Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
173 Reviews
3.3
173 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.  

    Must go with the flow in order to survive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    great product offering and breadth of line

    Cons

    exhausting bureaucracy gets in the way of making progress

  2.  

    Professional but personal differences can affect performance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management supports employee development and encourages thinking outside the box. Schedule can be flexible if needed. Salary and benefits are competitive for area.

    Cons

    Best to take new skills and training to another company. Little opportunity for internal promotion. Micromanagement of travel and spend. HR is ineffective regarding handling of employee/management differences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your people and listen to their concerns. Lots of grumbling just below the surface.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company for someone just out of college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    great resume builder for anyone

    Cons

    no growth possible at all

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people. Senior executive dysfunction.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues, products, history, some elements of culture.

    Cons

    CEO, management by fear, weak HR function, pay and rewards need an overhaul. If yiuvare not family, you are "the help".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resolve your succession issue. Treat your execs with dignity and respect, rather than as slaves or cult members. The environment in the 2 levels below CEO is toxic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Purchasing specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Career growth is available if you do above and beyond.

    Cons

    Pay. Work hard and benefits not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More balance and career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Highly diversified and innovative company to work for.

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Private, international, well-known, innovative, respected.

    Cons

    Compensation, decision making process, collabration isn't as strong as it should be.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Getting Better, But Long Way to Go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is much better than a few years ago. Solid company, great products, friendly co-workers. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Top down management. Entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged, but then not accepted. Personal development opportunities, but little upward growth options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people to help you grow the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    House keeping, Cleaning, stocking.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - House Keeping in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - House Keeping in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    getting the hands on expierance.

    Cons

    I am looking for more hours to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am looking for a higher pay with more hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Reviews

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

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Good hours. Beautiful, quality furniture.

    Cons

    Doesn't completely understand Interior Designers or the furniture business. Only valued opinions of "super salesmen". Work harder for less money. Draw against commission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good job, but not a good career.

    • 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

    You generally know what is expected of you but there isn't any motivation for doing anything more than that.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities unless you are in on the politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your employees, and treat them fairly. Don't take away benefits and then say you had record profits. That definitely doesn't make for loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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