Kohler Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
166 Reviews
3.3
166 Reviews
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Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
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Review Highlights

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

  • Work environment is much better than a few years ago (in 5 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.  

    Good working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    The company is big global company and has several business lines.

    Cons

    The location is one hour from Milwaukee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kohler Kitchen and Bath

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Private company with a long term vision.

    Cons

    Opportunities for global alignment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Brown City, MI
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Brown City, MI

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, family and community oriented, suppotive. Very willing to allow employee to work independently and make decisions as necessary. Family friendly company. Supportive of local businesses and schools. Very generous with time and resources. Great bosses.

    Cons

    No standard benefits such as holiday and vacation pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider adding some paid time off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler part-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, quality work and environment

    Cons

    bad pay, management is tricky to manage, politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Detailed

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    It takes patience to make it

    Cons

    Dont have any and not looking for any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible organization built on tradition

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    Current Employee - Lead Production Designer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Production Designer in Kohler, WI

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

    Pros

    Kohler is simply one of the best companies to work for in Wisconsin. This is a company that places importance on design and style which is very important to me.

    Cons

    If you don't like to work for a corporation, then this isn't the place for you. Things can take a long time to get to fruition due the the corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget what made Kohler, Kohler. Open a large office in South Florida so I can go back to work for this great company!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I got great hands on experience and ownership of my responsibilities.

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    Former Employee - Test and Instrumentation Co-op in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Test and Instrumentation Co-op in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had many hands on projects that served to further my understanding of working in industry and my knowledge of electrical engineering. My mentor was very helpful but not too controlling. He allowed me to work and make mistakes on my own and learn from them, and offered his assistance and advice when I asked or was struggling.

    Cons

    The downside to my position at Kohler Engines was that there was not much design experience. It was mostly troubleshooting fixing other people's mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in the co-op's programs and projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Electrical coop

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Coop in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Coop in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    In automotive applications, "boost" refers to the amount by which intake manifold pressure exceeds atmospheric pressure. This is representative of the extra air pressure that is achieved over what would be achieved without the forced induction. The level of boost may be shown on a pressure gauge, usually in bar, psi or possibly kPa

    Cons

    In aircraft engines, turbocharging is commonly used to maintain manifold pressure as altitude increases (i.e. to compensate for lower-density air at higher altitudes)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The engine management system continually chooses among three combustion modes: ultra lean burn, stoichiometric, and full power output.

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

    Kohler - great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Solid education within the company. Excellent opportunity for stretch assignments and they usually promote from within.

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement is not great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    extremely good, nice people, good management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    very good work atmospheric office.....

    Cons

    There are no cons for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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