PACCAR Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Great Company, steady and dependable

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Louisville, KY

    I worked at PACCAR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is fast paced but friendly. Company highly promotes furthering your education and will help you do it.

    Cons

    None that i can focus on.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Like the others

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PACCAR

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, benefits, 401k matching and opportunities to move around

    Cons

    beardmageddon, below average salaries and general fear of upper mgmt.


  3. Helpful (2)

    A good company, that needs to join the forward thinkers of todays business market

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Okmulgee, OK
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Okmulgee, OK

    I worked at PACCAR

    Pros

    Great company with decent pay, tuition reimbursement, and benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, TERRIBLE SUPERVISOR

    Management should seriously reconsider the middle manager. Supervision is not meant to be micromanaging, and promotion from within should be a realistic opportunity for experienced workers. Less politics, more value on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what individuals have to say. Don't allow a culture to exist that holds employees back from utilizing the skills they have.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Cheap company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to have on resume.

    Cons

    The company is too cheap to hire more people, so the current employees are sometimes doing two peoples job for one low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so the current employees are not so stressed out. Take a hint when the turn over rate is high,


  6. Helpful (4)

    good enviornment and people, terrible pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Denton, TX

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of people you work with. Don't have to take the job home with you.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Plant workers without college education make considerably more money than engineers. Cost of health care benefits is always going up with less coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees! We've lost any family oriented company values and employee moral that we once had.


  7. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great benefits, Tuition reimbursement, Flexible, A lot of growth opportunity. Since I have been here the entire department has turned over a few times and only twice was it due to somebody leaving the company, All the other times it was for other opportunities within the company. The company is very good about employee development, provided your willing to evolve. I frequently look for jobs outside the company but I just can't imagine leaving.

    Cons

    It is a big company with a very tall management structure so it can be slow to move which can be frustrating, but I think that is par for the course for such a large company.


  8. Paccar the worlds best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place yo work, learn about trucks. This company is a full company because it has many division like truck plant, financial division, parts division and more

    Cons

    There are no cons to this company. this is a nice place to work and I consider this company one of the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everything as today. Impulse the new generations to grow in the company, and keep pleople being happy working for PACCAR


  9. Helpful (4)

    Read these negative reviews carefully, they are true

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    Former Employee - Peasant
    Former Employee - Peasant

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    $7 jeans day passes will allow you to lose your suit for 8 hours.

    Cons

    Too many, pick a few negative reviews and read them.


  10. Helpful (8)

    Solution to problems: Throw more managers at the issue or hope that something else important comes up

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Renton, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, that rewards shareholders very well- dividends, return. If your willing to stay on for a long time you usually can wait around until they have to promote you. Pension, which isnt for much money but its better than a poke in the eye. Hr reviews this site regularly, so i will let them talk up the company.

    Cons

    Pay, though they beat the drum of how competitive the pay is, i guess so when comparing it to mcdonalds or taco bell.

    Pension, its not bad now but they dont factor in inflation so when i get 400 bucks a month when i retire in 30+ years, what am i gonna buy? Some bubble gum?

    Have issues retaining young people, the bureaucracy is well established and removes responsibility from lower level employees. To further this, management has created new management positions to reduce the worker to management ratio. Meaning less gets done but more people are managers.

    Managers can be classified into 2 categories, bullies and push overs. As a result you will either be miserable and overworked or bored and collecting a pay check, neither promotes new ideas and new managers have a habit of fixing what isnt broken, in the name of change. Thereby reducing efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of managers, wars are won with boots on the ground not officers sitting at the base. But really if you keep making money who cares.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good luck getting promoted, not here!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Renton, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, pension if you stay for 30+ years.

    Cons

    Absolutely no path for technical professionals to advance. Management is out for themselves and has no desire to promote. Healthcare is expensive and pay is 30-40% below average for technical positions and it's getting worse. HR is all for protecting the company; don't go there for real issues. The only way to advance is if you go into management!

    Advice to Management

    Give raises when deserved and care about the people doing the work.



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