Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
68 Reviews
3.0
68 Reviews
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker (in 5 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
  • There is no such thing as work life balance with this company (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Enjoyable and fun, yet challenging and demanding. Overall a great place to work at.

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The work is challenging and is team oriented. Management can be demanding, but allows employees to take ownership and initiative to succeed. Sometimes feels a bit directionless, but that provides opportunities for team oriented employees to step up and take the lead. Co-workers are great and helpful.
    Management in my division is very team positive, open to personal initiative, encourages ideas, innovation and have high company values.
    If you are a team player, come in everyday committed to do your best, be supportive and understand that company shortcomings are opportunities to your career, then you'll find this a great place.

    Cons

    Can be demanding and stressful for both managers and employees (which is why many comment on manager demands). Can sometimes require long hours for salaried employees. Can often seem one person short of a full team (or there's not enough hours in the day to finish tasks).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more company news and accomplishment sharing with employees. More empathy with union employees might go a long way. Overall, management is very good, but the energy does not seem to flow down as well as could be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  3.  

    Compared to other jobs, heaven.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Painter in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Painter in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management seems disorganized and more often than not uneducated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Budget constraints
    Work load more then national standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ROI more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good environment, challenging work, needs more cohesion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation (more than an year)

    Pros

    In 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.

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    We 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad place for an internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible 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

    Cons

    Large 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Gain Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting and Tax Intern in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Accounting and Tax Intern in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic intern program & many career advancement/learning opportunities

    Cons

    Certain 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    conservative middle west company looking for international expansion

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Nice people, great working atmosphere

    Cons

    not so conscious on cost control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    internationalized

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