Kohler Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
160 Reviews
3.2
160 Reviews
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Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
106 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Friendly and helpful co-workers (in 3 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.  

    Greta place to work and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst  in  Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst in Kohler, WI

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

    Pros

    Lot of great people work there. Good in house learning.

    Cons

    Distance from home was over 40 miles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Kohler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Well known brand and a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Company is very compartmentalized and difficult to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good platform to set sail for all fields

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Co-Op  in  Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers all willing to help and answer questions. Good benefits and flexible working time. Big company for those seeking for good opportunities and improvement

    Cons

    Management need to be changed or optimized. Efficiency is low between communications in teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good life work balance. Lower stress than other companies I have worked for, good people for the most part, advancement not the easiest. If company is doing well, bonuses can be very good.

    Cons

    Pay at best is middle of the road. Sometimes closed minded to change due to this is how we have always done it... it's been working so far...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No problem at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Benefits-as a private company, you can not beat the medical, dental, vision offered. 401k matching, pension(which is a thing of the past to many companies) Vacation, sick, holidays.
    -Great reputation as a company
    -Great product
    -Good pay...I find it interesting people saying below average pay...For the the area, as good if not better. Stop trying to compare the salaries to large cities with higher COL

    Cons

    HR decisions can and do take forever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of who is really doing the work being accredited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very happy here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I've been at Kohler for several years and I've been very happy here. The benefits are great - pension plan with 401k contributions - a holiday break - job security. Kohler is a great product and the relationships built are incredible.

    Cons

    If you want to move up, you have to move to Wisconsin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clarity about how to advance without moving to Kohler.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great support in driving your own career path!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Kohler, WI

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

    Pros

    Privately held, focused on building a legacy (not just short term earnings), Global and diverse opportunities while maintaining a small company feel.

    Cons

    Always chasing to be even better which can be intense, strong culture which if misunderstood can be a challenge to navigate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on personal development for all associates and executive leaders. With personal development, business results will come too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the oldest and largest privately held companies in North America

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI

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

    Pros

    Culture, stability, location, career opportunities, clear vision, strategic

    Cons

    Culture, location, could have limited career advancement if you are not open to relocation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a consistant work environment. There are alot of good reasons to work at Kohler...together, lets make it a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounting Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    The team is like a family.

    Cons

    There is too many reports.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Syndication

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

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kohler was a great work place.

    Cons

    There was no con that i could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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