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"Good"

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lisle, IL
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lisle, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits, new HQ, gym facilities is great, cafeteria is affordable and has great food.

Cons

More male pre-dominant given the nature of the company. Culture is old-fashioned and slow to change.

Other Employee Reviews for Navistar

  1. "My best employer to date!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Lisle, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Performers are rewarded with generous pay, promotions and one time bonuses. Company does not micromanage your days off but the expectation is that you deliver.

    Cons

    Senior level (director and above) have difficulty agreeing to the common goal.

    Advice to Management

    Need to conduct town halls that provide transparency about the state of the business. Otherwise, the masses will feel like everything is fine.


  2. "Good Company That Went Through Some Bad Changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Electrical Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Contractor - Electrical Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navistar as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company does some good engineering work. They had a good bunch of people both directs and contractors before the move. Too bad they lost a lot of the good people due to the move. I would hope things have improved since they moved over to Lisle and maybe the turn over has slowed down. The company could be a great place to work for again but I can't tell you since I have not worked in Lisle. I liked the team work we had at work. I did have a great manager that helped train me and it was very helpful. But he left the company.

    Cons

    Upper management decided to move the engineering from Fort Wayne IN to Lisle IL . Good people worked there but many left due to the company moving the engineer facility from Fort Wayne to Lisle. I had a good manager but he left the company due to the move. I did not like my new manager as much because he tried to change the way we did things. I had four mangers in seven months. Before the new manager we could decide our own work and work as a team better. They laid off 200 people consisting of most their contractors in July 2011. They went desk to desk telling people would you come talk to me. Then laying them off. They like to say contract work will last 2 years but most of the time lay people off after six months. The layoff probably was due to the move but they said due to budget and not selling enough trucks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees and contractors better. Don't layoff your contractors every six months or nine months just to keep them from getting a year in. Try to keep them for 2 years if you tell them it may last that long for the contract. Pay people a reasonable wage for their career. You need to compete with companies that offer good wages in places like Detroit or Chicago. They need to pay a fair wage for the location and type of work. They need to treat their people better by giving them more job security. Otherwise you may have troubles retaining people. Hire managers that have done the work they are managing. Or train them in the areas they are managing that way they can appreciate the workers that they manage. Moving from Fort Wayne to Lisle was a big mistake that the company should learn from.


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