Oshkosh Corporation Employee Reviews

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Unhappy work place
Electrician (Current Employee) –  Bradenton, FLFebruary 1, 2017
Most of the workers are lazy and complain. I feel it can be a better work place if the environment was more appreciated by the workers and if they were more motivated. The management is lacking in attention to the workers, tools, and proper production. There is little disciplinary action toward the workers and there misconduct. The attendance is extremely strict with little understanding for medical issues and personal life, but the attendance policy is tolerable. There is a lot of communication between the team leads and supervisors, but most of the communication is either too late, unnecessary, or misconstrued amongst the leadership.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Negative environment
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Overall industry leader
Senior Designer, pumper value stream (Former Employee) –  Appleton, WIMarch 24, 2017
Exciting problem solving design work with a charismatic product.
Superior management team focused on innovation, performance & customer satisfaction.
Pros
Excellent benefits, great customer satisfaction record/repeat business
Cons
Narrow niche industry
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Fun place to work
broadcast systems integrator (Current Employee) –  Clearwater, FLJanuary 7, 2017
They are very loyal to the employees. The money is okay. Very good work history building job. It is like an extended family.If I didn't travel 170 miles a day to get to this job, it would be a more profitable place to work for me.
Pros
overtime, stability, fun.
Cons
raises are not great. My commute.
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Painter (Former Employee) –  Riceville, IA 50466November 30, 2016
Oshkosh overworks their employees. The job itself is okay but they have shortages in areas. They will find reasons to not give raises. The hours are okay and uniforms are provided.
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Horrible stay away
Painter (Former Employee) –  Dodge Center, MNApril 9, 2016
Management is a joke, the only way to get a decent raise and promotions is to be best friends with management. HR doesn't fix any problems always take managements side. I've seen lazy good for nothing employees get promoted and good raises because of favoritism. If you're not white don't expect to get far in this company. Never seen a supervisor or higher that isn't white. Hours are long and working conditions are poor. Company says too cost effective to improve conditions... Horrible leaky roofs, air is poor quality in building, gear they supply is cheap, unrealistic daily goals... All about profit and minimizing / cuting corners everywhere they can. Say they are about quality but if only customers knew the corners that are cut. Pay is also horrible for the work. STAY AWAY!
Pros
None
Cons
Too many
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If you like working mandatory overtime all summer, this is the place for you!
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Appleton, WIApril 25, 2016
Poor management and terrible communication. Overworked production and fabrication employees. Job pride is not as strong as it used to be, and products are suffering due to poor moral and lack of management support. Your peers are fun to work with but it is very difficult to advance within the production side of the company, as they are adamantly a non-union company, so there is barely any protection from poor management and they work on the good ol boy progressive system, they say they don't, but they do.
If you maintain good attendance and don't question their decisions, you are rather safe for job security, as your opinion or suggestions don't matter but it makes you a troublemaker.
Their benefits are decent, and they have an in-house nurse and a contracted physical therapy company that works with employee injuries in house. But management doesn't like you to be broken through their push on production, so suck it up and keep working.
Pros
Decent benefits, health, vision, life insurance, HSA, dental and 401k and Oshkosh stock purchase options.
Cons
Poor management and communication, tons of mandatory overtime
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Good Job
Parts department Lead (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIJuly 18, 2016
Great company to work for, has a real "family" like atmosphere. The pay is great, the benefits are average. I would say that overall this is a really good company to work for.
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Very productive
Assembler (Former Employee) –  McConnellsburg, PAApril 3, 2016
A typical day of work consists of an 8 hour shift. I worked night shift so I worked sunday night through Thursday night. I had off Friday night and Saturday night. The hardest part of the job was staying up all night and working, and it was hard to sleep through the day. The most enjoyable part was working with my co-workers. The management was very good and I learned how to work on an assembly line
Pros
good benefits
Cons
non paid lunch
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getting paid was fun
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Dodge Center, MNOctober 13, 2016
a great job wit good environment no noComputer numerically controlled, Programmable Logic Controller, blue prints, computer programming skills, Routers Plasma &Laser cutters. Milling, lathes machines.
- Hands-on experience in lathe operations and drill-press operations, Adept at operating forklift and pallet jack
- Specialized courses in factory machine functioning and handling , highly skilled in the safe and efficient use of tools
- Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills, Controls and Instrumentation, Supply Management, Tooling, Coordination, Inventory Control, Quality Control jkl
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Bad Work Life Balance
Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dodge Center, MNNovember 18, 2016
Flexible Job but Work/Life Balance is bad. There could be more flexible work schedule or better hours. If accepting a job make sure to ask for additional PTO to start out.
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Overall a good company to work for.
Director of Continuous Improvement (Current Employee) –  Dodge Center, MNFebruary 11, 2017
Overall Oshkosh is a good company to work for and they do a lot to be a people first company. The leadership works to listen to the people and make changes to improve the culture.
Pros
People first culture
Cons
Changes do not make it down to floor level at times causing trust issues.
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fair
Accounts Payable Tech I (Former Employee) –  Hagerstown, MDFebruary 17, 2016
Ok place to work if you can ignore the day to day distractions of people carrying on & acting as if they were still in kindergarten.
Benefits ok not great.
Very fair about letting employees work from home in cases of bad weather.
Immediate co workers great to work with. I learned how to do trade accounts as well as open receiver accounts.
management ok.
Pros
Monday- Friday day shift work
Cons
variable schedule during work week, very distracting place to work, too much carrying on.
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I guess it ok
Welder (Current Employee) –  Dodge Center, MNDecember 14, 2016
The job that I did it really hard labor.
Because everyday you have to face the heat 400 degree right next to the face and object of the part it really heavy no less than 700lb.
I'll have to used the krank to lifted .
I don't feel safe at that position at work it can put you in danger anything can happen as second.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Bad management
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Amazing
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Oshkosh, WIDecember 30, 2016
Oshkosh corp is amazing and they care about their people. I would deffinately recommend this place to anyone thats looking for a long term career. They like to promote from with-in so there is plenty of room to expand and grow.
Pros
Everything
Cons
N/a
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ok place
Jig & Fixture Machinist (Former Employee) –  Bradenton, FLMay 11, 2016
Not climate controlled, but was in FL. so not all bad. the company overall did well for the employees. the benefits where on par the the companies in the area maybe even a little better.
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Hostile work environment stay away
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Orrville, OHMarch 3, 2017
They are closing their doors in Sept so there is no future a typical day would be to come into a crappie ran like dirt place ,the company onlyou cares about making money for the corporation they make you work 7 days a week after they tell you they are closing the facility down,stay away from this place
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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travel alot
Field Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Oshkosh, WIDecember 5, 2016
If you a family this is not the job for you. Always on the road or out of the country. Hard work and long hours working on trucks an military equipment.
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I liked it, but not for everyone
HR Team Member (Former Employee) –  Oshkosh, WIFebruary 15, 2016
I enjoyed my time at Oshkosh, but it is not for everyone as there was and is still very high turnover. Job security does always seem to be an issue. I thought highly of the senior leadership during my time there and the company makes a lot of interesting products.
Pros
Fair salary, flexible hours
Cons
high turnover, job security
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Great managment team
Software Configuration Specialist (Current Employee) –  Dodge Center, MNNovember 1, 2016
Great managers, they want you to succeed as does the rest of the company. Coworkers are nice too and helpful when you need something. Hardest part of job is long commute. Enjoy the surroundings and atmosphere.
Pros
Room for advancement
Cons
Long Commute
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Fast paced and learning environment
Industrial Engineer (Current Employee) –  Oshkosh, WIMarch 10, 2016
Oshkosh Defense is a very fast paced company that encourages their employees to continuously learn. Stress levels are normally very high as our customers create deadlines that are extremely tight. As an engineer, you will gain knowledge in all kinds of mechanical systems, electrical systems, pneumatic systems, etc. The coolest part about this job is the product. I truly enjoyed taking these trucks apart. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the management for unrealistic expectations. Overall, this is not a bad place to work if you are trying to learn and grow your skill sets to move on to another company.
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