Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
67 Reviews
3.1
67 Reviews
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
Charles L. Szews
28 Ratings

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 for more than a 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.  

    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.

  3.  

    Sad

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    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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not even Human Reources cares about it's employees!

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    • 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
  8.  

    Contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FSR3  in  Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - FSR3 in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    They really take care of you in the US and when it comes to training.

    Cons

    Senior management is in it for themselves. Ruined good leadership in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing FSR leadership and let them do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    This company is the devil incarnate!!!!!

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    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
  10.  

    Great leaders

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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