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3.2
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PACCAR CEO Ronald E. Armstrong
Ronald E. Armstrong
117 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good compensation & benefits (including pension and 401K), work-life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • "Stable company with good growth perspectives(in 37 reviews)

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  1. Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    People are amazing and awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Salary could be better than others and management decisions.

  2. Da

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Good Co workers

    Cons

    Warehouse. You do the samething everyday

  3. Great experience. company is still growing

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at PACCAR part-time

      Pros

      food, people, environment,shift, benefits, and pay

      Cons

      some management, hierarchy,old fashioned, not structured at times

    • Factual and Truthful Review of the company

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at PACCAR full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The company is stable if you fit the culture.

      Cons

      -The company culture is terrible, the values that the company and management sells is far from the truth. -The business expects a direct trade off with spending dollars to unrealistic expectations without ever laying the foundations to enable realistic expectations -The company is one of the cheapest around -They have an at will employment policy and will use it to their advantage, everyone is expendable -It doesn’t...

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      Advice to Management

      You can’t give advice to management. It will go in one ear and out the other.

    • You get out what you put in

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PACCAR full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Generally, good work-life balance Competitive benefits package

      Cons

      There are internal struggles between modernizing and the inertia by some to make that happen.

      Advice to Management

      Lead the organization forward as a whole.

    • Helpful (9)

      Not the Best for Everyone

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      Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Mount Vernon, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at PACCAR full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      This review is for the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon, WA, although I’m sure that most of these points apply to any of the PACCAR facilities located in NW Washington. I’ll split this review into 2 sections depending on if you’re an engineer or a manager. As there are upsides and downsides to working at any company, here’s a brief overview of what to expect so you can decide if this is really the best fit for...

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      Cons

      This place is NOT for you if: -You have any sense of integrity or moral compass. -You care about people and want the company you work for to do the same.

      Advice to Management

      Burn it to the ground. This place only cares about one thing - making money at the expense of their employees. Congrats on winning Capitalism.

    • Great place to start your career

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at PACCAR

      Pros

      People are very kind and flexible, provide many opportunities to meet managers/supervisors from various departments

      Cons

      culture is quite conservative, must dress business casual

    • Helpful (1)

      The position is easy once you get your hands dirty.

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      Current Employee - Distribution Associate in Columbia, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PACCAR full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pension, work life balance, mid pressure (depending on age- your not moving as fast as when you were younger) Pay, with biannual increase up to $25.40 /hr

      Cons

      At the moment only 4 employees are allowed off during any given day. Some employees that have been around longer can plan in advance making it harder for new hires to get popular dates off.

    • Helpful (1)

      High school drama and nasty cliques

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at PACCAR

        Pros

        Getting hands-on experience with product.

        Cons

        There is a huge divide among plant floor employees and office employees. More so because office positions typically all need a college degree, causing opportunities for advancement to be minimum. Negative attitudes and resentment are plentiful. What’s more is that upper management actually takes stabs at employees behind clothes doors. The worst experience had to be when my counter part and new boss that had been in...

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        Advice to Management

        Pay attention to internal friendships and how they impact others. Don’t be apart of, or allow this behavior to flourish. If somebody is appearing to be a bully, listen to the employees and reach out.

      • Engineer

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at PACCAR full-time

          Pros

          Some of the projects are really cool. Get to learn a lot.

          Cons

          Slow moving. Rarely get promoted. Promotions based on who you know.

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