Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
65 Reviews
3.1
65 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 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
  • No real internal career paths are defined, nor are dept moves encouraged within the company (in 3 reviews)

  • Bad management practices and poor union support (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Very good company to work for, good people, good inviroment to work in.

    Cons

    Sorry no cons that I remember.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should had worked harder to keep company in Killeen.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer  in  Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This was a great place to work!

    Cons

    Not too much to complain about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, decent pay for temps.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I was fortunate to work with some great people at Oshkosh, and the pay was good for what I did as a temp. Great way to get back into the civilian work world, but still have some ties to the military through the vehicles.

    Cons

    I have no real gripes from my time working a Oshkosh, other than the commute from Neenah with the construction - but that's no fault of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your temps are good, please continue to make an effort to hire them on. Lots of them would like to be hired on permanently.

  6.  

    Manager GPSC

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

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

    Pros

    Strictly professional, fair and consistent to employees and conducting of business

    Cons

    No cons available to submit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be a premier employer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Pride
    Good Money
    People are very dedicated to the task at hand

    Cons

    Stressful work enviroment
    Defense industry is instable and spending for the future is forecasted low
    Travel to war areas is less than desirable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to evolve towards adopting a warm heart philosophy of going hard on the problems not on the people.

  8.  

    Compared to other jobs, heaven.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Painter  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Painter in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Pay, insurance, work pace, safety awareness, and Union.

    Cons

    Management seems disorganized and more often than not uneducated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When told about an issue management should be able to face and fix the issue, it seems that its more common to try to forget the issue or pass it on to someone else.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 for 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
  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 for more than a 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.  

    Not a bad place for an internship.

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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