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Oshkosh Corporation Overview

Oshkosh, WI
10000+ employees
Company - Public (OSK)
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#48)

Company Updates

  • Yesterday we announced that we were named a 2018 Military Friendly Employer and today we have some other exciting news to share! Oshkosh Corporation has been named one of the Best Places to Work by Glassdoor. Our People First Culture continues to be strengthened by our work/life balance, career opportunities, amazing products and the ability to truly make a difference in the company, community and world. We're honored to be part of this esteemed list.

  • We are honored to be named a 2018 Military Friendly Employer and are grateful for our team members in the Oshkosh Corporation Family who have served in our military, and those who are currently serving. As we continue our mission of being a destination workplace, we are committed to growing our military family and investing in their future at Oshkosh Corporation.

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Oshkosh Corporation – Why Work For Us?

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 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 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.

At Oshkosh Corporation, we believe it is a great honor to Build, Serve, Defend, and Protect the world around us. For 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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    "A rare, cool place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Oshkosh, WI
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    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)


    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.


    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 Photos

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


    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest weakness?   1 Answer
    • What do you know about Oshkosh Corporation?   1 Answer
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Oshkosh Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2017
  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, 2017
  • Military Friendly Employer, G.I. Jobs / Victory Media, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2016
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