Navistar Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
360 Reviews
2.7
360 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had a lot of potential

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Navistar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a great company and had a lot of potential, great opportunities for advancement and growth. Still some good people there.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and accountability leading to heavy business and financial challenges. Lost a lot of experience and talent. It will be a long hard road to recovery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Defense segment was weak for a commercial sector enterprise.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Experience in a engineering driven company to regain lost market share.

    Cons

    Highly focused on Engineering with little regard for other corporate disciplines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas and proven program management disciplines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Navistar, A great place to work and they promote personal ownership

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Lisle, IL

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

    Pros

    Promote positive discussion between cross-functional teams. Offer many cultural discussion between all levels of the organization allowing the ability to question leaders.

    Cons

    Many of the tools that are currently used have been developed over years, they have become so interlaced that understanding them has become a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working in the correct direction to turn the org around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very inviting workplace, modern campus, great facility.

    A lot of employees work well together, a lot of product groups to find the information you need

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction, no career plan, poor transparency

    Bloated company structure, yearly metrics do not encourage employees to do the job right but rather as quickly as possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward Employees even during difficult times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exhausting place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn as you tend to become involved in things you wouldn't normally deal with per your title. Lots of hours & if you like OT you could likely work 7 days a week during the summer months.

    Cons

    Troubling times in the truck industry is delaying pay increases & the little things are becoming extinct. Seems to be take & take recently. Pay could be better for the pressure one puts up with as soon as you startup daily. Seems your always behind due to the added responsibility's after layoff's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all tend to worry about your own #'s walking in & are oblivious to what folks have been dealing with before you became involved in situations & expect those involved to drop everything just for your needs. Quit being a bully as we are being puled in so many different directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Engineering Team Leader  in  Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Team Leader in Melrose Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, very knowledgeable people to work with, State of the art Development Facility.

    Cons

    Because of the current financial situation there are no promotions. A lot of people is leaving and there are a lot of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convert all the theoretical management training into practical daily actions. Provide fair evaluation to employes and high skilled employes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to one that doesn't care about their employees anymore all within a 3 year span.

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    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance Roles  in  Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance Roles in Lisle, IL

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits are very good

    Cons

    Downsizing. Not promoting. Turning down heat in winter to save costs. Taking away dish soap at the sinks to save costs. Meanwhile, they still have their skybox tickets for all of the Chicago sport teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward current good employees now because if you wait, it will be too late when they walk out the door.

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

    Awesome company used to be to work for but now going down because of its bad technological decisions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navistar

    Pros

    Great pool of talent present in the company which is leaving the company.

    Cons

    Badly and poorly managed company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor management decisions in the past fur to which company is suffering now.

  10.  

    Company going down

    Former Employee - Supply Manager  in  Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Manager in Warrenville, IL

    I worked at Navistar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice building and environment and facilities

    Cons

    The company is in a bad financial situation. They don't sell, and they are loosing a lot of money
    and letting people go, every year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Large company facing major pressure from shareholders to return to profitability

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

    I have been working at Navistar

    Pros

    The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    The current culture is stressful.

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