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Navistar Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Attention to work life balance, company culture and employee growth (in 37 reviews)

  • Great people who could make a great company if they were allowed to (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately the company suffered from multiple bad decisions by upper management (in 52 reviews)

  • Senior management constantly changing the organization making employee in the lower tier hard to follow (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Navistar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall enjoyed my jobs at Navistar. Got to gain many skillsets, learn many aspects of business and solve various problems.

    Cons

    Lack of systematic approaches on projects. Too many unnecessary meetings and emails.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adminstrative Assistant Reviewer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navistar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck, Clean carpeting and bathrooms.

    Cons

    Instability. Company hasn't been profitable in many years. Layoffs are frequent. Management cannot be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Be trustworthy. Treat employees with respect. Hire women and minorities to shake things up a bit. The company cannot change and grow if you keep hiring and promoting white males.


  3. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    Nice Facility, working environment, Gym, benefits

    Cons

    Management, too much hiring, no clear path

    Advice to Management

    Before Hiring please have clear idea how are you going to use the resource.


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  5. "Horrible former CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    Good people, nice office environment

    Cons

    Dan Ustian ran this once-great company into the ground


  6. "Love the culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    Team, training and unity makes it a great place

    Cons

    No long term vison is not available


  7. "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Nice office building and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Company's financial is struggling. A lot of challenges and stressful environment .

    Advice to Management

    Top and senior managements are too heavy. Reduce management layers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Started out promising..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer Senior Team Lead in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer Senior Team Lead in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Navistar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The building is nice, benefits are nice, and the cafeteria is nice. Also, there are many areas you could take your career...if they let you...

    Cons

    You have a difficult time controlling your own career progression. People are stuck in position they didn't want and don't have the opportunity to move. You're at the mercy of your managers.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more control over their career path. Ask them where they would like to go rather than just putting them somewhere because that group needs people. Give them options and you won't have as many people leaving.


  9. "ADS Analyst, Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people are still nice, on site gym, parking building.

    Cons

    Management do not necessary support employee's idea. Goals are too vague, don't feel if there is any room for promotion. Company keep having financial issues. 3-4 layoffs every year.


  10. "welder Special Projects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Close to home. Good facilities.

    Cons

    Pay not to good. Strict attendance policy. Just changed management. They seem like good straight forward people. The ones before them really sucked.

    Advice to Management

    The new ones seems genuine.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A company that doesn't understand how to be great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great heritage, great products, and some really terrific people. There are a lot of people who are trying to make the company better, but those people are not being listened to.

    Cons

    Upper management is solely focused on getting product out the door, rather than slowing down and getting every detail right. Being competitive is enough for them, but when you're down on market share you have to exceed expectations and the culture at Navistar is "good enough". There's also a lack of accountability for when people drop the ball or processes are not working.

    Advice to Management

    Get every aspect of the product right - from the very smallest detail. Don't follow the automotive paradigm of, "We'll fix it next year" - it no longer works in the marketplace. Also, pay more attention to developing the skills your people have - there are great people there, but they have no way to grow!



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