PACCAR

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PACCAR Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
253 Reviews
3.2
253 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also not a horrible place to maintain work/life balance (in 16 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The Internships was a great opportunity to really get to know this company.

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    Former Intern - Internship in Renton, WA
    Former Intern - Internship in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    The company makes it a priority to introduce students to all areas of the company so the employee can see departments they don't directly work with. This allows a great understanding of the companies overall opportunities and goals.

    Cons

    Be prepared to dress in business attire daily however this is very easy to do and puts employees in a good mindset of being focused on the task at hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company. Changing culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Pros

    good company for resume development

    Cons

    hard to compete on salary basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Not too bad

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

    I worked at PACCAR

    Pros

    Steady job with good opportunity to move up. Not a ton of stress

    Cons

    Wearing a suit everyday gets old, so does going home for forgetting to shave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, if it's a culture fit.

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

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

    Pros

    -Trucks are an interesting product line to deal with.
    - Most employees are dedicated and smart.
    - Company loves cross trained employees; they are willing to let you try new roles outside your comfort zone and you can be promoted to do it.
    - Minimal office politics and backstabbing, it's not tolerated by management higher up.

    Cons

    - Culture fit is not for everyone. It's a conservative company; especially for the Northwest. Corporate office is business attire (suit & tie). Facial hair is generally not tolerated.
    - Company's strong cost control culture can manifest itself in strange ways.
    - Below market compensation structure. Employee benefits which were very good in years past have eroded to average. Salary has never been better than average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent executive management changes are having an impact on the company. Let's see where they go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Over 6 years at PCAR.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PACCAR

    Pros

    Great training ground to learn how to be successful at business. The pay and benefits are competitive. Encourage cross training.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility. Everyone has a role and can be replaced quickly if need be. Pull on peg out put another one in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities to move up through the organization based on ability not tenure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not enough time spent working for company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Accountant in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Corporate Accountant in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at PACCAR full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great reputation and great to have on resume

    Cons

    Lack of training, misleading benefits before hiring, unclear values, poor communication and lack of team attitude. During fourth quarter, tax season and a team member short they hired me and I was given misleading information by the person i replaced who was more focused on her department transfer than training me. There was no chart of accounts, one week training at the beginning of December so no training on closing entries or duties and no list of anything at all as to expectations or the time to start, and little to no communication with supervisor until getting approval to post entries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    paccar corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Pros

    solid and secure company, always profitable

    Cons

    rules and norms can be restrictive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PACCAR is a conservative, driven company with great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits package, vertically integrated company with high potential for career growth. The PACCAR culture is consistent through all divisions of the company.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is compromised in some positions. Conservative business approach can lead to delays in projects and approvals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee appreciation through ensuring work/life balance is maintained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to retire, good money w/ little expectations.

    Cons

    Not a great place to work for a young guy, you will learn paperwork but no skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your best tools, HR needs a good judge of personality like Jenny Hall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for interns, retirees and wall-followers engineers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA

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

    Pros

    Something to put on your resume. If you can work at PACCAR, then any other company that you will later join will feel like heaven.
    Nice Technical Center. You work not just on engines ( mostly from cummins) but also on the entire truck. Close to beautiful places such as Vancouver in Canada, Oregon, Seattle, etc...

    Cons

    Not much smart engineers that are "Game changer" in the heavy duty industry, just couple of average "wall-follower" engineers that are riding on an old success legacy. You may find it as a great learning place If you don't know nothing about engines or your engineering skills are average at best.
    Full of old people and back stabbers, and if you are a woman or part of any other visible minorities, we might keep you just to display our diversity but don't expect anything else.
    They will make your life miserable just to make profitable, but the employees are basically modern slaves with ties and and a false idea of belonging to something big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step into the new century. The world is changing, either you like or not, you should also change to adapt.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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