I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation in July 2010.
Interview Details – Great interview with HR and Production Manager.
Interview Question – Can you start tomorrow? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – This was a contracted position.
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation in October 2012.
Interview Details – Initial contacts from recruiter. I had 2 phone interviews with the hiring manager. I really had the impression they were ready to make a culture change to one of continuous improvement. Phone call with HR to discuss salary and benefits. On-site interviews with Directors in the organization individually (5 total) and a plant tour. Company paid for round-trip flight and hotel stay. Interviews consisted of a combination of scripted questions given to them by HR and personal questions from the interviewer.
Negotiation Details – Discussed salary offer between myself, recruiter and HR. Offered position and salary over the phone by HR and then received an email with contract attached to fill out.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation.
Interview Details – Met with the company at my university career fair and got an interview the next week. It was a 1:1 interview that lasted about 40 minutes. About two weeks after the interview I had a follow up phone interview that was very similar. A few days after the phone interview I was given an offer via email.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when...
What is the difference between logistics and supply chain management? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation.
Interview Details – Applied online through a staffing agency. Had a phone interview and soon after I had a panel interview with four people. The interview was very standard. They were young professionals and being fresh out of college, I related well with them. Wasn't as nervous as my previous interview for companies- which I think was a great help. They used the STAR format for interview (Situation, Task, Action, Result) for a lot of questions. Thankfully, I had enough interviews to have some great situations in mind.
Here's where it gets interesting. They told the recruiter that the interview went very well and that they were interested. But then I was told two weeks later that the position was put on an indefinite hold! Recruiter keeps checking back in, giving me updates and whatnot. Fast forward 5+ months later, they decide to directly hire me and bypass the temp-hire process.
Although a positive interview experience, the entire hiring process took months. Frustrating, but was worth the wait.
Interview Question – Describe a situation where you just couldn't finish everything you said you would do. How did you handle it? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation in December 2010.
Interview Details – The process was both professional and straight forward. Jobs, duties, and all aspects of the job were clearly outlined.
Interview Question – wouls I be able to work every Saturday in addition the the 40 hrs? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negoiations at all, straight contrat job as is. I would be locked into the hourly rate for the duration of the contact or as long as my employment last. . No promotion, raises, permenant employment would be offered at anytime during the contract's length.
I applied online and the process took 6+ months - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation in April 2012.
Interview Details – I applied via their company website for a Maintenance Supervisor I position with Oshkosh Defense on January 22, 2012. I had an initial phone interview on March 14, 2012, with the HR person. There were typical questions about my skills and experience. The HR person told me they really liked me and thought I was a good fit for both the position and the company. I was contacted again later and flight arrangements were made, by Oshkosh, for an on-site interview. I was booked on a “red eye” flight the night before my interview. I arrived in the Appleton, WI area on April 13, 2012. I had just enough time to get changed and make it to the interview. Because of a previous post on this site, I wore a suit to show that I took the position seriously. Upon arriving at Oshkosh Defense, I found out that the HR person wasn’t there yet. The HR person said that he sent me an e-mail telling me that the interview was pushed back by a half hour but I still haven’t gotten that message. I first interviewed with the HR person again, same questions as before. Having spent the past 20 years in the military, I asked for some feedback on the interview. The HR person told me that I did very well and that I would be a perfect fit for the position and company. I was also given a very nice folder with all of their benefits information. At the closing of this interview, I asked how long before I heard about the position. The HR person said that it usually takes about three weeks but he would personally contact me within two weeks and let me know how things are going. I next interviewed with the Production Manager. He basically explained how the Maintenance Manager and production team interface. I asked about the interview and was told that I did very well and would make a great addition to the team. I next interviewed with the Maintenance Manager. He asked about my mechanical background and experience. At the end of the interview I asked how I did. The Maintenance Manager told me that I did very well and that I would be a fun person to work with. He also said that he had a slight reservation because of my lack of union experience, although that in itself wasn’t a deal breaker. I finally interviewed with the Plant Manager. He asked some basic questions about my background and stressed the importance of education. He explained the education benefits available. When I asked how the interview went, he said that I did good and presented myself very well. About a month went by with no word from the HR person. I sent an e-mail to each person I interviewed with telling them that I was excited about the opportunity and looked forward to hearing about the position. After about a month with no word from the HR person, I tried to call a few times. Each time I left a message but never received a phone call back. On June 12, 2012, I attended a veteran’s career fair at the local college and encountered an HR person from Oshkosh Defense there. I explained what had happened and provided my resume and the HR person whom I interviewed with. She said she would get back to me in a few days. I still haven’t heard from her. I also e-mailed the general HR e-mail on July 26, 2012. I was told that they would look into the matter and get back to me in a few days. I’m still waiting for them to get back to me. Finally I applied for a recruited position (turns out it was for Oshkosh Defense) for a Production Supervisor. Upon talking to the recruiter, it turns out he can’t really help me since I had already applied for that position. He did say that he would call the HR person and try to find out what was going on. I received an e-mail about a half hour later from the recruiter to learn that apparently (and according to the HR person who loved me so much) said that I didn’t’ interview well.
Interview Question – No questions were really tough, just the usual questions about experience and skills. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation in February 2010.
Interview Details – 2 one on one interviews. very easy, then took a plant tour with the future supervisor. Human Resources was very nice and helpful. This was for an internship so it was laid back.
Interview Question – What is a time you changed the status quo and how did you make the change? Answer Question
The process took 3 months - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation in December 2009.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted by HR that arranged a 20 minute phone call interview. I was then called in for a face to face interview with the same HR Manager, the Director of Environmental and then two of his subordinates. Nothing terribly unusual in the questions with HR and the manager and subordinates wanted a feel for my background and experience. Everyone was friendly in a business-like manner and seemed to go well. I was called back for a second interview a month later this time with several senior management as well as the Director once more. Again the interviews were not terribly unusual except that the VP of HR was a straight 20 minutes of rapid fire questions seeming more for the sake of rattling me rather than listening to my answers. (Recommend that candidates prepare for all questions. E.g, what are your 3 best traits, 3 worst traits, what would your past coworkers say they liked about you, etc.)
In general a nice group of people and a company that is actually doing fairly well despite the economic times. I thought the whole process was slow and I was a bit frustrated when I was not kept informed of my status. I thought that the interviews went well but I did not get the job. No real reason was provided.
Interview Question – You're overqualified for the job and would be making less pay then you were in your previous position. What is going to keep you from jumping ship once a better offer comes along. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation in May 2009.
Interview Details – The initial phone interview was a little over an hour. Pretty standard interview with the HR manager. I was called back to do an in-person interview, which was held two weeks later. That consisted of two different panels of interviewers and took about 3.5 hours. Everyone seemed pretty nice, and it was a good cross-section of people who were involved (departments, levels, etc.) I was contacted again to arrange for an assessment process that was held 1.5 weeks after the second interview. I knew that other candidates would be there, so I assumed that part of it would be to assess how we worked with others. I was surprised to find out that everything was done in isolation. There was an activity where we had to write directions on how to complete a given task, then on to watch a video and give a presentation on it, then another interview with the HR manager and the plant manager, and finally a role play with one of the company's employees. Though I was there for 4-5 hours, most of it was spent just waiting my turn. I felt they could have done much more to get a true sense of a candidate's abilities. The writing activity, presentation, and role play felt contrived and squeezed into too-short of a time frame, while the interview was repetitive since it was the third time I had done that with them.
Interview Question – How would you describe your management style? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation.
Interview Details – Panel interview with 2 managers. Formal, wear suit. Bring resume because they will ask you details about every situation ever encountered
Interview Question – A time when you were faced with a tough decision what did you do Answer Question
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