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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated October 25, 2018
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  • "DTNA (Daimler Trucks North America) currently has more than fifteen hundred full-time contractors" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Upper management is all european and do not regard American workers very highly" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing Agent"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, work-life balance, managment

    Cons

    Pay rate, limited pay advancement,


  2. "Great work-life balance, poor compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people, culture, and general variety of challenges are near top-notch. The company wants to innovate and everyone is motivated to push forward. Modern transportation topics are really beginning to pick up. Leaders as managers of personnel are usually very good. The overall experience, on a daily basis, is actually quite a joy. Finally, since it is part of a global company, there is some space to entertain opportunities globally.

    Cons

    Leadership decisions are a long slog bogged down by never-ending layers bureaucracy . Finance and HR have a hold on even small to medium-sized efforts. At times hiring and project approval can take more than a year regardless of whether or not they've been approved by leadership. Pay for technical positions falls far short of average competitive rates.

    Advice to Management

    Fix compensation. It is woefully inadequate. Take trade-offs more seriously and invest more in newer topics. Reduce adminstrative overhead and empower individual departments to make there own investment and hiring decisions to a degree. Do more to retain talent once they are brought on-board.

  3. "Spotwelder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Gave good starting work experience and paid well for a job that only requires a highschool diploma

    Cons

    Working conditions are less than comfortable but you know what you sign up for when you apply to be summer help


  4. "Great pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are superior to other companies , with a a discretionary 401K contribution on top of a matching %.

    Cons

    Politics and promotion manipulation by managers wanting “yes” men in management roles.


  5. "Sr. Payroll Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Company has awesome benefits, competitive salaries and options for work/life balance and employee engagement.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  6. "HR Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Seems to put more value on employees with engineering degrees than degrees that match the field they work in.


  7. "Great Company - limited opportunities to move up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Great company actively working to improve the company culture. Good benefits (vacation / health insurance / 401k)

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up in the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "PC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    As a global company whose governed by a portion in Germany, some ordinances just dont make sense...and management can be hesitant to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Practice agile in your management practices. Make a decision and adjust as needed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - IT Support in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None, as a non-direct employee of the company.

    Cons

    DTNA (Daimler Trucks North America) currently has more than fifteen hundred full-time contractors. Sometimes they offer direct hire employment after 3-4 years.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your “non-engineer” employees and their careers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, horrible middle management"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great perks like the Benz leases, cool office building, opportunities to travel, and a very cool product portfolio. Forward thinking company with a new embrace of diversity. Senior management seems to have a good direction and strategy.

    Cons

    Some very horrible middle management has somehow stuck around (quotas?) and can drive good people away. Sometimes a lot of rigidity in the work, very compartmentalized.

    Advice to Management

    Cull or demote the toxic management and Keep up the good work!


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