Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
64 Reviews

3.1
64 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.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Limburg an der Lahn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Limburg an der Lahn (Germany)

    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
  2.  

    overall good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 301 General Assembler  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - 301 General Assembler in Oshkosh, WI

    Pros

    very good benefits compared to other companies
    very good pay and hard to find this type of pay any where else
    endless opportunities for job advancement and tryiing different positions

    Cons

    Overall to actual downsides about being there. When it comes to FMLA HR needs to be more lenient and do alot better job on approving time off instead of walking an employee for missing work due to a family emergency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of pointing the fingers at employees when they have quality issues on trucks which interfere with sales who bust their ass every day to build the best truck. They need to focus on tracing where the repeat problem started. Also have the management and cordinators quit being so worried about hitting numbers and not carrying about quality just to hit their numbers to make themselves look good. Start putting quality before number and we will make the government alot happier!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Compared to other jobs, heaven.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Painter  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Painter in Oshkosh, WI

    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
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  5.  

    Extremely fast paced

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Oshkosh, WI

    Pros

    The product we build makes a difference in people's lives every day. Nice community, good pay/benefits.

    Cons

    10 hour days and a couple weekends a month are an EXPECTED MINIMUM. Change, even change for the better, is very hard to create.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the blame game and figure out how to get a work-life balance. Decent place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK, Communication between everyone needs to b e much better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI

    Pros

    Good hours, Decent Pay, goodfeeling of helping our men and women here and overseas.

    Cons

    Horrible communication between everyone. No respect for personal issues. had to distunguish between home and work life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicaion needs to be better, I don't understand why everything has to be a secret.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its a great place work you learn alot information the people are like family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 301  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - 301 in Oshkosh, WI

    Pros

    The pay scale is one of the best in the Fox Valley plus the bennifits are ranked at the top of every job around.

    Cons

    we do have to work alot of hrs. so the overtime is always nice but it does take away from family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were in leadership postion I would give more feed back to its employees in a more timely matter rather than wait till the last minute on important information.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experiences and safety knowledge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Dodge Center, MN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Dodge Center, MN

    Pros

    great learning abilities and amazing training.

    Cons

    hours going up and down too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees when we have problems. we see how everything works. management doesnt see a lot of what really goes on and how things work some times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    All in all I am happy to have a good job. !!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Hourly in Oshkosh, WI

    Pros

    I am proud of the trucks we make, and who we make them for. It's nice to know we make something worth while. The benifit package is good. I am happy with my co- workers we really have a good repore. All in all I can say I am so proud to work for a company that provides a living.

    Cons

    Not known for thier compassion, or ability to treat employees in a fair manor. I really wish they were more family freindly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to us. We want to help make a difference. Treat us as individuals, we are all Not the same.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, confusing management

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

    Pros

    Most everyone is commited to hard work and professional
    Gave back benefits after market picked up again
    Non-repetitive daily tasks
    Team spirit encouraged

    Cons

    Underutilized operations/materials system - cumbersome bandaid fixes
    LOTS of policy emphasis
    Somewhat rigid procedures
    HR and management uses complicated system to 'manage' humans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of TAMS. HR review system is demeaning and pointless. Stop trying to reduce your employees to numbers, we are humans.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Overall, good place to learn

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

    Pros

    They do not micro-manage their people, which creates personal growth.

    Cons

    Communication needs to get better

    Recommends

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