International Truck and Engine

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Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Mixed feelings about International Truck and Engine

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lisle, IL

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart, dedicated people working hard for the survival of this company. The company offers a lot of great products and services so you can feel proud of being a part of the organization.

    Cons

    Many of the long term employees continue to work there because of "golden handcuffs." They're well paid and will collect a nice pension when they retire. It would be very difficult for many of them to find another job with comparable salary and benefits. It's frustrating to work with the people who are just counting the days until they can retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management probably expects too much of the employees. Sometimes it seems as if you think people should consider it a privilege to work at such a great company; they should willingly and happily work 50-60 hours a week. You should be concerned about burning out your people or watch them jump ship when an opportunity comes along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Company is trying to head in the right direction, but it's hard for the old dogs to learn new tricks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had a great manager and immediate group that allowed me to grow and learn regardless of the insecurity of the company. Learned many new skills and had some good opportunities to expand what I already knew when the company downsized. Got some good experience.

    Cons

    Upper level management is just FINALLY starting to understand that THEY also need to change, not just the lower level workforce. Company went through close to 10 rounds of layoffs, company benefits keep getting stripped. Just finally started offering merit raises and promotions again after years of nothing, however only a fraction of what they probably should have been. I wouldn't consider working here again until they stabilize a little more, company just still very rocky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who you pay, quit ignoring your engineers and workers. If this had happened years ago the current state of the company wouldn't be so much worse than it was 6 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, Team work

    Cons

    Moderate salary, Behind industry in technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Treat your employees better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine

    Pros

    Decent Pay, immediate supervisor is good to work for.

    Cons

    Management treats employees poorly. If they didn't come up with the idea don't bother. If its a really good idea, they will pretend to ignore you and then two weeks later implement your idea and take credit for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a talented work force use it to your advantge. You could become the best in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Little to no value of employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are great.

    Cons

    Everything else. Most of the upper management are former failed GM employees that think they personally helped GM out of its bankruptcy. Management in general has almost no idea about anything going on day to day and even less about IT. This is a company that makes engines yet has to buy engines from its competitors because their own engines can't pass EPA regs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some young blood in there that isn't a former failure from GM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck and the ability to move around to learn entire process.

    Cons

    Management is not experienced and lacks motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a desire to do a great job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Melrose Park, IL

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Several different organization to work with.

    Cons

    No comment on cons for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employee concerns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    20+ years experience in the automotive electrical wiring system, 4 US patents in connectors sealing/wire support devices

    Current Employee - ELectrical Wiring Harness Engineer
    Current Employee - ELectrical Wiring Harness Engineer

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Unstable and constant lay-off downsize trend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Overworked..overmanaged

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    Former Contractor - Materials Analyst in Springfield, OH
    Former Contractor - Materials Analyst in Springfield, OH

    I worked at International Truck and Engine as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    challenging..independence. overtime, nothing else, nothing else

    Cons

    Insufficient training and available programmed equipment, horrible management chain, no lunch room

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You suck badly with deplorable communication skills!! Employees talked down as if we were dogs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A good place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with advancement opportunities if you work at the HQ.

    Cons

    Disorganized upper management - Money is spent left and right on golf outings and dinner with customers when employees are getting laid off to "cut-costs"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone is hired as a temp, it is a slap in the face when after two and a half years they are never hired as a full-time employee. Also, when trying to cut-costs, golf club memberships should be the first to go along with unnecessary airline flights. More conferences over the phone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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