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"Controlling and conservative type of a company."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operations in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Operations in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

PACCAR will prepare you for some of the most demanding and challenging work environments you can experience. High expectations and commitment to work and your superior(s).

Cons

You'll do the work of three people but get paid for one.

Advice to Management

Show some appreciation to your employees and share in the profit sharing.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get your feet wet..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros
    1. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement and growth for entry level employees. Paccar is very focused on getting the job done with as little expense as possible, therefore, they will often hire internally because they can save 5-$10,000 annually hiring someone who has less experience internally rather than hiring someone externally. This provides a great way for people on the floor to get promoted from within.
    2. Paccar has decent health care benefits and a great 401k company stock match. Your 401k is matched annually with company stock up to 5%. You are fully vested and you can contribute 30 days after you hire in (company match begins 1 year after hire date).
    3. PACCAR provides tuition reimbursement @ 50% with no annual limit. This applies to any level (Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate). They also provide an additional cash bonus for completing an advanced degree, (Masters or Doctorate) although; you can only take advantage of it once.
    4. Paccar also has a GREAT relocation package if you can get approved for one. They pretty much take care of everything and provide you with some cash to make the transition easier.
    5. There are alot of other little benefits such as cell phone plan discounts, computer purchase programs, software discounts, etc.)

    Cons

    Cons
    1. There is an over emphasis on degreed employees. There is an obvious glass ceiling for employees without Bachelors or Master’s degrees.
    2. Paccar often does not pay salaries that are commensurate with responsibilities. For example, Paccar may pay 40,000 a year for what many other companies are paying 50-55,000.
    3. There is an obvious lack of employee development for the non-managerial/executive level.
    4. Paccar often does not reward high performing employees. Often the differences in raises for performance evaluations for those that meet expectation and exceed expectations are minimal or non-existent at best.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management
    1. There is a reason that turn-over rates at some locations are ridiculously high.
    2. Invest in high potential/ high performing candidates and maybe they will not be open to other opportunities.
    3. Another great idea is to stop using pay scales that are 10-15 years old and pay people what they are worth in the current market place.
    4. It might be a good idea to actually tie performance incentives in with actual performance rather than being overly preoccupied with keeping the unions out of the assembly/ production facilities.
    5. Treat your people like you value them and show it to them rather than placate with seemingly empty words.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "A company run by fear and bullying"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool products and a decent place to get experience - and get out!

    Cons

    Work environment, culture, and compensation

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! It isn't 1985 anymore. Company policies need to be updated so employees will want to hang around. Here's a thought - just for once, do something that shows you care about the employees instead of making them take two weeks off so you can achieve "record profits." It's time for "Mr. Chairman" to stop the bleeding and attempt to compete with the employment competition.

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