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Updated February 22, 2018
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Daimler Trucks North America Head of Daimler Trucks North America Martin Daum
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Pros
  • Daimler has a very good work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are very good, including possible company car (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and good team environment
    Get to work in small and productive team
    Good management . Employees are valued
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of really. May be include more including test driven development approach . Nothing I can point I had really good experience here


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer"

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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

    Laid back and casual environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Disconnect between Daimler corporate in Germany and the US.
    Too many long term/lifers. Constant churn of contractors

    Advice to Management

    Try increase FTE turnover.

  3. "It's now or never"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome facility, better employee programs, finally focused on customer experience

    Cons

    Leadership has blinders, shows favoritism, is a bit behind the curve


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to develop a professional career.

    Cons

    Demand of time and distance to the plant


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great company, culture and energy!"

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

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

    Pros

    The office building is amazing, great benefits, great location, Mercedes Benz employee lease deals are incredible, we all take a lot of pride in leading our industry

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance pay scale beyond inflation-paced increments are limited to jumping hierarchical tiers - which at higher levels do not become vacant nearly often enough to sufficiently reward those working hard to advance from below.


  6. "A great place to work"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    DTNA listens to their employees and continually strives to improve the work environment based on that feedback. Opportunity to work on great products. Great headquarters location within onsite walking trail, fitness classes, and with medical clinic within walking distance.

    Cons

    Headquartered in Portland - could be seen as good or bad depending on your perspective. There is a lot of homelessness and congested surface streets, but also a lot of good places to eat and shop.


  7. "Good and stable, but not as rewarding as I’d like."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment. Good pay. Good vacation (start at 4 weeks, 5 weeks at 10 years). Great location, right on the Willamette. Good coworkers.

    Cons

    Crazy bureaucracy. Not as much opportunity for real engineering as you’d think. Much of your work involves out sourcing work to Mexico or India and managing them. Oh yeah, and LOTS of PowerPoint preparation for managers that care more about the presentation than the information. It feels like there are way too many lose-lose situations with work load.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether or not we are a “custom” trucking company or not. Half the company thinks so and the other half thinks we are a car company.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Engineers don't make good managers"

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

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

    Pros

    Some transit subsidies for employees and facility upgrades demonstrate a commitment to the Portland area.

    Cons

    55 hours average for salaried employees; no promotion within position; high turnover; HR is not an ally; managers have no sympathy; Automotive Industry has low profit so compensation is low--even with record profits you get very little; tools are archaic and very few processes are established.

    Advice to Management

    There is plenty of the right things being said, but none of the right things being done.


  9. "Great Place to be an engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great products with caring management.

    Cons

    No stock options (because this is a German company)

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to look to the future!


  10. "Working at Daimler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Management don't seem to have a broad picture of the company as a whole

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate with other departments to improve productivity


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