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"Making less now than two years ago"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

It is located in Portland.

Cons

Middle management is far too abundant.

Advice to Management

Let's do a clean sweep shall we??

Other Employee Reviews for Daimler Trucks North America

  1. "Daimler Trucks, a great place to work, but make sure you are buckled up for a wild ride"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent at Daimler Trucks. If you are in Engineering, you will have many opportunities to move into different areas of management (engineering, production, quality, etc). It is also possible, even recommended, that you spend at least a year or two overseas with other parts of the Daimler family.

    The current management team seems to be very open and does everything it can to inform the employees about what is going on in the company.

    Daimler is the largest truck manufacturer in the world and it is really exciting to see one of those big trucks roll off the line and know that you had a part in building it.

    There are a lot of talented and dedicated people working at this company.

    Cons

    There is a lot of consolidation in the company right now. Two plants are closing and a new one is opening in Mexico. Many are fearful that some of the other plants in the U.S. will close and their production moved to Mexico.

    Also, the heavy truck business is cyclical and, based on past experience, you will suffer through several downturns during the course of a normal career. If you can survive these, you can go far.

    There are still some "old school" (dictatorial) managers in the company. Most are retiring or will be retiring soon, however, you will have to deal with them until they are all gone.

    Some disciplines do not have well defined career paths. It is easy to get stuck at a certain level. Many areas run very, very, very lean and they run even leaner during downturns.

    If you are really into being environmentally correct, this may not be a good place for you. You are building big trucks that burn a lot of fossil fuels and are used to haul lots of environmentally unfriendly products. However, Daimler is working hard to make their trucks "greener" and if you work for the company, you could try to change it from the inside!

    Advice to Management

    Provide career paths for all disciplines. Be as open and honest as you can with the employees and involve them in your decision making. There is still a natural distrust of upper management, only constant communication and honesty will change that.


  2. "Facilities Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Is a big company with great opportunities

    Cons

    The distance between the center is big

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