Over the Past Eight Years, This Caterpillar Employee’s Perception Has Changed

Her knowledge of Caterpillar started with the boots, but over the past eight years, Amy Doughty’s perception on Caterpillar has changed. She started in 2011 as a contractor working with Caterpillar’s sponsorship of the Leicester Tigers. Less than a year later, she moved into a Sales Support role and had the opportunity to expand her marketing experience and work directly with our customers.

Through her various roles over the last 8 years, she says she’s been re-educated on what Caterpillar is really about and has developed a real passion for our customers and products.

“I love the global reach of Caterpillar and the amazing team who works here,” says Amy, “I’ve been afforded some wonderful opportunities to work on unique products for people across the globe.”

One of her favorite projects she had the chance to work on was helping plan Bauma, the largest construction show held every three years in Munich, Germany. In 2016, she prepared Caterpillar’s appearance at the event for the 500,000 visitors that were in attendance. The event brought her extreme pride in seeing her efforts come to life on such a large scale.

What really brings everything together for Amy are the people. She says that having a team of people who are just as passionate as her makes for a great atmosphere to work in. In particular, seeing more women working and progressing around her.

“For me, a diverse workforce is a powerful one. I want to see more women gaining their confidence to apply for senior positions instead of feeling like they must choose between a career and a family. I’m proud Caterpillar encourages you to have both.”

When she started her most recent role, her husband was taking Shared Parental leave with her. Amy says she feels most motivated in her role when there’s an emphasis on balance. She enjoys having busy, long days balanced by days where she can get home early to her family.

After all of her experience, she says that her career and reputation mean a lot to her. At Caterpillar, our employees have the chance to create a varied resume by pursuing different career paths by moving between our many business units, job functions or locations.

Are you ready to put your passion to work? Explore Caterpillar job areas and apply today!