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Oshkosh Corporation Overview

Oshkosh, WI
10000+ employees
Company - Public (OSK)
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
At Oshkosh, we build, serve and protect people and communities around the world by designing and manufacturing some of the toughest specialty trucks and access equipment. We employ over 15,000 team members all united by a common purpose: making a difference in people’s ... Read more

Mission: At Oshkosh Corporation, our mission is simple. In everything we do, we seek to Make a Difference in People's Lives.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#65), 2018 (#48)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#55)

Company Updates

  • Are you interested in joining the Oshkosh Corporation family? At a time when security breaches are prevalent, we want to make sure that you know how to apply. If you are interested in careers in the Oshkosh family, visit our website: Any other methods of applying are not legitimate. During an interview process, we will never ask for your banking login or passwords, authentication codes and all interviews will be conducted via phone, in person or via video conferencing with a member of the Oshkosh family!

    Careers | Oshkosh Corporation

    From the front lines to the firehouse, the people we serve are driven by a sense of purpose. The people who work here are no different. Oshkosh team members collaborate around the world and around the clock to build something greater than themselves. Because someone, somewhere is counting on us to make a difference.

  • Partners in progress. We're excited to announce that we have been named one of the "Best Managed Companies of 2019" by the @The Wall Street Journal. Learn more here:

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Oshkosh Corporation – Why Work With Us?

Powering global progress

At Oshkosh, we make a difference in people’s lives by creating equipment that serves the everyday hero through innovation that is people focused and developed by sharing advances across our portfolio of companies. For us, it’s about moving the world forward by building, serving and protecting communities.




 How are we building our People First culture?

Oshkosh Excellence Awards

Every year our team members are recognized for their outstanding projects that have made a difference for our people, our customers, and our communities. Oshkosh team members submit their projects and present in front of our Oshkosh Leadership Team. The top projects of the year receive a total of $125,000 to give back to charities of their choice.

Community Involvement

At Oshkosh Corporation, we believe in giving back to our communities, carrying on a tradition of giving that started 100 years ago. Through team member volunteer programs, corporate involvement and monetary donations, we support a variety of social, educational and human welfare causes.


Sustainability at Oshkosh Corporation is defined as how we’re making a difference for our people and communities, our customers and our environment. To learn more about sustainability at Oshkosh, visit:

Diversity & Inclusion

Our diversity and inclusion strategy connects employees, communities, customers and suppliers to the company's long-term business success.

We define success as every employee feeling valued, respected, and engaged.  We achieve this success by focusing on a People First culture and attracting and retaining a diverse, highly-skilled and fully engaged workforce.


Vital to the success of Oshkosh Corporation is our commitment to fostering an ethical culture. While we respect the diversity of cultures between each of our business segments, our core values bind us together as One Oshkosh. The values of Honesty, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Citizenship are central to our ethical decision-making framework.

The Oshkosh brand and reputation have been unmatched for the past 100 years, and it is our commitment to doing things the right way, The Oshkosh Way, that will be a key ingredient to delivering superior performance for the next 100 years. This includes attracting and retaining exceptional employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers and dealers around the globe.

Oshkosh Corporation was one of only 135 companies around the world to be recognized as a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company. Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, says “At Oshkosh, our team members embrace the idea of ethical behavior in everything they do. It is a fundamental part of our culture, and is our way of doing business each and everyday.”

This is what we call The Oshkosh Way.

Oshkosh Corporation wants you to feel like you have the ability to continuously grow your career through ongoing personal and professional development.  It is why we’ve committed to providing our team members with development opportunities that enable growth in your roles, as leaders of teams, and as leaders of our organization.

Your Oshkosh University (YOU)

Your Oshkosh University (YOU) isn’t a building, it is our model and platform for enabling the discussion around your continued development. We have built the YOU on a foundation of providing robust experiences to grow your knowledge, skills and abilities; exposure to peer networks and leaders to share ideas and feel supported; and education opportunities that are both in the classroom and online.

At Oshkosh Corporation, we believe it is a great honor to Build, Serve, Defend, and Protect the world around us. For more than 100 years, we’ve been making a difference in our communities, in the lives of our customers, for our team members, for our shareholders, and for the environment.

We got our start by enhancing off-road capabilities giving people the courage and the confidence to go places they didn’t think possible – even when others told us it couldn’t be done. And we’re still at it. The perseverance instilled by our founders has earned us the trust of customers all over the world; enabled us to develop game-changing innovations and has allowed us to Make a Difference in People’s Lives. With more than 750 Veterans as part of our Oshkosh Corporation Family, we are honored to be named a Military Friendly Employer.

Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds the world's toughest vehicles by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them. This philosophy has earned Oshkosh a leadership position in every market in which we compete. We are a Fortune 500 company that prides itself on being a people first organization, providing that small company feel, where our team members feel like family.

Oshkosh Defense delivers leading-edge tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services to military and security forces around the globe.

Pierce Manufacturing has a die-hard mission to help firefighters perform at their peak with production of custom and commercial fire apparatus.

Oshkosh Airport Products deliver Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles to customers within our military as well as airports throughout the world. This team has also produced snow removal vehicles to keep airport runways clear.

Kewaunee Fabrications is the top-quality, heavy fabrication specialist, providing all aspects of fabrications such as manufacturing, engineering, cutting, welding, painting and much more!

Frontline Communications is the leading custom broadcast and communications vehicle manufacturer. These vehicles are responsible for electronic news gathering, satellite uplink/downlink, and mobile command.

McNeilus paves the way in their production of concrete mixers, refuse vehicles and compressed natural gas powers trucks.

CON-E-CO products are built to maximize productivity, quality and our customer’s return on investment. These products include mobile and stationary concrete batch plants, mixers and dust collectors.

London has roots in heavy-duty ready-mix vehicles and replacement drums. They are Canada’s sole distributor of CON-E-CO batch plants and McNeilus refuse trucks.

Iowa Mold Tooling CO produces mechanics trucks, lube trucks, tire trucks, air compressors and truck mounted cranes. These high quality vehicles service building supply, construction, tire service, mining, and railroad markets around the world.

JLG is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment such as boom lifts, scissor lifts and telehandlers. These vehicles are hard at work for a variety of markets from construction to mining, to industrial and more.

Jerr-Dan is the embodiment of grit in production of towing equipment. They have defined the towing and recovery industry standards for performance, reliability and service.

Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

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    "Phenomenal Manufacturing Company!"

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


    - IT was recently awarded the CIO 100 award for innovative solutions
    - IT is proactively partnering with the business to deliver strategic and financial results
    - IT is focused on customer obsession, business results, agility and entrepreneurship
    - IT is breaking down silos and is working together as one team
    - Midwest and people first culture. Collaborative and value based solutions.
    - Brand new HQ (2019) on Lake Butte des Morts in Oshkosh.


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    Advice to Management

    Leadership and senior leadership teams are active with the people first culture and focused on providing value to our segments and customers.

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Oshkosh Corporation Photos

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Oshkosh Corporation photo of: The Oshkosh Corporation JLTV is named the "Coolest Thing In Wisconsin!"
Oshkosh Corporation photo of: Team Oshkosh is packing rice and jamming to music while helping fight poverty at Feed the Body, Feed the Soul!
Oshkosh Corporation photo of: Team Members from Oshkosh Corporation hosted a "Stuff the Truck" campaign to collect school supplies for students in need.
Oshkosh Corporation photo of: Oshkosh Team Members helped out at Riverview Gardens by helping the non-profit plant tomatoes on their farm.
Oshkosh Corporation photo of: Oshkosh Corporation Women's Network recently hosted an event charging team members to focus on their growth, reach their full potential and make a difference in their careers.
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Oshkosh Corporation Interviews



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    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
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    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation (Oshkosh, WI) in November 2017.


    Extremely organized and was done in a timely manner. I was very impressed on how quick and smooth the process went. I was recruited for the position by an HR recruiter within Oshkosh after I didn't get a different position I had interviewed for. I was very happy to get that call!

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my passion for the role and why I thought I would be a good fit.   1 Answer
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Oshkosh Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Military Friendly Employer, G.I. Jobs / Victory Media, 2017
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron's, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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