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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Daimler Trucks North America Head of Daimler Trucks North America Martin Daum
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  • Lay offs, unstable, sometimes to fast of pace (in 11 reviews)

  • Not a great place for work life balance or for people that do not fit the white male profile of management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Employer"

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Lots of overtime if you want

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company


  2. "Elite Service/Novice Pay"

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    Former Employee - Diesel Technician in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Diesel Technician in Ladson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, and plenty of help through an online knowledge base.
    Management cares they treat everyone equally well.

    Cons

    Not enough experience to go around. They hire inexperienced and cheap and then guided by a couple of guys that know what's going on for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    More Flexibility in work hours for the techs. More opportunities to connect the employees together

  3. "Good learning"

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

    Pros

    Laidback,
    Interesting events,
    Good for mechanical and electric engineering

    Cons

    Not huge on software development


  4. "Daimler TOS+"

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    Current Employee - Welder in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Welder in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Group of people to work around daily.

    Cons

    Some plants are union plants and some are not

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the market.


  5. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big company, good pay, ...

    Cons

    Slow, long turn around time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Department good, overall company fair"

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    Current Employee - Communications Lead in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Communications Lead in Lake Oswego, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people, good facilities, talk a great game, opportunities for learning fair, flat organization, cyclical industry, German influence paramount

    Cons

    Management unclear about direction, little chance for advancement, highly bureaucratic, seldom consider the long term ramifications of actions, short term focus

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where you're going and then lead there


  7. "Good Job with amazing benefits and generous with paid time off"

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    Former Employee - Truck Assembler in Mount Holly, NC
    Former Employee - Truck Assembler in Mount Holly, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Most affordable health insurance I've ever had.
    -total of 3 weeks paid time off every year after your probation period is over
    -2 week paid Christmas vacation
    - 8 hr shifts with shift diff for 2nd or 3rd
    - they try to move you around on the line from time to time so you arn't always doing the exact same thing but for the most part you will be doing the same thing just about every day.
    - unionized

    Cons

    If you are thinking of applying or just got hired be prepared to be laid off at some point. I relocated and moved my family because I got this job. Little did I know they are known for laying off. My orientation class asked HR in front of everyone what the likely hood of being laid off was and they flat out lied. They said it was very unlikely and that they had so many orders that they couldn't get the trucks out fast enough. They also told us that the last time they laid off was the recession of 2008 then called everyone back. LIES! I didn't even work there for 4 months before the lay off rumors started. When I was there for 7 months they announced they would be laying off. Thankfully I knew someone that was hiring and I got a new job just in time. I was offered the job back a little over a year later but did not take it. I just couldn't continue to have a job that I'm not sure how long it's going to last especially when I am the sole provider for my family. If they didn't do so much hiring and laying off it really would be the perfect job, even though it can be a very repetitive job which was difficult for me because I get bored easily.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many people just to fill your big orders then leave them high and dry in a year.

  8. "Looking for a job"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Assembler in Gaffney, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary good benifits paid vacatipn

    Cons

    People hired on after 90 days receive 4weeks vacation. We had to work 15 years to get 4 weeks. Low bonuses too

    Advice to Management

    Rethink vacation time and FMLA for those that abused it


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Antiquated company riddled with politics"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Analyst in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Analyst in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation and healthcare coverage.

    Cons

    Everything. Management doesn't truly manage, they don't have any strategic vision and provide no direction. No willingness to try new things, learn from other industries, or hold people accountable. Impossible to get work done with all of our silos.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage. Develop your people. Listen to new ideas. Promote people who actually perform well.


  10. "fantastic"

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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

    the vacation time and 401k match are excellent

    Cons

    not much room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    very strict about your target hours


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