Peterbilt Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Software Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern

    I have been working at Peterbilt

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people are nice and very helpful. Thry give you a chance to do real engineering work and learn in the process. Their software engineering department is growing right now.

    Cons

    There are notr really any cons specific to Peterbilt


  2. Horrible HR Management Team in the Plant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Employee in Denton, TX

    I have been working at Peterbilt (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay, hours and benefits.

    Cons

    "Good ole boy" system where you're rewarded for kissing butt and not your work accomplishments. If you don't fit in with the "click" they'll get rid of you faster than you can blink. They will lie to get what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Get competent people in your HR "Management" team who actually have HR experience. Just moving "problem" people around to a different area instead of addressing the problem is NO WAY to run a business. Take complaints seriously and not dismiss them as "Whatever". The plant HR "team" seriously needs a COMPLETE OVERHAUL with competent people and not friends who have not clue how to do things.


  3. Office @ Peterbilt of NYC

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Office in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Peterbilt (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers and decent salary.

    Cons

    Owner very unprofessional- sexual harassment a huge issue.


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  5. Petty, petty management

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Administrator in Denton, TX

    I worked at Peterbilt (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits if you fall into their "click".

    Cons

    Petty management that gets rid of hard working, qualified people yet has their "buddies" who are incompetent. It's more like high school than a company.

    Advice to Management

    They know who they are. Take a GOOD look. People don't regularly complain without a reason yet you dismiss the complaint


  6. Peterbilt Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very successful company financially. Great long term incentives

    Cons

    Average to low salary. Old school corporate culture


  7. Peterbilt

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peterbilt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The benefits are good but salaries could be better. It is one of the largest employers in the area. You get to work with and design trucks. Coworkers are good to work with. It is one of the few companies that still has a pension plan.

    Cons

    For me it is a long commute to Denton. There is a lot of politics.


  8. Its a great place to start your career after college. They provide great training and experience.

    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Denton, TX

    I worked at Peterbilt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a cyclical work environment, extremely busy during new product launches and then it slows down. So the stress and work load are cyclical too. And you get out of it what you put in. If you take the time to be out in the factory you learn more than the average employee.

    Cons

    It takes quite a bit of time to climb the company ladder. The most successful people are the ones who leave engineering for a factory position and then circle back around to engineering.


  9. It was a great learning expereince that thought me alot about fabrication

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Denton, TX

    I worked at Peterbilt

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

    Pros

    great boss, good schedual, a chance to learn something new, great co-workers

    Cons

    bad working conditions, slow days, not enough over time

    Advice to Management

    you should look in to hiring motavated people because people who are willing to learn are the best employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement as staff continues to jump ship. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Good 'Ol Boy System! If you play the politics right, you are golden. If you aren't part of the 'good 'ol boy system' then you better watch your back. The leadership team does not listen to employees and does not support those that do.

    Advice to Management

    Value those who are working hard and valuing their employees. Put more emphasis on leading with professionalism and less emphasis on who can yell the loudest. Promote leaders, not individual contributors. Recognize hard work and positive attitudes. Discipline those that lead by intimidating and/or threatening behavior.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Pretty good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They do not expect you to put in tons of overtime. Everyone is nice, not a cutthroat atmosphere. Recently started allowing flextime schedules. Recently removed the requirement to wear a tie. There have been recent attempts to gather and use employee feedback in general. There is a ton of pride taken in the product throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Pay is probably not what would be considered "competitive". Slow to accept new changes. A lot of bureaucracy in the engineering process, more time spent filling out forms than anything resembling engineering. Also, weird obsession with "the chairman". They literally have a team of engineers go through the building to adjust the blinds to exactly 45 degrees (yes, it's measured) whenever he comes in.

    Advice to Management

    The reason that the engineering group is constantly losing the top engineers is because it is so much easier to get a raise by leaving. There is no feeling that any attempt is made to keep top performers in engineering.



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