Oshkosh Corporation

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Oshkosh Corporation Reviews

Updated 15 January, 2015
Updated 15 January, 2015
69 Reviews
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Oshkosh Corporation CEO 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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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company, small vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great product, but that is where the fun ends

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  7.  

    Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Great people, decent pay for temps.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation as a contractor (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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    General assembly

    • 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

    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
  11.  

    Manager GPSC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GPSC Manager
    Former Employee - GPSC Manager

    I worked at Oshkosh Corporation full-time (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

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