Detroit Diesel Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
42 Reviews

3.7
42 Reviews
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Detroit Diesel President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America Martin Daum
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  1.  

    all the people were very nice and it made work fun to come too. would be a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Detroit Diesel treats their employees very well. A lot of PTO and also lets them rent out a mercedes for cheap!

    Cons

    Can experience some slow days, but that is normal in any given company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns to managers who want them. You will only get out of the intern what the manager puts in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed every day

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Detroit Diesel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open and enjoyable engineering department. Smart, clever people. Managers were some of the best I've ever worked with. They believe in their people and fight for them. They shielded us from upper management so that we could focus on what's important... Doing our job.

    I learned a lot from DDC, much of the culture and values I took with me when I left, Even today I find that I treat my staff with the same fundamentals that I learned from my managers at DDC.

    Cons

    When I worked there, there weren't many windows. I understand they have corrected that to some extent. Older building in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change the what makes you great. Keep believing in your people, and listening to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company of the right size

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    Former Employee - Development Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Detroit Diesel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the size of the company is of the right size. so it is relatively efficient when resolving problems, at least for engineering department. there is also lot of chances for tech exchange b/t Detroit Diesel and Daimler in Germany and Freightliner in Portland. Workload is reasonable and majority of people here is willing to help.

    Cons

    no significant Cons in my opinion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Wouldn't Ever Work Here

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Redford, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Redford, MI

    I worked at Detroit Diesel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Benefits
    Car Deals
    Exposure of a multinational company
    Get to meet some interesting people

    Cons

    Management is heavily foreign
    Not many jobs or room for advancement
    Had the worst manager ive EVER had
    Most people who work their are older so as a younger person it was hard to find things in common with co workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more communication with lower level employees to make sure supervisor are actually doing their job and not exploiting their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enriching. It was a eye opening experience to the big corporate way things are done. Their merger with Daimler helped.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Detroit Diesel

    Pros

    Good opportunity to get your feet wet with a global corporation.

    Cons

    The union prevents the company from being competitive sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule time to spend on the floor every week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty solid motto

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tooele, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tooele, UT

    I worked at Detroit Diesel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits (tuition reimbursement), good pay, there is good opportunities to cross train, and they often take your opinions when you give suggestions.

    Cons

    employees and even supervisors can be very catty, and for that reason I ended up disliking my job and felt I needed to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a much stronger outlook on professionalism, positivity, work ethic, moral, and fairness for everyone working on the shop floor. People in the office generally seem happy, but the people on the floor often have unfair treatment to bicker about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Detroit diesel is an encouraging employer

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Detroit Diesel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Growing company
    Up and coming product
    Good compensation
    Good evaluations

    Cons

    Too much directions from overseas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for, with very friendly people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was an intern for 2 rotations at Detroit Diesel. Everybody I worked with was very accomodating and diligent in their work. It's a good work environment.

    Cons

    As an intern, I sometimes had to go out of my way to find work to do. The work provided me wasn't very stimulating, and ultimately it was why I decided to go back to grad school.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    German-owned, but American built with pride

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel as an intern

    Pros

    Pay rate and perks are beyond most automotive suppliers. One of the last vestiges of a strong union presence.

    Cons

    Uneven workloads at a co-worker level. Some positions require little time or attention, while others are overloaded. Historically, upper management will not address these issues and saddles the most competent workers with the lion's share of responsibility, with nearly no difference in salary or consideration for promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Detroit Diesel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Awesome pay (I got $12/hr as a summer worker at the plant, interns and full time workers get above average pay too)
    -Fun environment with nice co-workers

    Cons

    -The efficiency of work on the line could be improved if there was some more communication.
    -Difficult to get ideas through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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