Mercedes-Benz International FAQ

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33 English questions out of 33

27 August 2019

What is health insurance like at Mercedes-Benz International?

Pros

Good health insurance, great colleagues

Cons

Hard to blend in and to make friends

Good health insurance, great colleagues

27 August 2019

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30 May 2019

Does Mercedes-Benz International pay for a gym membership?

Pros

brand new building, cafe has reasonable prices, monthly gym membership , meeting all the managers

Cons

trainer talks too fast and not preparing the class for where in the training manual the class is suppose to be. Just starts talking in general with no direction. Playing pop music and having conversations with co-worker while training class is taking a test , low pay

Advice to Management

make sure the trainer can project her voice instead of talking in general so everyone in the class can hear her and point out where in the training manuals and what the trainer is talking about. way too much information to cram in for new contractors who can not get their quota each day.

brand new building, cafe has reasonable prices, monthly gym membership , meeting all the managers

30 May 2019

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24 November 2018

Does Mercedes-Benz International offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Relocation package, paid overtime, extra days off for shift work

Cons

I quote: "Worst management ever. People will be forced to leave. If you know the manager you will get promotion. Salary by far the lowest for this job. If you not working like a robot and do what they say you will be fired. No humanity. Management is like a kindergarten. No communication, no real benefits like Daimler. You get nothing. No real career opportunities."

Advice to Management

Have Head Quarters send consultants in to clean the place up. The earlier the better.

Relocation package, paid overtime, extra days off for shift work

24 November 2018

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15 February 2020

Does Mercedes-Benz International offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great benefits. Full dental, medical, optical, and vehicle program

Cons

Dont have any cons but I had ro full in the field

Full dental, medical, optical, and vehicle program

15 February 2020

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25 September 2019

Does Mercedes-Benz International have a pension plan?

Pros

Fresh food in the cafeteria...nope, that's gone. Oh, they have a defined benefit pension plan...oh, no, that was also removed. But the pension doesn't matter since they push most of the employees out before they can even collect it anyway. They have an employee vehicle plan...as long as you don’t like choice because they only let you choose black or white cars and don’t let you select any options. Plus most of the cars that are available are usually the cars they can't sell. They never offer any of the new or popular models to employees. After all that, if you still decide you want to participate in the employee vehicle plan, you get the privilege of yearly double digit increases to the rates. They sell the employee vehicle plan as an employee benefit but it’s really just a tool for them to move the units they can’t sell to real customers.

Cons

Everything. The company has gone completely down hill over the past few years. It has become one of the most toxic environments that I have ever encountered or worked in. There are more politics in the Daimler group of companies than there are in government or the financial industry. Management has zero concern for the people. The CEO is a lame duck. He has no interest in the operational side of the company. The only topics the CEO has any interest in are beer, hockey and anything you can do or say to stroke his ego. He is so fake. He smiles and seems friendly but the only people who succeed around him are yes men. Behind closed doors, he is a tyrant. When he says jump, the only permitted response is how high. His leadership style is based on fear and bullying. Rumour has it he's a Trump supporter so that should say a lot about the tone of the company and why it has gone down the toilet. The CFO is an awful human being. He criticizes all the people and processes and thinks everything that's done in North America is wrong. He has absolutely no empathy or compassion for anyone around him and is only concerned with the bottom line. You're just a number to him. His leadership style is also based on fear and bullying. HR does nothing to protect the people from the ruthless management. HR is more interested in gossip and hearsay than actually being an HR department. They push all this "equal opportunity" and "internal development" but anytime a half-decent position opens up that would allow people to develop their careers they look for the best butt-kisser. If there is not a suitable butt-kisser around at that moment, they hire externally. It doesn't matter how talented, hard-working or knowledgeable you are. If you haven't sucked up to the right people, you're going nowhere. The amount of nepotism and cronyism occurring in recent months and years is disgusting. All promotions and appointments are based upon a "you scratch my back" mentality. Absolutely nothing to do with talent. One glaring example of the parallels to the Trump administration mentioned previously is that at least one relative of the CEO has been hired at head office. All of the executive management are self-centered, self-serving zombies who are not interested in their employees opinions unless it aligns with theirs. It's a dictatorship, what they say goes and if you have a differing opinion, whether it be good or bad, you WILL be blackballed for the rest of your career if you don't fall in line and say "That's an amazing idea sir or ma'am", no matter how silly, outrageous or stupid their ideas are. Back-stabbing is a culture. Trust nobody. People will throw you under the bus just to make themselves look better. It's not frowned upon and it almost seems encouraged now. Your accomplishments mean NOTHING. You can be a star performer with 30 projects on the go but if you make one, tiny mistake, it will be held over you forever. At review time, you can have completed everything on time with no mistakes but management and HR will focus on that one e-mail you forgot to reply to 6 months ago. All they do is look for things to bring you down and hold you back. Unless you're one of the butt-kissers, then you could not have not completed any projects, not replied to any e-mails all year, push all your tasks to other people, can never be found in the office and you'll still get a stellar review with a promotion to boot. If you're hard-working and dedicated, they'll say "we'd love to do something for you but there's just no positions available right now". However, if you're that lazy, good-for-nothing, back-stabbing butt-kisser, they'll go out of their way and create a position to give you a promotion. It's so demoralizing and demotivating. Unless you can play the game and kiss butt, there is no incentive to work hard because there is never any reward for your effort. Not to mention that no matter what role you’re in, you wear at least three hats. I’ve seen and worked for lean companies but I’ve never seen a company this big that’s so cheap with its work force. Nobody can even take a vacation without being plugged in. It’s ridiculous. Despite covering two, three or more roles, pay for most positions is below market. They try to run on their laurels of hoping that people will want to "work for the star" and the prestige of working for Mercedes-Benz so they use that as an excuse to underpay people. To add insult to injury, they went through this whole pay evaluation exercise and surprise surprise - the results came back that many positions were within the proper band. They think we’re stupid and will just believe their manipulated results. There is no prestige in working for this company. In fact, quite the opposite. The cars themselves are becoming garbage, plagued with quality and reliability issues. Customers can't even get a service appointment in a reasonable amount of time for two reasons: the quality is dropping which means more cars are being serviced but more importantly the company could are less about anything to do with after sales. Once the car is sold, that's it. It's the customer's problem now. They don't have any concern about satisfying a customer with an issue, they just want to move on to the next prospect to sell another car. Most things at the company are antiquated and backwards. There is nothing cutting edge and most things are far behind the curve, particularly with social progressiveness and fair treatment of people. And here's the worst part. Rather than reading these comments, taking them to heart and actually trying to resolve some of the issues, management and HR will go on some sort of crusade to try and figure out who wrote this and then make excuses like "oh well, that's just a disgruntled person" or "well that person is always negative" etc. Their egos are too big to do any self reflection or find any faults in their own actions. It's always a problem with the employee. To that I say - yes, I am disgruntled. But it's not just me. We all are. Just look at all the bad reviews on here. IT'S NOT US, IT'S YOU. Sad. In short, the company has no heart or soul. They treat people like a disposable commodity. They really do hold true to their slogan though. The Best or Nothing. They don't give their employees or their customers the best so they give them nothing

Advice to Management

Have some compassion and treat people with respect for crying out loud. You’re not better than us no matter what your over inflated egos tell you.

Oh, they have a defined benefit pension plan...oh, no, that was also removed.

25 September 2019

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