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Updated May 4, 2021

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Detroit President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America Martin Daum
Martin Daum
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, awesome work atmosphere(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay, work life balance and benefits(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Main headquarter is in Portland or in Germany, this can be a negative at times(in 4 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Love it

      Mar 4, 2021 - Administrative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved my job, no complaints

      Cons

      The time schedule was hard

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A good place to learn and grow albeit with its flaws

      May 4, 2021 - Powertrain Engineer in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Great work culture and small group teams to everyone on first name basis 2. Multfaceted roles and responsibilities 3. Less compartmentalized and can choose areas of focus 4. Comapny encourages learning and new skill development 5. Opportunities to work cross-functionally with many international teams 6. Flexible hours and sick time off

      Cons

      1. Below average or about average base pay compared to Detroit auto industry. New 'compensation redesign' program did nothing other than tell people they are making what they are making and that they could probably earn better pay at other places. Quite a ridiculous waste of money. 2. Lack of established processes and structure - this unfortunately is present in every aspect of the company whether in engineering process or finance or program management or even HR. For example, you have to send no less than 13 emails to have your badge access to a certain area or lab approved. Quite cumbersome and often frustrating 3. New and continuous improvement initiatives are harder to implement and sustain among smaller groups with the stress of daily work tasks especially if it's production related. More to the point these are seen as low priority by management and production issues and customer complaints are always in the limelight and kudos handed out to people who might have been responsible for the issues in the first place. 4. Good employee car lease programs

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pros and Cons DDC

      Mar 11, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with people from many different countries

      Cons

      Salaries not competitive with GM and Ford

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      3 stars

      Mar 16, 2021 - Production Machine Operator in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good opportunity for someone with no college degree Good pay Okay benefits

      Cons

      Little room for advancement Advertise college payed for however the system is very flawed and hard to get your money on time Union plays favorites

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Job

      Jan 19, 2021 - Production 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of work available to you

      Cons

      I can't thin of any cons here

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice benefits

      Nov 17, 2020 - Product Engineer in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      75% 401K match up to 8% of salary plus an additional 3-7% nonelective contribution depending on ones age. Four weeks of vacation upon hire plus extra two weeks every five years. Company contributes up to $2400 for HSA plus free health clinic just outside of campus.

      Cons

      Salary compensation below market expectation.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Work Culture

      Jan 11, 2021 - Project Leader in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being part of Daimler family

      Cons

      Work culture and Office ammenities are not as good as rest of Daimler locations, always stick between Germany and Portland, no cool parties, project swags etc that are common in rest of Daimler units, outdated office building not a fun to work place.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Design ing engine parts was good experience

      Sep 16, 2020 - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As I have MS engineering in automobile so it was my line

      Cons

      Nothing good company wish to join again

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place for manufacturing/factory work

      Sep 16, 2020 - Production Machinist in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, Benefits, Union, Not Stressful

      Cons

      Management, Union playing favorites, No advancement

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      I love it here

      Mar 30, 2020 - Senior Data Analyst in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is amazing! No one lurking over your shoulder. They trust you to do your job

      Cons

      I can’t think of any

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