Oshkosh Corporation
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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 product, but that is where the fun ends

Senior Industrial Engineer (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-Fantastic product; can be proud of what you are part of
-OK company to get your start; will hire entry level engineers, etc.
-Oshkosh as a city can be fun and entertaining

Cons-Looooooong hours; expect to work 60+ if salary
-Union does not budge
-Entitled management
-Very Stressful
-Prepare to live underneath a bus; will be thrown there constantly and consistently
-Pay/per hour is laughable when considering the amount of hours
-Very undefined roles and responsibilities
-Unhappy work force; very low morale

Advice to Senior ManagementThe happiest day of my professional life was when I left OSK. I can say I miss my co-workers, but that is the extent of my nostalgia.

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

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Great for unlimited overtime, no benefits, burn out and leave when your bills are paid.

Buyer (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for more than a year

ProsI made $20 an hour and worked there for 1 year and a half. The job offered almost unlimited overtime on occasion and there are times when the work can seem enjoyable if you are organized and like hassling suppliers, which at times I did. There was some autonomy depending on the work load.

ConsYou will do data entry and cold calling until you imprint excel sheets in your eyes and your hand ache. You will also feel like a glorified intern however, the interns will feel like they are above you as they get more project work and more interesting work than you. As a contractor, you will likely be treated as disposable labor. There is also a everyone for themself attitude. Little to no culture of friendship or comradery. Nobody seems to be friends and everyone is there just for a paycheck. When you take this job, it will likely be for the money, however when the money is no longer worth the job you will have a hard time leaving this job for more fullfiling work because they are known for burning out employees so that even with what litle time you have left after working 55 hours you don't have the energy to look for a job elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow interest and build real relationships with your employees. Act like you care and it will go a long ways. Occaisionally, ask an employee how his work is going and just be friendly rather than treating them like they are equipment to be used and disposed of.

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

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Expect More, pay less

Industrial Engineer (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIt has a demanding customer, and is a fast paced manufacturer. There are plenty of opportunities for improvements, and the chance to work on many big projects. Products are very cool, and serving the customer is rewarding.

ConsThe expectation of working more hours. Never ending work load and a lack of training. Old-boy network controls promotions, and there is an overall resistance to change.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth, low raises are an insult. Actually show that you value your workforce by listening to them. Maybe consider embracing 20th century (or even 21st!) management methods.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsBenefits, fast track management, cross training

Conshours, no over time pay for salaried staff, union vs corporation mentality, 3 generation management style

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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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Extremely fast paced

Engineer (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsThe product we build makes a difference in people's lives every day. Nice community, good pay/benefits.

Cons10 hour days and a couple weekends a month are an EXPECTED MINIMUM. Change, even change for the better, is very hard to create.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit the blame game and figure out how to get a work-life balance. Decent place to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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