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Navistar is changing to become a much better work place. Management is trying to improve the work culture.

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Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer  in  Lisle, IL
Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Lisle, IL

I have been working at Navistar

Pros

Management is trying really hard to change the overall culture. They have moved a lot of people to one central location to improve on communication and cooperation. In addition, they are improving the facilities so that it is a place that people want to be at to take advantage of the many benefits such as a basketball court, putting green, coffee from Starbucks, walk while you work treadmills, new fitness center and much more. It is truly an exciting place to work at as it transforms into a better company.

Cons

As others have mentioned, management needs to improve. The old ways of running the business are evident in the way some managers make decisions. The structure of the organization needs some work. Resources are not allocated properly but changes are being made to improve this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to try and improve the culture and the way Navistar does business. Already the change is noticeable and, if it continues, Navistar will be one of the premier places to work within Illinois.

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  1.  

    Great tradition but stuck in the 80s.

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    Current Employee - SOX/Internal Audit Manager  in  Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - SOX/Internal Audit Manager in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Navistar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some business functions have a good attitude and are really striving for success... The engineers and manufacturing functions are giving it their all, however is it too little too late? The company is very proactive and ahead of its time with respect to employee health. Accomplishments have been made in creating/expanding footprints in Brazil and China. Like many others, the company is moving headlong into natural gas.

    Cons

    Serious cost structure issues and product quality issues are two challenges no manufacturer ever wants to face simultaneously. All the while, those that need to tackle the cost issues are themselves a part of the problem. A 1980s mindset in 2012. The current executive management is bound for gallows, with what I fear to be a new regime that will specialize in short order reorganization and cost cutting... Alternatively, if the stock price goes too low, Navistar might end up being a heck of a bargain due to it's dealer network, and distribution and manufacturing capacities. The military business unit is done for the time being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat at the top, get ethical, and get some new blood... The old dogs haven't turned a commercial profit since 2006. There are a lot of great people at Navistar, however they tend not to be in executive leadership positions... Upper middle and middle management can only float the boat for so long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was a wonderful, educational and successful experience.

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    Former Employee - Receiving Inspection and MRB Supervisor  in  West Point, MS
    Former Employee - Receiving Inspection and MRB Supervisor in West Point, MS

    I worked at Navistar

    Pros

    It supplies armored vehicles to protect our troops and is developmental

    Cons

    Work depends on government contracts.

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