Navistar

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Easy Internship

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Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Lisle, IL
Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Lisle, IL

I worked at Navistar as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Very nice headquarters campus, generous salary and housing stipend given to interns. A lot of interesting, younger engineers work there due to Navistar's move to Lisle, IL a few years ago when a lot of older people decided not to move with.

Cons

Many of the interns either had very little to do or they had very involved projects. I first project was super easy excel drudgery but my boss treated it as if it were much more difficult for me and we had many unnecessary meetings -- I read the 4 hour work week at my desk in the time I had finished all of my work and was waiting on him. I should note that my second half of the internship was more involved and interesting. Oh, and they cut their intern program entirely in 2014

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When I was there it seemed like every one was focused on putting out fires much more than innovating. I noticed a few distinct types of people -- generic business types who were excited to be part of a company turn around, interesting young people who had been with the company a few years but were not in leadership roles, and old timers who seemed to do most of the work and were stressed out as a result. The company needs a vision to work towards that can excite the younger employees into doing something more than a typical project engineer.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mostly good people with good intentions, but weighed down by bureacracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Navistar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were not bad. Most of the people were friendly. There was a lot of effort at organizational level to support people.

    Cons

    The management structure and processes were not very efficient. As a result, many simple "no-brainer" decisions take much to long to happen. There was a switch to using external consulting companies to provide fundamental services. Management did not appear to listen to valid concerns from people about the challenges in making this switch - the resulting rollout was not very well executed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Chaotic environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navistar

    Pros

    Nice amenities, New programs to work on, Fair compensation package

    Cons

    Projects are often cancelled half-way through, Poor training, Behind in terms of technology

    No opinion of CEO
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