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Peterbilt Motors Company Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2019

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  • "As a publicly traded company, Paccar is driven to meet or exceed the guidance that it provides to the market(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peterbilt Motors Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Part time work at well over full time pay

    Cons

    1 am - 6 am

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    Peterbilt Motors Company2019-06-20
  2. "Solid place to work."

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    Current Employee - Paint Technician 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Peterbilt Motors Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great salary. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Potential of getting laid-off. Nepotism reigns supreme.

    Peterbilt Motors Company2019-08-22
  3. "Diesel Service Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Peterbilt Motors Company full-time

    Pros

    The company is great to work for. It is great experience in the field.

    Cons

    All tools must be bought by the employee. Most of the work is done outside in the elements which can but blisteringly hot or cold. This is being fixed soon with renovations.

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    Peterbilt Motors Company2019-05-16
  4. "good ol boys club"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Peterbilt Motors Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay for hourly employees/ benefits for the area, promote from with in quick you don't even need to get good at your job before getting promoted

    Cons

    hourly employees make just as much as managers without working overtime if not more..... add overtime and hourly employees make a lot more. need to diversify leadership; technology used is old.

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    Peterbilt Motors Company2019-05-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering deserves more respect from other functions and the management"

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

    I worked at Peterbilt Motors Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Perceived stability (however it is a pressure cooker)

    Cons

    For the amount of involvement, work load and responsibility, Engineering does not get the due respect that they so well deserve. Engineers are accused, blamed and looked down upon. If ANYTHING goes wrong, it is always the fault of Engineering or the Supplier. Other functions do not seem to take up much ownership. Because of this many good old Engineers are demoralized. Stress levels are very high among Engineers who are committed, show ownership and feel the need to do the right thing.

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    Peterbilt Motors Company2019-04-01
  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Peterbilt Motors Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really great team to work with

    Cons

    There was none for me

    Peterbilt Motors Company2019-02-11
  7. "Lied to me"

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

    I worked at Peterbilt Motors Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Knowledgeable peers, nice facility, uniforms provided

    Cons

    They hired me on the premise that I'd be a full-time employee. They had a backlog when I and two others started working there. Within 4 months we reduced the backlog back to acceptable numbers and then they let us go. Completely unethical business practice. If they want temporary workers, they should have said so in the beginning and been upfront. Be careful for snakey service managers.

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    Peterbilt Motors Company2019-02-06
  8. "Great job. Opportunity to move around and see different areas of the truck"

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    Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peterbilt Motors Company for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible company. 3 weeks Vacation With roll over Flex time

    Cons

    Pay increase are slow to come

    Peterbilt Motors Company2018-10-08
  9. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Peterbilt Motors Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Iconic brand, great products, mostly good people that have pride in their work and the end product. The parent company PACCAR offers a strong benefit package including pension, which is very rare. The recent vacation policy improvements are are good start. FINALLY starting to see progress in workplace environment. Don't stop, keep it up! Flex schedule offered is good for working parents. Opportunities exist to gain experience in various other areas within PACCAR.

    Cons

    The workload disparity is huge and quite evident between sustaining engineering and new programs. Paccar seeme to run extremely understaffed for new projects and programs which are then coupled with unrealistic timelines and savings expectations set by management. Most of the interesting engineering work done at the technical center or by suppliers. Design engineers are constantly burdened with work that in all reality should be handled by other departments that they work alongside. As an engineer you can expect to spend more time in Excel and creating PowerPoint presentations than doing real engineering work. There are numerous forms of documentation, many of which are redundant. Six Sigma tools and processes are used improperly, primarily for the purpose of reporting misleading savings through the organization to shareholders. The numerous buisness systems are quite limited, often redundant and VERY antiquated, improved productivity and product quality would be obtained with improvements here. Even with the recent attempts to improve the office area, a lot of work is still needed to bring this place up to par based on competition in DFW. Some mid-level managers are out of touch with 3D modeling and tend to hesitate to learn newer systems.

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    Peterbilt Motors Company2018-10-04
  10. "Not very much for interns to do..."

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    Intern - Hourly in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peterbilt Motors Company for less than a year

    Pros

    When you do have work, it's very interesting work especially if you want to know the ins and outs of the automotive industry.

    Cons

    I was left to dry with days on end with no work to do.

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    Peterbilt Motors Company2018-09-20
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