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Manufacturing Engineering Internship
Manufacturing Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHJanuary 11, 2018
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.
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Experiencia Profesional
Jr. Accountant (Former Employee) –  ChihuahuaNovember 28, 2017
Kenworth es una empresa donde se obtiene gran experiencia profesional y donde se aprende a trabajar bajo objetivos establecidos y a superar retos.
Pros
Experiencia y conocimiento
Cons
Tiempos de labores
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Great place to work and great pay
Line Technician (Current Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHOctober 24, 2017
love working at Kenworth it is face paced but the pay and having every weekend off make up for the pace. They are helpful and fair. They try to put their employees first.
Pros
great pay
Cons
none
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nice place to work
Assembly Specialist, Summer/Part-time (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHOctober 11, 2017
good people. jobs are fairly easy. benefits are good. 5%match on 401k. training once a month. opportunity to change departments. relaxed pace. open door policy
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pay is ok, managemnt sucks
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Dunmore, PAOctober 10, 2017
The pay is ok. Healthcare was ok not great but could be worse Dealing with the games and bs the shop manager plays got old. better be friends with the boss or your in trouble
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Stressful,cutthroat environment.
UNIT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHSeptember 11, 2017
Extremely close minded culture, which is promoted by the senior leadership. I slowly watched this company go south as ownership transitioned from father to son. No work life balance.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Culture
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Good for some.
Detailer (Former Employee) –  Lackawanna, NYAugust 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.
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Backstabbing central
Assembly Technician (Current Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHAugust 1, 2017
Was an incredible place to work. Management was brought in from several failed companies and the culture has reflected that. HR is probably the most lowdown I've ever seen
Pros
Get paid well to be bullied!!!
Cons
Corrupt, dirty
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bad management
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Richland, MSJune 19, 2017
no training, management does not back you. this should not be required to move on. working for this company did not work out for me! if it was a good job I would not be looking!
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Excellent Company for Summer Internships
Information Technology Intern (Former Employee) –  Kirkland, WAApril 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.
Pros
Great Work Environment, Friendly Coworkers, Look forward to going to work
Cons
Some days might not always the most exciting
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the best place to work ever
Assembly Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHApril 5, 2017
They will run the company into the ground in no time treat people like they are dumb management has no idea how to manage does not learn from other company mistakes
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Loved working here
Lead Production Assembler (Former Employee) –  Renton, WAMarch 24, 2017
Great company but work and lay-offs come and go with the economy. Lot of great people working here or at least did until the latest round of lay-offs, now they are down to a skeleton crew.
Pros
great people, clean environment, state of the art tools and equipment
Cons
none
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very stable company to work for
Sr. Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Kirkland, WAMarch 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.
Pros
great people and products, job stability
Cons
conservative and old-fashioned culture
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great job
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Renton, WA 98057March 4, 2017
good training and opportunities with the company. learned 5's training and workshops to increase productivity. good team work environment. moving production line so fast pace.
Pros
great people to work with
Cons
layoffs
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Great Job
Assembly Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OhioFebruary 13, 2017
Kenworth is a great place to work, the only downfall are the layoffs. The pay is good, hours are okay, benefits are awesome.
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The only concern is when there is a down turn in business. Other than that a good company tow work for.
Applications Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHDecember 29, 2016
Good company and good to their employees. Only concern is layoffs when business is slow. There was plenty of training provided. Everyone is willing to help if you are having any issues.
Pros
Training was excellent
Cons
Layoffs happen about every 3 to 4 years.
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Underpayed, very rigid culture
Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kirkland, WADecember 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.
Pros
They still have a pension, although small, and you are immediately vested in your 401k
Cons
Very vertical structure, low pay, at least for the Seattle area
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Resident Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Renton, WANovember 29, 2016
Low technology,
Strict with routines because it is a production facility
Good internship program and benefits
Friendly people who love what they do
Very good employee retention rate
Pros
off at 3
Cons
short breaks
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Great Place to work.
Assembly Production Worker/Safety Monitor (Former Employee) –  Renton, WANovember 18, 2016
Good paying job, with benefits, vacation, retirement, Coworkers are like family. Always busy, a lot of things to learn and chances for advancing.
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Good Hours, Monday - Friday 6:30 am to 3:00 pm with some O/T availabe at times.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Renton, WANovember 27, 2015
There was minimal management support with very little training provided to gain experience at other jobs in the production line.
Pros
The production line moves very smoothly, good stocking of the parts needed at each station, there is a Cafe on site open prior to the start of work for breakfast through lunch
Cons
Union Job, only 30 minutes for lunch
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