Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
20 Reviews
3.0
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker (in 5 reviews)

  • I was fortunate to work with some great people at Oshkosh, and the pay was good for what I did as a temp (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no such thing as work life balance with this company (in 4 reviews)

  • No real internal career paths are defined, nor are dept moves encouraged within the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    laid off

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    hourly rate of pay, benefits

    Cons

    the age of the management on floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Oshkosh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good paying job for Oshkosh and good support for surrounding businesses.

    Cons

    Working overtime all the time and still continuous layoffs. Always running out of parts because of purchasing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you hire kids fresh out of college doesn't mean they know how to run a company. Need to quit blaming employees for their mistakes. Hopefully there will be progress in Oshkosh as promised when they extended the contract to keep work in Oshkosh.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Every day has new challenges.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable work, and the customers are interesting.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are third-world class'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits will keep the best employees. Benefits are worth 20%+ of fair compensation. A Salary or hourly wage is only part of the package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Entry job right out of college.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    A good first job to have coming out of college with lots of oppurtunities to work on big projects and have direct impacts to processes.

    Cons

    The expectation of working a lot of hours. A culture to work harder vs smarter and the typical glares if only working an 8 hour day.

  6.  

    Ok job, liked the people

    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great paycheck, money was good

    Cons

    Got laid off, too many chiefs and not enough Indians

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - FSR3 in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Contractor - FSR3 in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They really take care of you in the US and when it comes to training.

    Cons

    Senior management is in it for themselves. Ruined good leadership in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing FSR leadership and let them do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - General Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay.. wide variety of job opportunies and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Too much push push let's rush to hit the numbers and not enough management caring about the quality of the product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of your tail and learn to actually listen to what employees have to say and their ideas instead of treating them like crap and shutting them out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Pay, Poor Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    The Pay is very Good

    Cons

    The Management is very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to People that are willing to help

  10.  

    Long-term advancement potential if you're an "Oshkosh person", otherwise quick turnover

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    The compensation is reasonable, most co-workers are pleasant, my direct managers were competent people-managers, and I learned a great deal from my involvement with the company.

    Cons

    Oshkosh's corporate structure is bureaucratic, rigid and paternalistic; essentially an "old boys club". Perhaps this mirrors the customer's expectations, but it makes change difficult to implement and creates a situation where only people with similar backgrounds and mindsets get promoted. If you're not an "Oshkosh person", you have limited potential at the company regardless of your capabilities and qualifications. Furthermore, the company's heavy use of contract workers creates a morale issue, as a large number of employees do not feel as though they are true Oshkosh employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the long term more with regards to talent identification and development, as well as corporate strategy. Be more proactive about identifying "bugs"; don't let them fester and then try to use a sledgehammer to take care of the problem.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Time to get out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    When the going is good things are great.This is a company that has so much potential to grow and develop its units. Still hiring people - so many corporate opportunities.
    Have great social life with co-workers but there tends to be a very loose policy especially drinking.
    Opportunities ( in the past) have been fantastic for rapid promotion.

    Cons

    Working conditions - verbally not good ? To much abuse down the chain. I have personally seen the transition into the business of new divisions only to be talked down and squashed by corporate administrators here in WI. We were ONE Oshkosh - remember!
    Leadership is weak. Senior executives get away with a lot and are not punished while mid levels are crucified at every turn. This company is underachieving and hurting its own assets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some! Get on top of your senior management who talk smack and act like bullies. If the Exec turns up to a meeting hung over - kick their butt !!
    I think I have put it out there well. You have quality people working for you but some senior executives are more concerned with smear campaigns than getting on with the job.
    Oh and CEO - Take a weekend off!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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