Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen
Roger Nielsen
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, good culture, nice building(in 49 reviews)

  • "Good pay, great benefits, recognition for doing a good job(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lay offs, unstable, sometimes to fast of pace(in 12 reviews)

  • "Portland traffic was often a challenge(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      I love working at Daimler

      Mar 7, 2021 - Product Validation Engineer in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Great people, inclusive work environment, international travel, ALOT of vacation time, and they’re over 50% of the market share for the industry

      Cons

      The pay isn’t as good as it is in other company’s (Tesla, Nikola, etc.)

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Does not value work quality or employees as individuals

      Feb 26, 2021 - Training Registrar in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      The benefits are very good. This is how they reel you in.

      Cons

      They make a showing of being a great place to work but when it comes down to it, if you're not a manager you might as well have duct tape on your mouth. They have very good anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training but if you are on the receiving end of either it is not only down-played, you just might find yourself "in trouble" for whatever they can pin on you. You might be great at your job; a real self starter, even requesting projects that are above your pay grade because you are good at them and you want to do them - none of it matters. If you don't jump when they say jump that's it. You very well may be set up to fail. Maybe it's because your manager is in the hot seat and needs to redirect attention to you or maybe it's because the company needs to lay people off but they are hiding it so they use other reasons; either way, it's a terrible way to treat employees. I have literally never been more disappointed in a company than I am with Daimler. My manager did an excellent job making me think he had the best interest of his team at heart. He turned out to be the most manipulative, dishonest manager I have ever had.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great pay, good benefits

      May 7, 2021 - Project Planner in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Beautiful campus, lots of opportunities to grow

      Cons

      Outdated software, a lot of bureaucracy due to size of company

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work for Vacation

      Mar 31, 2021 - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Asheville, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This company has been good to me and starting out freshly graduated gave me 4 weeks of vacation. This is an insane amount of vacation for jobs on the east coast at least historically. The management is understanding and flexible with most inquiries. This company also likes to have people out volunteering in the community so they give you hours during work to contribute if you choose. So many other great things about this company, definitely would recommend working here.

      Cons

      The pay is quite a bit lower than the industry average, sure there are a lot of other benefits but it is not enough to cover the pay gap. Pretty much the only negative BUT has been noticed and apparently have a plan moving forward to hire people at the industry average, us currently employed are stuck for now.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Weigh the pros and cons

      Apr 21, 2021 - Autonomous Engineer in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Good benefits. Good work-life balance. People on your team are generally very supportive and interested in helping you succeed. Great 401k match.

      Cons

      Salaries are generally below market average across the board. Specific to autonomous project, other parts of the company generally aren't interested in helping bring project to fruition, so responses to questions are often cold and uninterested if they come at all. Additionally, the project has changed so much over the course of even just a year that many of our jobs aren't the same as when we started.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Making good headway into the future

      May 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great job stability and good benefits. Leading the industry in shifting toward clean energy sources for trucks.

      Cons

      Currently stuck with the innovator's dilemma.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Benefits and culture but the base work is very bogged down in software and massive complexity

      Apr 15, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      - Benefits and pay are very fair (what most companies SHOULD be providing) - Culture is good. People realize you have a social life outside of work and people are nice.

      Cons

      - Software is very outdated - Has a big corporation syndrome where communication cross functionally is very bad

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Challenging & rewarding

      Apr 26, 2021 - Buyer in Charlotte, NC
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      Pros

      Great pay & benefits including vacation time & week off during Dec-Jan holidays. Challenged to always streamline & work more efficiently.

      Cons

      Jobs continually being redefined. Can be disruptive.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The right position makes the biggest difference

      Apr 26, 2021 - Mechanical Design Engineer in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Increased flexibility. Work from home options are here. Good overall culture in Eng.

      Cons

      Tough to move up past senior engineer. Sometimes political culture.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great place to work, great money and benefits

      Apr 20, 2021 - E-Coat Operator in Gastonia, NC
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      Pros

      money, benefits, time at home

      Cons

      management isn't up to par, they only care about themselves and not willing to put a ounce of time for anybody else

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