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PACCAR Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good and management is hands off most of time (in 41 reviews)

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

Cons
  • At times, work life balance was a challenge (in 23 reviews)

  • Very professional dress code for an internship (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profitable company with long record of achievement and conservative values.

    Cons

    Speed of change and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees to champion change and take intelligent risks


  2. "Easy to shine here"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, 5% match on 401K, immediately vested, plus a pension. Medical and dental are ok cost wise. It is nice that PACCAR offers so many (5) medical plans.

    It's easy to standout here, there are some groups that are lacking in motivation/skills so if you are a hard worker and care about improving things you will be standout

    Cons

    Some groups are dragging by day to day working with these groups is like pulling teeth. You will end up spending the majority of your time working through road blocks with these groups and often doing their job for them. If their work is upstream of yours you can expect your schedule to compress to allow them to complete their work, while your own work gets tighter and tighter

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews, we've asked for these for at least 5 years. It will really benefit the organization and eliminate the fat. Lets recognize our hard workers and help those that are below average.

  3. "Solid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity was limited, good program as a whole good pay

    Cons

    slow moving, not a ton of opportunity


  4. "Field Sales Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, growth opportunities, people, pension. Etc

    Cons

    Flex time working from home


  5. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Pension, employee development, opportunity for growth, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Dress code, employee culture, lower salaries than regional average.

    Advice to Management

    Relax dress code and employee culture, have more company sponsored events, and increase salaries to reflect regional averages.


  6. "Data analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers and managers
    Decent environment

    Cons

    bad management
    long distance from Seattle area


  7. "Solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Running Business Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA
    Current Employee - Running Business Engineer in Mount Vernon, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, opportunity, a good place to start your career. A constant growing and expanding company with many opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking sucks in Mt. Vernon location. 1970's style dress and work culture. Conservative.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and your team. Get with the times as well. No need to be so conservative.

  8. "Must be willing to put up with a lot of BS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Highly stressful place to work


  9. Helpful (8)

    "STAY AWAY! DO NOT WORK HERE!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pros! It was a regular 9-5 job with weekends off.

    Cons

    DO NOT WORK HERE! Plain and simple, this is a miserable place to work and you will regret ever applying. Every ridiculous “rumor” you have heard about Paccar is true.

    The seniors leadership team is full of managers who don’t care about anyone except themselves. When things don’t work, instead of finding solutions, they’re too busy trying to find someone to blame and throw under the bus. They don’t appreciate any work you do; you’re basically just a number to them. It’s almost better to be lazy at Paccar. You get away with it, disciplinary action is never taken, and you still get paid.

    There has been extreme turnover in the last two years. To add insult to injury, they take at least 2+ months to fill any position. So if someone leaves your department, good luck staying afloat. You’re stuck doing their job for at least a couple months...and that’s if they decide to fill the role. Often times, they conclude they can do without so their tasks get distributed among whoever is left. It’s absolutely awful!

    When job postings go up, don’t bother applying. Management only posts them for protocol. In their minds, they already know who they will promote. If you’re not part of their “Master Plan”, you will not get the job no matter how well you do in the interviews.

    Lastly, I would highly discourage you from applying here if you’re non-white, female, you outwardly display your religious beliefs. Anything that shows you’re different is more grounds for management to treat you like an outcast who is not worthy of any respect.

    I hope every unhappy person here finds the courage to apply for new jobs. Paccar is not worth the stress and unhappiness.

    Advice to Management

    This is a miserable place to work and everyone in the corporate world knows it! Are you all not embarrassed by that? The LEAST you could do is provide free coffee!


  10. "Conservative, but reliable"

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

    I worked at PACCAR full-time

    Pros

    Steady solid financial performance. Very transparent; not too political since they are pretty straight forward. What you see is what you get. Good environment for early in your career to build a solid foundation.

    Cons

    Slow moving company. Conservative; risk adverse. Suit and tie. Old school. Not too tech savvy in terms of use of technology in the workplace.


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