Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
68 Reviews
3.0
68 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 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.  

    current employee

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company but work life balance isn't the best

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyed my time their

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management cares for its employees more then the workers think.

    Cons

    Some of the lower level managers think they are God.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I met a lot of good people there, but due to their contract with my staffing agency no chance for a permenant job .

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Janitor in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Simply put it was the co-workers , good people & hard workers.

    Cons

    Product, both incoming and outgoing was priority one, workers were replaceable , on a daily basis if required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the people working for you the feeling that they mean as much to the company as the products they move, load, and unload . Keeping 98% of the core work force on a permenant yet temporary status fails to foster personal pride in the jobs being performed or to the company they are working for. Lack of health care and benefits due to non permenant employment is also very negative among the work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Review Of Oshkosh Truck

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    Former Employee - Senior Defense Financial Compliance Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Defense Financial Compliance Analyst in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company builds trucks for the military that saves lives. In addition Oshkosh builds fire trucks and snow plows. All of the trucks are the best.

    Cons

    The company does not have current state of the art business systems. Their accounting, billing, estimating and purchasing systems are weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purchase an ERP system such as Oracle or SAP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Products, Great Opportunities

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a Nightmare- Avoid at All Cost

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    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.  

    Overall, a good place to work

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication to employees, especially in regards to corporate strategy

    Recommends
  11.  

    Poor management and no room to grow professionally.

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Oshkosh truck offers great pay rate and did have a fairly quick raise rate and the benefits package was a great package.

    Cons

    Despite the good pay rate and the great benefits package, trucks didnt have much room to grow professionally and also management was sometimes horrible in changes that would be made in production lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The feedback I would like to offer is that they should hear more of what the people who actually assemble the parts and work on the line instead of just letting someone who hasnt worked on the line make changes according to some data sheet.

    Recommends

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