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Mercedes-Benz USA Reviews in Montvale, NJ

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
69 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits - Cars, Medical/Dental, Work-from-home etc (in 5 reviews)

  • The company car lease program is great (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was the worst (in 3 reviews)

  • It is a flat organization so to move up you need to move around departments even if it means working in an area you are not interested in (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to a Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Premiere company with outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    Main corporate office is in Germany so some challenges in getting product volumes for US market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue developing your employees and execute "Best or Nothing" philosophy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Short-lived and my perception of the "best or nothing" is now altered

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Roadside Assistance Agent  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Roadside Assistance Agent in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at Mercedes-Benz USA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexibility, benefits, seemingly family environment

    Cons

    promotions, company values, HR, policies, HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    directly to hr...next time someone makes a minor mistake on their application...don't treat them like a criminal, especially when the mistake made was not necessary for the job...have a heart!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz USA as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pension, 401k, tuition reimbursement,flexible work schedule in some departments, such as HR ( they don't do much to begin with) Employee leasing programs.

    Cons

    The quality of life depends on the department you work in. You get survey after survey and if you put anything negative on the survey it is frowned upon. Everyone is related to someone, and you only get promoted if you have the right Godfather. If you work in accounting or sales do not expect to see your family during month end. I have heard of people working well into the morning hours to meet completely unreasonable deadlines set by the masters in Germany. Expats come make a mess of things, take advantage of all the perks then leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step out of executive row every once in awhile....speak to us little people and see what is really going on. the surveys are not the way to connect with your team try being part of the team. take a walk around the building at 10pm the 1st couple of days of the month and see how many people are still in trying to meet deadlines while staffing continues to be an issue in some departments while others seem to have such an abundance of employees who spend most the day on personal calls, taking 3 hour lunches, and organizing their children's after school activities. Maybe then you will see there are huge discrepancies that exist in quality of life depending on how valuable the company may think you are. I understand the need for cut backs but make it fair, you have people and entire departments that coast while doing the bear minimum and others were the staff is asked not to take lunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Continually rewarding. Company stands behind its employees. Always presented with new challenges and growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at Mercedes-Benz USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not micromanaged. Fantastic and interesting projects. Team-oriented company.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility career-wise. Very good work/life balance. An abundance of holidays and days off. Compensation good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization if very flat. Development exists for current and lateral roles only. Limited upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great product

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employee lease program and benefits including matching employee savings plan and a pension plan.

    Cons

    Difficult for middle aged employee to advance within the organization. Employee recognition programs are not utilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and thank your employees. Programs in place to give token rewards are not being used. A token sign of appreciation is better than no sign of appreciation. Help the employees in your department who want to advance within the organization. To do so is being an effective leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mercedes-Benz high expectations-a little disappointed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at Mercedes-Benz USA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company! Great Atmosphere, everyone seems happy with there jobs. Extremely wonderful people

    Cons

    company Never brings in new management, they promotes from within, contractors/temps never hired and there are many really good workers but you can't even apply from within. Temps treated extremely poorly, not included, feel like outsider and asked to do a great deal of extra work. The managers were great people but do not seem to have management skills, i was quite surprised by the lack of professional atmosphere, at times noisy and distracting people on the floor - open policy so gets very very noisy, people should be more professional but yet enjoy their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the policies that are in place, take a look at the big picture and business module, seems to be a lot of excessive spending where there are unnecessary excessive costs. Def can save a lot with the right people in place. Be more aware of employees and unprofessional behaviors. I thought this would be the creme de la creme and was extremely excited to work for what I thought was a very professional and straight laced organization. I was disappointed . Being a temp employee was not a good experience here i never felt more excluded.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Systems  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Systems in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Relatively stable company. Good benefits, great lease programs

    Cons

    Chances to advnce are slim - you have to be a "chosen one" in order to move up. Good performance gets you not much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring 'managers' from the outside - they do often more harm than good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice team; Common shared vision; Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Cars, Medical/Dental, Work-from-home etc.

    Cons

    Less innovation opportunities within IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I am an intern at Mercedes-Benz and it is a great experience.

    Current Employee - Intern  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at Mercedes-Benz USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Directly working with managers, nice people, always teaching you stuff, overall great experience, cannot complain.

    Cons

    Personally there was no cons at this company, the one con for me was the commute time but that is just a personal problem.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at Mercedes-Benz USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Most people who work for MBUSA love what they do, and it shows. It is a great place to work. The employee car program is great, hence why so many drive Benz's!

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get a job at MBUSA. Since it is such a great company to work for, and the benefits are so good, very few people leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-start the management training program!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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