Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

www.mbrdna.com
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Helpful (31)

Don't stay too long

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America full-time

Pros

Great brand, great car programs (esp manager+), some of the projects are really interesting. Could be a great place to work with better management. Can be decent if you are on the right team or stay for a short stint.

Cons

White, male, german, engineers are highly favored in this company. The smartest, most useful person I remember there was inexplicably in an exec asst role for the longest time despite having a finance background. A couple of people higher up on the food chain were let go under rumors of dirty dealings a few years ago. Too many people retired on the job, even in the relatively small Palo Alto office. This is a huge problem in Germany, I don't know if some of these managers think it's ok to import this awful habit to the US. Junior employees and contractors do most of the work on many teams. Management is disorganized and secretive, all decisions are made in Germany. A chosen few rise in the hierarchy while the majority stagnate. Too much redundancy (other offices working on similar projects which is disheartening).

Advice to Management

Clean house. Get rid of the lazy employees, give the smart and hardworking ones more responsibility and opportunity.

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

  1. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced environment with a variety of project

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand with great reputation and great range of products.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any other than the company size in the US still being rather small. But it keeps on growing


  2. 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.


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