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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Wilson Jones
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Pros
  • A CEO that not only preaches a people first culture but displays it and cascades that style of leadership enterprise wide (in 18 reviews)

  • Flexibility as it relates to work/life balance is strong (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge at times (in 11 reviews)

  • Can work some long hours, work life balance could be a little better (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Making a Difference"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - CEO Driving a People First Culture
    - Work is Meaningful - Opportunity to Make a Difference
    - Competitive Compensation
    - Room for Professional Growth
    - Strong Benefits
    - Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    - No major cons come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek feedback from all of your employees globally. Each and every employee is making an impact and should be heard.


  2. "Oshkosh = Success, Great Place to Work"

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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has become a leader in the community and the people first culture has become a great asset which allows a work life balance hard to find at other employers. The products that are built are a way of life and being part of it makes it even better. It is starting to feel like a family while at work which is a great benefit.

    Cons

    To much emphasis on secondary degrees while there are great employees that are not given the opportunity to advance due to not having a four year college education. Managers are promoted to soon and early out of college, they emphasis the four year degree but lack the leadership, communication and people skills that great managers should have.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who is promoted as a manager and a secondary education is not the only thing that matters or tenure, there has to be a balance and there should be more emphasis on continuous training for all managers.

  3. "One of the Best!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Oshkosh Corporation has changed immensely the past few years. New leadership and People First initiatives are driving Oshkosh to becoming a destination workplace. I feel valued and part of a family with this company.

    Cons

    There are still some leaders who have yet to adopt the new culture which makes it difficult for their direct reports to enjoy the changes as well.


  4. "A rare, cool place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Marketing in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  5. "Oshkosh Corp"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate Culture, Tuition Benefits, People First, Fair pay

    Cons

    Periods of high demand on your time based on contracts. Location

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your team members to grow the People First culture


  6. "8 years and counting"

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    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - CEO Driving a People First Culture across and down the stack.
    - Clearly defined company vision and values - Voted Worlds Most Ethical Company for the 2nd Consecutive Year
    - Benefits and Compensation are excellent.
    - Room for professional growth and availability of other opportunities.
    - You go home happy, not angry. This allows you have a more meaningful life at home.

    Cons

    - Could trim down middle management
    - Employees are spread out in too many buildings.


  7. "Great Product & Culture !"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Awesome products
    - Flexible work arrangements
    - A true People First environment - Oshkosh takes care of their employees

    Cons

    Office facilities
    Dated software

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the "people first" path, spreading that message, and taking care of every single employee that works here. They will take care of the rest.

  8. "PR Tax Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PR Tax Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - PR Tax Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very ethical company, encourages employees to find the best in themselves, encourages process improvements, celebrates successes, moving towards a futuristic flexible work environment

    Cons

    Communication between businesses is sometimes challenging but improving with the movement to a flexible work environment

    Advice to Management

    Better communication of future vision and an open door policy. Personally, tap into the field of knowledge floating around the company.


  9. "Oshkosh is AWESOME"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Our People and Products are the best. I've worked here for over 10 years and our leadership and team continue to raise the bar on company performance while maintaining a people first culture. My past employers have ranged from as large as a Fortune 50 company to a small private company and Oshkosh is hands-down the best and getting better. The future is bright and getting brighter for Team Oshkosh!

    Cons

    If there is a downside Oshkosh operates in small, though vibrant, communities. If you're a New York City or LA kind of person OSK may not fit your needs (but you could always work remotely!).

    Advice to Management

    Our leadership doesn't need my advice. They fully recognize that Oshkosh is currently experiencing a most awesome time in our 100 year history and will have fun keeping our team motivated to achieve our high performance atmosphere and people first culture.


  10. "Business Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong and important mission. Excellent senior leadership and pride in the employees working for Oshkosh.

    Cons

    Some departments need to be more progressive with information technology opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the leadership and example of the CEO!


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