Oshkosh Corporation
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www.oshkoshcorporation.com Oshkosh, WI 5000+ Employees

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71% Approve of the CEO

Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews

Charles L. Szews

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    IT Staff (Current Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    ProsIT Leaders are willing to help you get any thing accomplished.
    IT Technology has been improving over the last few years.
    IT goal well planned

    ConsBudget constraints
    Work load more then national standard

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider ROI more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This company is the devil incarnate!!!!!

    Driver (Former Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    ProsThe money....but the bullcrap you have to put up with hardly makes it worth it.

    ConsThere isn't enough room here to list all the ways they violate employees rights. A herd of cattle at a slaughter house are treated with more respect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out while you can.

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

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    learning experience

    General Assembler (Current Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPull 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.

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

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    Could be much better...

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    Pros1. Exciting vehicles and products.
    2. Opportunity to work on DoD projects and directly assist our war fighters.
    3. Fast-paced engineering and design environment. Something new every day.
    4. Still some experienced and highly intelligent people left to work with on ground floor.

    Cons1. High level of effort and sacrifice expected, but not willing to pay for it. Salary structure is behind the times and not market competitive. Yearly increases are routinely behind inflation.
    2. Managers are very stuck on themselves and only concerned with self-promotion.
    3. Projects are inadequately managed, resulting in a pile of work at any given moment. The company always seems to be behind on everything, which ends up unnecessarily pushing everyone daily.
    4. Promotions are dangled in front of you, but rarely handed out and very much dictated by a club atmosphere. If you're in the club, you're all set. If not, you're screwed no matter how much effort you put in.
    5. No real internal career paths are defined, nor are dept moves encouraged within the company. Each dept does what it wants and HR only gets involved if there's an issue or fight to keep someone.
    6. Bonus structure is a joke. Honestly, it really is that bad. Might as well just donate to charity instead, would mean more to everyone.

    Overall, company has a militant approach to dealing with employees and customer issues. Very rarely does the right thing get done unless required by law or contract. They simply don't treat employees well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo better, we expect more from our leaders... especially for what you get paid. Grow a set and start doing the right thing, stand up for your people when they are right.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Time to get out

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    ProsWhen the going is good things are great.This is a company that has so much potential to grow and develop its units. Still hiring people - so many corporate opportunities.
    Have great social life with co-workers but there tends to be a very loose policy especially drinking.
    Opportunities ( in the past) have been fantastic for rapid promotion.

    ConsWorking conditions - verbally not good ??? To much abuse down the chain. I have personally seen the transition into the business of new divisions only to be talked down and squashed by corporate administrators here in WI. We were ONE Oshkosh - remember!
    Leadership is weak. Senior executives get away with a lot and are not punished while mid levels are crucified at every turn. This company is underachieving and hurting its own assets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow some! Get on top of your senior management who talk smack and act like bullies. If the Exec turns up to a meeting hung over - kick their butt !!
    I think I have put it out there well. You have quality people working for you but some senior executives are more concerned with smear campaigns than getting on with the job.
    Oh and CEO - Take a weekend off!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place for an internship.

    Information Technology Intern (Current Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    ProsFor an internship, they are very flexible with students and will try to accommodate them as much as possible.

    ConsThere can be periods of time where there isn't much work that an intern can do. There is also the matter of little training going on as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a pretty nice internship program, but you hire very few from it because you seem to only want senior level experience. You have plenty of valuable skills coming out of nearby colleges.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OverallGreat Experience.

    Sales Administrator (Former Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    ProsOffice Culture, people, decent benefits, good work/life balance

    Consnot much areas for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementpromotions

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    Great place to work if you like a fast paced environment!

    Senior Buyer (Current Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    ProsPay is competitive, good benefits, allot of great people, the work is rewarding.

    ConsIt can be a pressure cooker at times and depending on the department, management can be taxing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Miserable

    Team Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    ProsThe people and the product.

    ConsGood old boy network, long hours, little to no recognition

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the good old boy network, embrace the employee's that do the work and try and work with the union instead of against it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Assembler (Former Employee)
    Oshkosh, WI

    Prosthe pay, experience and benefits was good. A lot of room for advancements and moving up in the company. Plus good people to work with.

    ConsJob security and every week or every month had a new coordinator.

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

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