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Great place to get your feet wet...

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Current Employee - Process Improvement Coordinator  in  Louisville, KY
Current Employee - Process Improvement Coordinator in Louisville, KY

I have been working at PACCAR full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pros
1. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement and growth for entry level employees. Paccar is very focused on getting the job done with as little expense as possible, therefore, they will often hire internally because they can save 5-$10,000 annually hiring someone who has less experience internally rather than hiring someone externally. This provides a great way for people on the floor to get promoted from within.
2. Paccar has decent health care benefits and a great 401k company stock match. Your 401k is matched annually with company stock up to 5%. You are fully vested and you can contribute 30 days after you hire in (company match begins 1 year after hire date).
3. PACCAR provides tuition reimbursement @ 50% with no annual limit. This applies to any level (Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate). They also provide an additional cash bonus for completing an advanced degree, (Masters or Doctorate) although; you can only take advantage of it once.
4. Paccar also has a GREAT relocation package if you can get approved for one. They pretty much take care of everything and provide you with some cash to make the transition easier.
5. There are alot of other little benefits such as cell phone plan discounts, computer purchase programs, software discounts, etc.)

Cons

Cons
1. There is an over emphasis on degreed employees. There is an obvious glass ceiling for employees without Bachelors or Master’s degrees.
2. Paccar often does not pay salaries that are commensurate with responsibilities. For example, Paccar may pay 40,000 a year for what many other companies are paying 50-55,000.
3. There is an obvious lack of employee development for the non-managerial/executive level.
4. Paccar often does not reward high performing employees. Often the differences in raises for performance evaluations for those that meet expectation and exceed expectations are minimal or non-existent at best.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Advice to Management
1. There is a reason that turn-over rates at some locations are ridiculously high.
2. Invest in high potential/ high performing candidates and maybe they will not be open to other opportunities.
3. Another great idea is to stop using pay scales that are 10-15 years old and pay people what they are worth in the current market place.
4. It might be a good idea to actually tie performance incentives in with actual performance rather than being overly preoccupied with keeping the unions out of the assembly/ production facilities.
5. Treat your people like you value them and show it to them rather than placate with seemingly empty words.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Back to the Future meets The Walking Dead

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    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
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    A company run by fear and bullying

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at PACCAR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool products and a decent place to get experience - and get out!

    Cons

    Work environment, culture, and compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! It isn't 1985 anymore. Company policies need to be updated so employees will want to hang around. Here's a thought - just for once, do something that shows you care about the employees instead of making them take two weeks off so you can achieve "record profits." It's time for "Mr. Chairman" to stop the bleeding and attempt to compete with the employment competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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