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Daimler Trucks North America Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture, very professional.

    Cons

    None I feel based on my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing the great work.

  3. "Materials Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Generous benefits, competitive salary, fast paced environment which inevitably leads to on the job learning. In order to survive the hectic environment you would be forced to develop your ability to lead team members and respond quickly to crisis. You learn very fast that in order to be successful in manufacturing you have to push through all obstacles - you never want to be the person that let your team members down.

    Cons

    Very long hours. In order to stay ahead of the game you are forced to dedicate more than 10 hours a day just to get caught up or not fall behind. It is difficult to get your administrative task done during production hours so that leaves you with either the beginning or end of shift.
    The threat of layoffs are often in the air, which leads to team members being unsettled and ofter uncertain of their job security.
    Lack of training/development. Due to production being the main focus, it is often to difficult to have supervisors, team leaders or even associates come off the floor to attend trainings.

    Advice to Management

    This is specific to the Carolina plants. Daimler offers a host of benefits; take the time to truly train and develop team members. The investment of the training center should be used. Their are associates eager to develop their leadership skills, computer skills and other technical abilities. Ensure that the management team makes these development objectives part of their annual goals. This would ensure that our team members not only have the advantage of experience but also the training and technical knowledge to keep us ahead of the other plants that operate at a lower cost.


  4. "After 19 years let go for injury that happened there."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Cleveland, NC
    Former Employee - Assembler in Cleveland, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Worked with a lot of good people. Was able to move around to different positions and jobs.

    Cons

    Very hard work, hot, your just a number. All they were concerned about was production and not so much quality.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and they will respect you!


  5. "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

    Pros

    Continually pushing the envelop on new transport solutions.

    Cons

    I don't know of any cons.


  6. "Good place to work"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Daimler, as a whole, is a very large company and with that comes some of the typical downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to put an emphasis on employee retention and product innovation.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful building with all modern amenities.

    Cons

    Fully top down management. Everything is conceived and dispersed from the top. Not good for independent thinkers. Definitely white male culture, big egos, office politics. Glass half full culture.

    Advice to Management

    Anybody can become a manager but a good manager is also a good leader. Leaders listen and have empathy. Choose to have people with natural leadership skill in your management.

  8. "Benefits Second to Nonw"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits at DTNA are second to none. The employee match for 401K, vacation and holiday time gives you over 30 days off a year.

    Cons

    The German structure for career advancement can sometimes be a pain.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project/Product Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project/Product Manager in Portland, OR
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was best working place

    Cons

    NO Cons at all all. NA NA NA


  10. "Overall great experience. Wonderful people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have provided training and travel experiences. They trust me and let me make decisions. With little supervision.
    I have been very lucky to work here

    Cons

    They tend to fall behind with technology. I don't really have any other cons about Daimler trucks north America. I really do like it here


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