Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
176 Reviews
3.3
176 Reviews
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Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and flexible working time (in 9 reviews)

  • Kohler is a great product and the relationships built are incredible (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • very little training or advice from upper management (in 11 reviews)

  • Not much analysis goes into decision making in strategic sourcing (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mix feelings about this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy if you don't work at HQ

    Cons

    Not being at HQ limits your career experiences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great employee training and career path, employee development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    Training tools, structure, professionalism, good leaders

    Cons

    Location, relocation opportunities, employee perks

    Recommends
  3.  

    Overall OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Kohler, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in Kohler, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Decent vacation and time off plans. Some opportunities to move within the company.
    Culture varies depending on area, some businesses are better to be in than others.

    Cons

    Location (No other similar employer nearby, kind of stuck)
    Wages are OK, not great
    Top heavy, lots of managers.
    Education benefits aren't as good as they used to be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Kohler COmpany

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Kohler Co fosters a collaborative team environment (due to nature of the company, employees work with product managers, industrial designers, engineers, accountants on a daily and weekly basis) - Resources to learn and grow - Fun company culture

    Cons

    Many opportunities for lateral moves - not necessarily many opportunities to grow within the company - Older generations of employees due to location - have a difficult time attracting young talent

  6.  

    Engineering Co-op

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people, plenty of responsibility

    Cons

    A lot of people only care about their projects

  7.  

    Working as Generator set Application Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Good company for starting new career , for fresher's

    Cons

    The development programs and appreciations is very bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    An excellent experience tucked away in a small town

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Sheboygan, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Sheboygan, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked as a co-op for 7 months, gaining invaluable experience in product development.
    - excellent, passionate co-workers
    - strong team environment
    - superb company golf discounts

    Cons

    - being family owned, projects are typically forward thinking and therefore slow-paced
    - business sets over-ambitious goals for sales, therefore significant improvement is still marred
    - stuck in the not-so-bustling metropolis of Sheboygan, WI

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Express more interest in hearing from project teams, not just their project leads, or leaders of project leads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Better than most

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are smart, not chasing quarterly earnings

    Cons

    politics like most companies, still traditional expectations but improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people

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

    I worked at Kohler part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and close to home.

    Cons

    Seasonal employment with no chance of full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Went downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great Benefits, good beginner pay, gain a lot of experience, hours, they give inexperienced people a chance to build some experience in the manufacturing world.

    Cons

    Company has a lot of Backstabbing both from lower and upper employees. weak company structure, VERY hard to get the raises you deserve, always switching plant managers, you take the classes....don't get paid for them,and Most likely there won't be a job offered for it. Waste of time because it gets you nowhere and they aren't valid outside the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to instill and build company moral

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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