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Any chance this means no layoffs for a while?

With both sales and profits rising significantly, who here thinks that we might be safe from layoffs at Caterpillar at least for a while? I'd really like to believe that, but we see companies post great results just to turn around and lay off a bunch... read more
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Stick with one strategy!

Any chance we can decide on a strategy at Caterpillar and then stick to it for more then a year? Seriously, it's not that hard. Just pick one and stick to it. The way we do things now we can't get anything done properly. I'm getting whiplash from all... read more
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can we get rid of at least some of the red tape???

bureaucracy at caterpillar is completely ridiculous... finishing one simple task requires so many steps it probably doubles or even triples the time it would take without so much unnecessary red tape... it's costing us both in time and money... and... read more
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Hypocrisy at its highest

Hypocrisy of Caterpillar higher-ups never stops to amaze me. They continuously promote safety, but that doesn't translate into practice. When accidents happen, and they happen a lot, they always blame the workers instead of the lack of training or... read more
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Why have layoffs when you can fire everybody

Working here has become nearly unbearable. Caterpillar has long stopped seeing us as people and is treating us as numbers. Micromanagement is overwhelming to the point where I can't do my job properly anymore. But the biggest kicker is that they have... read more
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Caterpillar Layoffs 2018

Do you really think that executives are that stupid to leak info about layoffs in Peoria.
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Restructuring at Caterpillar = employees suffer...

Caterpillar is restructuring various divisions right now which means folks are at best ending up with a different job; next best is lose up to two salary grades but keep a job; or ... bye bye. At the same time we are sending more work to India 1/5... read more
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Layoffs and Millennials

Company is no longer genuinely interested in manufacturing components but instead wants to be an assembly and a tech company. CAT has no allegiance to long term employees, they are not loyal. Company laid off hundreds of twenty plus year employees in... read more
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Denison, TX closure and layoffs

The Denison, TX mining facility management continues to make poor decisions resulting in continuing layoffs. Spending millions to update paint facilities only to demolish a year later. Closing the Van Alstyne warehouse to move inventory back into the... read more
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My department... (authorizations-logistics). Will all be transferred to India. We are training our replacements .
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Just when you think the storm is over..........

More Layoffs started today.....sounds like a few hundred direct and contract people. Sounds like it might continue for the next couple of days. Mossville, Peoria, Decatur, Lafayette, far
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CAT pays no attention to its own code of conduct

Big Yellow proves every day that it pays no attention to its own code of conduct and no ethics when it relates to "adjusting production to meet demand". They are convinced this quote provides reason for their actions. As I heard in a song today they... read more
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Caterpillar Layoffs 2017

I spent last 10 years with our company and it'd be a real shame if they were to decide to lay people off from our offices in Peoria.
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Brad Halverson should go. (Along with Oberhelman).

Brad Halverson should go. He is about as egotistical as they can get, doesn't take input, thinks because he's the boss he knows better and is smarter than everybody else. He is not a leader, he doesn't even understand what leadership is. And... read more
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CAT Job Cuts in Belgium (Oh, Well...)

It never stops... MOSSVILLE – Caterpillar announced the closure of a plant in Belgium and now it’s impacting jobs here at home. The company has announced another round of layoffs, in Illinois. Hundreds of employees at two sites in Mossville received... read more
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Cat layoffs 2016

I had friends who accepted job offers at Caterpillar and the company waited until they moved out to the middle of nowhere, rented apartments, and uprooted their lives before telling them that their jobs were no longer available. My school actually... read more
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corporate greed out source jobs the company has done this for years laying workers off then out source the job .the company has done this for years' a person working at one of these companies a family of 4 still qualifies for food stamps. now buses... read more
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300+ support and management employees at Building AC and the Tech Center in Mossville
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Not the end of it

They used the terms reduce & consolidate long before last Fall (2105) when they laid off 5000. Or excuse me 1/2 were quote "voluntary"! A few years ago when they predicted better years for the end of 14 and better yet in 15 & 16 they used the same... read more
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I saw a list of names

I saw a list of names for layoff on 8-29 that included ~30 engineers, 15 of which I worked directly with at some point, 3 of which were former SG25-26 bosses of mine. Even heard of a couple of SG 28-30 managers "encouraged" to retire.
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Help's coming

The company will try to place the impacted employees, who are in primarily engineering functions, in other available positions throughout the company — or help them in their transition to a new job outside of Caterpillar
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Mossville and East Peoria Layoffs

Blood bath in Mossville and East Peoria commences tomorrow... Will conclude by week's end. Over 1750 packing boxes have been ordered and a few buildings have blocked all of their conference rooms through Wednesday for 'maintenance'. I'm an agency... read more
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The Tech Center Layoffs

The Tech Center let over 150 people go on Friday the 26th, no news coverage, just the way Cat likes it. No contractors were let go. A manager was said to have responded that they want to keep their flexible work force for future layoffs now. They are... read more
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ACSD / PD&GT Layoffs To Begin 8/29/16

Blood bath in Mossville and East Peoria commences tomorrow... Will conclude by week's end. Over 1750 packing boxes have been ordered and a few buildings have blocked all of their conference rooms through Wednesday for 'maintenance'. I'm an agency... read more
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CEO should go

All the acquisitions and JV under Doug Ober are worst decisions in the corporate sector and he should lead the way not small time employees. Current GP Denise Johnson has nothing to her credit in her career but leading the charge of Lean management... read more
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Caterpillar lays off engineers

That's what I heard, I left on my own in 2015 to pursue work as an independent contractor as I thought that I might be more in charge of when I leave and what kind of projects I work on. Engineers get bored quickly and I needed challenge - Layoffs is... read more
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I've been laid off from the Decatur plant since February '08 it's not fun working for CAT.
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Finance Services Division - Peoria

Do you expect any cuts in Caterpillar's Finance Services Division in Peoria. There is a ton of rumors but it's mostly driven by speculation. I wanted to see if someone had some specific info on how things will play out in light of the announcements... read more
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Caterpillar Layoffs 2016

What is the likelihood of Caterpillar layoffs in Peoria in 2016? Please let me know if you have any information.
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