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Super praca

Praca którą bym każdemu polecił . Przyjemna atmosfera mili i pomocni ludzie
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Productive and engaging

Very good company to work for however shut down as part of global restructuring. Company culture was very strong and continuous improvement driven. Would never have left.
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Managers a cowards set you up to fail

Great lads to work with .managers set you up to fail , then stab you in the backExpect you to driver machines with minimal training then blame you if it goes wrongManagement are two faced clowns
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Ok

Not a bad place the money is ok if your on top salary but if not it’s very basic looks good pay but it’s a 38hr week so even 14.00 a hour is not the best the lads doing 12hrs earned good money i got the feeling it was going down hill really struggling to keep staff I didn’t have problems with management but a lot of people did I was very surprised with the turn over of staff on the welding and assembly.
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Great team of people fun to work there

Great place to work unfortunately you can only get in there through an onsite agency and when they do take on you have to apply through there own advance page with a updated cv and there are limited to how many people they take on in any given time
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Exciting and active workplace

Great atmosphere within all the teams (admin + production). Large variety of tasks but can sometimes be too much. Scope for development exists. Four day work week provides a good work-life balance. Management is fairly considerate but following up on requests is recommended.

Pros

Four day work week

Cons

Difficult to close out and review tasks due to understaffing and high demand of new work.
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Official response from Caterpillar

8 August 2022
Thanks for sharing that you enjoyed the culture within your team. While we are glad you enjoyed the variety of opportunities that exist for Team Caterpillar, we appreciate your feedback to ensure our employees are given the guidance to properly scope those opportunities. All the best to you in your next role.

Good company to work for

Good company to work for, agency work is agency work though so it is volatile at times but a core employee is very well looked after. Great benefits and pension scheme

Pros

Short weeks with good money

Cons

Agency heavy
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Grind ...

Unhappy staff, bad management of staff, no advancement, repetitive work. Treat people differently, plenty of discrimination. Make you stay and stand around doing nothing. Good money.
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Awful draining workplace

Corrupt and sly management from top to bottom. You get promised the world and take on extra work to then be dropped. The companies only hope is a complete new team of management throughout. There is not one happy employee there

Pros

Free car parking

Cons

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Enjoyed my time working here .

Being a contractor in Caterpillar you had zero benifits and job insecurity but there was always overtime ( irish pay rise ) . Generally employees are not thought of at all though the company would pretend you where of value. Like most companies, us and them relationships with floor workers and staff.
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Based on 7,715 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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