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5 people found this helpful  

Nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to work there...

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Sheboygan, WI
Former Employee - Manager in Sheboygan, WI

Pros

Good associates, beautiful facilities, best intentions. Great public / customer rapport. Nicely located and lots of golf and beaches near there.

Cons

Less than ideal development process, don't always achieve the best end result. Really have an excellent impression until you start to peel the onion. I've seen more nervous wrecks in this place than anywhere I've worked. Very high turn over of the good ones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit and rehire the good ones, lol.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, global focus, and good opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI

    Pros

    Vast opportunity for position changes due to diversity of brands owned. There are many opportunities for switching after 18 months in a position. This helps to continue growth within the same company.

    Cons

    Too many decisions have to be approved by the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hire the best, trust the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great experience. Would not go back.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Project Engineer  in  Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Project Engineer in Kohler, WI

    Pros

    Diverser cross functional experience. Ability to work in high level position very early in career. International experience. Nice new offie for engines engineering. The Sheboygan area is a decent place to live and close enough to visit Milwaukee for a splash of culture. Lots of genuine and nice people at the working levels.

    Cons

    Cash compensation only slightly better than low end contract firms. My total cash compensation grew 90% when I moved on. Very disorganized and not clearly process driven. Training and development opportunities could stand to be better organized. HVK makes every important decision, so middle management indecision is rampent and progress can grind to a hault. Who you know being more important than what you know is more prevalent than most corporate environments. Nepotism is a term you need to be very comfortable with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees an average wage based on the industry and responsibility. Adopt some kind of formal continuous improvement process: A3, Six Sigma, Lean Process, anything. Become publicly traded or oust Herb, though David is not much better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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