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Oshkosh Corporation Overview

Oshkosh, WI
10000+ employees
1917
Company - Public (OSK)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 Years Strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and ... Read more

Mission: Making a Difference in People's Lives

Company Updates

  • The JLTV will provide U.S. and allied forces around the globe with a next generation, lightweight, all-terrain vehicle that is protected, connected, tested, transportable, affordable and flexible. Vote for the Oshkosh Defense JLTV as the "Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin" by visiting http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQYBv now through Oct. 6 at 11:59 PM. You can vote once per day, per device. Help us advance to the next level and showcase how "Cool" the JLTV is! #Oshkosh100Strong #OshkoshIsJLTV

  • "When we talk about Making a Difference in People's Lives, that didn't just start in the last couple of years. It goes all the way back 100 Years ago." - Wilson Jones. Watch Wilson Jones talk about Oshkosh Corporation's 100 Year Strong history, mission of Making a Difference in People's Lives and culture. #Oshkosh100Strong http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQYag

    Coffee & CEO - Wilson Jones, President & CEO, Oshkosh Corporation

    Patrick Hopkins, president and CEO of Imaginasium, and Wilson Jones, president and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, discuss the history of Oshkosh Corporation, the company's commitment to continuously improving culture, and how to deliver an integrated and aligned customer experience.

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Oshkosh Corporation – Why Work For Us?


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.

What’s your why?

At Oshkosh Corporation, it’s about making a difference in people’s lives. From caring and genuine leadership to building on our 100 Years of strength and perseverance, we have created a culture focused on our people. Our goal is for all team members to come to work every day with their head, hands and heart fully engaged in our purpose of making a difference. 



 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

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: http://www.sustainability.oshkoshcorp.com/

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 124 companies around the world to be recognized as a 2017 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.

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    Pros

    I'm not sure how many people outside of the Oshkosh family comprehend the scope and reach of this organization. We have offices and factories in dozens of countries, each focused on building a variety of difference-making equipment for customers all over the world. How many other jobs can you say your work helps save lives or push the boundaries of productivity and innovation? And because of the global nature of Oshkosh Corporation, team members have a very real opportunity to travel and even transplant to places most could only dream of.

    Cons

    Oshkosh Corporation is a very large Fortune 350 company and with that comes the expected stress, politics and upheaval. It can leave you feeling a little adrift at times, but many would consider this con to be an exciting challenge and the rewards to be worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! A vast majority of team members feel that this company is experience a renaissance at the moment, primarily because of CEO Wilson Jones and the People First culture he is trying to bring to this great company. It's never going to be easy, but you're definitely on the right path.

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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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    Human Resources Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Oshkosh Corporation (Madison, WI) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed on campus after meeting with a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at my college's career fair. The interview experience was great. My interviewer was on time and the questions I was asked were very reasonable and expected.

    I was able to meet with a recruiter before the career fair because they had set up a table in my school's atrium prior to the career fair to let business students know about their internships beforehand. I really liked that the recruiting team did this because I got to learn about Oshkosh Corporation and I knew I wanted to apply for their HR internship before even going to the career fair. I was offered an interview at the career fair as a result.

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    • What is your greatest weakness?   1 Answer
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Oshkosh Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2017
  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2016
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2016
  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2016
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