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Good place to work at
Software Developer Intern (Former Employee), Renton, WADecember 23, 2014
Good place to work at conservative workplace though. Not for everyone
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Great Company
Financial Reporting Manager (Former Employee), Bellevue, WADecember 15, 2014
Great company to work for. Great people and culture. Interesting work.
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Not for everyone
Leadership Development Program (Former Employee), Renton, WADecember 10, 2014
You will need the right mindset to work here. Management is very old school and hasn't yet figured out how to compete for talent, especially in the Pacific NW.

The company is very conservative and if you learn to work within their framework you will be very successful.
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Paccar Review
TITLE - Design Engineer (Former Employee), Kirkland, WAOctober 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 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 – more... 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
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Good job for college students
Financial Reporting Accountant (Current Employee), Bellevue, WASeptember 25, 2014
Good job for college students, cool up beat vibe. The company takes care of their employees.
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In general, PACCAR is a good company. But It is male-oriented and no development space for minority woman.
Global Sourcing Program Manager (Current Employee), Renton, WAAugust 8, 2014
Pros: good people to work with
Cons: rigid working hours, no development space for minorty woman no matter how hard you work.
In general, PACCAR is a good company. It is male-oriented and no development space for minority woman. It is partially because it is HD industry which is male-oriented.
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Style over Substance
Product Development Manager (Current Employee), Algona, WAJune 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 management, or having an original thought is considered insubordination.
Management rules by fear and smart people are mushed into corner for non-technical – more... 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
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Nice Career with Incredible Opportunities
Human Resources Intern (Current Employee), Columbus, MSJune 15, 2014
I learned a lot at this company even in the short amount of time I was there. My experience was an internship and I would love to consider employment with PACCAR after graduation.
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To be discuss
Onsite coordinator (Former Employee), Mount Vernon, WaMay 27, 2014
Pros: good work culture
Cons: nothing
Good interaction with team
Learned about OBD and Aftertreatment system
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Old School Philosophy
Corporate Commodity Manager (Current Employee), Denton, TexasApril 11, 2014
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 issues that happen anywhere in the supply chain at any point in time. Great learning ground, however long term career growth, management development, – more... or mentoring programs are a major weakness at PACCAR. – less
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Management too controlling and not focused on helping employees succeed.
Analyst (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAFebruary 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.
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Great place with good people
Forklift Driver (Former Employee), Morrow, GADecember 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.
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super great and productive
Software Developer (Former Employee), Denton, TXOctober 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.
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Great work/life balance!
QA Program Manager (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAOctober 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.
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Purchasing Analyst (Former Employee), Renton, WASeptember 17, 2013
Pros: professional, good benefits
Cons: sometimes too conservative, compensation not very competitive.
PACCAR is a global leader in heavy duty truck production and in the secondary (parts) market. PACCAR is a very professional company and has a very conservative business culture.
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Productive and People Oriented company
ITSM Analyst (Current Employee), SeattleJune 22, 2013
Pros: great mentors
Cons: management lack in vision
Joined the IT Service Management team as the Process Owner to develop, train, troubleshoot and manage IT service management process in North America. I was handling IT business & internal customer communication; reporting to Senior Management; coordinating with Service Owners & IT Application teams; generating KPIs & data analysis; troubleshooting issues, – more... process improvement, implementation and user documentation; maintaining Service Level Agreements; training employees and organizing meetings. Planning, scheduling, coordinating and tracking process activities and generating KPI for management reporting purposes. – less
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One heck of an opportunity!!!
Distribution Associate (Current Employee), Renton, WaMay 18, 2013
Pros: top of the industry pay, normal hours and shitfs, appreciation shown by management, hard work pays off here.
Cons: warehouse technology seems a little dated
There are not many other places I would consider working after being here at Paccar. A old school company that has solid values and business practices. The compensation is outstanding and there is great work-life balance. This is a place you take pride in working hard for; they work hard for you in return.
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a fine place to work
Manager, Aftermarket Program (Current Employee), WAMarch 31, 2013
good learning opportunity for peolpe from smaller company
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Productive, conservative company
Assistant Site Leader (Current Employee), PennsylvaniaMarch 17, 2013
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF brands.

Conservative and well run operations.
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Conservative and secure
Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee), Kirkland, WAMarch 16, 2013
Pros: good work life balance, secure job
Cons: salary, opportunity for advancement, extremely conservative culture
Very conservative culture with high turn over. Management is easy to work with but not willing to stand up to higher levels. Top management is out of touch with reality.

About PACCAR Inc.

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