PACCAR Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Good company. Changing culture.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company for resume development

    Cons

    hard to compete on salary basis


  2. Helpful (1)

    PACCAR is a conservative, driven company with great benefits.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  3. Over 6 years at PCAR.

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

    I worked at PACCAR

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

    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 Management

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


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  5. paccar corporate

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

    I have been working at PACCAR

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

    Pros

    solid and secure company, always profitable

    Cons

    rules and norms can be restrictive


  6. Helpful (1)

    Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (5)

    Good for interns, retirees and wall-followers engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (6)

    Oppressive culture, stagnant processes, dated systems, low pay, and lack of empowerment

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

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

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

    Pros

    Stable job with some advancement.

    Cons

    The culture at PACCAR is stifling and depressing. It's quieter than a library the majority of the day with little collaboration. You don't feel like you can express honest opinions to management for fear of being cast out. The processes are old and PACCAR does not promote change management whatsoever. The systems don't communicate to each other and the current system is so out-dated that it is no longer supported. We've had so much turnover in IT that they can't even keep up with all the systems issues. Low pay for all the responsibilities of the position. And unless you are a white male, don't expect to go too far within the company. Case in point: a former employee of mine, a white male, was promoted 2 levels in pay grade, something I was told in the past was not the way PACCAR operated. That I had to earn my way to the next level and then the next. Should have known they meant because I am female that I was never going to get the same treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making top down decisions without working with managers. This style will continue to alienate workers and eventually the reputation will get so bad (if it isn't already) that getting talented workers will become increasingly difficult.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Welcome to the Stone Age!

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

    I worked 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

    Great company to put on a resume and benefits are at best average amongst the industry. Great place to work for a steady paycheck.

    Cons

    Care far more about the bottom line than any employee. Employees are an expense to management not an asset and very little investment is put towards infrastructure.


  10. Solid

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

    I have been working at PACCAR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities are good for solid employees

    Cons

    salary can be better, but work/life is good

    Advice to Management

    more money for people that deserve it


  11. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at PACCAR

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and people to work with

    Cons

    Dress code is very conservative

    Advice to Management

    Ron Armstrong is a great leader and CEO



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