Daimler Trucks North America

www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com
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Good place to work if you like a co.teetering on edge of bankruptcy every 3-4 years.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Manager (L4/L5) in Portland, OR
Current Employee - IT Manager (L4/L5) in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Alot of smart people who can be learned from. Excellent for work life balance. In good economic times, fairly easy to move around from one dept. to another every few years and get broad experience. In good economic times, opportunity to work on truly global assignments. Communication from Senior Mgmt. about company is excellent.

Cons

Pay is terrible. Growth opportunities non existent due to financial condition of company and influx of Germans in high positions. Most decision making is centralized out of parent company in Germany making it sometimes hard to make a difference. Economic cycles have a severe impact on the financial health of the company. Did I mention pay is terrible? Bonuses have become large part of compensation (~25%) and have been cut for one year and on track to be cut a second year (in 2010).

Advice to Management

You are doing good and are very open. Unfortunately, the company is far too susceptible to the global economic cycle. Salary levels are a joke. You will lose lots of people when economy picks up. Martin Daum is too new (3 months on job) to rate.

Other Employee Reviews for Daimler Trucks North America

  1. Under Rated IT Department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer I in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Developer I in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most managers are 'hands off' (they have to much to do). A lot of very talented under employed people. People keep to themselves (for the most part). They will keep you busy.

    Cons

    No technical track past L5. Pay is on the low side for IT. Too many managers, too few leaders. Senior management only listens to consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Take some leadership courses and listen more then talk. Switch back to Outlook.


  2. Helpful (2)

    It's not 1975 anymore!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented, loyal, dedicated employees at middle management level and below. Deep German pockets as the 23rd largest company in the world. (in terms of revenue according to Forbes).

    Cons

    Highly political, nepotistic, frustrating corporate culture. Very unprofessional corporate culture in the executive ranks and field positions. Uneducated, abrasive managers, especially in southern, CA and field positions. Strong preference towards Germans and German style management. Archaic, outdated management philosophies and incompetent managers. Exploitation of dedicated employees. Recently cut everyone's pay by 10 percent and revoked 401k matches and bonuses, which accounted for 20% plus of total income. Treat employees very poorly. Very "old school", "good 'ol boys" way of doing business. Poor product quality compared to competition.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new, young, educated, talented people in to provide a new perspective on doing business. Promote your younger employees. Appreciate your employees, and show it, recognize they are your most important asset. Provide more incentive for strong performance and hold people accountable, including executives.


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