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Technical Honesty Is Wanting

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Current Employee - Design Engineer in Melrose Park, IL
Current Employee - Design Engineer in Melrose Park, IL

I have been working at Navistar full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company has a very talented set of engineers and designers. It's engineering processes are sound and well developed. Several designers have proven to be extremely gifted.

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 was pushed into production prematurely. The most senior technical leaders (VPs) lack sound engineering knowledge and experience. Most are political appointees. While having had a great technical history, things went down hill dramatically since the release of the 6.0 liter diesel. Those responsible for this and subsequent technical failures have moved on in the company, to other positions of authority, rather than having been dismissed. Politics overshadows sound judgment.

Advice to Management

Replace the current VP of Government Relations (EPA Debacle) and also the VP of Engineering responsible for the 6.0 liter. Demand honesty at all levels of the company, especially from those in top level management. The stock holders deserve far better.

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  1. Good company, lots of change, direction not always clear

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very nice and believe in doing the right thing. Compensation and benefits are competitive, great amenities (fitness center, campus, etc.)

    Cons

    Executive efforts are not always coordinated resulting in missed opportunities for collaboration and some frustrating dynamics

    Advice to Management

    Lack of coordination at the executive level is amplified throughout the organization; a little collaboration will go a long way towards strengthening employee morale, focus, and results


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but currently struggling.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of great people, opportunities if you've got the right manager. Good development opportunities, but you have to seek them out for yourself. Visionary leader who sees the future of the industry and is guiding the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Struggling to make the current strategy work. From the outside it looks like we can't seem to get it together, and our stock price is reflecting that as of right now. It'll turn around eventually, but the next 24 months are probably going to be rocky.


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