PACCAR

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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 an 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. 6 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
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    HELL ON EARTH

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    There are some good-hearted people there. It's a great place to sit around and do nothing.

    Cons

    Wow! Too many to list. It doesn't matter where you're positioned in the company (on the corporate ladder or geographically speaking), everybody hates the now former CEO. Have a clue!!! Beware, no facial hair. What does that imply? Certain relgious groups need not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what it means to be a servant leader. Your employees are your most valuable asset -- treat them that way. Decode the dress code to help recruit better talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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