Daimler Trucks North America

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Selectrucks - Fix, Sell, or Close ?

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Current Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO

I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Total number of Selectrucks used vehicle sales locations (17 dealer controlled locations and 10 corporately owned locations), the Freightliner truck brand and number of models offered to today's market.

Cons

Invest the money to fix the business and empower the people to run the stores. Plan B would be to sell the corporately owned Selectrucks locations to local Freightliner dealers. The last choice (but possibly the only choice) is to just close the business. Selectrucks is a "brand" with a broken business model, plain and simple.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The good people have left the company - either pushed out by incompetent upper management or have departed voluntarily for companies where they are paid, compensated, and supported.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Lacking Organization and Direction

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    Former Employee - Intern: Mechatronics Engineering in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Intern: Mechatronics Engineering in Portland, OR

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people, good benefits, good pay. Flexible work hours. No "big brother" feel.

    Cons

    Glaring lack of proper training for interns. Future plans and swirling rumors preceding department reorganization left a lot in flux. Groups seemed to point fingers at one another a lot. I was given little direction as an intern and essentially could only turn to my direct supervisor for any sort of guidance. For the first few weeks, it felt like they were not even sure what to do with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate departments and help break down the obvious silos that exist within this company. Provide a more structured internship program.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting work, poorly managed

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and a good chance to gain experience.
    The location is convenient, work facilities are comfortable, and schedules are usually flexible.

    Cons

    The view from the ground is that managers and employees are playing for different teams.
    Direction from management is infrequent and information usually only flows one way.
    Despite the sales team touting innovation etc., the technology and tools used to design trucks are usually quite outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term strategies are unclear and changing strategies are commonplace. Make and stick to your long term decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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