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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Building a people first culture (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexibility as it relates to work/life balance is strong (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance lacking at times (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Products, Great Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends

    Pros

    I would say that the people are great. Mid-level and senior management almost have all worked their way up from the lower levels, so they are easily approachable, no-nonsense and knowledgeable. Benefits are good. Preferential treatment is given to current employees for positions. Upward moves into different types of positions are usually easier than within your current job designation (for example, if you are an admin, moving into contracts or project management, rather than to an executive level admin).

    Cons

    No lunchrooms (there are kitchens), projects often require lots of overtime from all staff, however many people see the project (often for military) as vitally important not only to the business but for our soldiers as well, so the overtime is usually not viewed as a huge inconvenience. Administrative promotions are usually not based on performance, but done personally.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication between departments and divisions, really work on the One-Oshkosh philosophy. When undergoing new projects talk to the admins, they know what is going on and usually have useful input.


  2. "Enjoyed my time their"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management cares for its employees more then the workers think.

    Cons

    Some of the lower level managers think they are God.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in the lower level mamgers that they hire.


  3. "current employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Overall good place to work minus management..great pay and good benefits.. Met alot of great people who I work with also.

    Cons

    clueless management and lack of knowledge on how to properly run departments and not willing to listen to production employees when given advice on something.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn to work with production employees alot better.. When given ideas on how to make our jobs easier listen to us and not ignore us and do it your own ways.. Need to put safety and quality first and not always numbers over quality... Do quality over numbers and alot of money would not be wasted doing work over several times to fix an issue.


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  5. "Decent opportunities, could use some improvements in the culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of responsibilities. It's a large corporation, so there are plenty of different opportunities. Many young workers

    Cons

    Work hours can be excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexible work schedules, do a better job encouraging professional development.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry level job with a major company lots of perks and friendly people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Paying Job (while it lasted)
    Great Insurance
    Lots of over time, 12 paid holidays. The company shuts the plant down two weeks a year for x-mas and 4th of July week. Turkey or Ham or Fruit Basket at X-Mas, the company cares for its employees and safety is stressed.

    Cons

    You never have a trash can when u need one.
    Manditory over time. lack of proper notification of over time. Production hours change week to week.
    Use of a point system for attendance in place but it's nessary.
    Not a lot of stability to plan a social life around or a long term career or to buy a house for new hires.
    Manditory use of 4 vacation days on 4th of July week shut down.
    Not enough Personal Days

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the trash cans to the main line!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    the pay, experience and benefits was good. A lot of room for advancements and moving up in the company. Plus good people to work with.

    Cons

    Job security and every week or every month had a new coordinator.


  8. "Great company, great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Flexible work environment with supportive co workers, great benefits and always working to improve. You can always find the help that you need to accomplish your tasks

    Cons

    Large corporation who has acquired several other smaller business which in turn result in the lack of cohesion. The company is working on trying to become one Oshkosh, however, with such a widespread amount of business units, it is a daunting task.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you like a fast paced environment!"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, good benefits, allot of great people, the work is rewarding.

    Cons

    It can be a pressure cooker at times and depending on the department, management can be taxing.


  10. "OverallGreat Experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

    Office Culture, people, decent benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    not much areas for advancement

    Advice to Management

    promotions


  11. "Good environment, challenging work, needs more cohesion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the IT side of Corporate, the environment is mostly positive. Most of the managers (from upper mid, to the front lines) try to involve employees in the decision making. A definite 'invest in getting it done' attitude. Pay isn't bad, and the benefits package is pretty good, and the offices can be crowded but extremely functional.

    Cons

    They need to ensure that 'getting it done' includes 'the right way' as some managers (especially in the segments) 'cheap out' and then complain it doesn't work. Senior management can a bit directionless with how hard to press forward with projects. The hours can get crazy because nobody wants any downtime, but that's not unusual for IT.

    Advice to Management

    We might be ONE Oshkosh a little quicker if they'd pay a little more AND crack a few segment heads that don't want change.



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