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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. "Lots of Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of great job opportunities across the Oshkosh enterprise.

    Cons

    Some business units are still somewhat inward focused when hiring rather than looking to draw up and coming talent from other parts of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to share high potential employee information across the corporation so that we can provide career growth opportunities prior to external postings. This is how we will retain great talent, once we've attracted great talent.

  3. "A rare, cool place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  4. "Integrity and Community"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing global company with a People First culture that starts from the top. Cool, innovative products that are used everyday in the US and across the globe. Flexible working schedules for non-manufacturing positions.

    Cons

    Pockets of the Oshkosh company still operate as an independent segment, especially on the IT side. Many buildings and locations making face-to-face collaboration difficult

    Advice to Management

    Create a central IT campus.


  5. "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.


  6. "One of the Best!"

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    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.


  7. "Business Manager"

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    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!

  8. "Good company & getting better every day"

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

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

    Pros

    Oshkosh is a company of perseverance from the start of the company to present day. What that means is that when faced with failure, they find ways to succeed. Employees should be exited about this because good ideas get support and teams work hard to make things happen. Overall Oshkosh treats employees right. They are listening to feedback and enhancing the work experience with things like flex hours and music streaming. The benefits are good although a little more PTO would be better. I've only been at Oshkosh 2 years but I have seen things improve in that short time.

    Cons

    Some managers are less willing to allow employees to experience things like flex time just because it's their personal preference to have the team on site - not really a business need. Or maybe they don't trust people when they are not there. However, this is just a small percent from what I can tell.

    Advice to Management

    1. Encourage management to encourage employees to use flexible work arrangements if that increases their productivity and eases burdens with responsibilities outside of work.
    2. Implement casual day every day. It would make a huge difference in morale.


  9. "People First Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There has been significant work put into making Oshkosh a more pleasurable place to work in the time I have been here, from flexible work schedules to improved communication. Work/life balance is hard to achieve, but Oshkosh is doing well to help employees with an acceptable balance.

    Excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work on people first.


  10. "Oshkosh Corporation is truly the best"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, pay, benefits, community involvement, ethics, I could go on and on.

    Cons

    Slow to update technology for office employees


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