Stressfull environment which fosters quantity rather than quality
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – June 7, 2018
Continual knee-jerk management style. Problems and issues were somewhat addressed as they appeared. However, root cause analysis was rarely completed to avoid repeat instances.
To say Daimler follows Lean Manufacturing is a huge stretch of the term; they use the "just-in-case" not "just-in-time" manufacturing model.
As long as the daily target of trucks out the door was met, upper management was happy.
Jeopardizing safety and quality in workmanship is a common practice in manufacturing. On numerous occasions I have seen it and escalated it and every time it was discounted by upper management. I will NEVER consider purchasing ANY Daimler product (Mercedes Benz, Western Star, Freightliner, etc.). If they willing to jeopardize public safety in their truck division(s) by turning a blind eye to safety and quality-in-station, what's to say it's not happening in their passenger division(s).
Daimler needs to work to remove the unions from the facility; with state and federal laws which protect workers, the union is no longer a needed entity. If removing the union environment is unavoidable, remove three and combine into one.
Many members possess the entitlement trait which has grown out of control.
The hardest part of the job is twofold: entitled workers and poor management.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the end of the day.
Constantly feeling negitively pressured by management