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Detroit Diesel Reviews

Updated October 17, 2016
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Detroit Diesel President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America Martin Daum
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Pros
  • Great Benefits, awesome work atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

  • Nice place to work and good benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management is based in Germany, a lot of development is based there also (in 4 reviews)

  • Main headquarter is in Portland or in Germany, this can be a negative at times (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Procurement Governance and Operations Intern"

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

    Pros

    The procurement team is amazing, everyone was really welcoming and friendly. The managers were extremely helpful and allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and try a lot of different functions across the department.

    Cons

    There are none I can think of.


  2. "IT/BSA Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel full-time

    Pros

    Positive focus of work/life balance. Motivated team.

    Cons

    Multiple management changes over the past several years. Limited promotion/succession plans for local team members.


  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work I did

    Cons

    offices lag in updating everything from software to decor


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  5. "Group Leader"

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    Former Employee - Second Shift Group Leader in Cottonwood Falls, KS
    Former Employee - Second Shift Group Leader in Cottonwood Falls, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Detroit Diesel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation really good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. To much

    Advice to Management

    Make it cooler. To hot in there!


  6. "Student Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great people, Successful company, Benefits, Good cafeteria

    Cons

    Dysfunctional working environment due to large hierarchy, laziness

    Advice to Management

    Make employees more accountable for their responsibilities


  7. "• Supervise daily material processes and support production goals • Control Inventory in SAP for all Axles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel full-time

    Pros

    Great job! Great benefits and 401K Matching.

    Cons

    lay offs. over worked. under paid in current position


  8. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work and good benefits. Shifts are okay and managers are well known and experienced. Also good work environment.

    Cons

    Communication can be better sometimes. Manager sometimes came up too late with the information. Also the plans for the future are sometimes not clear.


  9. "Decent money, management is a mixed bag."

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    Current Employee - Finance in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Finance in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, especially starting vacation.

    Cons

    Management skills are all over the map, and much hiring and movement seems to be based more on looks than value.

    Advice to Management

    ALL managers should have good people skills, and ethics. And finance managers should know how to work a spreadsheet at more than a basic level. It's embarrassing and often problematic that they don't.


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    "Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Launch Logistics Engineer Supervisor in West Bloomfield, MI
    Current Employee - Launch Logistics Engineer Supervisor in West Bloomfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are generally nice... Nice cafeteria...

    Cons

    Company is disorganized between depts... Will say anything to get you in the door & then you realize the reality... Rift between the German & American cultural philosophies... lots of politics... Promote based on merit...

    Advice to Management

    Define the depts. Hold them accountable. Stick to one philosophy.


  11. "Great Salary and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Detroit Diesel full-time

    Pros

    Starting Salary is exceptional. Start with 4 weeks paid vacation. Opportunities for advancement are achievable. Exciting work. Company is investing in long-term production.

    Cons

    Long work days and difficult work/life balance. Frequent calls from work on time off.

    Advice to Management

    Increase training time for salary workers pertaining to their specialties. We lack in in-house expertise on a lot of equipment.



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