Engineer (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 3, 2018
Detroit Diesel used to be a fun place to work until the Daimler acquisition and the middle management was completely overhauled from Germany. Any motivated worker may have hard time working here for long run. Lack of recognition for work well performed and lack of respect for engineers on the shop floor are few of the aspects that kills talented employees from staying at this company. Lot of yes boss people get opportunity to advance especially in quality management. This could be a career starting company but definitely not the company to improve yourself and improve your career.
Slow paced, good HR
Lack of recognition, career killer, middle management politics, favoritism showed to certain employees
I worked with a new software (Exceed) and busy but fun team to work with. Also, quality training and flexible management with. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting the job done with no errors.
Horrid place to work surprised the doors are still open
Assembly Worker (Current Employee) – Tooele, UT – June 27, 2017
Spent over ten years at DDRW there is little to no room for advancement the management team is incompetent at best relay enjoyed the work but hated the politics the company runs on out dated equipment and technology and cant understand why they are failing
Contractor (Former Employee) – Canton, OH – June 3, 2017
A typical day at work was to be assigned a work station, assemble parts, lunch, clock out. I learned how to assemble boxes, car parts, speed efficiency and team effort. The work place culture was predictable but fun with co-workers. The hardest part of the job was enduring repetitious work and lifting heavy parts. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new knowledge and skill along with getting paid weekly. Co-workers were very helpful and comedic.
TEAM LEAD (Current Employee) – Tooele, UT – April 9, 2017
Awesome fulfilling work, extremely generous paid vacation, frequent interaction with management, and a healthy collaborative culture. It is frustrating to navigate the bureaucracy when needed, but that is to be expected with any large corporation.
MANUFACTURING WORKER (Former Employee) – Tooele, UT – April 13, 2016
Detroit was great. The people were very nice and the work was a good amount. I learned a lot about engines and working to an exact amount every day. deadlines and production were a big part of the day.
PM maintenanced/ assembly (Current Employee) – Tooele, UT – December 17, 2015
Ok place to work. production work. co workers are good it is a decent place to work. hardest part of the job was staying on pace to maintain production. most enjoyable part the bosses did not hover over you and bark orders. if you did your job you were left alone.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Redford, MI – October 12, 2015
The best part about this job is by far the people who work there. I have met some of the most amazing people there. My co workers have been the best part of my time there. They have showed me alot about the company and what its like to work for Detroit. I enjoyed my time here. I cant wait to come back and see all the smiling faces again.
Assembly Technician (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – March 6, 2015
Worked hard and learned a lot. Learned to run many machines and operate many hand tools. Management tried to work with everyone for the most part. Co-workers were great. Hardest part was trying to turn down overtime. Most enjoyable part was knowing that you built something that would last.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – May 5, 2014
Work on different jobs as required. Learned to work in different areas of the plant. Co-workers were good to work with. The hardest part of the job was being placed on a job when you have had no training. The most enjoyable part of the job was being ably to learn new things daily.
Working day shift
Being able to be bumped to another shift at any giving time
Asembly (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – June 1, 2012
I normally work the afternoon shift (3 p.m.-11 p.m.). I've been there for more than 6 years and I have learned so much. I learned how to work in a fast paced environment with other people. My co-workers are very nice and easy to get along with. The hardest part was to get used to the repetative movement and the long standing, but after a while, you get used to it. The most enjoyable part is working around different people and learning many new job assignments.