Working at PACCAR | Glassdoor

PACCAR Overview

Work Here? Get a Free Employer Account
Bellevue, WA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (PCAR)
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services ... Read more

PACCAR Reviews

Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
PACCAR CEO Ronald E. Armstrong
Ronald E. Armstrong
112 Ratings
  • Helpful (4)

    "Change is good"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Renton, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    PACCAR Parts has done a major culture change in recent years. The newly formed Diversity Council has done fantastic job by hosting language days, pride parade event, volunteering events and food trucks come on site to spice up the food offerings. Management is really engaged in employee well being and has done multiple changes based on employee survey responses. The culture is changing and there is a lot of opportunity for growth. If people choose not to advance or grow they should stop blaming the management. There is opportunity to travel, learn more about data analysis and be a part of a team based environment. All new employees get to meet PACCAR Parts upper management 1:1. Some remodels and furniture updates have made great impact on overall culture and environment. Great 401k, pension and also vacation policy has improved in the last year. Recently more casual dress, but know when to wear your suit.


    Allow working from home from time to time. PACCAR ITD allows more flexible schedule due to business model.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because the employees see the change. Music in Cafeteria has been another great addition!

See All 499 Reviews


PACCAR photo of: Logistics Center
PACCAR photo of: DAF Brasil
PACCAR photo of: PACCAR Mexico employees participated in the Environmental Fair sponsored by the Baja California State Government to promote environmental awareness in elementary school students
PACCAR photo of: PACCAR Technical Center Test Cell
PACCAR photo of: PACCAR Engine Support Center
PACCAR photo of: Engine Plant production line
See All PhotosSee All

PACCAR Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Associate Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PACCAR (Renton, WA) in December 2010.


    Received a phone call to interview on campus - there was no phone interview. The interview was a panel interview with 5 of my would-be peers, and the manager. They all asked various questions, most of which asked for definitions of "everybody should know" software development terms. There was a "what would you do in this situation" question regarding support. After the panel interview, I was called in for a 1:1 with the manager. They asked some personality questions and then I was sent upstairs to have a 1:1 with the director. More personality questions, and a few days later I received an offer. I'm giving this a negative rating only because I think it is a terrible way to interview if you're looking for a competent software developer.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were easy but this one stuck out as kind of odd. I was shown a piece of paper with 2 blocks of markup. I was asked to identify what each of them was.   1 Answer


    I didn't negotiate as I was young and naive. My suggestion is to negotiate if you feel like you deserve more. Treat any promise like you would a promise given by a used car dealer. Make sure everything is on paper.

See All 144 Interviews

PACCAR Awards & Accolades

  • Commercial Truck of the Year(Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck), American Truck Dealers (ATD), 2015
  • ATD Commercial Trucks of the Year, American Truck Dealers, 2012
See More

Work at PACCAR? Share Your Experiences

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate