Caterpillar Interview Questions

Updated 26 Oct, 2014
Updated 26 Oct, 2014
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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    Caterpillar came to campus for recruiting and held a couple of technical/Q&A sessions, both of which I attended. They held mock interviews and open interviews for their intern position. The mock interview was very helpful, I got a lot of feedback and I think it showed the recruiters I was really interested. The actual interview lasted and hour, two half hour sessions with two different interviewers. All the questions were STAR format. "Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult person on a group project" "Tell me about a time you applied a skill you learned" "Tell me about a project that didn't workout like you had hoped"

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time when you worked in a group and one group member dominated the conversation" It was just tough because it was so specific and I couldn't think of a time I had been in that situation   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty easy, I interviewed with a recruiter on campus. A series of two interview on one day/ Week later got an offer letter from the HR. The HR people are really nice else well as the other people that work there.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    First spoke with Caterpillar at the Internship Fair at my school. Applied online for the position and was contacted about an on-campus interview that week. The process consisted of two 30 minute interviews. All of the questions were behavioral and they expect that you follow the S.T.A.R. approach.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you say has been your biggest challenge so far?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    IT Analyst I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through college and the companies website. The process took approximately 4 weeks. My first behavioral interview was in campus, which was followed by second interview in Peoria. The company flies you to Peoria, IL and provides you with nice accommodation. The interview is behavioral interview and you will be interviewed by 3 hiring managers. If you prepare and remember the STAR method then you are good : )

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to review several proposals and make a recommendation. What factors did you consider in your analysis?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The first offer was very competitive and I did not need to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

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    Interview Details

    The process that was done in this situation was attending a career fair, then after dropping off a resume I had online application process to go through, then next step is a formal interview with the company representatives. The online process is a little lengthy, but is not to bad.

    Interview Questions
    • Name Multiple reasons why you choose to talk with Caterpillar.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Staff Accountant I Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    There was a 3 step process. Phone Interview. Second Phone Interview. Third there was a series of in person interviews. The in person interview was with three different managers and lasted about 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Not Difficult questions. They were all situational questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes I was able to negotiate. Tell them you want higher than what your current job is paying you. If they really want you they will pay it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Electrical Engineering Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Talked to the recruiter at a career fair at my university. I had seen the recruiter before at various events and tech talks. I submitted my resume online and within two weeks I was invited to an interview. The interview was done on my campus. There were 2 one-on-one back to back interviews, each about 20 minutes. Each interviewer asked a similar set of behavioral interview questions. A week later I received a job offer by email.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had to work with a group, and a group member was not pulling their weight.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Revenue Analyst Interview

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    Interview Details

    3 interviewers. They used targeted selection interview questions. Will ask questions along the lines of how you managed a certain situation in the past, what was the outcome, how do you cope with stress, etc.
    Each interview could take about 45 mins to 1 hr.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to manage a difficult person   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Internship Interview

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    Application Details

    interviewed at Caterpillar in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview took place shortly after school career fair. Offer was given the next day. No need to dress super professional, just need stuff in your head. Questions were mostly behavioral. I could tell from their questions they wanted leaders, people who are motivated.

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    • Describe a time you worked above and below par. And why did this happen?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Systems Analyst II Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Caterpillar.

    Interview Details

    I applied through online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Caterpillar in July 2014.

    There were 3 different interviews: All the rounds happened in same day but interview duration time took almost 4 hours.
    - Usual resume interview followed by technical interview.
    - STAR interviews-Behavioral interview and Project technical discussion (Describe me a time where
      you failed, where you had trouble with a team member,where you were wrong and project
      deliveries) duration of this round consisting of 2 hours.
    - Managerial interview with US managers and followed by HR discussion
      Overall experience was good and entire interview process and approval of offer completed within a
      week..

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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