Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
69 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a Nightmare- Avoid at All Cost

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind the thoughts of the workers, if management works for them the workers will work harder for the management.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Poor management and no room to grow professionally.

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Despite 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, confusing management

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Not known for thier compassion, or ability to treat employees in a fair manor. I really wish they were more family freindly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experiences and safety knowledge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Dodge Center, MN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Dodge Center, MN

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    great learning abilities and amazing training.

    Cons

    hours going up and down too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 301 in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - 301 in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 301 General Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - 301 General Assembler in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    very good benefits compared to other companies
    very good pay and hard to find this type of pay any where else
    endless opportunities for job advancement and tryiing different positions

    Cons

    Overall to actual downsides about being there. When it comes to FMLA HR needs to be more lenient and do alot better job on approving time off instead of walking an employee for missing work due to a family emergency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of pointing the fingers at employees when they have quality issues on trucks which interfere with sales who bust their ass every day to build the best truck. They need to focus on tracing where the repeat problem started. Also have the management and cordinators quit being so worried about hitting numbers and not carrying about quality just to hit their numbers to make themselves look good. Start putting quality before number and we will make the government alot happier!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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