Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
59 Reviews
4.0
59 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.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work. Co-workers are friendly. Large machining and assembly facility. If manufacturing is your passion and you have interest in machining this place will fit well for you.

    Cons

    Not really many cons to the job. Show up, do your job and apply yourself and things will go good for you. Advancement in the company is possible with hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Friendly and support culture, really good place to start a career, can learn a lot and consolidate the basic principles

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    flexible hours, supportive culture, friendly people, cheap housing

    Cons

    location, closet major city is Milwawkee,

  3.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good team...

    Cons

    Because it is a good company to work for, turn over is low and your chance to go up in the ladder gets lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities to grow without becoming managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Stable with many opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    stable, diverse, private company, above average pay

    Cons

    demanding with little reward, little loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show trust in staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good People, Rich Tradition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, most are very talented and dedicated. Being a private company helps as well, decisions are made based on long terms goals.

    Cons

    Very slow to react and way too much "she said he said.." They also pay below average for a company the size they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modify the ACT process. Create a better environment to facilitate a healthier work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great employee training and career path, employee development.

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    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
  8.  

    Overall OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Technician in Kohler, WI

    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

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than a 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

  10.  

    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

  11.  

    An excellent experience tucked away in a small town

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    Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Sheboygan, WI
    Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Sheboygan, WI

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than a 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

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