Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
65 Reviews

3.1
65 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 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.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer  in  Appleton, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Appleton, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    This was a great place to work!

    Cons

    Not too much to complain about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great people, decent pay for temps.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I was fortunate to work with some great people at Oshkosh, and the pay was good for what I did as a temp. Great way to get back into the civilian work world, but still have some ties to the military through the vehicles.

    Cons

    I have no real gripes from my time working a Oshkosh, other than the commute from Neenah with the construction - but that's no fault of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your temps are good, please continue to make an effort to hire them on. Lots of them would like to be hired on permanently.

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    General assembly

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Pay and insurance are good. Hours are normal.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize and listen to mire talented employees.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Manager GPSC

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    Former Employee - GPSC Manager
    Former Employee - GPSC Manager

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

    Pros

    Strictly professional, fair and consistent to employees and conducting of business

    Cons

    No cons available to submit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be a premier employer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent opportunities, could use some improvements in the culture

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work hours can be excessive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexible work schedules, do a better job encouraging professional development.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    conservative middle west company looking for international expansion

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oshkosh Corporation

    Pros

    Nice people, great working atmosphere

    Cons

    not so conscious on cost control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    internationalized

  9.  

    Treated like a number, not a person.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Expect More, pay less

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

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

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Share 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Busy, unorganized plant floor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefit, Worked with great people.

    Cons

    No balance between work and home.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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