Took on many different projects for the company and got exposure the manufacturing world. Worked not only with the manufacturing engineering department but also line workers and other engineering departments within the company.
Detailer (Former Employee) – Lackawanna, NY – August 7, 2017
Fair pay and benefits for decent work. Good management. very poor workplace culture. Can get hectic and work will build up with deadlines looming. Days can drag on because your co-workers projects can be int he way of yours ruining your plans for the day.
Information Technology Intern (Former Employee) – Kirkland, WA – April 30, 2017
This was my first ever summer internship focused around what I want to do as my profession (Information Technology). Amazing first-time experience and Kenworth knows how to treat their interns well. The company has specific projects and an outline for their interns the minute that they start working for the summer. I was kept busy the entire summertime and received a vast amount of knowledge of what the Information Technology Department could withhold. I highly recommend this to any college students who are just starting out and want an enjoyable first time experience in the work force.
Great Work Environment, Friendly Coworkers, Look forward to going to work
Sr. Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Kirkland, WA – March 20, 2017
Kenworth is a very stable company to work for as an engineer. I rarely had to worry about getting laid off during downturns in the truck market. I always loved the people that I worked with and the products that we worked on. However, the culture is conservative and old-fashioned. They will do anything to maintain their 70+ year profitability including requiring employees to take vacation followed by mandatory 50-hour work weeks. The dress code is also strict.
Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Kirkland, WA – December 10, 2016
Decent company to work for, but they don't pay well at all, given the cost of living in Kirkland. The culture is super old-school. At corporate, everyone has to wear a suit whenever they are out of their cube. There is also a non-written no facial policy that is only enforced when upper management is around. People have literally been sent home and told to shave. There is room for advancement if you make the right friends, but it definitely depends on who you know. Vacation policy is poor, 2 weeks annually for first 6 years, earned a day at a time.
They still have a pension, although small, and you are immediately vested in your 401k
Very vertical structure, low pay, at least for the Seattle area