Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated 15 January 2015
Updated 15 January 2015
69 Reviews
3.0
69 Reviews
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Time to get out

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    • 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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not much areas for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions

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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Miserable

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

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

    Pros

    The people and the product.

    Cons

    Good old boy network, long hours, little to no recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the good old boy network, embrace the employee's that do the work and try and work with the union instead of against it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Very good company to work for, good people, good inviroment to work in.

    Cons

    Sorry no cons that I remember.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should had worked harder to keep company in Killeen.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a very enjoyable experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator

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

    Pros

    The people were very friendly and the compensation and benefits were outstanding. The working conditions were above average, the facilities were clean and heated in the winter.

    Cons

    Employment availability was totally dependent upon the US Government. They would award the company contracts and then cancel them, leaving you without a job. There was no open door policy there, you had no way to speak to upper management, and at times lower management could be very unfair about things. They would sign an employment contract and then brake every condition of the contract possible. Would take years to resolve grievances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time paying attention to what is actually happening on the floors of your company. You need to make a greater effort to get along with the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - 201 Assembler in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the area as a blue collar worker. Fairly clean environment. Great pride in building Awesome trucks for our military men and women!

    Cons

    Employees treated poorly on a daily basis. Safety was not a priority unless brought to the attention at a higher level of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and follow suit to their issues. Clear to see that the major problems were never heard by the higher Brass until the employees said something at the quarterly meetings. Then the issues were miraculously resolved within 15 minutes!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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