Mack Trucks Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Project Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mack Trucks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun projects to work on.

    Cons

    Slow to make things happen

    Advice to Management

    Provide methods to remove roadblocks


  2. production-tech

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    Former Employee - Production-tech in Macungie, PA
    Former Employee - Production-tech in Macungie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Mack is the people and the benefits it a good company to work for.

    Cons

    The down side is the lay-off

    Advice to Management

    Keep making Mack a better company to work for.


  3. manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mack Trucks (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of earned time off.

    Cons

    Older employees with 40+ years. No motivation or advancement opportunities. Lack of collaboration between departments. Finger pointing instead of solving.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage and use the skills and talents of staff. Respect and encourage new ideas.


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  5. Mack Trucks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring Lake, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring Lake, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mack Trucks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, product and history at Mack Truck...knew and respected their customers. Benefits were good and they always treated their employees well.

    Cons

    Change in management has brought about a change in the culture...losing some of the knowledge as older generation retire


  6. Downhill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mack Trucks full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay and easy work.

    Cons

    Union driven, hard to fire people who are crappy workers, management does what they want without consideration of the people below them. Nepotism is huge.


  7. Some will stay long term, others will use for a stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Macungie, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Macungie, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mack Trucks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary plus over-time availability is great. Great benefits

    Cons

    Everyone points blame. No one takes account of their own responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing employees who put forth the extra effort. Some employees download Outlook to their personal phone just to ensure their department is running smoothly. Upper management doesnt recognize or care about that.


  8. Terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mack Trucks full-time

    Pros

    The operators were the best part, smart people who are dedicated and painfully underutilized

    Cons

    Human Resources and Upper Management. Hostile work environment.


  9. decent place to get experience

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    Current Employee - Management in Macungie, PA
    Current Employee - Management in Macungie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mack Trucks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay exciting product to manufacture hard working, dedicated employees

    Cons

    -upper management does not get along; lacking strong leadership-- there's always another dept to blame -despite being a part of a global company, mobility within the volvo group is limited. even within the plant itself, most people have been in the same role or dept. for 3 or more years- employees are not encouraged to grow by getting exposure to other areas of the business. -senior union employees have a strong influence over management. Creating work standards and enforcing discipline is extremely hard- even for simple things like absenteeism, drug/alchohol violations—it’s very hard to fire a union employee which is sad when there are a lot of good people out there who want jobs. some employees in the union seem to take their good job for granted. -lack of investment in the plant and IT systems makes improving and competitng in the 21st centruy a challenge

    Advice to Management

    get along, present a vision, lead, enforce and encourage good behavior


  10. Lots of heart and soul in employees, serious lacking in management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macungie, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macungie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mack Trucks full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, employees who want to succeed. Some leadership has vision for improvement but methods are incredibly inconsistent.

    Cons

    Leadership is rife with unethical practices, particularly in HR. Inconsistent strategy and goals create confusion and the relationship with the union union is terrible. There is no perceived or actual value for the employee in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows you are scared to fail, and scrambling to regain market share, but destroying people that work for you to get there will not work. Turnover is way higher than it should be, and your lack of integrity is glaring, as everyone sees the gap between the message and how things really operate.


  11. Big company, big benefits, big headaches.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mack Trucks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, pay, and vacation. The company will provide you the training and tools you need to get the job done. It's enjoyable to see the product you work on rolling down the road. It's one of the few companies that still make products in the US. Most of your co-workers are good people.

    Cons

    Too much control from the parent company, Volvo AB, very few Americans in leadership. The size of the company lends itself to extensive bureaucracy, processes, and politics. You have to be part of the "in crowd" to be promoted to management. The company does not value an engineer's experience, opinion, or talent.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to develop and retain engineers. Rely less on Project Management. Streamline processes.



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