PACCAR

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Controlling and conservative type of a company.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Operations in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at PACCAR full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

PACCAR will prepare you for some of the most demanding and challenging work environments you can experience. High expectations and commitment to work and your superior(s).

Cons

You'll do the work of three people but get paid for one.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show some appreciation to your employees and share in the profit sharing.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bullying managers who do absolutely nothing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are awesome. Its really great being able to interact with people from all different backgrounds, people with engineering degrees, technical degrees, and masters degrees. I like taking breaks and stopping by the shop and talking with the mechanics that work on the vehicles and getting their honest opinions about everything.

    Cons

    Many of the managers constantly talk down to you, they're a few awesome ones, but they're far too many that are worthless and managers have nearly 100% job security, they never get fired or laid off.
    HR is worthless. if you complain about something you're going to be the first one gone during hard times.
    Recently they announced we can no longer save emails so when you have history with a project or a CYA (cover your a$$) email, those will all be gone. After 12 months they'll be auto-deleted. You move around often so when a new guy in your former position comes to ask about a project, you can no longer give them a good head start or advice where to begin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I find it frustrating that if you talk to 10 employees, they would all have the same gripes, anything from email retention down to little things like turning down the heat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Back to the Future meets The Walking Dead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I worked at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    If you want a predictable workplace day in day out, this place is for you!
    Seem to appreciate those that have served in the armed forces.
    Opportunities to work within various departments over time is plentiful.
    A mix of young and motivated looking to start a career, and those who have been put out to pasture or are counting down the days to retirement.
    Offer's a pension if you can handle working here long enough.
    They're into Six Sigma if this is your thing.
    Seems like a good place to learn about accounting or supply chain management.
    Life / work balance can be pretty good, subject to department or role.

    Cons

    Hands down, the most stale and boring place I've ever worked.
    Company-wide executive emails are still typed in ALL CAPS.
    Arrogant management. I mean, we're talking automobile parts here people.
    Personal email like hotmail, facebook or gmail is blocked.
    So cheap that management endlessly debates basic IT infrastructure investments - this mentality explains why consultants have to be brought in to try to do anything innovative.
    Laughable intranet and internal sites.
    Employees have to pay for plastic forks and spoons in cafeteria if they don't buy food.
    Out of touch with current industry best practices - middle management is more concerned with being able to check a box to claim a task was completed, versus doing it the right way.
    Worse than the federal management in terms of innovation or information sharing between groups/departments.
    They really should just send ITD to India like Sr. Management really wants to do, but office politics continue to drag this out.
    Non-IT Employees are required to wear a badge they paid for through an annual charity event in order to wear jeans.
    Below average pay and benefits versus industry/region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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