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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Truly a people first culture under new CEO" (in 70 reviews)

  • "one of the top 100 most ethical companies: they live their People First culture" (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • "Crazy hours, no work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Still a culture change taking place toward people first" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Positive attitudes are everywhere"

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

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

    Pros

    The People First program is great! My on-boarding process was the perfect way to start my career with Oshkosh. The people I have met and worked with have a positive outlook and are very helpful to me by encouraging me to ask any questions.

    I am excited and engaged by the work I have and the people I get to work with. I feel like I am growing again and able to make contributions that have an impact on company performance.

    Oshkosh encourages and promotes healthy practices for mind (work balance) and body (ergonomics, wellness programs). I will be taking advantage of these programs.

    Cons

    It takes a bit of time to learn the organization. Will be much easier when the new HQ building is done and people are not all spread out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum of People First going.

    Oshkosh Corporation Response

    May 7, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you are feeling the impact of our People First culture. If you have any further feedback to share... More


  2. "People First Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People First culture. Emphasis on Ethics

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Headed in the right direction

  3. "Great place to gather experience, but not the place to grow a career."

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

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to many different types of work
    - Travel opportunities

    Cons

    - Lack of internal promotions
    - Don't pay recent graduates well

    Advice to Management

    Trust in promoting your internal employees.


  4. "Impressive products and variety of vehicle markets"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Requirements Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Requirements Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People first initiatives provide a sense of security for safety and morale.
    Product is impressive, and usually receives attention outside the company walls.
    Working for a company that makes some of the toughest vehicles, and provides outstanding community safety is very self rewarding.

    Cons

    Some departments are narrowly focused, and support from leadership for employee development is lacking. Sometimes when employees ask for opportunities for career development and growth, long term expectations and responsibilities are given without compensation.

    Advice to Management

    The company holds several hidden and overlooked resources that could better drive efficiencies and unlock potential. Communication skills are usually very good, but listening and understanding skills in some areas is lacking.


  5. "Excellent “People First” Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management Integrity; Highly respect for employees, customers and other external business partners; Strong financial viability.

    Cons

    At times, limited decision authority within business segments slows down decision making turn times. However, that issue has improved recently.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company for "Good" Employees not "Great""

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great PTO Policy that allows fantastic flexibility for traveling during the winter seasons
    -Flex time hours allow for great work life balance with family and social life
    -Very Stable and consistent work atmosphere
    -Military Friendly

    Cons

    -Very traditional and old-school atmosphere due a primarily military community
    -Due to heavy government work, there is quite a bit of bureaucracy and employee growth is very limited despite competence and performance.
    -Employee growth, development, or job performance is vaguely communicated or valued as an organization holistically.

    Advice to Management

    Employee growth and retainment is essential for a growing company of innovative and enthusiastic leaders. It seems that leadership and management have been made aware of the surveys that highlight this concern, but actions of leaders from senior to mid-level have shown very different values despite Wilson Jones's people first mission.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "People First... with some ugly sores yet."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Greenville, WI
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Greenville, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, high performers get additional opportunities (projects, promotions), people first culture is truly making a difference, flexible work schedule is appreciated by most, great products.

    Cons

    Cross functional projects are typically not aligned in how many resources or how much time from each group (engineering, finance, supply chain, etc) should be applying to a project a program. It usually leaves a project at risk and a team member working evenings and weekends just to keep the project afloat. Different businesses units/segments have different priorities which can inhibit performance or delay timelines when trying to leverage size and scale from the businesses as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Align better as an executive team with different projects, listen to your teams, especially high performing team members of what needs to be a focal point, where resources need to be added or removed. Also, keep it up! The change in culture was evident while I was there.

  8. "Be careful waht you wish for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Products manufactured by all segments

    Cons

    Do not trust executive MGT


  9. "Summer intern"

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

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, occasionally work from home, lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Not enough to do.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Regret. It's a revolving door."

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The product you make. The big picture.

    Cons

    Bad communication. Poor processes and training. Unfriendly and disrespectful people.

    Advice to Management

    Clear expectations and training.