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Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) Assessment Tests, Hiring Process & Interviews Online Preparation – 2024

Aptitude Employment Tests Prep

What Is Daimler?

Daimler AG has a history going back to 1883 with the formation of Benz & Cie. Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft was founded in 1890. The two companies merged in 1926 to form Daimler-Benz AG. The cars created by Daimler-Benz were all sold under the name “Mercedes-Benz”.  In 1998 Daimler-Benz merged with the American brand, Chrysler, forming Daimler-Chrysler. This merger proved to be contentious and in 2007 the companies de-merged and Chrysler was purchased by Cerberus.

Daimler is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg. Daimler owns or has shares of companies that include Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes AMG, Detroit Diesel, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Mitsubishi Fuso, and Smart Automobile. They are the 13th largest automobile manufacturer in the world, with sales of 3.3 million units in 2019.

Daimler employs over 298,000 people from 150 countries. They encourage a culture of diversity, so all employees feel welcome. They make use of interdisciplinary teams to encourage creative thought and innovation. Part of the Daimler culture is work-life balance. This is why they offer their employees benefits that include:

  • Health insurance plans
  • A company funded pension
  • Flexible hours
  • Parental leave
  • 14 of the facilities in Germany offer on-site childcare

Opportunities at Daimler exist for both experienced professionals in fields such as engineering, legal, design, and marketing, and for graduates who are just starting out, as well as those in search of an internship.

 

What Is Daimler Recruitment Process?

Application

The Daimler application process starts online, where you can search through their open positions. Open positions in every country are listed on the website. They can be filtered by position to make the position you are looking for easier to find.  Have an updated resume and a cover letter tailored for Daimler ready to upload. You will need to create a profile on their website to be able to enter your documents and submit your application. You will receive an automatic notification after your resume is submitted.

 

Mercedes-Benz’s Psychometric Tests

To guarantee they are hiring only the best of the best. Daimler uses psychometric and skills based online assessment tests to narrow the field of job-seekers to only the most qualified candidates.

There may be some variation in the tests that are given based on the job you want. The tests most job-seekers encounter when applying for positions include:

  • Numerical Reasoning Tests Numerical reasoning tests measure your ability to complete a number of numerical functions including percentages, ratios, addition, and subtraction. The numbers you will be working with will be given to you in graphs or tables, and you will need to use these to answer the questions. These tests are usually timed, and the answers are multiple-choice.
  • Verbal Reasoning Test This test is a measure of your reading skills, and how well you can extrapolate information from a written passage. You will have several short paragraphs to read, and you will use the information given to determine if a question is true, false, or if there is not enough information to make that determination.
  • Mechanical Reasoning Test For those going into more technical roles that require some basic knowledge of mechanics you will most likely be given this test. The mechanical reasoning test will measure your ability to understand simple mechanical concepts.
  • Personality Assessments Personality tests are given to see how well individuals will fit into the corporate culture. Most companies have a template of the personality type they prefer for certain roles. Your test results will be compared to this template to show how closely you match it.

 Some of the candidates will have to pass the Saville assessments.

Daimler’s Interviews

Your first interview with Daimler may be a phone screening. The phone screening will be brief and will go over the work experience on your resume. They will also provide you with more details about the job you applied for. This is a more laid-back interview and is a good time to ask any questions you have.

Your next interview will be in person, and there may be more than one member of the recruiting team present. The questions will focus on your skill and experience, and will also include some behavioral questions, to help determine if you are the type of person they want for the position. Behavioral questions can indicate a candidate’s chances for success with the company. They help establish your work style, reliability, and ability to learn from mistakes.

 

Mercedes’ Assessment Center

Some candidates, typically graduates, will be required to attend an assessment center. The assessment center gives the recruiter a chance to see the candidates in action. Individuals will participate in exercises designed to simulate the workplace. The assessment day may consist of group exercises, presentations, in-tray exercises, and possibly more online tests. The day will end with final interviews. Not all candidates will make it to the interview stage.

 

How to Prepare for Daimler’s Assessments?

Online assessment tests do not take much time to complete, but they are a major part of the hiring process. You will not be sort-listed to continue if you do not achieve satisfactory scores. This is why it is very important to study in preparation for the tests.

Tests of cognitive ability can be prepared for by using apps designed to strengthen mental ability. Logic puzzles and word searches can be useful when studying for verbal reasoning tests, as well as reading non-fiction. Practice solving math problems to sharpen your skill with numbers and find apps that can help you refresh those skills.

Personality tests can be trickier to prepare for. Simply answering the way you think the company wants you to can actually get your test flagged. Instead take your time and learn about the company. Find out about their processes, and the responsibilities that come with the job you have applied for. When taking the assessment answer as though you are on the job but be honest in your responses.

Daimler has many amazing opportunities for those that are lucky enough to make it through their hiring process. Take some time to study for the online assessments, and you too could be part of this innovative team.