Navistar Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
364 Reviews
2.8
364 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 18 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 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Next thing closest to the Auto industry...

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great location, great people

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Old school company that did not empower employees to make decissions

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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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    12 years in engineering

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    • 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
  8.  

    Headstrong - Lack Vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Navistar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation very competitive, but advancement hindered by political leanings

    Cons

    Lack vision to enhance/embrace change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to new points of view and accept the challenge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunities with long-standing company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great experience with a long-standing company ... Suffered through popular,yet unproven, engine strategy with no contingency that resulted in terrible results past couple of years; but see a bright future echo has been demonstrated through improved financial results.Opportunities to improve and to work with others with focus on providing more value to our customers

    Cons

    Systems outdated ... Inability to reinvest due to current financial conditions ... Organizational changes and Communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wondering what the future will hold

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working level people are great!!!

    Cons

    Uncertain future. Company is looking too much at the short term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow your talent and loyal employees walk to greener pastures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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