Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
Charles L. Szews
36 Ratings

Pros
  • Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker (in 5 reviews)

  • Pay is competitive, good benefits, allot of great people, the work is rewarding (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. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, lot to learn, higher stability than many other companies, informal work atmosphere, lot of freedom to work

    Cons

    Sometime over aggressive time lines, still struggling with flex time and telecommuting, not easy to see career path, lacks facilities like cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    Keep the initiative going to take care of employees like work life balance and other motivational schemes. Listen to employees and implement flex time and telecommuting options


  2. okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent company. Oshkosh.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits. Terrible management. Oshkosh


  3. buyer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work/life balance decent pay for the job great people to work with you can learn a lot in a hurry

    Cons

    stressful environment at times limited training slow growth and not much room for advancement within this segment


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  5. Production Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work environment with people who care to provide the best products. Most of the leadership team is engaged in doing the right thing all of the time without introducing their own agendas. The products built here give people something to be proud of and you know they make a difference. There is also a great deal of room to move within the organization.

    Cons

    As with most public companies, sometimes you make decisions based on stock prices, and not what is best for the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for products that will make you a viable option in the defense business. What other heavy equipment can you provide?


  6. Great Company

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience for interns. Company really cares about interns. They have a lot of intern events.

    Cons

    Did a lot of the same thing everyday but I became very efficient


  7. Brilliantly designed defense equipment...

    Former Employee - Purchasing
    Former Employee - Purchasing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When the defense department is growing this can be a good place with great opportunities to advance and grow your career/resume.

    Cons

    When war is not on the horizon or the defense is cutting cash, they get hit both salaried and direct production employees

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that employees joining the company realize the implications of what the DoD and war time can mean for employees before hiring in.


  8. Overall, positive, but frustration regarding career advancement policies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Manager in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Supplier Manager in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with at a company that really makes a difference in many lives.

    Cons

    One of the main challenges I have experienced is that like many companies advancement is slower and when advancement happens raises are uncompetitive with what an outside candidate would receive. Negotiation during internal offers is not tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate rules that dictate how much an employee can advance when changing positions and make offers to internal candidates competitive with what an external candidate would be offered. Be willing to negotiate on the terms of an internal job offer.


  9. Pretty Decent Place

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

    Pros

    Compared to many other corporate environments, Oshkosh has a very down-to-earth structure, and is alright spending money where it's reasonably needed.

    Cons

    Unfortunately many of the Oshkosh locations are in relatively remote towns with little in the way of fun for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing - it's working quite well. I was presently surprised with how beneficial my time with Oshkosh was.


  10. Product aftermarket support lack vision

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for the business segments Good benefits for medical, dental, and 401K plans Good locations through out the fox valley to work and live

    Cons

    Defense sector is very cyclic HR department lacks desire to move perspective laid of staff to other business segments Most of the focus is on production and not supporting the life cycle of the vehicle

    Advice to Management

    Research how the Aviation Industry treats life cycle support


  11. Quite Good

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Education reimbursement, HSA, and PTO. Feel genuinely cared about by management.

    Cons

    Very segmented and difficult cross functional relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Further implement One Oshkosh



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