Daimler Trucks North America

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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
121 Reviews
3.0
121 Reviews
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Daimler Trucks North America Head of Daimler Trucks North America Martin Daum
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47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance can be tricky at times, but in my department it can be worked through (in 9 reviews)

  • Stable company; pay and benefits are attractive (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Much of the senior management is 'old school', strictly follows the org chart and is out-of-touch with technology (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management does not realize what is going on, I suppose because no one dares speak up (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place making changes to be an "Employer of Choice"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are definitely making changes to make things a better workplace. They have great benefits, salaried employees get 4 weeks vacation to start plus the 13 paid holidays (it includes a week off at Christmas). There is always something going on and they do have interesting projects to work on. People are friendly and easy to work with and willing to help you out or show you what to do.

    Cons

    There is still a bit of the "old" Freightliner mentality left over. Which is don't bother me with your problems, I'm only concerned with mine. Usually employees know about things before management announces it to everyone, which can be a bit frustrating sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are trying to open up communication but they still need to do a better job sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's Not What You Know But Who You Know

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement appox 70%.

    Cons

    Unfortunately some Aftermarket female managers are not experienced to lead, they thrive or promote gossip. Teams are demotivated but scared to do anything for fear of loosing their jobs. The line "It's not what you know but who you know.." stands true predominantly in the Aftermarket division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace many of the managers in Aftermarket with managers from Germany. Have these new managers encourage 360 degree evaluations. This will eliminate the favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Stagnant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer III  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great vacation policy, jeans allowed, some management understanding and attempt to get to you at a personal level, Adidas employee store pass/coupon every now and then.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other companies in Portland area, sometimes lots of politics involved in getting a new position or moving to a different department, food in new cafeteria expensive vs. old one,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family oriented organization with work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family oriented company. values employees with many perks and ad-hoc amenities. Work life balance is highly appreciated. Brings the euro mentality to US productivity

    Cons

    typical large company that structures advancement through bandwidths

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Charlotte HQ Location - Great people, fractured vision within company, Reactive atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    A large company who values it's employees and offers flexibility with schedules, strong benefits, good perks, supportive team environment within a department and challenging often exciting work. Many departments have excellent exposure to senior management and there are opportunities to grow in the company. DTNA offers a lot of company paid training and values loyalty.

    Cons

    Much of the senior management is 'old school', strictly follows the org chart and is out-of-touch with technology. This is challenging when working on cutting edge solutions that need vision and risk-taking decisions. The company struggles with it's reactionary traditional methodology vs. a proactive mind-set. Most departments are understaffed since the downturn and burn-out is prevalent among mid-level managers. The balance tips strongly toward work with little concern for family commitments if you allow it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partner with your directors and manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company where changes is very little and very slow.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer III  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good vacations package. Probably the best in the US.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineering 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering in Portland

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Have 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employees and hear their voices and not just what you want to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    My life at DTNA consists of very long hours, unending pressure and stress, and poor resources.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Cleveland, NC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, NC

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get a good deal on a Mercedes Benz lease.

    Cons

    Public beat downs in meetings on production floor that hourly employees can hear, constant equipment break downs, poor planning for launches, oh did I mention very long hours like 12+ a day and often weekends. You will not have a life away from work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Planner  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Planner in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible 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.

    Cons

    Organizations 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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