Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

www.mbrdna.com
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Helpful (87)

Not a place for a long term stint

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Good location Interesting projects Exposure to automotive technology Flexible working hours Sponsor visas Is a decent option if you want a stepping stone into Silicon Valley.

Cons

Growth and advancement biased towards Germans Most people around you speak in German Poor morale Inflexible management

Advice to Management

Be open. Thats all it takes.

Other Employee Reviews for Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

  1. Helpful (45)

    Great way to fall behind in your career!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some great colleagues, free snacks, access to expensive cars.

    Cons

    Management just doesn't "get it". The people making decisions are not qualified and don't consult those with real technical knowledge. Choose your team wisely: You might become a manager with no real work or responsibilities, or a contractor who is expected to run an entire team. Germans almost always get hired or promoted first. The CEO's primary goal and vision for the company is to get himself promoted within Daimler.

    Advice to Management

    Stop holding meetings behind closed doors to discuss bad Glassdoor reviews. It's just embarrassing. You have a few strong leaders within the company who can turn things around. They are not currently part of the management team. Empower them to enact real change within the company.


  2. Helpful (88)

    I like the expected 12 hour days, covering meetings in different time zones. Everything is in a crisis mode, no teamwork

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Redford, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Redford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume or during conversations about what you do or where you work. Other than that its surprising they have any long term sucesses. Independent teams do not work with each other, constant infighting supported by senior management.

    Cons

    Time off looked down upon. No teamwork. Poor or non existant teambuilding (besides the world cup every 4 years) Sr, Management acts like 9yr olds who want something in a store... If you are married, with kids, or other outside commitments/interests look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    The few good ones should make the others accountable. They are to blame, not the team. (that gos all the way to the top.) Most of you are out of touch..


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