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Caterpillar Inc chennai Review

AnonymousTeam Leader (Technical)Worked for 8.3 years
Background
I have worked at Caterpillar Inc till 1 months back in their engineering project division for 8.3 years. My job profile was Team Leader (Technical). I was working with Caterpillar Inc at their chennai office.
Overall work
Generally speaking my work is valuable to company, monotonous/repetitive, boring, hectic, satisfying.
Travel
In my work, I have to travel within the country, outside country.
Work days
Alternate Saturday off
Work timings
8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Ratings
Overall job satisfaction
Work-Life balance
Attitude of collegues
Skill development
Office ambience
Facilities
Free transport, Childcare, Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Work from home, Team outings, Education assistance, Soft skill training, International relocation, Health insurance and Job training.
Likes
Values, Salary little above than market average, standards and processes, really good product development experience, long and short term onsite opportunities depends on projects and teams, employees friendly policies, flexible timings.
Teams have good level of autonomy, upper management interference is less.
Dislikes
Due to cost cutting, management is trying to bring work to India without establishing good planning and strategy, which takes toll on existing employees and it's not sustainable.
- A thick layer of middle management following orders from top management without using brains.
- Uncertainty of being laid off because of industry or market at low, I tell …
Advice to Management
You guys need to be lean, just not only on paper but in reality, top management should come out from Indian service companies mindset focusing just to bringing projects to India, please focus on smart product development with smart people, cost is important but balance is also necessary.
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Caterpillar Inc Chennai Review

AnonymousEngineer TraineeWorked for 1 months
Background
I have worked at Caterpillar Inc till 4 months back in their Large Drive Train division for 1 months. My job profile was Engineer Trainee. I was working with Caterpillar Inc at their Chennai office.
Overall work
Generally speaking my work is monotonous/repetitive, boring, frustrating.
Travel
In my work, I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.
Work days
Monday to Friday
Work timings
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM strict
Ratings
Overall job satisfaction
Work-Life balance
Attitude of collegues
Skill development
Office ambience
Facilities
cafeteria
Likes
There are a very few good mentors and they are usually overloaded with work.
Dislikes
1. The supervisor is generally too busy to pick up your calls.
2. Work given in a 6 week internship can be completed in 2 weeks and the complete 9 hours are not required.
3. The other workers usually spend 4-5 hours out of a 9 hour working period in the cafeteria. Hence, there is no real motivation to work.
4. There are far too many rules. Adhering to rules gives the intern not a lot of access and incomplete resources.
5. You get frustrated towards the end of the internship.
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