Navistar
2.8 of 5 332 reviews
www.navistar.com Lisle, IL 5000+ Employees

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Lack of strategic direction. Stubborn management. Old school mentality. New location does not make a company modern.

Supply Manager (Current Employee)
Lisle, IL

ProsGenerally stable work environment. Coming from a Schaumburg based technology company (Mot), this company is a polar opposite. People are best assets is truly seen.

ConsNeed to get in 2012 in technology and systems and desperately needs a house cleanup. 20-30 years with a company is good if you are still productive. There are many middle to older age individuals with over 10-30 years of experience that can be done by a high school graduate (some are high school grads without college degrees). These individuals make upto 6 figures and add little to no value to the company.
Capitalist structure - Raises are a hit or miss (mostly misses) but bonus is almost guaranteed even when the reports are less than desirable or flat out negative. I understand the upper management and "C" suite personnel like their bonuses.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline training for L7 and above so the management style is not a night and day from one group to the other.
Global expansion is great but keeping a close eye at home (market share/gain) is a must.
REVENUE is important if PROFIT MARGINS make sense. Revenue without margins is what non-profit organizations do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Technical Honesty Is Wanting

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Navistar full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: The company has a very talented set of engineers and designers. It's engineering… Cons: Technical Leadership at the highest level has been wanting. Example: The 6.0 liter engine was known to be very problematic and required further development, but… Advice to Senior Management: Replace the current VP of Government Relations (EPA Debacle) and also the VP of Engineering responsible for the 6.0 liter. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Poor communication

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Navistar full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Plenty of smart people and hard workers Cons: Horrific communication from leadership to the rest of the company. The company is clearly… Advice to Senior Management: I understand you can't divulge a great deal of information, for a variety of reasons, but the pep talks aren't working… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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