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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated September 19, 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 24 reviews)

  • Flexibility as it relates to work/life balance is strong (in 11 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. "GPSC Commodity 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, Challenging Positions, Opportunity to Grow your Knowledge Base, Community Involvement

    Cons

    Pay structure not clearly defined. There is too large of a pay scale within the pay grade. Pay grade isn't published anywhere for employees to clearly understand where they fall within it. Take on new tasks and work extended hours without additional compensation. HR representative a bit defensive when discussing these important issues.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clearly define payment structure, transparency is key.


  2. "Great , agressive company"

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Aggressive sales energy that lands important business.

    Cons

    Government contract dependent that can cause swings in volume.

    Advice to Management

    Things look like they are running well, keep up the good work!

  3. "Design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Product is fun and useful

    Cons

    Pay and upper level management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Industrial Factory Worker"

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    Former Employee - Union Worker in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Union Worker in Oshkosh, WI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typically, all employees are treated the same. There are jobs that require various levels of physical work, but seniority typically trumps knowledge being a union.

    Cons

    Lower management can change rapidly. The joke is if you do not like your supervisor, wait 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    When you observe or are told of a new idea or suggestion, try to persevere. Attempt to continue at the new idea for more than a few months. Process systems require years of dedication towards success, and the cycle of new lower management needs to be trained in that mentality. Work with the Union and discuss openly. You already have some great managers with less than 7 years that you need to listen to in order to succeed.


  5. "International Intern"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really flexible to school schedule and needs

    Cons

    Spread out campus so not a lot of interaction with other interns

    Advice to Management

    More intern social events because of broad size of campus


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential, need more culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, job opportunities, a lot to learn, fast paced, generous benefits, fantastic quality product

    Cons

    Culture is very poor, upper management seems very disconnected, 1st shift and 2nd shift are not treated equally, HR seems like they work against management than with management, training is severely lacking, disorganized to the point that it can sometimes be embarrassing. Office employees seem to come off as a clueless to what goes on within the manufacturing facilities. Too many inconsistencies.

    Advice to Management

    There is such great potential with this company, weed out the bad eggs and cut the red tape and allow those who want to grow have more of a voice.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly staff
    flexible hours
    decent products
    overall customer satisfaction

    Cons

    disorganization
    late inventory
    no benefits
    lack of management communication

    Advice to Management

    work more on securing job training for employees

  8. "People First Culture and Awesome Products!"

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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

    Pros

    - Culture of work and life balance
    - Continuous Improvement mentality
    - Products are really cool

    Cons

    - Facilities could use upgrades


  9. "Great company to work for!"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People first culture
    Community Engagement
    Collaboration with teams

    Cons

    No real cons, however if any at times workload is very heavy

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote work place flexibility


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor work environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only good thing about working here is the paycheck.

    Cons

    Treats employees as numbers, not people. Hiring process is very misleading and in some cases straight up lies. The company has little concern with following the union contract. Worst atmosphere I have ever worked in.

    Advice to Management

    Your "people first" initiative is the furthest thing from what actually is practiced. Treat your employees as people, rather than a number on a line.


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