Oshkosh Corporation

  www.oshkoshcorporation.com
  www.oshkoshcorporation.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
65 Reviews
3.1
65 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
Charles L. Szews
27 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2. 1 person 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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    This company is the devil incarnate!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Very Bad.

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Benefits and health insurance is very good.

    Cons

    Bad management practices and poor union support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redirect your ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Miserable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

    The people and the product.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company, small vision

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Oshkosh is the market leader in tactical wheeled vehicles for all branches of the military. They make GREAT vehicles. Recent emphasis in the global market is encouraging.

    Cons

    Oshkosh does not see the big picture when it comes to life cycle customer support. The aftermarket support is minimal at best and not taken seriously by upper leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research other business segments, like aviation, to better understand the revenue potential after the sale of the vehicle to the customer. Way too much emphasis is given to the next big contract when more emphasis should be supporting the customers Oshkosh already has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Treated like a number, not a person.

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I believe in their mission to protect those (Warfighters), who protect us. The vehicles Oshkosh makes are second to none, they are quality vehicles that literally save lives everyday.
    The benefits are fair.

    Cons

    HR and some members of the leadership team treat people (even a salaried employee like myself) as a number and don't take individual circumstances into consideration. The management is top-down only. Those with ideas or concerns on the bottom (manager and down) do not have a voice and will not be heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those that are doing the work at the bottom and mid-levels, give them a forum, give them a voice. Leadership does not have a handle on what is happening at those levels and they continue to make changes without asking those people their thoughts. In many cases, the changes end up doing more harm than good. If you would ask people at the manager level and below for insight, you can prevent a lot of unnecessary hardship as well as saving time and money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a Nightmare- Avoid at All Cost

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    There are indeed alot of opportunities for growth, if only you had any authority to exercise those opportunities. There are current openings available at the company. The last is a great reason to apply if you are desperate for a job.

    Cons

    Upper level management is clueless along with other corporate departments on what needs to be done to take care of current issues. The entire company is a clique and if you aren't in the group, you will get nowhere. The character of corporate mid level leadership is not good. These people beat you into the ground to promote themselves all the while being poor civil examples for the rest of the company. This makes it extremely difficult to do the right thing and get anywhere above your position. The work life balance is considered an average of 60/hrs/wk with no OT. This makes our turnover rate astronomical with salaried people.

     The insurance packages the company offers to its salary staff are shameful compared to what they dole out to the union workforce. You cannot have an illness. Regardless, you will pay upwards of $150/month as an individual for insurance and still have a $1750 deductible. Otherwise you can pay $100/month and have a $3000 deductible. If you have a family like me, best of luck. The company is truly being unfair with their benefits. They dont match 401k anywhere near what other corporations are offering. 50% match up to 6%. All of these things give me reason to seek employment elsewhere. Best of luck to all fellow employees, Im getting out of here as soon as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program. Understand that what you are doing is driving your employees away. You can't keep promoting the people that buy you rounds at the bar and depend on them to do the right thing. You have been bought and you need to right the ship before it sinks. Yes, military contracts are great but when you are done selling trucks on your last contract, where will you go from here? A strong workforce will stand behind you. Your current workforce however, won't be left standing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Limburg an der Lahn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Limburg an der Lahn (Germany)

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    The products itself are phantastic. The particular markets are interesting and the customers are people with a warm and helpful character.

    Cons

    They have problems with their inner structure. They did not appoint someone yet being responsible for Europe. So there is no leading for Europe. The local management is doing something without control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Responsibilty cannot be divided. They must learn that the poeple who take responsibility need to have also the power for decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Work hard, no reward.

    • 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

    This was a Manufacturing company that employed a dedicated workforce. The employees do what it takes to get projects done. They have pride in their finished products.

    Cons

    Management style and executive team is ineffective. Often heard it referred to as the"old boys network." Expectation for salaried employees is to work a lot of hours without compensation or recognition. No employee development programs or career development paths. Company is disjointed among divisions. No real company loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to implement diversity, employee development and recognition and a communicative culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Oshkosh Corporation? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.