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Used to be a great place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Navistar full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Large corporation with lots of chance for career moves. Long standing reputation in the industry. Many loyal customers and a great dealer network.

Cons

In process of turning things around but in kind of a bad place right now. Recently lost a lot of good people from engineering organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your people. That is where the companies competive advantage comes from. Not from having a golden palace in Chicago.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Navistar

  1.  

    OK Pay and Benefits, Highly Resistant to Change

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Lisle, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lisle, IL (US)

    I worked at Navistar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent, as are benefits, new hires are generally upbeat and excited to do well. Corporate headquarters are outstanding -- cafeteria is awesome!

    Cons

    Upper management believes themselves to be incapable of error, middle management tends to seek to maintain the status quo, rather than challenge it with new ideas (people don't get promoted or rewarded for rocking the boat, even if their ideas turn out to be good in the long run). Despite a desire to be innovative, the company hangs onto old ideas too long. Bonuses are rarely fully funded, so even if one exceeds expectations, they receive less than the bonus they are promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that, while new ideas aren't necessarily better, you need to promote testing and trials, so you don't just dismiss innovation out of hand. If you want to be innovative, you need to walk the talk -- and reward people for doing so...not for keeping things the same as they always were, and then wondering why the competition is so far ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management needs to be less complacent and stop offering superficial solutions to serious problems.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Lisle, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lisle, IL (US)

    I worked at Navistar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary a little higher than average. Bonuses were above average.

    Cons

    They offer you more in terms of salary because you will earn it. Benefits were below average. Management had an exhaulted view of themselves, rarely solved problems until customers made serious threats or withheld payment. Follow through and closed loop solutions very rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to move into the 21st century. You can't continue to run your company like it was the 1970s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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