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Great potential, but frustrating

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

I have been working at Kohler

Pros

-Great opportunity to learn
-Great co-workers
-Challenges
-Brand

Cons

-Little respect shown to employees (seems hollow when they try)
-High stress levels; very demanding
-Clear career development plans not communicated
-No trust in employees or their ideas. It goes beyond healthy skepticism to basically accusing employees of being incompetent unless proven otherwise

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit talking about employees being "accountable" and start walking the talk from the top. Empower associates to perform at a high level by providing positive coaching and development and adequate resources to get the job done.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with opportunities to grow globally

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

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Extensive list of employees who have been with the company over 20 years - great knowledge sharing
    Certain senior managers are very approachable like a small, family-run business
    Long term view of businesses and strategies - not looking to make a quick buck

    Cons

    Slow approval process for hiring, capital purchases, process improvement
    VERY detail oriented - meetings can get bogged down on the smallest things
    Global company, but many in upper management have never lived outside of Wisconsin - tough to relate to employees around the world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the big picture and the key opportunities to achieve goals (small details make little difference - don't waste your or others' time)
    Improve upon global diversity - it's great that the company is growing overseas, but management needs to keep up
    Be more open to what entry-level managers and their direct reports are telling you - they're in the trenches and know what's really going on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK

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

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    People
    Marketing tools
    Health benefits
    Branding
    Product offering

    Cons

    Low Salary
    Career advancement
    Slow pace due to multiple levels of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rate people on your work, not friendship

    No opinion of CEO
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