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Daimler Trucks North America Assembler Reviews

Updated 29 Jun 2019

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Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will appreciate your next job.

    Cons

    Sweat shop. Bad union deal.

    Advice to Management

    Just close the place and forget it ever happened.

    Daimler Trucks North America2019-06-29
  2. Helpful (3)

    "DON’T APPRECIATE GREAT HELP"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always overtime to be worked due to massive turnover rate

    Cons

    You put in your application with Aerotek and start working for this company making only $10/hr. trying to get hired on with Freightliner permanently to make a living for you and your family. Work for them 6 days a week and 10 hour days then when it comes time to hire employees 10 months later THEY HIRE INDIVIDUALS FROM THE OUTSIDE BEFORE THE AEROTEK EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BEEN THERE 10+ MONTHS!?!? Yet I have passed up other...

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    Advice to Management

    Human Resource Department is breaking S.C. Labor Laws by HIRING assemblers DIRECTLY and INDIRECTLY via AEROTEK (you can’t do both) but y’all already know that. . . If you don’t plan on hiring the individuals LET THEM GO WITHIN THEIR 90 DAYS...THAT’S WHY THEY WORK FOR A TEMP SERVICE. If you would go up on your hourly pay you would get better qualified and quality people instead of QUANTITY to work there. What individual...

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    Daimler Trucks North America2019-03-09
  3. "Good pay and benefits but worry over layoffs, although work has been steady recently"

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    Current Employee - Truck Assembler in Mount Holly, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is good, as well as benefits. Depending on your view of unions, it can be seen as a good thing in certain instances.

    Cons

    Again, depending on your views, Union can be good or bad, and it really is both here. Layoffs can be a worry, although work has been steady recently.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable, but also be understanding of good employees' circumstances.

    Daimler Trucks North America2017-12-27
  4. "Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Mount Holly, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great benefits, overtime available, and mandatory. attendance bonus, 6 days off paid at Christmas. Great pay for unskilled labor!

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, no vacation for a year, not many new skills. need high seniority, for day shift.

    Daimler Trucks North America2017-10-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job with amazing benefits and generous with paid time off"

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    Former Employee - Truck Assembler in Mount Holly, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Most affordable health insurance I've ever had. -total of 3 weeks paid time off every year after your probation period is over -2 week paid Christmas vacation - 8 hr shifts with shift diff for 2nd or 3rd - they try to move you around on the line from time to time so you arn't always doing the exact same thing but for the most part you will be doing the same thing just about every day. - unionized

    Cons

    If you are thinking of applying or just got hired be prepared to be laid off at some point. I relocated and moved my family because I got this job. Little did I know they are known for laying off. My orientation class asked HR in front of everyone what the likely hood of being laid off was and they flat out lied. They said it was very unlikely and that they had so many orders that they couldn't get the trucks out fast...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many people just to fill your big orders then leave them high and dry in a year.

    Daimler Trucks North America2017-08-02
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Looking for a job"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Gaffney, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great salary good benifits paid vacatipn

    Cons

    People hired on after 90 days receive 4weeks vacation. We had to work 15 years to get 4 weeks. Low bonuses too

    Advice to Management

    Rethink vacation time and FMLA for those that abused it

    Daimler Trucks North America2017-06-30
  7. "After 19 years let go for injury that happened there."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Cleveland, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Worked with a lot of good people. Was able to move around to different positions and jobs.

    Cons

    Very hard work, hot, your just a number. All they were concerned about was production and not so much quality.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and they will respect you!

    Daimler Trucks North America2017-07-01
  8. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Truck Assembler in Mount Holly, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at Daimler Trucks North America for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly coworkers, paid lunch, paid holidays and overtime

    Cons

    Lay offs, unstable, sometimes to fast of pace

    Daimler Trucks North America2017-01-23
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Benefits horrible work environment management not so smart."

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    Current Employee - Truck Assembler in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits and the pay and the bonuses! I mean you can make 40k here in about 2-3 years and 1600$ cash bonuses a year just for showing up to work on time. Insurance is unbeatable because they get the insurance out of state so it's better prices than NC. 175$ a month for a family and full coverage with 20$ co-pays. Hours are great 3:00pm-11:30 pm.

    Cons

    Sometimes you wish you didn't come in because the company decides to punish you for people not showing up. The work is not easy it's challenging and rough as heck you will come home feeling like a stiff turd for the first month of work depending on what location your in. You may get lucky and get a girls job and have it made. Or you may get stuck in a position that sucks for 5 years and no hope of moving till they post...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring young men who have no assembly line or manufacturing experience just because they are young. And stop hiring golden boys for management who look like they never did a days work in their life all you're doing is hiring angry immature men who have something to prove and make the people who build your product and made you number one in North America work themselves to death. In five years I have seen 3 heart...

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    Daimler Trucks North America2017-01-03
  10. "Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Truck Assembler in Cleveland, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Daimler Trucks North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits when working. Fast paced work. Feel pride at the site of finished products driving down the road.

    Cons

    Lay offs are frequent. I'm heading into my seventh lay off from this employer in less than 14 years. Basically, you will rotate between working at least 50 hours a week (often more) and getting laid off; sometimes just long enough to start job searching, others may be for years.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more. T-shirts don't mean a lot if you keep getting laid off every time you think you have some stability.

    Daimler Trucks North America2016-09-15
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