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Former Employee - Senior Six Sigma Black Belt in Renton, WA
Former Employee - Senior Six Sigma Black Belt in Renton, WA

I worked at PACCAR full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Stable company with positive earning

Cons

Dated methods and interactions with employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

upgrade to new technology

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  1. 7 people found this helpful

    Baby-Boomer Safe Haven

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PACCAR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Slow paced work, low performance expectation, work hours never exceeds 40, if you just show up you're guaranteed a job. Most people are over-paid for what they do or what skills they have. It would be a nice place to ride out the last 5 years of your career if you can tolerate the 1970s culture.

    Cons

    The company uniform is the same dress as Walmart employees. Pay increases used to be every 18 months but have been extended to every 24 months. Pay increases are biased towards seniority rather than performance. Senior employees believe they are entitled to everything because of their 15 to 40 years with the company. There are no consequences for senior employees who take negative action towards the company. There is more effort put into maintaining tradition than to making improvements. They like 6 Sigma but the projects they do contain no real improvements (used for recognition only).
      Absolutely no leadership on any level. Managers "preside" over their area of responsibility. They like to move people around so you may end up working for a manager who has no experience in your field/discipline. This company tends to favor employees from purchasing & accounting and those from the corporate office when it comes to promotions.
      Lots of issues around ethics. The mandate by plant management is for employees to falsify plant data so efficiency metrics submitted to corporate meet their goal. Our GM likes to hire his friends/neighbors that due substandard work for the facilities. He also likes to do direct hires of friends/neighbors into positions.
      The "Chairman" really is crazy(reference other postings on employee facial hair). If you approve of the CEO that only means that you have never met or dealt with him. You will never find anyone as arrogant. Lots of "smoke & mirrors" on what the CEO specifically tells the plants to do and what they actually do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the passion you have against facial hair and direct it towards improving operational excellence, growing your business and improving employee engagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful

    Unbelievably conservative, top-down management, employees live in fear

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paccar is a very financially stable company, and has made a profit every year for decades on end.

    Cons

    Extremely top-down management, a CEO who all employees literally live in fear of (including top management under him), mediocre pay, horrendously old-school policies and culture. For example, this week at Kenworth (where I work, a division of Paccar), a no-facial-hair policy was suddenly enacted- employees with facial hair were told on Wednesday upon arrival at work that they had until 9 am to go home and shave, or not come back (take vacation or leave without pay). Despite people at every level of Kenworth management and HR stating that they knew this would cost them valuable employees and employee morale, they all felt their hands were tied since the decision had come from Mark Piggot due to his personal dislike of facial hair. Many employees were affected by this, including two who were within 2 weeks of retirement after 40+ years with the company. Paccar values money over all else, and finds myriad ways to demonstrate how completely valueless individual employees are to them. You're just a number, and you can be replaced. As long as they make a profit, that's all that matters- and that comes often at the expense of project budgets, raises, perks, training, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up to Mark Piggot and call him out on his culture of fear and intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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