The conservative values of a technology company for the future
PACCAR is an American technology company that works with design, manufacture and customer support of trucks. They also design and manufactures diesel engines, provides financial services and distributes truck parts. Even though their headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington, approximately half of their revenues and profits are generated outside the US.
We wanted to see what we could learn about the experiences of the employees at an American technology company. We took 499 reviews about PACCAR posted on Glassdoor, and ran them through Gavagai Explorer. Some things we learned were really interesting!
Here are 4 things we learned!
PACCAR is described as a conservative company. The conservative approach seems to be a positive driver and something that their employees like. However, the net sentiment expressed for the topic has dropped over the last years and it seems to be something that employees are less satisfied with now compared to a few years ago.
The Topic Managers has gone from being a positive ratings-driver to a negative one. The net sentiment has also decreased over the last 10 years and managers now seems to be one of topics with most negative impact.
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The salary is a positive driver that helps increase the average grade. The salary has an average grade of 2,62 while the overall average grade is 2,53.
Employees mentioning pensions seem more satisfied. The average grade of 2,85 is higher than the total average of 2,53. The topic pension are often connected with benefits and employees seems to be extra happy with the 401k defined-contribution pension.
What can PACCAR learn from this?
17% of the reviews mention the conservative values of the company. Overall it seems to be a positive driver for the overall grade but it seems that employees are less satisfied with the conservatism than they were before. Some mention that it might affect the efficiency.
PACCAR might want to examine how their conservative aspects are expressed and received, and combine this with work on efficiency. The 401k defined-contribution pension plan is a positive that makes pension a positive driver for the overall average grade. It seems very appreciated.
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