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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated February 24, 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. Helpful (1)

    "DTNA is a great place for a manufacturing related career."

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    Current Employee - L5 Development Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - L5 Development Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    DTNA is a large organization that is working very hard at including its employees is the shop floor management of its facilities. There are plenty fo opportunities to contribute to improvements that are occuring and plenty of pressure to deliver results.

    Cons

    DTNA is engaged in heavy manufacturing of trucks for the transportation industry. As such it is at the mercy of the cylical market for its product. The market volitility for the product has been further inflamed by significant changes to emission requirements which have caused the transportation industry to pre-buy and delay purchases while waiting for a governement mandated penalty or incentive to be realized.

    Advice to Management

    The current marketing plan seems to lack an identity. We need to become the vertically integrated manufacturer that we have started to become. Agreeing to sell components from our competators all the while refusing to sell Daimler components through the competators assembly operations is bi-polar. Pick the strategy and go with it. You can't have your cake and eat it too.


  2. "Great pay, excellent benefits, demanding work"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Cleveland, NC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Cleveland, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    The pay is way above average due to Union influence and the benefits are extraordinary. The wages are significant for someone without a college education and well worth the hard work.

    Cons

    As with any manufacturing business, the workload fluctuates with the business cycle. I believe the key phrase is "At Freightliner, its feast or famine." The highs are extremely high and the lows are unbearable as far as work hours and money are concerned.

    Advice to Management

    I have little advice for managers concerning production workers. At the rate of pay that production workers are being paid at this facility, they should be thankful for the opportunity to make that amount of money, considering most of the education levels. Managers should focus more on safety, which is always important in this industry, and keeping the business afloat.


  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Secretary in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very employee driven. Offers all types of benefits that other companies don't offer

    Cons

    Some perceptions that corporate is better than plants

    Advice to Management

    More transparency especially on the AP side


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  5. "An underrated gem in the Pacific Northwest"

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

    - Great, visionary senior management
    - Excellent pay and benefits package
    - Employee lease program for Mercedes-Benz cars at unbelievably great conditions
    - Strong efforts to improve culture and attractiveness - and it's working
    - it's Portland, Oregon

    Cons

    - Owned by Daimler AG - if you hate Germans and Matrix organizations, then this one is not for you
    - Takes corporate social responsibilty too serious - low performers last and last and last

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work that started in the last years


  6. "I am proud to work at Freightliner."

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Mount Holly, NC
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Mount Holly, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits,pay and I actualy have fun.

    Cons

    early overtime is realy early. the

    Advice to Management

    Screen the new hires better.


  7. "no one does it better"

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    Current Employee - Gmgr in Dunmore, PA
    Current Employee - Gmgr in Dunmore, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the best in the industry

    Cons

    you can't do any better

    Advice to Management

    keep on trucking


  8. "Best place of employment in 40 yrs. of working !!"

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    Former Employee - Painter in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Painter in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding ,easy to get along with supervisors , they recognized the skills of my trade . Very thankful to have worked there !

    Cons

    The amount of employees that didn't realize how good they have it .


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to get anything done.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Family oriented organization with work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Family oriented company. values employees with many perks and ad-hoc amenities. Work life balance is highly appreciated. Brings the euro mentality to US productivity

    Cons

    typical large company that structures advancement through bandwidths


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience as an PVE Engineer"

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    Current Employee - PVE Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - PVE 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

    Hands on work environment, flexible schedule, plenty of resources to use when solving tough challenges

    Cons

    Growth within company, transparencies of upper management discisions



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