Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Great company but work life balance isn't the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with great strong values. The CEO is very good for the company and trustworthy.

    Cons

    Work life balance is impossible, you will be required to work 60 hours weeks and weekends during busy months without notice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    General assembly

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

    Pros

    Pay and insurance are good. Hours are normal.

    Cons

    Bad management decisions. Each employee is "just a number".

    Advice to Management

    Utilize and listen to mire talented employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mixed reviews

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker. Fairly clean environment. Great pride in building Awesome trucks for our military men and women!

    Cons

    Employees treated poorly on a daily basis. Safety was not a priority unless brought to the attention at a higher level of management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and follow suit to their issues. Clear to see that the major problems were never heard by the higher Brass until the employees said something at the quarterly meetings. Then the issues were miraculously resolved within 15 minutes!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    It was a very enjoyable experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were very friendly and the compensation and benefits were outstanding. The working conditions were above average, the facilities were clean and heated in the winter.

    Cons

    Employment availability was totally dependent upon the US Government. They would award the company contracts and then cancel them, leaving you without a job. There was no open door policy there, you had no way to speak to upper management, and at times lower management could be very unfair about things. They would sign an employment contract and then brake every condition of the contract possible. Would take years to resolve grievances.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time paying attention to what is actually happening on the floors of your company. You need to make a greater effort to get along with the workforce.


  6. Time to get out

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When the going is good things are great.This is a company that has so much potential to grow and develop its units. Still hiring people - so many corporate opportunities. Have great social life with co-workers but there tends to be a very loose policy especially drinking. Opportunities ( in the past) have been fantastic for rapid promotion.

    Cons

    Working conditions - verbally not good ??? To much abuse down the chain. I have personally seen the transition into the business of new divisions only to be talked down and squashed by corporate administrators here in WI. We were ONE Oshkosh - remember! Leadership is weak. Senior executives get away with a lot and are not punished while mid levels are crucified at every turn. This company is underachieving and hurting its own assets.

    Advice to Management

    Grow some! Get on top of your senior management who talk smack and act like bullies. If the Exec turns up to a meeting hung over - kick their butt !! I think I have put it out there well. You have quality people working for you but some senior executives are more concerned with smear campaigns than getting on with the job. Oh and CEO - Take a weekend off!


  7. Long-term advancement potential if you're an "Oshkosh person", otherwise quick turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is reasonable, most co-workers are pleasant, my direct managers were competent people-managers, and I learned a great deal from my involvement with the company.

    Cons

    Oshkosh's corporate structure is bureaucratic, rigid and paternalistic; essentially an "old boys club". Perhaps this mirrors the customer's expectations, but it makes change difficult to implement and creates a situation where only people with similar backgrounds and mindsets get promoted. If you're not an "Oshkosh person", you have limited potential at the company regardless of your capabilities and qualifications. Furthermore, the company's heavy use of contract workers creates a morale issue, as a large number of employees do not feel as though they are true Oshkosh employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the long term more with regards to talent identification and development, as well as corporate strategy. Be more proactive about identifying "bugs"; don't let them fester and then try to use a sledgehammer to take care of the problem.


  8. Good Pay, Poor Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Pay is very Good

    Cons

    The Management is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Listen to People that are willing to help


  9. learning experience

    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay.. wide variety of job opportunies and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Too much push push let's rush to hit the numbers and not enough management caring about the quality of the product

    Advice to Management

    Pull your head out of your tail and learn to actually listen to what employees have to say and their ideas instead of treating them like crap and shutting them out.


  10. Ok job, liked the people

    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great paycheck, money was good

    Cons

    Got laid off, too many chiefs and not enough Indians


  11. Entry job right out of college.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.



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