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Hattiesburg facility is a great place to co-op/ intern with if you are a self starter

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Current Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Hattiesburg, MS
Current Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Hattiesburg, MS

I have been working at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

-Opportunities to get involved in critical projects immediately
- Friendly and helpful co-workers
- Varied work day to day.

Cons

-Not enough work assigned at times, you have to find work for yourself to do or sit around bored.
-Lack of structure in co-op program, it ends up being what you make it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Continue to develop structure in co-op program
-Be sure that co-ops are given enough work to do.
-Equip co-ops with betters tools for the job (computers that can run 3D modeling programs, etc.)

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    About Kohler Engines

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Kohler, WI

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Family oriented company culture. There are annual summer picnic, Christmas Party for kids. Engines has annual golf outing. Managers are supportive for training. Stable. A lot of people worked here for over 30 years.

    Cons

    Engines is very disorganized. Too many programs at the same time. Lack of resources to do everything right. Lack of good planning. Poor processes. People are set up for failure. The performance review process is a joke. Pay is ok if the company is doing ok. They take percentage of your pay as bonus. The bonus can be 0 or 250% depending on the year. For me, the average has not reached 100% yet. No R&D, more and more focus on cost reductions. Lack of plan for future technology advancement.

    The culture is very difficult to change. They want you to push from the bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some good process in place so people can do their best.

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    Awesome working culture, very nice people, lots to learn

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI

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

    Pros

    People are very knowledgeable & experienced and help a lot. Learning & Growth is exceptional. Operators are highly experienced with 30+ years of experience each.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than most other competitors. Very vertical structure till you reach management positions and then very horizontal which makes going up the ladder a very long process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay more competitively to keep engineers at Kohler

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