Oshkosh Corporation
3.4 of 5 50 reviews
www.oshkoshcorporation.com Oshkosh, WI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 12, 2014

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78% Approve of the CEO

Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews

Charles L. Szews

(18 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker"
    in 4 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:
  • "The insurance packages the company offers to its salary staff are shameful compared to what they dole out to the union workforce"
    in 3 reviews
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Decent opportunities, could use some improvements in the culture

Pricing Analyst (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

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

ProsPlenty of responsibilities. It's a large corporation, so there are plenty of different opportunities. Many young workers

ConsWork hours can be excessive.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more flexible work schedules, do a better job encouraging professional development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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conservative middle west company looking for international expansion

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsNice people, great working atmosphere

Consnot so conscious on cost control

Advice to Senior Managementinternationalized

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Busy, unorganized plant floor

Senior Production Supervisor (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood Pay and benefit, Worked with great people.

ConsNo balance between work and home.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical manuf. company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsBenefits vacation, health, vision, dental, life insurace, 401k,
Pay is fair
Most areas flexible with personal needs (dr, appts, kids, etc.)
Training opportunities

ConsDefense spending cuts
Lacking municipal funds
Slowly recovering construction market
Atmosphere tied to economy in many ways
Certain customers require many unique skills and knowledge that is not common in other industries, dept of defense in particular

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General Assembler (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

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

ProsOverall good place to work minus management..great pay and good benefits.. Met alot of great people who I work with also.

Consclueless management and lack of knowledge on how to properly run departments and not willing to listen to production employees when given advice on something.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to learn to work with production employees alot better.. When given ideas on how to make our jobs easier listen to us and not ignore us and do it your own ways.. Need to put safety and quality first and not always numbers over quality... Do quality over numbers and alot of money would not be wasted doing work over several times to fix an issue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyed my time their

Assembler (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

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

ProsManagement cares for its employees more then the workers think.

ConsSome of the lower level managers think they are God.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective in the lower level mamgers that they hire.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Products, Great Opportunities

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsI would say that the people are great. Mid-level and senior management almost have all worked their way up from the lower levels, so they are easily approachable, no-nonsense and knowledgeable. Benefits are good. Preferential treatment is given to current employees for positions. Upward moves into different types of positions are usually easier than within your current job designation (for example, if you are an admin, moving into contracts or project management, rather than to an executive level admin).

ConsNo lunchrooms (there are kitchens), projects often require lots of overtime from all staff, however many people see the project (often for military) as vitally important not only to the business but for our soldiers as well, so the overtime is usually not viewed as a huge inconvenience. Administrative promotions are usually not based on performance, but done personally.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease communication between departments and divisions, really work on the One-Oshkosh philosophy. When undergoing new projects talk to the admins, they know what is going on and usually have useful input.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Team Coordinator (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI

I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsStability of company
Good opportunity to grow
Great place to learn
Variety of companies within the organization to learn about and work with

ConsLack of communication around company strategy
Most employees do not know what the company was doing or why it was doing it
Leadership was a little stagnant - little change at higher levels

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication to employees, especially in regards to corporate strategy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, good place to learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsThey do not micro-manage their people, which creates personal growth.

ConsCommunication needs to get better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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