International Truck and Engine

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International Truck and Engine Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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International Truck and Engine CEO Lewis Campbell
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good bonuses, good work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Some of the best reasons to work here include the fact that you get a lot of responsibility from day 1 (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management doesn't think thru the outcome of their decisions (in 5 reviews)

  • Engineers are quitting this company left and right (in 2 reviews)

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  1. director

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

    I worked at International Truck and Engine (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice campus to work in lisle and melrose park for testing and currently own new test track in northen indiana

    Cons

    no growth for the near future as the company sold many of its pieces


  2. not worth it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Other than the pay Nothing.

    Cons

    Bad management Bad Human Resources Low morale Dying business Unstable future


  3. Navistar

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good group of peers, lots of opportunity to take on new roles and responsibilities. International is a historic brand that should make employees proud to stand behind.

    Cons

    Organization has been going through constant headcount reductions over the past two years and has asked people to take on extremely large workloads. Company spends no time developing employees' careers.

    Advice to Management

    Moral is extremely low. Investing a little money in the product and development of your employees would go a long way.


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  5. Product Development Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Variety of engineering experiences that help build a diverse knowledge base. -Basics can be learned quickly. -Time management skills are improved through certain processes.

    Cons

    -Small percentage of technical skills are utilized at entry level positions. -Engineers are expected to complete the tasks that are other groups' responsibilities. -Cost should be a factor in engineering decisions, but it should not be the ultimate requirement for successful product development. -

    Advice to Management

    -Utilize more of the technical knowledge engineers have. -Provide more training opportunities that directly relate to job responsibilities. -Provide career development support. -Promote lean activities. Strive to streamline processes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Lead Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Truck and Engine

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

    Pros

    Steady work, and union protected benefits.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, management is very hostile toward labor.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize behavior that helps the company in the long term. Treat people better, and delight the customer.


  7. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company is trying to head in the right direction, but it's hard for the old dogs to learn new tricks.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment, Team work

    Cons

    Moderate salary, Behind industry in technology


  10. Treat your employees better

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Truck and Engine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Little to no value of employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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



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