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Peterbilt Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • the pay is good and the benefits are good also (in 9 reviews)

  • Pay and Benefits are good for the area (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The only con that i can think of is that there are far too many lay offs (in 4 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be skewed (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, lots of opportunities for advancement!

    Cons

    Challenging to get on dayshift

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote movement within company.


  2. "Associate Design Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Design Engineer in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Comfortable work environment. Lots of opportunity to try different things and get broad experience.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between. Pay is sub-par compared to the industry. Asking for a raise is frowned upon.

    Salary compression is alive and well at Peterbilt. Always know that a new hire is likely making more than you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your good employees well. I know that I am paid equal to or less than some of the worst employees in the company, and I have excellent performance reviews. We have been profitable for 75+ years. The new vacation policy was a nice addition but it was the second biggest issue behind poor salaries.

  3. "Electrical engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place for a fresh graduate, many opportunities to advance or move around. If I had gone there right after college I would probably still be there today.

    Cons

    Inexcusably undocumented interface for MAINFRAME computer. Little regard by HR for separation of engineering disciplines. This had definitely resulted in electrical designs that are far from optimal or elegant. I was frankly embarrassed by most of the electrical designs. Most mid career electrical engineers that come to Peterbilt leave after they get a thorough look at the designs and the reasons for the design decisions that produced them.

    Advice to Management

    Separate the engineering disciplines. An unbiased organization should evaluate the cost of migrating from MAINFRAME computing to a modern solution.


  4. "Horrible management and working conditions."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. It's very repetitive so if you like that kind of stuff this is for you. Great place to wear yourself out.

    Cons

    Horrible management and equality of work. Very heavy work loads. Location is not the best. People there are very negative.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to become human.


  5. "Inventory Specialist / Salesman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist/Salesman in Maspeth, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist/Salesman in Maspeth, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peterbilt full-time

    Pros

    • Some freedom
    • 1 Hour Break
    • OK pay for entry in inventory
    • Commissions on sales

    Cons

    •Favoritism
    •Required To Work Overtime
    • No Bonus at end of year
    • Everyone had access to your inventory .

    Advice to Management

    Less favoritism and listen to other employees ideas . More oportunites need to be given at apporiate times of achievement . Acknowledge employees hard work


  6. "Assembly Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Specialist in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Specialist in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at Peterbilt (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked for this company for about two years, Great pay, benefits, management was okay,

    Cons

    The only con that i can think of is that there are far too many lay offs.


  7. "Good Company - Lean Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and a pension plan. Work force is loyal and great to work with. Plant employees are loyal and incredible.

    Cons

    Only 2 weeks of vacation for the 1st 5 years, pay is below market average for exempt employees. Most departments run lean, and you can work as much overtime as you want.

    Advice to Management

    Could be a lot of openings in engineering and purchasing with Toyota locating to Frisco, TX.

  8. "Truck Shop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to meet people due to high turnover

    Cons

    Very poor MANAGEMENT to "subordinate" enviroment

    Advice to Management

    The people make the company not the dictator in the corner


  9. "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Get to learn without a lot of micro-managing. Flex time if you work at division (for some departments)

    Cons

    Older systems that are not really user friendly. Uniform for plant employees not my favorite aspect. Division employees wear dress clothes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees. Let employees know about opportunities and what they need to do to succeed


  10. "Purchasing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Peterbilt (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay is average, work hours

    Cons

    Management, work overload, occasional layoffs


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