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Helpful (2)

Good company for the most part. Location is poor if you are under the age of 30.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Management Development
Current Employee - Management Development

I have been working at Kohler full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large multinational company with a good reputation. Good benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, pension. Privately held with over 80% of profit reinvested in the company.

Cons

Bad location: the Village of Kohler is only 2,000 people, Sheboygan is only 50,000. Bad location if you are young. If you are married with kids it is a pretty good place. Although the benefits are good, actual pay is below average in most positions.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Proud of the product but internal problems

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

    I worked at Kohler

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. You can be proud of their products.

    Cons

    It's not what you know, it's who you know. There are definitely "select" people that get the training, promotions, money and who's opinion is valued. Upper management does not listen to or care about employees. They say they do but when it comes down to it you're a number. Lots of training for good processes that you never use in "real life".

    Advice to Management

    My advice wouldn't matter.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Started Out Fine....But So Glad I Left

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

    I worked at Kohler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great place to get started
    -Even with unrealistic goals, relatively low pressure environment
    -Rarely micromanaged
    -Industry "leader" in terms of brand recognition
    -If you're a manger who prefers power to pay, come and get it

    Cons

    -Way too many layers, they're more of a marketing firm than manufacturing
    -Limited growth opportunity unless you are willing to move to BFE
    -Consolidated many mid-level management positions
    -Terrible pay
    -Some of the promotions were laughable

    Advice to Management

    -If you like being a "stepping stone" and don't mind losing good people after a short time, don't change anything
    -Start addressing the cons
    -Check the egos and pride of the few at the top


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