Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014

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3.2 61 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews

Charles L. Szews

(25 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker(in 4 reviews)

  • I was fortunate to work with some great people at Oshkosh, and the pay was good for what I did as a temp(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No real internal career paths are defined, nor are dept moves encouraged within the company(in 3 reviews)

  • Bad management practices and poor union support(in 4 reviews)

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    Great leaders

    IT Staff (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI

    ProsIT Leaders are willing to help you get any thing accomplished.
    IT Technology has been improving over the last few years.
    IT goal well planned

    ConsBudget constraints
    Work load more then national standard

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider ROI more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good environment, challenging work, needs more cohesion

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn the IT side of Corporate, the environment is mostly positive. Most of the managers (from upper mid, to the front lines) try to involve employees in the decision making. A definite 'invest in getting it done' attitude. Pay isn't bad, and the benefits package is pretty good, and the offices can be crowded but extremely functional.

    ConsThey need to ensure that 'getting it done' includes 'the right way' as some managers (especially in the segments) 'cheap out' and then complain it doesn't work. Senior management can a bit directionless with how hard to press forward with projects. The hours can get crazy because nobody wants any downtime, but that's not unusual for IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe might be ONE Oshkosh a little quicker if they'd pay a little more AND crack a few segment heads that don't want change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good Pay, Poor Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Pay is very Good

    ConsThe Management is very poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to People that are willing to help

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    learning experience

    General Assembler (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI

    ProsExcellent pay.. wide variety of job opportunies and excellent benefits

    ConsToo much push push let's rush to hit the numbers and not enough management caring about the quality of the product

    Advice to Senior ManagementPull your head out of your tail and learn to actually listen to what employees have to say and their ideas instead of treating them like crap and shutting them out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be much better...

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI

    Pros1. Exciting vehicles and products.
    2. Opportunity to work on DoD projects and directly assist our war fighters.
    3. Fast-paced engineering and design environment. Something new every day.
    4. Still some experienced and highly intelligent people left to work with on ground floor.

    Cons1. High level of effort and sacrifice expected, but not willing to pay for it. Salary structure is behind the times and not market competitive. Yearly increases are routinely behind inflation.
    2. Managers are very stuck on themselves and only concerned with self-promotion.
    3. Projects are inadequately managed, resulting in a pile of work at any given moment. The company always seems to be behind on everything, which ends up unnecessarily pushing everyone daily.
    4. Promotions are dangled in front of you, but rarely handed out and very much dictated by a club atmosphere. If you're in the club, you're all set. If not, you're screwed no matter how much effort you put in.
    5. No real internal career paths are defined, nor are dept moves encouraged within the company. Each dept does what it wants and HR only gets involved if there's an issue or fight to keep someone.
    6. Bonus structure is a joke. Honestly, it really is that bad. Might as well just donate to charity instead, would mean more to everyone.

    Overall, company has a militant approach to dealing with employees and customer issues. Very rarely does the right thing get done unless required by law or contract. They simply don't treat employees well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo better, we expect more from our leaders... especially for what you get paid. Grow a set and start doing the right thing, stand up for your people when they are right.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Time to get out!

    Fabricator (Current Employee) Appleton, WI

    ProsThe wages are the best for my job class in this area, but that's it!

    ConsManagement is about the worst I and many others have ever seen. It literally is amazing that a product is even produced, much less a decent one. You're always kept in the dark an s treated with little respect. Constant threat of layoffs sue to poor management and planning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to run a business!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a bad place for an internship.

    Information Technology Intern (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI

    ProsFor an internship, they are very flexible with students and will try to accommodate them as much as possible.

    ConsThere can be periods of time where there isn't much work that an intern can do. There is also the matter of little training going on as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a pretty nice internship program, but you hire very few from it because you seem to only want senior level experience. You have plenty of valuable skills coming out of nearby colleges.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work if you like a fast paced environment!

    Senior Buyer (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI

    ProsPay is competitive, good benefits, allot of great people, the work is rewarding.

    ConsIt can be a pressure cooker at times and depending on the department, management can be taxing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work environment with supportive co workers, great benefits and always working to improve. You can always find the help that you need to accomplish your tasks

    ConsLarge corporation who has acquired several other smaller business which in turn result in the lack of cohesion. The company is working on trying to become one Oshkosh, however, with such a widespread amount of business units, it is a daunting task.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Gain Experience

    Accounting and Tax Intern (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI

    ProsFantastic intern program & many career advancement/learning opportunities

    ConsCertain managers do not care what your school schedule is and demand minimum of 30 hours a week while in class and to fit most of those hours in during "business hours."

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelax "hourly requirements" for interns. Would have still worked 30+ hrs a week while in school, but know others who were aggravated by it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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