Paccar – Kirkland, WA
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Doesn't RecommendPositive Outlook
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at PACCAR full-time (More than 10 years)
PACCAR provides a lot of opportunities for employees. Internal movement is encouraged and managers often consider internal candidates prior to external. The company is stable and consistently shows a profit. Employees and management work hard and it shows. This company is lean but done in a way that works very well. Continuing education is promoted and employees have the opportunity to gain a lot of experience if they choose to.
The culture is still stuck in the 1960's and is pushed from the top down. Men are expected to wear suit and ties, no facial hair, and no visible tattoos. Women are expected to dress the equivalent, leggings if wearing a dress, natural colored hair, and no visible tattoos. Employees are expected to work form 8:00am to 5:00pm at the corporate office which is nice for consistency but is lacking when flexibility is needed. Other offices are on a core hours system which is more appropriate. The dress code doesn't match the surrounding society and PACCAR employees can easily be identified by the style when outside of the corporate office. Few customers dress the same and this becomes obvious during meetings with customers.
Advice to Management
Don't change how the business is being ran as a whole but do change the internal culture when it relates to dress codes, work time flexibility, and benefits. With the increasing loss of baby boomers PACCAR will find it more difficult to get new employees and keep them if we continue to push a culture that doesn't fit with the expectations of employees. It may have worked fine last century but we are now in a different era.