PACCAR Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
236 Reviews
2.2
236 Reviews
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PACCAR CEO Ronald E. Armstrong
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also not a horrible place to maintain work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Stable company, 401K match, luckily my supervisor is accommodating with flex time as needed (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • The full-time employees seemed to lack work-life balance in certain department (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I worked at PACCAR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have great training
    They promote from within, so high career mobility
    Very stable
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is middle tier at best
    You will need to attend grad school to progress to senior managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a great company but your locations are a bit dated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and good people.

    Cons

    You have to know someone to get promoted up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's a good place to get hands-on experience. They teach you a lot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Accounting in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - General Accounting in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at PACCAR as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They all work very professionally. Managers are good, patient, and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The working hours are too strict.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good place to learn how a successful old school company can be run.

    Cons

    old school, silo environment. very little flexibility.

  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Terribly run company. Completely outdated in every way.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    The one silver lining here is that everyone is in the same boat. Everyone hates it equally. So at least you are in good company when you are miserable.

    Cons

    Everything at this company is outdated, from the building to the systems. Nearly all decisions are made at the very highest levels, which means nothing ever changes and nothing ever gets done. Policies toward employees are as old fashioned as any company you will find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as well as you treat your shareholders and you may get them to stick around a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    North Korea of Corporations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Pros

    Stable performing company, cool product, well respected as top quality product in industry

    Cons

    Too many to count : family run business by a maniac of a CEO with so many crazy stories of his behavior saying and implementing pointless policies that degrade employees. He obviously has so much money that he doesn't seem capable of making an intelligent business decision. I have no idea how the busines still exists. A lot of older people that are so disengaged, just waiting a couple of years to retire. If you're looking for a dead end carrer, go to paccar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are so many good people that have to put up with so much pointless expectations and policies that all levels of management are just puppets. They're given no authority to make their own decisions. I feel sorry for managers, it's like living in North Korea, if you speak out against the supreme leader, you're dead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stable company but workers unappreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Pros

    Good stable company with steady growth and good benefits. Decent pay and great facility that is well maintained and all new technology used in production.

    Cons

    Poor management and most employees seem unhappy with how things are ran and how promotions are made. it seams some promotions are decided on popularity instead of the best person for the position. unclear expectations on workload and hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Facilities in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good, Lots of challenging projects

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, don't always promote within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Flex time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    What Is The Message When HR People Keep Leaving?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security
    Decent benefits
    Work schedule is predictable
    Good coworkers

    Cons

    People don't matter. Acknowledgment and expect from upper leadership is lacking and that attitude trickles down. When you have as much turnover in HR as we do, there is no continuity. If the people who support management and company policies can't handle it, who can? We keep losing good people and it sends a strong message.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a problem with senior leadership that will probably get your attention when you can no longer attract talent in a good labor market. You have no HR department, maybe you should look for some good leadership there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inventory Planner and Buyer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Planner and Buyer in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Inventory Planner and Buyer in Renton, WA

    I worked at PACCAR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong company with stable processes. One of the few companies with a pension at retirement.

    Cons

    Compensation was OK, work environment was OK, training for the position was very light. Nothing to brag about but I have seen worse. The 401K matching is low and there is a long minimum employment period to be fulfilled before employer matching starts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time and attention to grow and advance the women in the company. My impression was that there was little opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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