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Navistar Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  • Unfortunately the company suffered from multiple bad decisions by upper management (in 52 reviews)

  • Way too much middle management with no leadership skill (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Employer in the Chicago Market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    Nice Benefits including Christmas holiday break.

    Cons

    Better salaries available in this market


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Regional VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Navistar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great heritage and they have a beautiful building. They have great yet nervous employees who care, work hard and do the right things.

    Cons

    Damaged reputation in the market place due to the previous CEO making a terrible bet on a failed engine strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because you are doing all the right things.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, cafeteria, gym, and other amenities on-site.

    Cons

    Many managers are micro-managers, no clear direction (constantly changing), annual layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Set a clear directive and let the workers do work!


  4. "Exciting company always changing and looking toward the future"

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    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced team environment with people that genuinely care about the company and their products.

    Cons

    Fast paced! Which is mentally engaging but can wear on you if you let it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working and striving to find the right balance.


  5. "More Than What Meets The Eye"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FALD in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - FALD in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by very intelligent people - for the most part. Work life balance is good, if you are able to stay on track. Easy to get noticed by upper management. Due to previous 'conditions', management is always on the lookout for people who they can count on; you will get plenty of opportunities early on.

    Cons

    Attitudes of some workers just WILL NOT improve. Everyone in the company is familiar with the situation and the impact it's had on the business. Few employees maintain this piss-poor attitude and try to rub their negativity off on others—get over it, this gets us no where.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what your doing. A higher level review of the long time employees could do a world of good. Get rid of those damn dark clouds they continue to fuel.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "????"

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    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Love the work!

    Cons

    Slow business. Constant worry of job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    no room to move within company

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunctional"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Top-notch office facility, particularly if you are lucky enough to work in one of the front buildings. The engineers are hidden in the less plush back buildings.
    - World class gym
    - Plenty of young professionals, a rarity in the auto industry
    - Convenient Metra access for those who wish to commute from Downtown Chicago

    Cons

    - Rampant layoffs do not help employee morale
    - Dysfunctional HR, policies keep changing
    - Top heavy organization
    - Promotions are practically non-existent, particularly below the senior leadership level

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of management layers. Too much of a gap between the lower level employees and senior leadership.


  9. "Supply Chain Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    pay is commensurate with industry standard

    Cons

    planning could be alot better


  10. Helpful (4)

    "rework assembly tech"

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    Former Employee - Tech in Bellwood, IL
    Former Employee - Tech in Bellwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a clean lunch room, but that the end of the pros.

    Cons

    If I put you in a room full of unhealthy people you will not make them healthy, they will make you sick.
     Working at "Negtivestar" is like walking through a mind field, with bombs that are packed full with deadly explosive anger, and every day they bury the anger bombs in a different location.
    Unhealthy people hate healthy people. As a newcomer you will be happy and well adjusted, and due to this they will hate you. Beware if you should make a mistake as they will fire you. The tension is so thick there you can cut it with a knife. "Negitivestar" had to install bullet proof glass in the Bellwood location and electronic locks in the other locations because there are so many angry former employees attempting to get even with them. The also have a bad engine design and the solution
    to the problem of emissions is just another a bad idea on top of other bad ideas. They have lost all their good engineers and they absolutely refuse to listen any other ideas from the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bother to give advice to management because a wise man doesn't need it and a fool wont heed it. Wisdom is a language they do not speak there. I would give them no stars at all, however this program will not allow me to go that low !


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