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You will go nowhere...

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It is a very large corporation and at times it may feel like you are just a number. They are not the least bit concerned about the people who work for them.
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Anonymous
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Layoff severance pay

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As a ex-employee of Caterpillar did anyone get a severance pay? If so, would you tell me what it was - like to compare.
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annapragada2002
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Low Morale

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I started with this company in July of 2010 at a temp from Volt. Working on the assembly line in the Sanford BCP and it looked good. The pay was at $9.50 an hour. By Jan. I was hired in at $12.52 per hour as that was good to BUT>>>>>the morale of this place is TERRIBLE. I have never worked at a place that most of the current seasoned personel is, to say the least, is low. In November last year this place went to exclusive Belcan as the temp agency and anyone coming into this place MUST go through this group. Dont expect alot from this group as they are in bed with CAT. Just look where this company home is and CAT home office. AS for the morale, people just go to work here. They do not trust the management AT ALL. There have been time within my time that the company has not been fully honest with us and has held back important information. Plus, they have started cutting back on benefits, a piece here, a pice there. Try to go up and you better hope you are in the "good ol' boy network"> The management at this plant leaves alot to be desired and they need to read Maxwell's "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership". If you are looking at a job here, dont. I am trying to find work else where as this place is NOT a place to help in any advancement in the careers much less in your morale. I am blessed man....and I have been grateful but I am not blind to a company that is only interested in a $. And whatever it takes to get to that $.
Employee
Someone
1.25

Company has gone from a family feeling to a corp.

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All employees to them are just a number waiting to be called. Upper management has no respect for the little man and that is employees as well as the customer. All long term employees are being let go so they dont have to cover their past retirment plan. There has been 25 year plus vets just fired or laided off because of upper managment is being question on their plans. Outlook looks grim for the future with employees not a place to retire from.
Employee
Someone
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Watch your back because no one else will!

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Caterpillar in East Peoria, IL is the most racial, and disrepectful place I have ever worked. I was terminated from there, and wasn't even given a reason why! The supervisor was a racial prick who didn't even communicate with me. The reason why.....the color of my skin (black). When you attempt to involve Human Resources in it, it isn't any better. Advice to any black person who is wanting to work at CAT please be careful!
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oakleyardo

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Ex-Employee
Someone

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Employee
Someone
5

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I worked in engineering and project design and a whole bunch of other areas as our facility was small and multi-tasking was absolutely necessary. I have a Bachelor's degree. I was never written up, never disciplined for anything, never late, never tardy, never made waves, totally none confrontational. But during a layoff I was let go after ten years of service while folks with HS diplomas and far less time at Cat were retained. I started out on the floor before moving up. I was still punching a clock even though I had a desk job. Why couldn't this company simply allow me to back up, return to the floor as a machine operator? If I had been a problem employee then I wouldn't be writing but I was a good employee. I was totally blown away by this companies lack of loyalty towards long time employees. They constantly speeched us on ethics and company loyalty but they screw you over the very first chance they get. Remaining employees are worried. Another layoff just occurred, 01-20-2010. These employees are scrambling to attend school, find other employment in the area before the company does it to them.
Ex-Employee
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Cutting the good techs

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Worked for Cat in Houston for 10 years, started from the bottom and worked my way up. Thought I was looked at as an asset, NOPE, pink slip. I liked my job, but new management saw different. I don't see the idea of selling the rental fleet, because then the customer doesn't need to rent anymore, THEY BOUGHT IT. Now there is upper management for you.
Ex-Employee
Someone

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