PACCAR

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PACCAR Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
239 Reviews
2.2
239 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good stable company but workers unappreciated

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 8 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inventory Planner and Buyer

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Pros

    People and financial security are good

    Cons

    Senior leaders are out of touch

  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Company Promotes based "Yes-person" Culture and doesn't value technical aptitude

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Algona, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Algona, WA

    I worked at PACCAR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance was quite good. 8hrs and out culture.

    Cons

    The person who says the right things gets promoted and not the actual problem solvers. Therefore, managers can be arrogant because have "mate it" to the top while being less knowledgeable, and less skilled than subordinates. Expectation is a "yes" to management and management will bully people for thinking outside of company culture and people thinking with in the culture will stab colleagues in the back to get ahead. Corporate culture is, thus, horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on addressing issues, promote people with a track record of results, not people who move every 2 years and make non-sustainable change. Corporate culture needs a overhaul. Need to make the company operate well, and not just look good by covering up issues to make dubious metrics.

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

    It was like getting released from a jail sentence; getting a new job was.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Financial in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Manager Financial in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Umm, the location. Sadly, company name looks good on a resume; hilarious. That about sums it up.

    Cons

    Was stuck in a management position for over 6 years. Numerous applications submitted to move up or change Divisions, for the benefit of the company and my career path. Never even had a chance, over and over again. Amazing that I change companies and have been promoted twice since July 2014. Must be the difference of being promoted for your abilities and potential vs. being passed-over because you don't stroke the right executive.

    Summing it up: avoid this company for the sake of your career future. I wasted at least 3 years at this place, hoping and hoping to be allowed to move-up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give qualified managers a chance to grow. Your rah rah frat golf boy's club will only last so long. Karma is a bit**.

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

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    -Great experience
    -Good pay for an internship
    -Very nice, intelligent people in the corporate accounting group
    -Great Hands-on experience

    Cons

    -Outdated systems
    -Stodgy corporate culture
    -The full-time employees seemed to lack work-life balance in certain department
    -Business formal attire is depressing, particularly since most other companies in the Seattle-Bellevue area have casual dress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Pros

    Good pay, great company benefits, professional management

    Cons

    Warehouse temps in the summertime reach over 100

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old School

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DSM
    Former Employee - DSM

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

    Pros

    I gained valuable commercial lending experience in my role. The flexibility of my schedule given that I worked from home was also a plus. Good coworkers.

    Cons

    As many before me wrote, the company approach was very old school, intimidate your employee into obtaining the results. Fortunately, I was a hard worker that got the results, but didn't appreciate being berated along the way. It is true that males are "encouraged"....strongly "encouraged".....to keep a clean face. So much so, that I attended the interview clean shaven. I grew my facial hair back within the month and attended the next couple of sales meetings with a manicured mustache and beard. Let's just say I heard about my choices later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your approach needs to be upgraded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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