Assembler (Former Employee), Okmulgee, OK – June 10, 2015
Pros: good pay and benefits. 401k match
Cons: poor management
In my nearly 5 years with Paccar I found a typical workday to be physically and sometimes mentally challenging as deadlines needed to be met, and products needed to ship. The overall morale of the employees – more... in my area was generally low, due to poor management conditions. Compensation, however was good. So most employees kept their heads down, did their jobs, and waited on the supervisor to leave before complaining. – less
Deburr / Machinist (Former Employee), Okmulgee, OK – May 18, 2015
A typical day at work for me was coming in and began doing setups on 2 Hitachi CNC Lathes. I was in training and wouldn't had been done with training until September. I was learning so much more than I thought I could ever learn in school. The management was great and my coworkers were excellent people to work with.
TITLE - Design Engineer (Former Employee), Kirkland, WA – October 31, 2014
Pros: none really, cost of medical, salary, culture and all things considered; there is a free vanpool to ensure employees get to work.
Cons: high cost of medical, very low number of sick days, average compensation
PACCAR is a firm where an engineering degree whether mechanical or electrical "gets you in the door" but after that you'll never use any of the education you learned in you engineering studies; say for – more... example your an EE, forget about PLC's, VFD's, LT Spice, Matlab, Simulink, Labview. Yes it is true that some engineers will find their way and can get a niche job doing Labview at PACCAR's PTC tech center, for the majority what you learn over time is how to answer the phone (when dealing with cross functional silos), set up meetings, answer missed BOM calls or work orders known as REI's. Work in the industry a decade or two at a commercial truck manufacturing firm and go look for work as an EE elsewhere and you'll find you won't be able to call yourself an experienced EE as "power systems, high voltage power, three phase, etc" things that are expected of Senior engineers just aren't things you'll do here. You will need to be good at presenting in meetings, creating powerpoint presentations and supporting the truck manufacturing plants. The overall morale at PACCAR is low at times due to the culture at PACCAR where employees are asked to do something they might not like to; such as come in clean shaven as the perception that engineers look a certain way is enforced. Pay at this particular employer is only average. Opportunity for advancement exists as long as your manager likes you. PACCAR is a great firm to gain intern experience and then you can decide to leave while I would not recommend it as a dream employer firm. – less
Product Development Manager (Current Employee), Algona, WA – June 30, 2014
Pros: easy to work an 8hr day.
Cons: management rules by fear, original thinking penalized, living in past, and not a problem solving culture, rather a quick fix and move on culture.
Management rewards people who can look good and make mundane daily activities look good. This is not a problem solving culture and attempting to solve problems is met with resistance. Speaking against – more... management, or having an original thought is considered insubordination. Management rules by fear and smart people are mushed into corner for non-technical people that speak well but have no practical experience. The culture lives in the past about how they have always made money cutting employes benefits in the down turns to pay dividends and make profits, but isn't innovating and looking to be competitive in the future. – less
Dynamic environment, hands on experience gained in terms of logistics, reading drawings, material management, supplier quality, project management. The commodity manager is the point of contact for any – more... issues that happen anywhere in the supply chain at any point in time. Great learning ground, however long term career growth, management development, or mentoring programs are a major weakness at PACCAR. – less
Management too controlling and not focused on helping employees succeed.
Analyst (Current Employee), Bellevue, WA – February 3, 2014
Pros: work is pretty consistently 40 hrs/week
Cons: no collaboration, teamwork or growth.
Senior management creates a culture of intimidation that is not healthy for the employees. Focus is too heavy on shareholder return rather than career development and longevity of the company. There is a "do what your told" mentality rather than collaborating to find the best solution.
Forklift Driver (Former Employee), Morrow, GA – December 5, 2013
Pros: free lunch, extended breaks
Paccar is a growing company that has a lot to offer to those that know how to operate forklifts. It can get real busy at times during the spring/summer seasons. I learned how to operate forklifts and other equipment.
Software Developer (Former Employee), Denton, TX – October 9, 2013
Pros: excellent place to work
tip top working w/ Excellent result Project involved reporting financial data to different lines of businesses. Created reports for internal departments as well as external clients. Generated invoices from accounts payable and accounts receivable to create reports. Supported the deployment of reports.
QA Program Manager (Current Employee), Bellevue, WA – October 2, 2013
PACCAR Inc has an extremely positive work/life balance - the best I have seen in my 19 years in the Information Technology industry. Their IT division is composed of very seasoned and professional leaders who are very good at mentoring. Overall, it has been a very positive experience for me.