Sr. Product Development Engineering Sup. (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – January 12, 2018
Daimler Trucks North America was formerly Freightliner Detroit Diesel. This operation builds large diesel engines for the on-road markets. Off-road markets are serviced through the MTU line of products.
Meeting with client daily work on OEM and financial guidelines provided field support from the client to the business center OEM relations with dealer and management from corporate aspect solid senior management good support Very fair always looking for ways to listen and improve multiple state territory Meeting new people and developing new partnerships
Data Analyst (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 2, 2018
My job was working on internal data products on schedules developed by management. The goals were challenging for always realistic. Progress was monitored in person and efforts directed to keep everyone on track.
Business casual in dress and attitude. Very professional
High-pressure environment with limited internal resources
Public Relations Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Mill, SC/Portland, OR – December 31, 2017
Cons: Budgets repeatedly cut year after year, making deliverables difficult. Low staff numbers lead to colleagues stretched very thin and delayed responses to needed information. Very convoluted accounting and purchasing processes. Culture used to be fun and friendly. That has changed in the past few years due to increased workload, no staff added, and lowered morale.
Pros: Exposure to global organization, travel, interaction with executives, dealers and customers, ability to make the job as interesting as I wanted, creative outlets such as video and photo shoots, advertising design, etc. Great benefits and salary. Bonuses for managers and above, but vary greatly given the year.
The environment at Daimler is that of a fast paced facility. If you know how to get the work done then it is easy otherwise it is going to be tough. Most of the management are helpful as long as you are there.
This was a very productive and fast pace environment that required you to be physically and mentally challenged each day. However, the employees received a fair compensation and excellent benefits for their services. Employees also were treated fairly and given the opportunity to adequate break time.
TRUCK ASSEMBLER (Former Employee) – North Carolina – December 10, 2017
I love the job just didnt like the hours. A lot of mandatory overtime. All you have time do is work and sleep but good money and good benefits. Great management who is willing to help any problem you may have.
Resourcing Program Manager (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – December 6, 2017
Good benefits, good pay, good atmosphere. The facilities available to employees are really nice and the location along the river allows for walking/running during lunch. Management team is strong in most areas.
Wonderful facility in Portland with day care, fitness classes, cafes
Network Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – December 2, 2017
Depending on the situation, the job routine was pretty relaxed and never more then I could handle, except for days when problems occurred and a quick turn-around and problem resolution was required. On those days word load was sometimes stressful.
Millwright Apprentice/ Journeyman (Former Employee) – Kenosha, WI – December 1, 2017
Great place to learn and grow in the maintenance field. Overtime offered, but not required. The fellow employees were great. Upper management was not the best, very big headed. At the end of the day they just want the numbers on paper to look good for their own benefit.
Senior Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – November 28, 2017
The best two things about working here are the great people stuck there with you and the awesome location in Portland, Oregon. There are also a handful of engineering careers there which would be awesome to have. In fact, for anyone not a design engineer it would probably be a darned decent place to work.
The reason for the low score is the hypocrisy of being an OEM manufacturer where the design engineers are at the bottom of the totem pole until they become managers and forget what makes the hardware turn. So analysts, accountants, actuaries, programmers, IT specialists, secretaries, coordinators, manufacturers, marketers, drafters, data experts, managers, security guards, and general office resource experts hop on in and have a blast.
Design engineers, flee while you can. You'll be jealous of the CAD drafters working under you and get treated like a juvenile monkey until you become an engineering manager. Collaborating is very difficult within design engineering for many reasons, not least of which is sour management worsened by German leadership and distrust. German employees are highly preferred for any roles affording a trace of innovation.
Note : Manufacturing engineers also have much better roles here than do design engineers. They are highly visible, autonomous, and oblivious to hardware release rules.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – November 14, 2017
Few roles in the higher management do have overlapping areas of control which creates tension. And even more so with the middle management from different departments on the mission to manipulate the same resources.