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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated March 14, 2019
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Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen
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  • "Not a great place for work life balance or for people that do not fit the white male profile of management" (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very Flexible Working Hours and Great Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Fun Events with free food and beer, progressive leadership, variety in tasks, opportunities to work from home, lots of training and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and levels to management


  2. "DON’T APPRECIATE GREAT HELP"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Assembler in Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always overtime to be worked due to massive turnover rate

    Cons

    You put in your application with Aerotek and start working for this company making only $10/hr. trying to get hired on with Freightliner permanently to make a living for you and your family. Work for them 6 days a week and 10 hour days then when it comes time to hire employees 10 months later THEY HIRE INDIVIDUALS FROM THE OUTSIDE BEFORE THE AEROTEK EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BEEN THERE 10+ MONTHS!?!? Yet I have passed up other job opportunities waiting to be hired on here only to be skipped over to TRAIN MY REPLACEMENT!!

    Advice to Management

    Human Resource Department is breaking S.C. Labor Laws by HIRING assemblers DIRECTLY and INDIRECTLY via AEROTEK (you can’t do both) but y’all already know that. . .
    If you don’t plan on hiring the individuals LET THEM GO WITHIN THEIR 90 DAYS...THAT’S WHY THEY WORK FOR A TEMP SERVICE. If you would go up on your hourly pay you would get better qualified and quality people instead of QUANTITY to work there. What individual can support themselves must less their family on $10/hour?

  3. "Great place to work! Lots of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - After-Market Inventory Planning in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - After-Market Inventory Planning in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many job opportunities at Daimler, if you are dissatisfied just try a different department. Great people - young & old.

    Cons

    You definitely have to create & follow your own career path. Not much mentoring. But if you put in the work you will be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but try and stay ahead of the 'game'. Be more innovative with employee involvement. Get a CEO that actually lives in Portland, OR


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering perspective"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation benefits and relaxed work hours.

    Cons

    Engineering positions are presented as more technical than the actual work that you'll be doing.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to learn not so great to grow"

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    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Good opportunities to learn and pretty diverse workforse

    Cons

    Not great on appreciation or recognition

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and more appreciation


  6. "Good company, friendly people, growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people were friendly, work life balance was excellent, and remote opportunities were good.

    Cons

    Growing pains, the demand is increasing for virtual resources but the infrastructure is struggling to keep up.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Company wide generational-based culture change officially begun in 2017 to favor millennials and obfuscate tenured emps."

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Defined Contribution Plan, Multi-location.

    Cons

    Have observed instances of political hostility, overt discrimination, retaliation, protection for management bad behavior, no protection for whistleblowers. Not a meritocracy. HR and Legal depts say they are aware but are unable to disclose *any* details of actions ... remedial, corrective, punitive, or otherwise.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Compliance Manager"

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

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Office is nice, people are nice. There are a lot of great benefits once you reach manager level.

    Cons

    They will work you to the ground. I can handle a lot of stress but I never knew what extreme stress could do to the body and the effects it could have on a person. My recommendation, if you want to work for Daimler make sure you work for Daimler Trucks North America not the parent company Daimler AG out of Germany because basically all US work are out the window. Your expected to work around the clock to appease the parent company.


  9. "Great work environment and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, company culture, work life balance

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Wood Dale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good and benefits

    Cons

    Management, drugs, favoritism, discrimination
    Managers look other way to drugs being used and sold, afraid to discipline certain people based on color, management cares about nothing but numbers, they must have a diploma from a Cracker Jack box

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be afraid to discipline based on someone’s color and when your told about drugs usage and selling do something don’t tiptoe around and HR Is a joke