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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen
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  • Hard to get hired full time for contractors, there's some clannishness (in 11 reviews)

  • Lay offs, unstable, sometimes to fast of pace (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Daimler offered excellent benefits definitely above average. I worked with some excellent people and although there were not many opportunities to advance if willing you could

    Cons

    Not many cons here. If any it was more about standardization for the sake of standardizing without using the best data to actually make the best choices.

    Advice to Management

    The company has been making some fantastic strides in improving and trying to make it a place you want to work at. I was already happy and the company continued to make things better for employees. Get rid of the stereotypes that one facility is "bad". Go Look and See and spend some time in places and you'll find that there are/were some really great people doing some really great things and really care about the company.


  2. "Slow but steady change"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits, especially vacation time and 401k.
    - Opportunity to help impact culture change
    - Ability to move around and do different things.

    Cons

    - Lot of middle managers are simply in their roles because of their tenure at the company. Company has hesitancy to replace them, though many need to be replaced.
    - Slow and resistant to change
    - Working cross-functionally with other departments can be extremely frustrating and challenging.
    - Too many internal power struggles.

    Advice to Management

    - Don’t be afraid to make changes. Those who are disinterested in helping drive change, shouldn’t remain in roles where they are positioned to do so.

    - Encourage and help facilitate better relationships across departments and team. Collaborating with others outside your direct working group is a mess and extremely challenging task.

  3. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generations of family working at one place, long tenures, smart people with strong work ethics.

    Cons

    Stagnation of ideas, lean management used to run short-staffed and overwork employees, over-concerned with great place to work scores but not as concerned with real improvement (flashy fixes for a few, instead of substantive for all)

    Advice to Management

    Take a page from QT's treatment of employees, or John Legere's way of listening. Listen to Dan Pink's motivation video and find a way to provide a "free day" where we share what we did at EOD. Bet you find some real problems get fixed when people aren't bogged down with day-to-day work. This is far superior to team-building. We have solutions, let us implement them.


  4. "B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for overseas transfers with Daimler AG parent company and international experience. Good benefits with 6% 401K match up to 8%. Overall Company growth and performance.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages, 3% every year with little opportunity for larger increases (need promotion, not lateral job moves). Poor Project Management, generally.

    Advice to Management

    Drive continuous improvement, even in times of good profitability. Pay attention to the balance of employees vs. opportunity and/ or level of effort required. Utilize KPIs to steer processes and activities, not as "rubber stamp" of performance (use meaningful KPIs where improvement is required, not KPIs measuring successes for general management approval that do not tell you anything about how the business is actually running in areas that can be improved)


  5. "Good Legacy Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager 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

    Large corporation (would be a Fortune 100 if ranked), beautiful HQ, great people, solid products that you see on the road. Portland is an excellent place to live and work.

    Cons

    A lot of tenure with people not leaving, so hard to go up. All major decisions must go through Germany.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to give more of a voice to your younger talent


  6. "A good company in general"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, good atmosphere in general.

    Cons

    Stiff corporate culture basing too much on college degrees - I know a person with 20+ years experience with the company who did not get promoted to a position in the department *they* founded. It was given to a 22 year old recent graduate for no other reason than they had a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up.


  7. "Daimler, a pleasant work place"

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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pleasant management to work with

    Cons

    Not seems to have great direction of leading the company

  8. "Daimler Trucks"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits. People tend to stay with the company a long time.

    Cons

    Company is so big you often find yourself running in circles to find a simple piece of information.

    Advice to Management

    Be excellent to each other.


  9. "Daimler Trucks N. A."

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    Current Employee - Support Team Lead/Inventory Control in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Support Team Lead/Inventory Control in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, excellent management team

    Cons

    There are a few negative people, like every other company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  10. "Accountability without the ability to lead."

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

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation/benefits.
    Good people.
    Good leads.

    Cons

    Micromanaged.
    Hierarchy is predetermined for years.


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