Work Life Balance Contains the Key to Career Success

At Caterpillar, we understand there’s more to work than work itself. According to Yuka Saito, “work life balance” doesn’t always have to mean balancing your life and your work in an even fifty-fifty split. Instead, she says she believes you achieve work life balance when you have a clear separation of work and private time.

“Although my day to day can be tough, and I go through periods of my work life that require more time and effort, I achieve balance because I understand that those periods are limited.”

Saito says at Caterpillar, she feels encouraged to balance the “life” part and take planned holidays when needed. With a husband based outside of Japan, she says it is helpful that she can take long holidays several times a year after finishing her work and see him.

“During my holidays, I am completely released from my work and I can concentrate on enjoying time with my husband and just relax.”

Balancing her work and life allows Saito to go back to work with a refreshed feeling and stay on top of her role as a Business Analyst at Caterpillar Japan. 

What matters most to you? Is it being a part of a strong team? Finding work life balance? Solving global problems? You can do these and more by starting your career at Caterpillar.