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Navistar Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Navistar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal promotion opportunity for those that stand out. Very nice facility in Lisle, though the office space is far too much for the size.

    Cons

    Very political and bureaucratic culture. If you know people, then you feel wanted. Lots of middle management level positions filled by 50 year olds who have been with the company for life. Not the best culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "navistar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tupelo, MS

    I have been working at Navistar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Work at your own pace. Little to no supervision. As long as you get your work finished nobody bothers you.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. There are no bonuses. No advancement opportunities. Lack of clear leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more. Establish a clear chain of command. Stop wasting money and resources on projects that are not beneficial to the company.


  3. "Financial analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Navistar full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation. Good people. Manageable hours.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Bankruptcy is imminent.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "It used to be a great company,5 years ago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it used to be a great company

    Cons

    The new CEO and all the people that came from GM are only mercenaries looking to get a great bonus after the sale of the company to VW

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Turn around, don't look back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Warrenville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navistar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, new building
    Good to be part of a company with strong legacy, too bad it's now only legacy

    Cons

    Low pay
    Performance reviews were a joke, favoritism was obvious
    Office politics were deep enough to drown in
    Incompetent directors and C-levels led us to several big scandals, trouble with SEC, EPA, and military

    Advice to Management

    You should all take a long walk off a short pier


  7. Helpful (1)

    "company in disarray"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navistar (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    union shop, laid back work environment, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    company made bad business decisions and future is uncertain


  8. "Navistar working to come back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Navistar (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting work in product development, great people - including smart, young engineer, great products. People dedicated to do the right things.

    Cons

    The company is in the midst of a difficult come-back from poor executive decisions in 2010. Due to this situation, the company if forced to focus on tactical work sometimes at the expense of long-term strategic projects.

    Advice to Management

    Executive management has changed dramatically and the company has a more automotive approach to product development which isn't always the best approach for heavy-trucks and school buses.


  9. "FSR Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative Mechanic in Quitman, MS
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative Mechanic in Quitman, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structurally a very nice company to work for. Everything is set up and organized as it should be within a company.

    Cons

    In some departments there is a lack of leadership. Some jobs do take most of the time away from family.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that a person with management experience or a degree should take seniority in management positions. There are many persons non-deserving of positions which they are entitled.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule. Comfortable culture.Work from home.Onsite cafeteria. Onsite gym. Wellness programs. Annual bonus. Good employer 401K contribution.

    Cons

    Middle management resistant to change, even though upper management states that as a prevailing policy. Constant layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Change is needed, and can be a good thing if properly planned and executed. You are understaffed in certain areas for the workload.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Not what I thought"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navistar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow co workers are friendly and cooperative.

    Cons

    Management has too much control over your career. Will often make the decisions for you without talking to you about it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the company like passenger cars.


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