Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated 2 July 2014
Updated 2 July 2014
65 Reviews
3.1
65 Reviews
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
Charles L. Szews
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker (in 4 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
  • No real internal career paths are defined, nor are dept moves encouraged within the company (in 3 reviews)

  • Bad management practices and poor union support (in 4 reviews)

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24 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great leaders

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    IT Leaders are willing to help you get any thing accomplished.
    IT Technology has been improving over the last few years.
    IT goal well planned

    Cons

    Budget constraints
    Work load more then national standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ROI more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment, challenging work, needs more cohesion

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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 for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad place for an internship.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    For an internship, they are very flexible with students and will try to accommodate them as much as possible.

    Cons

    There can be periods of time where there isn't much work that an intern can do. There is also the matter of little training going on as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a pretty nice internship program, but you hire very few from it because you seem to only want senior level experience. You have plenty of valuable skills coming out of nearby colleges.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OverallGreat Experience.

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not much areas for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions

  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Gain Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting and Tax Intern  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting and Tax Intern in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic intern program & many career advancement/learning opportunities

    Cons

    Certain managers do not care what your school schedule is and demand minimum of 30 hours a week while in class and to fit most of those hours in during "business hours."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax "hourly requirements" for interns. Would have still worked 30+ hrs a week while in school, but know others who were aggravated by it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 201 Assembler  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the trash cans to the main line!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great mentorship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Products you are working on make an obvious positive impact on people's lives
    - Great mentorship for younger folks - lots of professional development events for interns
    - People are positive and very friendly/personable!

    Cons

    - There are more exciting places to live than Oshkosh, WI (alright for raising a family though!)
    - Mostly male employees... but that comes with most engineering jobs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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