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Navistar Product Development Engineer Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Aug 24, 2017
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Product Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in May 2016.

Interview

Contacted through one of their internal recruiters about the position. Quick phone interview with recruiter just to cover my experience and make sure I was qualified for the position at hand. Offered an in person interview and sat with the team lead, department lead, and department director at once. Interview went smooth, definitely caught me off guard with a couple questions, but they were just being thorough. Was offered the position but turned it down to a discrepancy between recruiters advertised salary (what i was looking for) and final offer salary (no increase from my current position). Overall a good and painless exercise and would consider the opportunity to interview for another position with them in the future.

Interview Questions

  • Why I am considering the move from my current employer? Why was I choosing to make the move to Navistar?   Answer Question

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL).

    Interview

    Very good. Very nice people. 3 Onsite interviews on the same day. The offer was not very good considering the living cost in Lisle and my experience. They do product development of the entire line of trucks and the testing facility is about 35 minutes away in Mel Rose park.

    Interview Questions


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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melrose Park, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Navistar (Melrose Park, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The whole experience was a waste of time. The plant is literally 1 MM square feet and I arbitrarily walked through mediocre laboratories which didn't have any happy employees. The interview was full of situational-based questions, but what it all comes down to is that they want you to be a nerd who has worked on engines their entire life.

    Interview Questions

    • You're in a lab, something goes wrong, and nobody is around, what do you do?   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I connected with the company at an academic career fair and was offered a pre-screen interview the next day. After that, I was contacted about an on-site interview in Lisle and went a week or two later. The on-site included dinner the night before and a tour of the facility along with three interviews with different teams of two people. They took three weeks between interview and offer, which is way to long for a company of that size.

    Interview Questions


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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Navistar (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    straightforward questions from the resume .do thorough research on what is listed in your resume. they do not ask anything outside of it

    Negotiation

    if you are from an good university , they will entertain negotiations on salary and sign on bonus


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL).

    Interview

    The usual. Will get back to you whenever.

    Interview Questions

    • None the bar for all jobs are so low the only difficult thing is dealing with it. When you see positive attitudes on the job position for a professional career thats a red flag to the environment of the place. Also dealing with ambiguity translates to everything is such a mess inside you most likely won't be able get anything because of it. Ambiguity here is not what ambiguity is else where. Think of it like this. You want water. Seems very basic and simple go to the drinking fountain. Here you have to find a shovel, start digging holes looking for water, then install the pump to the well, run the plumbing, install the fountain, then get your water. Translate that to your daily work and you can understand how bad even the simpliest task are. This will be for every task, not just the usual onezeezzzz twozeeezzzz people mean when they say we have that at our workplace. Its everything, this translates to why the quality is so bad. Also failed forced joint outsourcing to India really makes things worse.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was straight forward. Take this or leave, you maybe able to get another $3k. Primarily because they won't have anyone else for the job. Also they try to outsource jobs left and right claiming can't find an american. Really you can't find an american industrial engineer looking for work?????


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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR for phone interview. Phone interview was about 1/2 hr with basic behavior questions and asking if I was interested in the job description. Phone interview was with HR. About 1 week later asked if they could interview me in person. Schedule for 2 weeks later, probably took longer as they had to schedule to fly me out from MA. In person interview was suppose to be with 3 but ended up as 1 who would have been my direct manager. Asked 3 behavioral questions that she said were required by HR, she let me pick the 3 off her sheet and answered them quickly, She was more interested in how real life experience and project work could translate to what she told me in detail about the position. Ended up talking experience casually for about 45 min when the next candidate came in. HR called me two weeks later and said offer was pending due to some issues with the company overall my position got axed with about 1000+ others,

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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melrose Park, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Navistar (Melrose Park, IL) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted by a group of 3 interviewers, which were all very friendly and made me feel comfortable. They introduced themselves and their role in the company. They then examined my resume and proceeded with Behavioral questions. If you want to interview with them, practice some behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a moment in your life (school, work, personal, etc) that you failed at something?   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Navistar (Lisle, IL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Two engineering managers interviewed me individually. This is not even normal for Navistar because I was hired with a group of roughly 200+ engineers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Do not be afraid to ask for a starting bonus and relocation bonus.


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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Navistar (Melrose Park, IL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening with in-house company recruiter followed by in person interview. Interview consisted of a series of 6 behavior questions over the course of an hour. Question format was typical of behavioral interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were textbook examples of those found on the internet for behavioral type interviews.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation room was very limited. No major change in salary or benefits.


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