Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, September 13, 2013
Yes, large corporations are very open to formal informational interviews, however, it is key that you identify the appropriate person with whom to have that interview. I suggest a person who is a leader in or who holds a position similar to your targeted position in the function in which you have ingterest. This is where professional networking services, such as LinkedIn, can be very helpful. If you use LinkedIn to locate an individual who works in your desired function at that company, you can reach out to that individual and they can give you a clear picture of how that function operates at that company.