Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
68 Reviews
3.0
68 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Good internship program

    Former Employee - Intern in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company making products for a great cause. The people are enjoyable to be around.

    Cons

    work-life balance. They use lotus notes, which is awful. Not everyone is very friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Every day has new challenges.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable work, and the customers are interesting.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are third-world class'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits will keep the best employees. Benefits are worth 20%+ of fair compensation. A Salary or hourly wage is only part of the package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Entry job right out of college.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    A good first job to have coming out of college with lots of oppurtunities to work on big projects and have direct impacts to processes.

    Cons

    The expectation of working a lot of hours. A culture to work harder vs smarter and the typical glares if only working an 8 hour day.

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  5.  

    Enjoyable and fun, yet challenging and demanding. Overall a great place to work at.

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The work is challenging and is team oriented. Management can be demanding, but allows employees to take ownership and initiative to succeed. Sometimes feels a bit directionless, but that provides opportunities for team oriented employees to step up and take the lead. Co-workers are great and helpful.
    Management in my division is very team positive, open to personal initiative, encourages ideas, innovation and have high company values.
    If you are a team player, come in everyday committed to do your best, be supportive and understand that company shortcomings are opportunities to your career, then you'll find this a great place.

    Cons

    Can be demanding and stressful for both managers and employees (which is why many comment on manager demands). Can sometimes require long hours for salaried employees. Can often seem one person short of a full team (or there's not enough hours in the day to finish tasks).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more company news and accomplishment sharing with employees. More empathy with union employees might go a long way. Overall, management is very good, but the energy does not seem to flow down as well as could be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay Environment Picnic Modern Hard Work

    Cons

    No job security. Out of normal window of hours.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok job, liked the people

    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

    Great paycheck, money was good

    Cons

    Got laid off, too many chiefs and not enough Indians

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Budget constraints
    Work load more then national standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ROI more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not even Human Reources cares about it's employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent benefits (after 30 day waiting period). Some opportunity to advance or move to a different segement.

    Cons

    As a former member of the HR department, I can tell you first hand that the company does not care about its employees. They want to hire as many people to get as much work done as efficiently as possible. You'll get hired, make a lot of money for a while and get let go the moment they don't need you. There is no such thing as work life balance with this company. If you don't want a life outside of work, you'll be fine. You'll make a lot of money but will never have the time to spend it. Management does not work on development of employees or consider employee engagement an issue. Workforce is not happy. Work environment is not enjoyable. Management picks favorites and throws money at them... if you're not on the favorite list, good luck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider your whole approach... your employees are not happy!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good environment, challenging work, needs more cohesion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the IT side of Corporate, the environment is mostly positive. Most of the managers (from upper mid, to the front lines) try to involve employees in the decision making. A definite 'invest in getting it done' attitude. Pay isn't bad, and the benefits package is pretty good, and the offices can be crowded but extremely functional.

    Cons

    They need to ensure that 'getting it done' includes 'the right way' as some managers (especially in the segments) 'cheap out' and then complain it doesn't work. Senior management can a bit directionless with how hard to press forward with projects. The hours can get crazy because nobody wants any downtime, but that's not unusual for IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We might be ONE Oshkosh a little quicker if they'd pay a little more AND crack a few segment heads that don't want change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This company is the devil incarnate!!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Driver in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get out while you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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