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PACCAR Employee Reviews about "old school"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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3.3
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PACCAR CEO Preston Feight
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41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance for employees(in 54 reviews)

  • "Stable company, well managed , good work environment(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Dress code requires blue suits and no facial hair(in 34 reviews)

  • "A slightly old school company culture which may not suit everyone(in 31 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern

      PACCAR Review

      Jan 10, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing managers, lot to learn, best trucks

      Cons

      Old school, old systems, not open to H1B sponsorship

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall a good employer

      Jan 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of interesting projects to work on, the company encourages professional development and provides good opportunities to do this.

      Cons

      A slightly old school company culture which may not suit everyone

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    3. 4.0
      Former Intern

      A Stable, Reliable Employer

      Jan 12, 2021 - Human Resources Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company with good people, good benefits for F/T employees

      Cons

      Not a ton of frills or perks, a fairly old-school/conservative approach to business.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not for Younger Proffessionals

      Jul 15, 2019 - Various 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is reasonable, great benefits.

      Cons

      PACCAR is extremely old school, extremely conservative. Preaches open door policy but the hierarchy environment prevents you from even wanting to discuss issues. Hostile work environments are not addressed, some departments are paid much less than others- with 4 times the workload.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Paccar Technical Center

      Apr 10, 2019 - Technical Support Analyst in Mount Vernon, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great facility and job site

      Cons

      very old school and teaches you to fear upper management

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Old school culture

      Sep 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable company and pay check

      Cons

      Very old school. High pressure

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best of both worlds, location and fulfilling work

      Mar 31, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Technical Center is filled with capable people who are happy to share their knowledge with you. If you enjoy engineering, testing, and product development this is the place for you. There are not many jobs in this area that offer this type of employment which is why some employees drive over 100 miles daily. We are constantly expanding and have a great culture. There are many team building opportunities in and out of work.

      Cons

      The company is "old school" in many ways. Employees at corporate are required to wear suits etc. It seems everyone is petrified of senior management, ridiculous measures are taken when they visit which and everyone is expected to pretty much hide. At previous companies, you were encouraged to engage senior management and there was always a Q and A. Some of the software and processes are very antiquated. A look at the internal websites etc will remind you how old school the company is.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Favoritism at its Finest

      Aug 3, 2018 - Analyst in Renton, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Ability to learn how to analyze data

      Cons

      -Horrible leadership and management -Unequal pay based on race and sex of the person -Will not progress in the company unless you are a brown noser or know someone high up in the company -If you are a hard worker, they will overload you with work and stress you out while your peers sit around on their phone or socialize majority of the day -Managers don't develop the people they oversee, everyone is just going through the motions -Company is very old school and conservative, no flexibility or comfortability -Rumors, gossip, and bashing is rampant like wildfire -Management and leadership plan your whole career out for you without your input, so expect to be career blocked when applying for other positions within the company

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      18 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A below average company with an outdated mentality

      Aug 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension and 401k, very stable company. It's a good place to gain experience, then move on.

      Cons

      PACCAR is an extremely conservative company with very outdated company values and culture. At corporate, the old school mentality is VERY prominent. Executives have their own dining on the top floor while all other employees must eat at the cafeteria in the windowless basement. Professional attire 5 days a week, business casual days are a joke- They happen a few days out of the year, they are not announced, and it basically only means you do not need to wear a blazer/tie. Vacation policy, especially for new hires, is not competitive. Medical plan benefits are on the pricier side in comparison to other companies. Basic perks like coffee and ORCA Card are not provided. Getting new equipment is extremely tough, you basically have to wait until your computer/screens die. Salaries are very low and below average.

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      18 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Unbelievably conservative, top-down management, employees live in fear

      Feb 20, 2014 - Senior Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paccar is a very financially stable company, and has made a profit every year for decades on end.

      Cons

      Extremely top-down management, a CEO who all employees literally live in fear of (including top management under him), mediocre pay, horrendously old-school policies and culture. For example, this week at Kenworth (where I work, a division of Paccar), a no-facial-hair policy was suddenly enacted- employees with facial hair were told on Wednesday upon arrival at work that they had until 9 am to go home and shave, or not come back (take vacation or leave without pay). Despite people at every level of Kenworth management and HR stating that they knew this would cost them valuable employees and employee morale, they all felt their hands were tied since the decision had come from Mark Piggot due to his personal dislike of facial hair. Many employees were affected by this, including two who were within 2 weeks of retirement after 40+ years with the company. Paccar values money over all else, and finds myriad ways to demonstrate how completely valueless individual employees are to them. You're just a number, and you can be replaced. As long as they make a profit, that's all that matters- and that comes often at the expense of project budgets, raises, perks, training, etc.

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      12 people found this review helpful
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