Daimler Trucks North America - Selectrucks - Fix, Sell, or Close ? | Glassdoor
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"Selectrucks - Fix, Sell, or Close ?"

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Current Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Total number of Selectrucks used vehicle sales locations (17 dealer controlled locations and 10 corporately owned locations), the Freightliner truck brand and number of models offered to today's market.

Cons

Invest the money to fix the business and empower the people to run the stores. Plan B would be to sell the corporately owned Selectrucks locations to local Freightliner dealers. The last choice (but possibly the only choice) is to just close the business. Selectrucks is a "brand" with a broken business model, plain and simple.

Advice to Management

The good people have left the company - either pushed out by incompetent upper management or have departed voluntarily for companies where they are paid, compensated, and supported.

Other Employee Reviews for Daimler Trucks North America

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting work, poorly managed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and a good chance to gain experience.
    The location is convenient, work facilities are comfortable, and schedules are usually flexible.

    Cons

    The view from the ground is that managers and employees are playing for different teams.
    Direction from management is infrequent and information usually only flows one way.
    Despite the sales team touting innovation etc., the technology and tools used to design trucks are usually quite outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Long term strategies are unclear and changing strategies are commonplace. Make and stick to your long term decisions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No culture. People don't follow policy or processes because they know they won't get caught."

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    Current Contractor - Human Resources in Portland, OR
    Current Contractor - Human Resources in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with a great team. I have heard the compensation and benefits are substantial.

    Cons

    Too large of a contingent workforce. Some contractors have been there for more than 3 years. Poor marketing. Too much red tape in regards to what can be done due to the need of Daimler AG's (parent company in Germany) approval. Unless you're in the engineering field, the large majority of the population has no idea who or what Daimler Trucks North America is. And no one is to blame besides the communications and marketing department.

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate better to your employees. There is absolutely no transparency and employees rarely know what is going on with the company.

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