Oshkosh Corporation
3.4 of 5 50 reviews
www.oshkoshcorporation.com Oshkosh, WI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 12, 2014

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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews

Charles L. Szews

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Products, Great Opportunities

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsI would say that the people are great. Mid-level and senior management almost have all worked their way up from the lower levels, so they are easily approachable, no-nonsense and knowledgeable. Benefits are good. Preferential treatment is given to current employees for positions. Upward moves into different types of positions are usually easier than within your current job designation (for example, if you are an admin, moving into contracts or project management, rather than to an executive level admin).

ConsNo lunchrooms (there are kitchens), projects often require lots of overtime from all staff, however many people see the project (often for military) as vitally important not only to the business but for our soldiers as well, so the overtime is usually not viewed as a huge inconvenience. Administrative promotions are usually not based on performance, but done personally.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease communication between departments and divisions, really work on the One-Oshkosh philosophy. When undergoing new projects talk to the admins, they know what is going on and usually have useful input.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Team Coordinator (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsOshkosh Truck offers someone the opportunity to develop yourself as a person and as a leader. There are plenty of opportunities for challenging yourself.

ConsThe shifts are kind of awkward and makes it so that it is hard to have time for anything else for you to do with your day.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep in mind the thoughts of the workers, if management works for them the workers will work harder for the management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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What a Nightmare- Avoid at All Cost

Fed Up (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsThere are indeed alot of opportunities for growth, if only you had any authority to exercise those opportunities. There are current openings available at the company. The last is a great reason to apply if you are desperate for a job.

ConsUpper level management is clueless along with other corporate departments on what needs to be done to take care of current issues. The entire company is a clique and if you aren't in the group, you will get nowhere. The character of corporate mid level leadership is not good. These people beat you into the ground to promote themselves all the while being poor civil examples for the rest of the company. This makes it extremely difficult to do the right thing and get anywhere above your position. The work life balance is considered an average of 60/hrs/wk with no OT. This makes our turnover rate astronomical with salaried people.

 The insurance packages the company offers to its salary staff are shameful compared to what they dole out to the union workforce. You cannot have an illness. Regardless, you will pay upwards of $150/month as an individual for insurance and still have a $1750 deductible. Otherwise you can pay $100/month and have a $3000 deductible. If you have a family like me, best of luck. The company is truly being unfair with their benefits. They dont match 401k anywhere near what other corporations are offering. 50% match up to 6%. All of these things give me reason to seek employment elsewhere. Best of luck to all fellow employees, Im getting out of here as soon as possible.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the program. Understand that what you are doing is driving your employees away. You can't keep promoting the people that buy you rounds at the bar and depend on them to do the right thing. You have been bought and you need to right the ship before it sinks. Yes, military contracts are great but when you are done selling trucks on your last contract, where will you go from here? A strong workforce will stand behind you. Your current workforce however, won't be left standing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor management and no room to grow professionally.

Assmebler (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsOshkosh truck offers great pay rate and did have a fairly quick raise rate and the benefits package was a great package.

ConsDespite the good pay rate and the great benefits package, trucks didnt have much room to grow professionally and also management was sometimes horrible in changes that would be made in production lines.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe feedback I would like to offer is that they should hear more of what the people who actually assemble the parts and work on the line instead of just letting someone who hasnt worked on the line make changes according to some data sheet.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A learning experience

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsPride
Good Money
People are very dedicated to the task at hand

ConsStressful work enviroment
Defense industry is instable and spending for the future is forecasted low
Travel to war areas is less than desirable

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to evolve towards adopting a warm heart philosophy of going hard on the problems not on the people.

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Great co-workers, confusing management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsMost everyone is commited to hard work and professional
Gave back benefits after market picked up again
Non-repetitive daily tasks
Team spirit encouraged

ConsUnderutilized operations/materials system - cumbersome bandaid fixes
LOTS of policy emphasis
Somewhat rigid procedures
HR and management uses complicated system to 'manage' humans

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of TAMS. HR review system is demeaning and pointless. Stop trying to reduce your employees to numbers, we are humans.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experiences and safety knowledge

Material Handler (Current Employee)
Dodge Center, MN

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

Prosgreat learning abilities and amazing training.

Conshours going up and down too much.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees when we have problems. we see how everything works. management doesnt see a lot of what really goes on and how things work some times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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All in all I am happy to have a good job. !!

Hourly (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsI am proud of the trucks we make, and who we make them for. It's nice to know we make something worth while. The benifit package is good. I am happy with my co- workers we really have a good repore. All in all I can say I am so proud to work for a company that provides a living.

ConsNot known for thier compassion, or ability to treat employees in a fair manor. I really wish they were more family freindly.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to us. We want to help make a difference. Treat us as individuals, we are all Not the same.

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Its a great place work you learn alot information the people are like family.

301 (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsThe pay scale is one of the best in the Fox Valley plus the bennifits are ranked at the top of every job around.

Conswe do have to work alot of hrs. so the overtime is always nice but it does take away from family time.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf I were in leadership postion I would give more feed back to its employees in a more timely matter rather than wait till the last minute on important information.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Compared to other jobs, heaven.

Painter (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsPay, insurance, work pace, safety awareness, and Union.

ConsManagement seems disorganized and more often than not uneducated

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen told about an issue management should be able to face and fix the issue, it seems that its more common to try to forget the issue or pass it on to someone else.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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