PACCAR Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (11)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Read these negative reviews carefully, they are true

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peasant
    Former Employee - Peasant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Good luck getting promoted, not here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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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  5. Paccar the worlds best

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    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


  6. Great Company

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

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (14)

    Could be so much better...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products you're proud to be associated with, solid financial performance year after year, some decent benefits including a well-funded pension plan. High employee turnover creates lots of opportunities for others to get promoted.

    Cons

    Cronyism and nepotism are rampant. Don't even think about working here if you have facial hair. And you'd better love to wear a suit and tie to work every day. Managment spends a majority of their time locked in conference rooms preparing for the next presentation to senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote based on merit and accomplishments. Pay more competitive salaries and loosen up the ridiculous dress code policies of this company to attract and keep top talent.


  8. Steadily employed for 20+ years

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

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

    Pros

    Company is fiscally sound and has been for many, many years. If you work for PACCAR, do your job well and keep your nose clean job security is yours.

    Cons

    No flexible scheduling in my department. Would like to work at least 1 weekend day for the opportunity of getting administrative responsibilities accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. Helpful (1)

    Inventory Planner

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PACCAR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company. Get to see how things are done right. Good middle managers, with veey well defined processes.

    Cons

    Have to put in the time to grow. Because the company has been successful for so long there is not appt of opportunity to contribute to big projects.

    Advice to Management

    Push for improvements, and allow younger people to grow and try new things, even if they are against the status quo.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Good experience, solid performing company financially. Left a lot to be desired!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, solid performing company financially. Lots of opportunities to fix things and drive change, however, your pressure to drive the change is thwarted by a micromanagement culture.

    Cons

    Personnel development, leadership practices, culture. Poor on boarding and HR experience. Company is very set in its ways and hard to drive the change you want. lots of pressure from above for results but very little "roadblock" removal from above to allow consistent repeatable results.

    Advice to Management

    People, not quality should be SP number 1! More command by negations and allowing lower levee manager the authority to run the business.


  11. Helpful (8)

    Horrible Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None as I can tell

    Cons

    Horrible management Irresponsible HR Worst company to work



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