Oshkosh Corporation

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Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Busy, unorganized plant floor

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefit, Worked with great people.

    Cons

    No balance between work and home.


  2. Typical manuf. company

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Benefits vacation, health, vision, dental, life insurace, 401k,
    Pay is fair
    Most areas flexible with personal needs (dr, appts, kids, etc.)
    Training opportunities

    Cons

    Defense spending cuts
    Lacking municipal funds
    Slowly recovering construction market
    Atmosphere tied to economy in many ways
    Certain customers require many unique skills and knowledge that is not common in other industries, dept of defense in particular


  3. current employee

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good place to work minus management..great pay and good benefits.. Met alot of great people who I work with also.

    Cons

    clueless management and lack of knowledge on how to properly run departments and not willing to listen to production employees when given advice on something.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn to work with production employees alot better.. When given ideas on how to make our jobs easier listen to us and not ignore us and do it your own ways.. Need to put safety and quality first and not always numbers over quality... Do quality over numbers and alot of money would not be wasted doing work over several times to fix an issue.


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  5. Enjoyed my time their

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management cares for its employees more then the workers think.

    Cons

    Some of the lower level managers think they are God.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in the lower level mamgers that they hire.


  6. Great Products, Great Opportunities

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I would say that the people are great. Mid-level and senior management almost have all worked their way up from the lower levels, so they are easily approachable, no-nonsense and knowledgeable. Benefits are good. Preferential treatment is given to current employees for positions. Upward moves into different types of positions are usually easier than within your current job designation (for example, if you are an admin, moving into contracts or project management, rather than to an executive level admin).

    Cons

    No lunchrooms (there are kitchens), projects often require lots of overtime from all staff, however many people see the project (often for military) as vitally important not only to the business but for our soldiers as well, so the overtime is usually not viewed as a huge inconvenience. Administrative promotions are usually not based on performance, but done personally.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication between departments and divisions, really work on the One-Oshkosh philosophy. When undergoing new projects talk to the admins, they know what is going on and usually have useful input.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Busy

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Oshkosh Truck offers someone the opportunity to develop yourself as a person and as a leader. There are plenty of opportunities for challenging yourself.

    Cons

    The shifts are kind of awkward and makes it so that it is hard to have time for anything else for you to do with your day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind the thoughts of the workers, if management works for them the workers will work harder for the management.


  8. Overall, a good place to work

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stability of company
    Good opportunity to grow
    Great place to learn
    Variety of companies within the organization to learn about and work with

    Cons

    Lack of communication around company strategy
    Most employees do not know what the company was doing or why it was doing it
    Leadership was a little stagnant - little change at higher levels

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to employees, especially in regards to corporate strategy


  9. Overall, good place to learn

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Communication needs to get better


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great co-workers, confusing management

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  11. Great learning experiences and safety knowledge

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great learning abilities and amazing training.

    Cons

    hours going up and down too much.

    Advice to Management

    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.



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