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PACCAR Interview Questions

Updated Nov 26, 2017
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    Billing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at PACCAR (Bellevue, WA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, received an initial screen call 2 days later. They called me the day after the call to ask me to come in for an interview the day after that. Clear they needed the position filled. During the interview I was supposed to meet with a man and then a woman a half hour later. When I was introduced to the man he was flustered and acted like I was burdening him. He was reading my resume for the first time right in front of me. Also asked me weird questions and then a co worker opened the office door to make dinner plans with him while I was sitting there in the interview. The lady I interviewed with was nice. The corporate culture, outdated systems (billing done on excel 2000) and unprofessionalism was enough to draw me to decline.

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  2.  

    Environmental Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at PACCAR.

    Interview

    Got a phone interview with General HR after 4 months of applying online, this interview lasted 45 minutes mostly personality questions and work ethic. Then a week later got a call from environmental HR asked technical questions and was very nice.

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  3.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Terrible attitude person conducted the interview. Never asked about my former experience, only concerned about my change of job field. Not happy with my answer so repeatedly asking same question with negative remarks.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to be an accountant   1 Answer

  4.  

    Commodity Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PACCAR (Bellevue, WA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Assistant Director contacted me directly and set up a meeting with him and the Director of Purchasing. HR was never involved. A week after I was interviewed by 2 more Directors. Process took 3 months.

    Interview Questions

    • they asked about my reaction to a decision that management made, that I did not agree with.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    QA Test Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PACCAR.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 3 people. Each person I shook hands with had a limp, defeated, loose handshake. A bad sign. They put me in one of the shared workspaces and proceeded to ask me questions I would expect for an entry level tester. When I asked about all the bad feedback on glassdoor about working there and they all sort of laughed it off as not being very true. When I asked about the suit and tie they said it doesn't apply to IT but if you want to eat in the on campus diner you have to be suit and tie. As a test lead their expectation was for the lead to do more execution that leadership. The producer was nice and an ex microsoftie which was nice, but she seemed like she was only doing this job because it was closer to home and flat out told me she'd rather be at microsoft. Overall this was a bad experience and I felt like it was a huge waste of my time.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you test this website? What makes a good test case? Of this list of feature, which is the priority? And similar easy entry level questions.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Transportation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    During the initial phone screen with the internal recruiter I was asked what my minimum salary requirements were. After conveying that, her response was "oh yeah that's very doable". From there I went through an interview with the hiring manager, and then a final interview with a regional manager. A few days later I was extended an offer from the recruiter which was significantly lower than my minimum salary requirements discussed on the initial call. It was a complete waste of time for both myself and PACCAR to put me through additional interviews and time if they knew they would low-ball me and not accept my salary requirements. When I asked the recruiter why they continued to push me through the process her response was, "because that was what I was directed to do". This shows a complete ineptitude and overall lack of respect. Maybe they thought it was possible to bait and switch me. Apparently they have the time and energy to do that. Buyer Beware! Very similar to dealing with a used car dealership. To be frank, I wasn't even asking that much considering the Seattle market. PACCAR--please don't waste people's time and energy and if you expect to hire the best talent you can't pay pennies on the dollar! Improve your antiquated and incompetent processes.

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    Floor Shop Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chillicothe, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at PACCAR (Chillicothe, OH).

    Interview

    Lengthy but important process how would I handle working with difficult employees do i do well with challenges.am I willing to learn multiple jobs shifts overtime if needed what qualifications do i have to do well with this position

    Interview Questions

    • What was your previous job duties   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate I was satisfied with all they were offering me

  8.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PACCAR.

    Interview

    Their recruiter reached out to me. I first interviewed with the IT hiring manager, he straight up said that they don't need someone technical but he would like to hire someone who'd entertain the team. Next, I interviewed with the IT director who was professional. Then, I met the team: obviously they had never interviewed someone and they had no idea what kinda questions should be asked on a technical interview; they kept complaining and talking to eachother. They really needed entertainment. The next day, the recruiter emailed and said that they would like to move forward with the hiring. Then she disappeared for 10 more days before calling me. By that time, I found a better company.

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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PACCAR (Bellevue, WA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The first step was a phone interview which lasted about 30 minutes in January. Then I had a Skype interview, which lasted about 45 minutes. Finally, I was invited to travel to Bellevue, WA for an internship event where I was interviewed in person by three different people, and it was an all day event which included a lunch and socializing period, there were about 40 other people at this event with me. From there I was offered a summer accounting position over the phone and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • Biggest strengths/weaknesses
      Why do you want to do accounting?
      Why PACCAR?
      When is a time you've encountered a difficult problem in the workplace and how did you solve it?
      When is a time you had to learn something new and how did you adjust?   Answer Question

  10.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PACCAR (Bellevue, WA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    It was a very relaxed interview. Applied online, led into a phone interview and resulted in a visit to the office. At the office there were three 30 minute interviews and a hour for lunch and networking. Very relaxed day and interviews.

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