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Updated Jun 29, 2022

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3.8
78%
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68%
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Pros
  • "Good benefits and potential for company car (Merc Benz) for entry level management.(in 101 reviews)
  • "Pay is ok/Benefits are good but expensive(in 51 reviews)
  • "I've met some really great people during my time here that have been with the company for many years.(in 51 reviews)
  • "Interesting products and good work/life balance.(in 30 reviews)
  • "Culture is good.(in 19 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Awesome Company to work for

    Jun 3, 2022 - Lead Advanced Technology in Detroit, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Vacation days, work-life balance and the company culture. Everyone want to work with you and recognize your growth, contributions and effort on a daily basis. Growth and challenge are given if that is what you desire...

    Cons

    Immigration needs team is a lacking and the effort behind it to retain employees, compensation is still a bit lower but awesome workplace makes up for it in happiness...

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Avoid this sinking ship at all costs

    May 17, 2022 - Autonomy Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Health care and 4 weeks vacation * note: 4 weeks vacation is actually 3 weeks vacation since you are forced to use vacation time to take the week of July 4th off

    Cons

    - Lack of any sort of leadership what so ever, direction for the project changed every three months. - Political environment that's about as toxic as Chernobyl. - Your ability to do your most basic tasks is based on who you know more than anything else (this includes work ethic, technical skills, etc) - Severe lack of documentation and training for any of the engineering work - Lots of tribal knowledge that is flying out the door - Salaries are consistently 20% below the median for Portland - They don't negotiate, if you try, you're on a list and will never receive more than a 3% annual raise - Speaking of promotions, the only way to advance is horizontally (and even then, you have to hope that you haven't pissed off your old boss) - As an engineer, you will likely have to do at least 3 jobs at once, whether or not you were trained how to do it. - Senior engineers lack basic technical knowledge about micro controllers and electronics in general - Testing equipment is in short supply since you will never get approved for new equipment (this includes power supplies, multimeters, etc); often times the best equipment available is someone's tool box that they brought from home - there's more, but I've said enough already

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great coworkers and interesting project

    Jun 22, 2022 - Product Validation Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company strives to be an industry leader, so there are typically new interesting projects to work on. Product validation team is very close and able to work together and lift each other up. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is good but lower than competitors. Onboarding is challenging as everything is moving at such a fast pace. Top level management is out of touch in regards to how the engineering departments are performing.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company, low pay

    Jun 26, 2022 - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    4 weeks of vacation upon starting, good insurance, work environment is very collaborative

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to any other OEM, engineers are overworked. Year end bonus is non existent

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Daimler

    Jun 29, 2022 - Talent Acquisition Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company with good team

    Cons

    Do not have full home office

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Assembler

    Jun 21, 2022 - Mail Carrier 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Manufacturing experience and quality control experience

    Cons

    Night shift and long hours

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Jun 29, 2022 - Sr Financial Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation benefits, 20 days of PTO first 5 years and a splash week every 5th mark.

    Cons

    Top down management, would love to have a better recognition program.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Not Good

    Jun 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits are the whole reason to work here.

    Cons

    Deal with managers that intentionally force work to Mexico. Facilities manager that uses their position for women & contractors padding their pockets. Plant manager turns a blind eye to it all. Materials manager is a part time employee, has worked from home 75% of the past 2 years. How can a manager run their part of the plant from home. HR hires brings in new hires based on one race.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great start to your career

    May 27, 2022 - Senior Data Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to start your career. Amazing PTO (company shuts down week of a Christmas and New Years)

    Cons

    Will feel like on outsider if not super into trucking. Hard to find a growth path. Not terrible but not great pay.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Engineer III

    Jun 6, 2022 - Mechanical Engineer III in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    401K matching, healthcare benefits, stress level*

    Cons

    Ineffective management is the main con.

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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews FAQs

Daimler Trucks North America has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 815 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Daimler Trucks North America to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Daimler Trucks North America employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Daimler Trucks North America. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

78% of Daimler Trucks North America employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Daimler Trucks North America 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Daimler Trucks North America to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, senior leadership, management.

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