Oshkosh Corporation

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Updated Jul 02, 2014

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3.2 61 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Oshkosh Corporation CEO Charles L. Szews

Charles L. Szews

(25 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great leaders

    IT Staff (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    ProsIT Leaders are willing to help you get any thing accomplished.
    IT Technology has been improving over the last few years.
    IT goal well planned

    ConsBudget constraints
    Work load more then national standard

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider ROI more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good environment, challenging work, needs more cohesion

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn the IT side of Corporate, the environment is mostly positive. Most of the managers (from upper mid, to the front lines) try to involve employees in the decision making. A definite 'invest in getting it done' attitude. Pay isn't bad, and the benefits package is pretty good, and the offices can be crowded but extremely functional.

    ConsThey need to ensure that 'getting it done' includes 'the right way' as some managers (especially in the segments) 'cheap out' and then complain it doesn't work. Senior management can a bit directionless with how hard to press forward with projects. The hours can get crazy because nobody wants any downtime, but that's not unusual for IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe might be ONE Oshkosh a little quicker if they'd pay a little more AND crack a few segment heads that don't want change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a bad place for an internship.

    Information Technology Intern (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    ProsFor an internship, they are very flexible with students and will try to accommodate them as much as possible.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OverallGreat Experience.

    Sales Administrator (Former Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

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

    Consnot much areas for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementpromotions

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    Great place to work if you like a fast paced environment!

    Senior Buyer (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    ProsPay is competitive, good benefits, allot of great people, the work is rewarding.

    ConsIt can be a pressure cooker at times and depending on the department, management can be taxing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible 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

    ConsLarge 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Experience

    Assembler (Former Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    Prosthe pay, experience and benefits was good. A lot of room for advancements and moving up in the company. Plus good people to work with.

    ConsJob security and every week or every month had a new coordinator.

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

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    Great Place to Gain Experience

    Accounting and Tax Intern (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    ProsFantastic intern program & many career advancement/learning opportunities

    ConsCertain 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 Senior ManagementRelax "hourly requirements" for interns. Would have still worked 30+ hrs a week while in school, but know others who were aggravated by it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    201 Assembler (Former Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementBring back the trash cans to the main line!

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

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    Great mentorship

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

    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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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