Daimler Trucks North America

www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com
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Good place to work

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

I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Not too stressful Good work / home balance Stable work environment (office) LEAN principles will insure longevity

Cons

Top down communication is horribly lacking, and sometimes WAY too filtered Travel to northern Mexico Employee review process is almost meaningless No bonus structure for non-managers

Advice to Management

Germany's lead / examples are not always best

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    Mixed Bag

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a salaried professional, very flexible work hours. Kaiser plan is great - premiums are subsidized heavily by the company, and coverages is good although co-pay is high @ $15.00.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities unless you are German, blond, and good looking. There is no mentoring program that is relevant to locals, only Germans. There is no work-life balance here, requiring most to work at least 50hrs/wk.

    Advice to Management

    Previous processes that have been built were never optimized. For whatever reason or cause, this needs to be looked at because it has created an enormous legacy of bad processes - high maintenance, restricted functionality, limited flexibility, and obscene band-aid processes to hide their defects. This is very costly.


  2. Great Pay and Benefits, but NO Job Security

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    Former Employee - Truck Assembler in Cleveland, NC
    Former Employee - Truck Assembler in Cleveland, NC

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Able to see the results of your labor in a complete truck and able to point to a truck going down the road and tell your son..."I built that truck"

    Cons

    No Job Security Company built plants in Mexico to take advantage of low labor costs. Lack of communication between Senior managment and workers "ie when asked if company was building another Mexico plant...No! I am not aware of plans to build a plant in Mexico! And I should know, I'm the President! (Town Hall meeting with employees a couple short months before company announced they were building another Mexico Truck Plant) Union protects workers with bad work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, Communication, Communication. The American worker contributed to the companies success...but you have turned your back on the American worker to have a low wage worker build an inferior product.


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