Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
65 Reviews

3.1
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, great culture

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    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
  2.  

    Great Company

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a very enjoyable experience.

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    Former Employee - Material Coordinator
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Experience

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    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
  6.  

    Great Place to Gain Experience

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed reviews

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    • 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 for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company, small vision

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Oshkosh is the market leader in tactical wheeled vehicles for all branches of the military. They make GREAT vehicles. Recent emphasis in the global market is encouraging.

    Cons

    Oshkosh does not see the big picture when it comes to life cycle customer support. The aftermarket support is minimal at best and not taken seriously by upper leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research other business segments, like aviation, to better understand the revenue potential after the sale of the vehicle to the customer. Way too much emphasis is given to the next big contract when more emphasis should be supporting the customers Oshkosh already has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great product, but that is where the fun ends

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    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    -Fantastic product; can be proud of what you are part of
    -OK company to get your start; will hire entry level engineers, etc.
    -Oshkosh as a city can be fun and entertaining

    Cons

    -Looooooong hours; expect to work 60+ if salary
    -Union does not budge
    -Entitled management
    -Very Stressful
    -Prepare to live underneath a bus; will be thrown there constantly and consistently
    -Pay/per hour is laughable when considering the amount of hours
    -Very undefined roles and responsibilities
    -Unhappy work force; very low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The happiest day of my professional life was when I left OSK. I can say I miss my co-workers, but that is the extent of my nostalgia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for unlimited overtime, no benefits, burn out and leave when your bills are paid.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Buyer in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    I made $20 an hour and worked there for 1 year and a half. The job offered almost unlimited overtime on occasion and there are times when the work can seem enjoyable if you are organized and like hassling suppliers, which at times I did. There was some autonomy depending on the work load.

    Cons

    You will do data entry and cold calling until you imprint excel sheets in your eyes and your hand ache. You will also feel like a glorified intern however, the interns will feel like they are above you as they get more project work and more interesting work than you. As a contractor, you will likely be treated as disposable labor. There is also a everyone for themself attitude. Little to no culture of friendship or comradery. Nobody seems to be friends and everyone is there just for a paycheck. When you take this job, it will likely be for the money, however when the money is no longer worth the job you will have a hard time leaving this job for more fullfiling work because they are known for burning out employees so that even with what litle time you have left after working 55 hours you don't have the energy to look for a job elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show interest and build real relationships with your employees. Act like you care and it will go a long ways. Occaisionally, ask an employee how his work is going and just be friendly rather than treating them like they are equipment to be used and disposed of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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