International Truck and Engine

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International Truck and Engine Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Overworked..overmanaged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Springfield, OH
    Former Employee - 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misguided Icon of the Truck Industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    They make some really nice trucks. They give pretty good lip service to trying to be a great company.

    Cons

    They think they are General Motors, but do not have the volume or financial backing to be General Motors.
    They tend to spend a lot of time and resources to develop products that never get to market, doing more homework up front would have let them be in business by actually having products to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Management in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Program Management in Lisle, IL

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

    Pros

    Campus quality workplace
    Onsite Gym
    Onsite Basketball, volleyball, golf softball.
    Onsite Cafeteria

    Cons

    State of company sales. Market Share

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The company culture is diversity, which gives an edge in being in line and most cases ahead of similar businesses.

    Current Employee - Supplier Tooling Compliance Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Supplier Tooling Compliance Analyst in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, flexibility, health awareness, work-life balance, and growth are some of the best reasons to work for Navistar, Inc.
    The focus on employee matching to focus on business growth is necessary and appreciated.

    Cons

    The unknown can be an challenge. Communication has improved within the last few years, however there are issues with rumors that I’ve learned to just say, if it is out of my control why worry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management is to continue to develop your employees, keeping them in the know of industry trends, new developments and how your employees can grow and compete.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy commute for most people, full cafeteria, expansive gym facilities. Most people in middle management and below are great to work with.

    Cons

    Very little to no personal growth offered, no succession planning or mentoring for younger engineers. Employees are leaving on a daily basis, so their retention rate if extremely poor. Culture is still stuck in the 1950's - No women in SLT or on the board of directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit lying to one another and hiding behind those lies. Directors should not be presenting bogus information to the VP. Learn the meaning of transparency and walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paycheck and Health Insurance nothing more

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lisle, IL

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, Health Insurance, and a cafeteria that listens to its customers.

    Cons

    You have no career future. You hire in at a management role or you will never get one. The reason is the company makes it very clear to everyone if you have not been here for 10+ years or your whole life your not allowed into any roles. Management roles are strictly entitled and not earned. The boys from the sandlot enforce these rules and use lesser seniority employees as sacrifices to keep their job. In layoffs good employees got let go in place of poor performers simply because they disagreed with the good old boy management. So if you choose to work at Navistar forget about performance just come to work say yes boss, smile, tell your boss they are great and you will be alright. Don't put to much effort in at Navistar, because its not appreciated. Also, be very very very careful about showing how much smarter you from other industry experience. The typically under educated childish management will see that as a threat to their job and then off with your head. Here is how you play the game here. Take concepts from the slavery days in the USA. Do as your told, say yes master, but never show your true intelligence. Just laugh at the leaders who are fighting the world from changing, and keep looking for a job else where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more outsiders because the corruption and nepotism in the lower and middle ranks of management points to the demise of Navistar. Your management thinks the world doesn't change and neither should they. Their lack of outside experience in the last decade blinds them from modern benefits of new ways other industries management. This attitude of all my subordinates suck and I am god, especially during layoffs is very unprofessional. Except these people think they are invincible because they have worked at Navistar their whole life and the other good old boys will protect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits but employees are very dispensible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

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

    Pros

    Fantastic World Headquarters bldg -- free fitness center -- great on-site cafeteria -- great amenities (volleyball, basketball, bags, Starbucks). Good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Hiring process took almost 2 months. Constant chaos/change. Still trying to recover from previous Senior Management mistakes. Upper Management doesn't think thru the outcome of their decisions. Constant layoffs and people quitting. There is no loyalty to the employees, you are just a number. Based on what I viewed from other people, work/life balance is severely out of balance. People promoted to management with no training or management background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an interest in your employees! They are your most valuable asset!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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