Oshkosh Corporation

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Updated April 16, 2015
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
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  1. Great benefits overall with lots of opportunities to grow within the company

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent growth strategy. Plenty of opportunities to grow professionally. Management has provided the tools necessary to create a culture that is focused on process improvement. Generally management seems to care about their employees and does a good job of communicating to their employees.

    Cons

    Everyone from outside of Wisconsin thinks you work for the Oshkosh B'gosh clothing company when you tell them where you work. Being located in Oshkosh, WI.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the employees. Be better at building personal relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.

  2. System Analyst

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff are very nice people to work with but everyone seems to work in fear.

    Cons

    Project Management and Organization is lacking at every level. There is no clear scheduling, quality control and no clearly defined leadership roles with accountability and direction. As a result their projects run long, extremely costly and appear to be more complicated then they should. Their turnover rate is through the roof and they use several consulting firms which are constantly at odds. The management roles they do have in place present several conflicts of interest which is the root cause of stagnation.

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in charge at the right levels. Promote collaboration and adopt one of the several Agile methodologies to help keep and project project Velocity.

  3. Nothing to great

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good. Most coworkers friendly

    Cons

    Can't manage thier way out of a wet paper bag

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Dysfunction and degradation

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to have good pay and benefits. No longer worth the trouble. You will be much happier working somewhere else for less money.

    Cons

    Company doesn't self invest. Appears like their ready for a quick exit strategy. Layers upon layers of management with no accountability or decision making. Broken tools, bad parts, ridiculuos tack times, and endless cleaning duties. You're never gonna win. .

    Advice to Management

    Executives need to start paying attention to what's going on down on the floor and get to the root of the problems. Get him outta here.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Every day has new challenges.

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work, and the customers are interesting.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are third-world class'

    Advice to Management

    Benefits will keep the best employees. Benefits are worth 20%+ of fair compensation. A Salary or hourly wage is only part of the package.

  7. Entry job right out of college.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    A good first job to have coming out of college with lots of oppurtunities to work on big projects and have direct impacts to processes.

    Cons

    The expectation of working a lot of hours. A culture to work harder vs smarter and the typical glares if only working an 8 hour day.

  8. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Great leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Consider ROI more

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. learning experience

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Pull 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.

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