Daimler Trucks North America
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www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com Portland, OR 5000+ Employees

Daimler Trucks North America Reviews in Portland, OR

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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2.5 61 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Daimler Trucks North America Head of Daimler Trucks North America Martin Daum

Martin Daum

(26 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGood work - life balance and benefits. Interesting work and projects. Lots of opportunities for training and to explore different positions within the company in Portland and also abroad. They are continually striving to do better and are, at present, investing a significant amount in their facilities and products.

    ConsHave to change jobs to get promoted. Highly influenced and sometimes disrupted by management in Germany. Lots of red tape and processes to learn to become effective at your job. Current product issues can be distracting when your main focus is new product development. Managers can be hit or miss and some are very old school and change adverse. Relatively low pay for the Portland metro.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to employees and hear their voices and not just what you want to hear.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company where changes is very little and very slow.

    Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGood vacations package. Probably the best in the US.

    ConsChances of advances are very low. Good ideas are not rewarded. Change (i.e. improvement) is not perceived as good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngineering process is kinda messy and improvement is too complicated. Management is afraid to try new methods because of the cost it involves, even if it risk to make the company more profitable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Project Planner (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsFlexible work environment that seeks to improve employees. Good pay and benefits. Work life balance can be tricky at times, but in my department it can be worked through.

    ConsOrganizations within the company tend to be silos and it can be difficult to cross communicate. Sometimes one hand does not know what the other is doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work environment.

    Senior Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsThe benefits are great (vacation) and work hours are flexible. Opportunity for growth and advancement is available for those who wish to take advantage of it. The company is becoming more technically advanced.

    ConsThe salary is modest. Upon reaching a salary level, it is difficult to advance in pay scale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to be more accepting of new ideas and suggestions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent workplace for interns

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    Pros- Salary
    - Flexible hours
    - Smart people
    - Team outings

    ConsUpper management isn't welcome to change. Non-German speakers will not really fit into the culture in the workplace (a lot of German speaking employees).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you have another option do not work Here

    Purchasing Agent (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsCo-workers were pleasant to work with.
    It was nice working in a global company with many different personalities.
    Great opportunity to learn from others outside of assigned department.

    Good vacation time.

    Overall, this was a great first job and some departments are better than others.

    Advice: Gain experience and move on or better yet work someplace else

    ConsExpect to work 60-70 hour work weeks on a regular basis and more during the crunch times.
     Management is bonus driven and only cares about quarterly results.
     Unrealistic targets are set resulting in diminished businesses relationships due to aggressive negotiation style.
    Mandatory training was inadequate and wasted time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't yell at your employees.
    Don't set unrealistic targets because you want a bonus.
    Don't allow others to cheat the system(s) because you want a bonus.
    Don't ruin supplier relationships because you want a bonus.
    Long-Term thinking is needed from this company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally a great place to work. The workload ebbs and flows but is pretty balanced. Great people and a good product.

    Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsThey respect work life balance. Good benefits and potential for company car (Merc Benz) for entry level management. Voted top ten best places to work in Oregon for 2013.

    ConsIt seems to me that Daimler has lower than average salaries. They do a good job compensating with other benefits however.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to allocate 10-20% "free" time as a time for innovative idea exploration and implementation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Daimler is a place that allows opportunity for individuals to shift between departments without much problems

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGreat Salary and benefits, lots of opportunities to move between groups. Such as Engineering/Manufacturing/Finance

    ConsGrowth potential for individuals based in Stuttgart Germany, typical politics pull down growth for high performers

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    Test Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsRelax work environment and reasonable work load

    ConsLow pay and no bonus or profit sharing

    Advice to Senior Managementmake job salaries mor competitive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A backwards company

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsPay is ok - but compared to overall transportation industry not stellar, still good benefits, employee car lease program is a positive, Portland location is positive.

    ConsOverall, a very close minded place - most of management does not like change, even when proven that the change will result in better product, process. Not a good place for top talent to work since it is not an environment that values it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just act like you want to make positive changes, really do it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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