Glassdoor recently announced Oshkosh Corporation as the 65th best place to work in its list of 100 best places to work in 2019, which includes North America and parts of Europe.
According to a press release, unlike other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.
In the U.S., Glassdoor has revealed the 100 Best Places to Work (honoring employers with 1,000 or more employees) and 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (honoring employers with fewer than 1,000 employees). Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year.
Oshkosh Corporation Marketing Manager Katie Hoxtell said she is excited to earn the award for the second consecutive year.
“What’s unique about this award is that it’s based completely on feedback and reviews from current and former team members,” Hoxtell said. “With 830,000 companies on Glassdoor, we are honored to be rated as number 65 out of 100 in the large category.”
UW Oshkosh senior Melissa George has worked at Oshkosh Corporation for almost two years as an intern.
“[I] would not consider another place to intern at,” George said. “I have moved departments recently and in both areas I have been able to experience the people-first culture of the company. They have a great learning environment for interns, and I am able to help with work that is actually beneficial.”
UWO senior Shannon Gaffney said she’s been working as an intern for Oshkosh Corporation just short of three years.
“I have grown such respect and passion for what our company stands for,” Gaffney said. “The people-first culture truly cultivates a positive and motivating work environment.”
Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist, said that in today’s tight labor market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work.
“They want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job,” Chamberlain said. “To help people find the best jobs and the best companies, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize employers at the top of their game.”
Chamberlain said Glassdoor knows that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance.
“Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners are strategically investing in company culture, career growth opportunities and more, which also serves as a major recruiting advantage,” Chamberlain said.
The list features winning employers hiring across a range of industries, including technology, health care, retail, consulting, food services, travel and tourism, real estate, finance and more.
Bain & Company ranks No. 1 for the fourth time and is the only employer to take the top spot four times since the award debuted in 2009.
When employees submit reviews about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to share their opinion on the pros and cons and are encouraged to provide advice to management.
In addition, employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO as well as rate key workplace attributes like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management and culture and values.
Among the more than 830,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average company rating is 3.4 out of five.