Navistar - Lack of strategic direction. Stubborn management. Old school mentality. New location does not make a company modern. | Glassdoor
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"Lack of strategic direction. Stubborn management. Old school mentality. New location does not make a company modern."

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Current Employee - Supply Manager in Lisle, IL
Current Employee - Supply Manager in Lisle, IL
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Generally stable work environment. Coming from a Schaumburg based technology company (Mot), this company is a polar opposite. People are best assets is truly seen.

Cons

Need to get in 2012 in technology and systems and desperately needs a house cleanup. 20-30 years with a company is good if you are still productive. There are many middle to older age individuals with over 10-30 years of experience that can be done by a high school graduate (some are high school grads without college degrees). These individuals make upto 6 figures and add little to no value to the company.
Capitalist structure - Raises are a hit or miss (mostly misses) but bonus is almost guaranteed even when the reports are less than desirable or flat out negative. I understand the upper management and "C" suite personnel like their bonuses.

Advice to Management

Streamline training for L7 and above so the management style is not a night and day from one group to the other.
Global expansion is great but keeping a close eye at home (market share/gain) is a must.
REVENUE is important if PROFIT MARGINS make sense. Revenue without margins is what non-profit organizations do.

Other Employee Reviews for Navistar

  1. "Good company, lots of change, direction not always clear"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are very nice and believe in doing the right thing. Compensation and benefits are competitive, great amenities (fitness center, campus, etc.)

    Cons

    Executive efforts are not always coordinated resulting in missed opportunities for collaboration and some frustrating dynamics

    Advice to Management

    Lack of coordination at the executive level is amplified throughout the organization; a little collaboration will go a long way towards strengthening employee morale, focus, and results


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    "Good company, but currently struggling."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of great people, opportunities if you've got the right manager. Good development opportunities, but you have to seek them out for yourself. Visionary leader who sees the future of the industry and is guiding the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Struggling to make the current strategy work. From the outside it looks like we can't seem to get it together, and our stock price is reflecting that as of right now. It'll turn around eventually, but the next 24 months are probably going to be rocky.

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