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.