Oshkosh Corporation
3.3 of 5 51 reviews
www.oshkoshcorporation.com Oshkosh, WI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 18, 2014

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Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews

Charles L. Szews

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "The insurance packages the company offers to its salary staff are shameful compared to what they dole out to the union workforce"
    in 3 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsPay and insurance are good. Hours are normal.

ConsBad management decisions. Each employee is "just a number".

Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize and listen to mire talented employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent opportunities, could use some improvements in the culture

Pricing Analyst (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

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

ConsWork hours can be excessive.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more flexible work schedules, do a better job encouraging professional development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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conservative middle west company looking for international expansion

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsNice people, great working atmosphere

Consnot so conscious on cost control

Advice to Senior Managementinternationalized

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Treated like a number, not a person.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

ProsI believe in their mission to protect those (Warfighters), who protect us. The vehicles Oshkosh makes are second to none, they are quality vehicles that literally save lives everyday.
The benefits are fair.

ConsHR and some members of the leadership team treat people (even a salaried employee like myself) as a number and don't take individual circumstances into consideration. The management is top-down only. Those with ideas or concerns on the bottom (manager and down) do not have a voice and will not be heard.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to those that are doing the work at the bottom and mid-levels, give them a forum, give them a voice. Leadership does not have a handle on what is happening at those levels and they continue to make changes without asking those people their thoughts. In many cases, the changes end up doing more harm than good. If you would ask people at the manager level and below for insight, you can prevent a lot of unnecessary hardship as well as saving time and money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Expect More, pay less

Industrial Engineer (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIt has a demanding customer, and is a fast paced manufacturer. There are plenty of opportunities for improvements, and the chance to work on many big projects. Products are very cool, and serving the customer is rewarding.

ConsThe expectation of working more hours. Never ending work load and a lack of training. Old-boy network controls promotions, and there is an overall resistance to change.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth, low raises are an insult. Actually show that you value your workforce by listening to them. Maybe consider embracing 20th century (or even 21st!) management methods.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Busy, unorganized plant floor

Senior Production Supervisor (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood Pay and benefit, Worked with great people.

ConsNo balance between work and home.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical manuf. company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

ProsBenefits vacation, health, vision, dental, life insurace, 401k,
Pay is fair
Most areas flexible with personal needs (dr, appts, kids, etc.)
Training opportunities

ConsDefense spending cuts
Lacking municipal funds
Slowly recovering construction market
Atmosphere tied to economy in many ways
Certain customers require many unique skills and knowledge that is not common in other industries, dept of defense in particular

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Great company but work life balance isn't the best

Pricing Analyst (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat company with great strong values. The CEO is very good for the company and trustworthy.

ConsWork life balance is impossible, you will be required to work 60 hours weeks and weekends during busy months without notice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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General Assembler (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

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

Consclueless 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyed my time their

Assembler (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

ProsManagement cares for its employees more then the workers think.

ConsSome of the lower level managers think they are God.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective in the lower level mamgers that they hire.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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