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"Navistar has a solid base of great employees, but is ultimately controlled by investors."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Navistar full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Hard working and knowledgeable workforce. World Class headquarters with great amenities. Working to create a more robust design and development process. Top notch industrial design.

Cons

Will sacrifice workers to satisfy investors. Crowded and constantly shifting upper management roster.

Advice to Management

In times of fiscal uncertainty, do whatever it takes to maintain employment levels, even if it means temporarily cutting salaries across the board, and actually fix the processes that continue to hemorrhage money.

Other Employee Reviews for Navistar

  1. "It is OK"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym Office, work life balance

    Cons

    management, work force quality, concentration

    Advice to Management

    Considering the down time and uncertainty the company is just doing OK. The question is how long is this OK situation going to last. It is very uncertain whether it is going to be worse or there is going to be a slow recovery.

    Everything in the CEO's decision is about how to reduce cost and keep the company alive, which might make the company lean. But it is cruel for some of the people.

    Some of the co-workers here are very capable, but not everyone of them. Some of them are more interested in talking and meeting than really developing products. Some of them are doing things without rigorous thinking as long as they can fill the time card. Don't blame them, some part of the management setup the rules to encourage people doing that way.

    Hope the management could think about how to organize people and encourage creativity in all the workers instead of driving every people to the truck review center and making cost cutting suggestions without enough technical background.


  2. "Truck OEM that thinks it is an engine company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people that I have ever worked with
    Outstanding Mid-level Management
    Outstanding design and engineering talent

    Cons

    Senior Management that worked to protect their name not the company.
    Junior Engineers that are not properly trained and criticize senior engineers that exercise leadership.
    Closing Fort Wayne, and destroying all their truck knowledge and talent

    Advice to Management

    Reopen Fort Wayne and attempt to retain as much truck knowledge as you can. Most likely Impossible however.

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