Navistar

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Navistar Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 339 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

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Troy Clarke

(45 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work is interesting and they are flexible with the work/life balance which is great if you have kids(in 19 reviews)

  • Good people and at the present time the company is still trying to not take away some perks(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • The new upper management (directors and above) is making the environment difficult(in 33 reviews)

  • However at certain level of the senior management, they do recognize change is needed(in 9 reviews)

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    Maintenance Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is great so far.

    ConsFuture not for sure what happens.

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    1 person found this helpful  

    The Company with no Plan to return to profitability

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you really don't feel like doing anything at all for weeks at a time this is the company for you. From executives to the mail room everyone who wants to is coasting till the company fails. There are no repercussions for late work, incorrect work, not showing up to work. If you get an email and phone call from someone to do something it's not your responsibility till they show up at your desk.

    ConsThis company believes in paying as low as they can compared to the market thinking they are still getting the same quality employees as top companies. The 3 year progression, promotion, and raises freeze has caused moral to be at an all time low. Some might argue but those are the well connected people or referring to the 4 % over 3 years raises the company handed out not matching inflation. They had Boston Consulting Group (BCG) come in and restructure the company leaving it with 4 layers of VPs' but 2 layers of all other employees ranging from 1 year of experience to 30 years. Moral is low because being 1 year into this structure there are no plans on how one gets progressed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou claim our goal is to return to profitability by capturing market share. I don't see any plan in place apart from praying for the economy to pick up and people start buying your products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    The Land of the Good Old Boys

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsA number of great "worker-bee" level people. Salary, vacation, holidays and work hours are reasonable.

    ConsThe company is run strictly by a Good Old Boy network of long-time employees, many of whom do not have degrees. Advice from relatively new (or educated) employees is accepted with feigned interest, then completely ignored. Members of the GOB network are promoted for accomplishing nothing but that which they should be accomplishing at their pre-promotion level. Happy talk is king, especially when dealing with leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccept the reality that the leadership team you inherited is smiling, nodding and telling you exactly what you want to hear, while they are working against you at every turn.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Various

    Accountant (Former Employee) Lisle, IL

    ProsGreat company, current focus on North America is right

    ConsNot the same company employee appreciation

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate vidions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked at Huntsville Plant #1

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Huntsville, AL

    ProsFlexible with off time. Largely a teamwork environment. Working conditions acceptable. Close to places to get a quick lunch. Used to be employee focused.

    ConsPlant being idled. Supervisors constantly change priorities and then get mad when work isn't completed. Needed upgrads not implimented. Production numbers more important than anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade equipment when needed. Just because it's running isn't an excuse for lack of foresight.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work at Navistar

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Lisle, IL

    ProsWorking with very knowledgeable people. Interesting products. Great campus.

    ConsBecause of the current situation at Navistar, a lot of good project were shutdown. Hopefully, the company will turn around the new engine strategy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous (Current Employee) Lisle, IL

    ProsThe people are really great to work with. The work is interesting and they are flexible with the work/life balance which is great if you have kids.

    ConsThe financial stability of the company and the lack of communication from the top down are problems. Some managers are difficult to work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart up the communication again from management down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Falling apart

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Lisle, IL

    ProsPlenty of smart people at all levels.

    ConsThey went too far down the path of a wrong engine strategy and now they are hemorrhaging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo ahead and sell off the pieces, as that will eventually happen anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A historic company that has nowhere to go but down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lisle, IL

    ProsOnly the working level people

    ConsLack of leadership
    Unethical behavior (Green card applicants)
    Hourly your pay is based off of 45 hours and not 40
    Health insurance
    Benefits
    No room for growth
    Salary not competetive
    Experience has left

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink your position on the people who perform the real work. How idiotic is it to drop the building temperature in the winter to save money? You obviously do not care about your people. Still the company has Silos and wouldn't understand quality if it hit them in the face.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Culture and people

    Electrical Validation Manager (Current Employee) Lisle, IL

    ProsOpen culture, information sharing, and people are great and always willing to help

    ConsNot enough Accountability,not well integrated product development and validation

    Advice to Senior Managementintegrate systems engineering, product development and validation!

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