Peterbilt

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A great place to work if you can survive the cyclical downtimes.

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Current Employee - Design Engineer in Denton, TX
Current Employee - Design Engineer in Denton, TX

I have been working at Peterbilt full-time

Pros

Good benefits as a whole. %5 401k matching, vested in Pension after 5yrs, just ok health benefits.

Cons

Layoffs. When the market gets hit hard, hold on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your personnel choices (promotional, layoffs) leave every somewhat baffled.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    To many Chiefs not enough Indians.

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Accounting in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Peterbilt full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Busy office enviornment, customers are generally awesome to work with!

    Cons

    Turn over of employees in their accounting / HR & Leasing is very high and this should be a red flag to anyone applying here. Ask to meet people in different departments and ask others (besides upper management) how long they have been with the company. One or two head people set the tone of the office and it is not a good tone. Book keeping is very unorganized and in the leasing/rental department customers checks go missing and do not get applied to customers accounts in a timely manner. No one takes accountability and there is NO team work or team building activities. The "benefits" are lousy. Cost of medical and dental is outrageous and there is no 401K match. I was never told this during the inital interview. I was mislead and told there was a 401K my mistake for not clarifying whether they did a company match or not. Read the hand book and what you are signing. They are an "at will" company so you will get zero notification before are getting "let go" and they do not have to say why. There are no performance tracks or yearly / quarterly reviews. Also do not plan on raises as they do not give a cost of living raise. No incentives to build you up or bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more involved with their employees there are too many chiefs and not enough indians. When you let an employee go let them clean out their own desk instead of boxing it up for them. That is an invasion of privacy and extremely rude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great opportunity to learn the good ol'boy system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX

    I have been working at Peterbilt full-time

    Pros

    Peterbilt is a good company to work for overall. It offers great benefits. The majority of employees are great people. It is absolutely a mans world that allows women administrative work. Product is good with many employees who are very proud to help build it.

    Cons

    PACCAR executives need to clean house to allow for new technology & growth within the company. NEED to get rid of the old management, it is the good ol'boy and old women who've "secured" their role in the company. There are a lot of old employees making high dollars, doing below average work.
    Peterbilt lays off routinely, and by seniority instead of performance. HR is not professional. There is no mentoring and opportunities for improvements are often oppressed. If its not broke, don't fix it. Little to no communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE consider evaluating your staff. Its time to embrace the new technology and experience the younger employees have to offer. Get rid of stagnant old high salaried employees.
    Kill the micro-management and old-school ways. Offer incentives and allow creativity into the workplace.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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