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PACCAR Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "Good benefits and job security"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides competitive benefits. There is availability for advancement or movement. Co-workers are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Focus to much on education vs experience. Very traditional. Lacks diversity. Upper management is beliefs and communication styles are out dated. The company tries to push innovation and collaboration but don't frown on employees socializing with seems counter productive to what they say they want.

    Advice to Management

    Infuse some new or modern management styles. Experience should also be rewarded, not just education.


  2. "Interview Process"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly
    Great Benefits
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Not a happening place like Facebook or Microsoft
    Not interesting work


  3. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PACCAR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and the benefits.

    Cons

    Needs more diversity and balance.


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  5. "Work Life balance at expense of career Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, very professional, pension, 5% matching 401k, easy to bond with coworkers, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay, vacation, benefits, lack of accountability, traditional company that doesn't change easily,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, do a better job at retaining high performers, do a better job of training and offering job progressions, have annual cost of living adjustments that are directly tied to an employee's performance appraisal.


  6. "PACCAR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PACCAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of upward mobility. High turnover means that the company rewards you for staying around. Your coworkers will be pretty great on a whole. Also PACCAR will probably be around for 100 more years (and probably in the same building)

    Cons

    Executive management is out of touch. Some things will seem draconian at first. Pay is lower than average.


  7. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Laid back people and envirmonment

    Cons

    Too conservative and old fashioned.


  8. "Great Company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Flexible timing and opportunity to talk with senior management

    Cons

    Traditional approach to solve problem


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons and tons of opportunity to move around, try new projects or even move divisions.

    Cons

    Very lean company often stretching groups to the absolute max and this will not change.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to growing area offerings and hire more skilled applicants rather than new grads.


  10. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    You can gain experience and look for another job.

    Cons

    Buddy system for Senior Management, declining sales, is like working in 1950's

    Advice to Management

    Get a new General Manager and Assistant GM that are not a "truck" guys and understands the business before the current trend of declining sales and losing customers can not be revert


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    "Good resume builder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Everybody knows about this company. Job security is very high if you do not work on the manufacturing side. This industry will be around a while. Lots of room for opportunity in different fields

    Cons

    Management needs to catch up to the times. Classes being taught about millenials to tenured employees is pointless because they do not know how to handle the new generation of employees coming in. Culture is good from employee to employee but the work culture is not desirable... wear tie and slacks everyday... no facial hair... must wear suit if you go to corporate. No working from home, no flex time, and company is behind on internal technologies

    Advice to Management

    Learn to handle the millenials better or they are going to be hurting for quality employees 3-5 years out. Retention is good with the older employees but the young ambitious millenials will only use this as a pit stop to better things unless things change



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