PACCAR Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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PACCAR CEO Ronald E. Armstrong
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Pros
  • Work life balance was quite good (in 16 reviews)

  • Stable company with positive earning (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • WORK LIFE BALANCE is non existent (in 11 reviews)

  • The dress code is tremendously strict (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    environment is challenging, offers diverse opportunities throughout its various divisions, believes strongly in education, good health benefits, pension plan

    Cons

    white male centric, stodgy, trouble attracting younger talent, pay scale needs to be updated, need to make decisions faster, need to improve systems

    Advice to Management

    more diversity in sr management


  2. PACCAR

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Starkville, MS
    Current Employee - Accountant in Starkville, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has been around for a long time and is stable.

    Cons

    The culture is very conservative and demanding.


  3. Helpful (1)

    bored to tears

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance and a decent pension.

    Cons

    Not challenging. Skill set is lacking for most hires there.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to micromanage everyone. Not needed.


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  5. Logistics Data Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Solid, profitable, and established company. Great benefits and great entry level salary. Dedicated to career development. Treats their employees very well.

    Cons

    Very traditional and set in their ways, some extremely outdated software that is not user-friendly but it works for them and has obviously aided in their success.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to look towards the future in terms of the software used. Everything is outdated which makes it much harder to get used to as it is not user friendly.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits; very solid job stability; tons of opportunities to develop your career and look at other departments; also great retirement benefits - one of the few companies who still give a pension plan

    Cons

    It's an old school company- corporate office still requires that you wear a suit and other divisions are business professional. If you are looking for a place that lets you bring your dog, etc. this is not the place. However, still has a lot of benefits that overcome the more old fashioned culture


  7. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Valley, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Valley, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work in different divisions of PACCAR...I have worked in 4 divisions in the Puget Sound area and not all in the same area of expertise.

    Cons

    Despite what is said during interviews about people working in different divisions during your career, once you hit a certain age, you are pretty much stuck where you are at until you want to retire. Understand that divisions want to hire people for the long-term but us more experienced people also can have fresh and new approaches to work solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put aside your experienced people...quit micro-managing and buying into cultures that don't fit what PACCAR used to be like. Become less reliable on statistics and start getting back to what made PACCAR great, building innovative and quality products at a fair price. Stop making budget concerns the issues for upgrading the varying systems throughout the company. The claim is that PACCAR is a technology company that happens to build trucks but it doesn't show in the areas that really need technology updates.


  8. Paccar

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with. Money was more than fair for the tasks expected.

    Cons

    Policy on sick time is a little unforgiving.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with each situation individually, a cookie cutter set of rules is not applicable to everyone.


  9. commodity manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Stable company with a solid reputation. Great opportunity to learn about the global economy. Management shared success with the employees.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth. Salaries are below the market for mid career managers. Work life balance needs to be improved.


  10. Solid Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Pension and matching 401k. Most employees highly qualified. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Workload is high. Should hire more employees. Strict dress attire.


  11. Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Stable work.

    Cons

    Militaristic culture. Out of touch executive management. Low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more modern corporate culture



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