Navistar Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated May 28, 2015
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Constantly felt as if i was being grilled, Questions were excessively repetitive, Interviewers were not even in the the group I would be working for. Asked questions that were too personal. I had to explain my job history as if they had no idea it was a actual career path.

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    • Interviewer asked me a questions that related to certain database and program that was not specific to my position and was hounding me as to why i didn't know how to use it and belittled me.   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Had 1 hr long panel interview that consisted of all behavioral type questions. It was a very strict and direct interview, there wrote down all my answers. I feel like I could have done a better job on answering the questions asked. Note for future candidates, practice and ace the STAR interview technique. It is essential for Navistar Interviews.

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    Product Development Engineer, Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    1 round of in person interviews - only behavioral questions. no technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an experience where you had to deal with an unpleasant person/situation. How did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No scope for negotiation

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melrose Park, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Navistar (Melrose Park, IL) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a hiring manager after applying online. I had a phone interview when he called and he asked about my skills and interests. He said he would contact me again in a few days to set up an interview. He never called so I called him and we arranged to have my fly out for an interview. I flew to Chicago, had the interview the same day which lasted about 1.5 hours and flew home. I was contacted at the end of the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had to make a plan for a difficult project and how did it turn out and what did you learn   Answer Question
    • Name a time when you had to change your interpersonal savvy   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Two engineering managers interviewed me individually. This is not even normal for Navistar because I was hired with a group of roughly 200+ engineers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Do not be afraid to ask for a starting bonus and relocation bonus.

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    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Interview process was pretty smooth. Got call from recruiter in February. Asked behavioral type questions and some questions regarding my current role. I was then schedued for a 1:1 interview in March in Lisle,IL. Seemed like it was a mass recruting session as there were several other candidates. Interviews were setup in groups. Interview candidates were Interviewed by 2 people (at a time). Took about an hour to complete. Results and Offers were communicated the same day in about 20 minutes.

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    Negotiation

    Negotiation was limited to one time discussion. Negotiation was possible. However, after accepting the offer, the Background / Drug screening took about 2 weeks. This was the most tiring portion of the hiring process. Especially knowing that you have the job but then it all boils down to Background / Drug test results - which took about 2 weeks. These checks are carried out by a third party company. I must have checked my emailed about 5 times daily for those 2 weeks. Never must have tested my Patience so much. I wish this last bit of Background / Drug screening would not be stretched so much.

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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Had a 2 on 1 interview. Was pretty low- key, pretty much a run down of my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, specific contributions to projects, my typical role in a project, and some examples of leadership.   Answer Question
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Navistar (West Chicago, IL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    After I applied online, I got a call from the recruiting agency. At the end of that call she scheduled a date for an in-person interview at Chicago. There were many people being interviewed that day for a number of different positions. I had a series of three interviews with three different managers and got an offer the same day before I left. Quite a few of others being interviewed also got their offer letters the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the time in your professional or personal life when you were faced with a challenging situation and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    • I was also asked to rate my skill levels for the various technical aspects of my job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    My offer was reasonable and inline with my expectations. However when I broached the subject, I was told that the base salary is non-negotiable. So be sure to be upfront with your salary expectations. Once I accepted the offer, there was little or no communication from my recruiter. I had to repeatedly email them to get information.

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    Product Development Engineer, Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Interview is a well organized. Many candidates Interviewed on that day . Suppose a Major hiring event. Phone screening , followed by a Inperson interview with 2 hiring managers for 2 rounds of interview. Managers were very technical and highly savvy. Questions were mainly behavioral and what if scenarios. Offered was given out same day for Many candidates. Declined offer

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was ok but Not great, Very little information shared about location, relocation specifics your reporting department , supervisor. etc. to make final call. Information sharing overall could be made better to influence a more positive experience on the overall interview process.

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    Sales Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Navistar (Warrenville, IL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    1 Hour with two HR reps asking me alternating questions. All behavioral questions. Left me little time to ask about the position and zero feedback afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where there was a dysfunctional group dynamic and you overcame the situation   Answer Question

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 Current Product Development Engineer, Senior in Melrose Park, IL

Pros: “Christmas break/ shutdown. I would like to write about my great coworkers, but currently most of them have left the company or they are looking elsewhere. My manager is great long term...”“Christmas break/ shutdown. I would like to write about my great coworkers, but currently most of them have left the company or they are looking elsewhere. My manager is great long term employee, but overwhelmed with 15+ direct reports. Probably a good place for older employees to wind down their career and retire in the Chicago area.” – Full Review

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