Navistar Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
368 Reviews
2.8
368 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work is interesting and they are flexible with the work/life balance which is great if you have kids (in 20 reviews)

  • Good people and at the present time the company is still trying to not take away some perks (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • The new upper management (directors and above) is making the environment difficult (in 34 reviews)

  • Little sense on the decision of senior management (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company overall, but individual departments have different issues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navistar

    Pros

    Strong company with good heritage, many positions and able to move positions is a possibility.

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between in the last two years given the companies condition. Unfortunately they're still slow to help their employees in their career. This is why so many people are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the delay and give your employees a reason to stay at the company. So much talent has left the company it is hurting from lack of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the correct time to be there

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

    I have been working at Navistar as an intern

    Pros

    excellent learning opportunities, excellent facilities

    Cons

    Management not interested in Technical Aspects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Next thing closest to the Auto industry...

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

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A significant part of the Management has a strong automobile background.
    People are down to earth so if you are one of those who carries a chip and puts on an act; you act will soon fall apart.

    Cons

    It is a cyclical industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work, quite a bit of responsibility, rules are not followed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can work there and not follow rules ...you have multiple warnings and still do not get fired.

    Cons

    no structure no discipline no SOP enforcement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See how the majority of your workers are taking the company for granted...not earning what they are paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great location, great people

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

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good wages, comfortable environment, opportunities for advancement. Onsite walking paths, putting green, basketball hoops. Outdoor grilling every Friday, lots of menu options. Coworkers are helpful and friendly. Mentoring opportunities. A couple of the buildings have parking garages.

    Cons

    As with all corporations, there is some secrecy among management... lots of closed-door discussions. Change occurs often and is expected. Just work hard and prove your worth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Electrical group, wiring harness engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer Senior Team Lead in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer Senior Team Lead in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very solid company, concentrated in one product, Truck manufacturing.

    Cons

    Not invested enough in R&D .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in new products development, in order to compete better with others Trucks manufacturer, specifically Freightliner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Old school company that did not empower employees to make decissions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controller
    Former Employee - Controller

    I worked at Navistar full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with many areas to work

    Cons

    Too many longer term employees that had "survived" and would not make a decision in fear of losing their job. No one wanted to be responsible so decisions got made by committee or not at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. buy out the old school and start with new people. all the products are new but the old people are still around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sr Product Development Engineer at Navistar 3 years

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

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager is flexible about my work schedule

    Cons

    Removed engineering management positions, and will move you anywhere the company needs man power, even if you don't have any experience or appropriate education. This is not a good place to work for new college grads, there is little training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train new people, and align skill set with appropriate work level. Stop reorganizing the company, there are a lot of people in groups they should not be in.

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

    12 years in engineering

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

    I worked at Navistar full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn. One of most complex products on the mark.
    You have to challenge yourself since the training is almost un existing or superficial at best.

    Cons

    Lot's of lazy people. OT is expected but not payed. Management has the vision of a snail.
    People quit everyday. Have never seen a fast revolving door like here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsource the management. That will reduce the head count by more than 35%.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work lots of small perks

    Cons

    Lots of politics personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your work style

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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