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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "A company that builds trucks that build communities and save lives"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance is great with flexible schedules
    Good pay
    People usually willing to help
    Collaborative team environment
    Many opportunities to learn and grow
    There are opportunities to create some change
    New Corporate cafeteria is very nice to finally have a place to go to eat, work and have meetings.
    People First is regularly talked about. The culture is changing to more people-focused.

    Cons

    Segment businesses very separate from each other, hard to get alignment.
    Leaders disconnected from lower level employees
    Lack of existing processes make it difficult to get things done and implement change.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need to be in touch with all levels of the business
    Talk and Act People First!


  2. "Working at Oshkosh Corporation"

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

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

    Pros

    - Freedom to take the lead and trust from leadership to make things happen
    - Everyone has a "fighter" spirit due to the nature of our business. We have each other's backs and will make it through any situation
    - Pride that team members have towards our products
    - Flexible work environment - I am able to work from home when needed and can flex my hours
    - Tons of opportunities to develop professionally and personally - new job roles, exposure to leadership teams, opportunities to be a part of large enterprise-wide projects, etc.
    - Huge focus on "doing the right thing" and following the core values set by the company

    Cons

    - Working for a company that has 4 different business segments and multiple business units within each segment can be challenging. Most times processes are inconsistent, which makes many enterprise-wide initiatives quite difficult. If you have a passion for process and enjoy challenges, this will not bother you.
    - A lot of the technology is old and out-of-date.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to live by example through the "People First" philosophy. Showing your team members at all levels of the organization that they matter makes a huge difference in their lives. Continue to invest resources toward the modernization of processes, technology, and education/development. As the new generation of workers enters the workforce, it is important that we are able to attract their talent with the things that matter to them.

  3. "10 years with a great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    grounded, thoughtful leadership. People first initiatives, groom and promote from within mentality. personal growth promoted. Challenging work, excellent team members to work along side of in a welcoming atmosphere.

    Cons

    A fiscally conservative company that can sometimes pose challenges for needed dated system changes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue people first initiatives and consider capital investment into company structure and systems to stay competitive in the marketplace.


  4. "Truely a great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Challenging & Rewarding at the same time.
    - Great people to work with
    - A big enough company to grow in and move from one level to another, yet small enough to make a difference be noticed by top management
    - Top management truly care about employees and realize that the people are the best assets of this place
    - Flexible work schedule is an OUTSTANDING add, I really like the ability kind of set my schedule and work from home or wherever when needed
    - Great products and great learning opportunities
    - Global perspective on things

    Cons

    - Some typical corporate challenges you face in most larger companies, on a smaller scale though.
    - Some corporate red tape associated with typical larger corporation
    - Some old style managers here and there that tend to judge you by how long you are in the office and when you came and left! Not very many though.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep listening to the employees
    - Define clear career path to your employees, particularly the high potentials
    - In todays connected world, offer more incentives for people to work remotely. This will help recruit folks that need that flexibility and they have a lot to offer.
    - Be even more flexible with employees, they all want to do the right thing and being flexible puts the earnest on them to deliver regardless of time and location.
    - Expand the learning opportunities for employees by offering more training and encouraging people to participate in these trainings.


  5. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Love the people first culture

    Cons

    Very flat organization, good opportunities to start and then dry up very fast, not much for lateral training.


  6. "oshkosh truck"

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    stepping stone for your next carrer

    Cons

    your a number and your value is not recognized

    Advice to Management

    represent the people you manage not yourself


  7. ""People First""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule
    -Family focused environment/culture
    -Career advancement opportunities
    -Competitive wage

    Cons

    Nothing significant comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Having a gym on site would be a huge boost for our wellness program.

  8. "Great place to work at"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work envioronment, employees first culture,

    Cons

    Not much happening in the surrounding area, small city


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Tech in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Tech in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Lots of OT @ time and a half Benefits were good until 2013

    Cons

    Poor direction from Managers. Autonomy until you made a D1 decision that wasn't optimal

    Advice to Management

    Communication is a two-way street. There is much to learn from frontline personnel


  10. "Environmental Health & Safety Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Health & Safety Manager in Middleburg, FL
    Former Employee - Environmental Health & Safety Manager in Middleburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding Company it was an contract position during my three plus years onboard. The pay was above others companies for the same position. Travel was good for me, I really enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    The only down size was that it was a contract position, the benefits was not the same as Oshkosh employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee's right and their will take care of you and the company. The Safety Manager was an example of an outstanding manager.


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