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Updated Jun 20, 2020

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Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen
Roger Nielsen
103 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, good culture, nice building(in 49 reviews)

  • "Good pay, great benefits, recognition for doing a good job(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lay offs, unstable, sometimes to fast of pace(in 12 reviews)

  • "Portland traffic was often a challenge(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Get place to work

      Jun 20, 2020 - Material Handler in Gastonia, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, great benefits, recognition for doing a good job

      Cons

      Lay off every 4 years

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good gig

      May 15, 2020 - Pressline Operator in Gastonia, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay, good hours, great benefits

      Cons

      Seniority based company Multiple lay offs

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Pros

      Great money and great benefits

      Cons

      Layoff and too much of favoritism

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Compliance Manager

      Jan 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great benefits, but...

      May 3, 2019 - Senior Pricing Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits and career building opportunities.

      Cons

      Competition between coworkers, especially women, creates a hostile work environment. Expect deliberate sabotage.

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Daimler Trucks is an OK place to work; not among top 100.

      Jan 18, 2009 - Engineering in Mount Holly, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits. Vacation pay is pretty good, but was better when we were able to carryover more than one year. That is now extinct ... carryover only certain amount ... after that, user it or lose it. When truck orders are strong, hourly employees eligible for overtime can do pretty good. At the plant level, the culture is "family-like" and you don't feel a lot of cut-throat vibes like those typical of corporate environments. In general, the company is made of laid back, yet hard-working individuals that seem to care about one another. Of course, you have a few outliers, but that is expected.

      Cons

      Career potential is relative to where you work. At the plant level, only engineers and a few shop employees seem to have the best chances for advancement. Since this is a truck manufacturer, you are always concerned about "truck orders"; whether there's enough work to keep the plant open. Also, there are two plants in Mexico and, with lower operating costs, they always seem to be a potential threat to US workers. We have an environment where we're supposed to "work together". However, it's common knowledge that we're in competition with other plants to stay open (not to be shutdown).

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place making changes to be an "Employer of Choice"

      Sep 18, 2014 - Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They are definitely making changes to make things a better workplace. They have great benefits, salaried employees get 4 weeks vacation to start plus the 13 paid holidays (it includes a week off at Christmas). There is always something going on and they do have interesting projects to work on. People are friendly and easy to work with and willing to help you out or show you what to do.

      Cons

      There is still a bit of the "old" Freightliner mentality left over. Which is don't bother me with your problems, I'm only concerned with mine. Usually employees know about things before management announces it to everyone, which can be a bit frustrating sometimes.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Slow but steady change

      May 24, 2018 - Marketing in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great benefits, especially vacation time and 401k. - Opportunity to help impact culture change - Ability to move around and do different things.

      Cons

      - Lot of middle managers are simply in their roles because of their tenure at the company. Company has hesitancy to replace them, though many need to be replaced. - Slow and resistant to change - Working cross-functionally with other departments can be extremely frustrating and challenging. - Too many internal power struggles.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very old-school, hierarchical, inefficient corporate environment.

      Nov 24, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits if you are an employee and not a contractor, make good products, opportunities to cross-train, lots of longevity with employees.

      Cons

      Many terrible managers who mismanage their employees. Things are inefficient because all major decisions have to be cleared by headquarters in Germany who have very little idea about American corporate structure - for instance, they use Lotus Notes as their email and calendar software. It so clunky, limited, and outdated that it is hard for people to do their jobs efficiently. Most major decisions include so many departments and people, that it is hard to get things done on the U.S. side as well. Some managers are good and people have a great experience, but Daimler is also an asshole-magnet.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Process, Hierarchy and Pointless Meetings

      Sep 30, 2014 - Financial Analyst in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are great: great health and dental, reimbursed tuition, lease a Mercedes for cheap. The training opportunities were good too.

      Cons

      When it came to solving simple problems, managers would want to get every other department managers involved, even though the problem does not affect them. This wastes time that could have been used to fix the problem. Also, there are always meetings, after meeting, after meetings. They have become meaningless, and sometimes I get invited to meetings I'm not even relevant in. I was also kept out of high-level meetings that reviewed the work I produced. Some managers hide subordinates out of fear they will outshine them.

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      13 people found this review helpful
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