Kohler Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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David Kohler
12 Ratings

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

  • great product offering and breadth of line (in 7 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. I love my job at Kohler!

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

    I have been working at Kohler

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people The culture The Brand The flexibilty

    Cons

    Doing more with less...but this is temporary until the economy turns around. I still have a great work-life balance.


  2. Great place to work! Excellent company culture.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Kohler

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They take care of their employees. Great work environment. Excellent brand and marketing strategies. Product with American history behind it.

    Cons

    There are not many cons to working with this company. Everyone is hurting, but price increases during a down economy and lay-offs are rough.


  3. Helpful (1)

    My experience at Kohler has been satisfying because I have complete freedom to succeed.

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Kohler

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, excellent reputation, excellent pay

    Cons

    None that I can say are outstanding. No company is perfect so complaining about how the upper management runs the company is nonproductive, especially when a company is as stable and successful as Kohler is.

    Advice to Management

    None that would make a difference. The company is fabulously successful with out my input. My advice would be appreciated but not really affect the trajectory of the company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Wow, what an experience!

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you worked hard you were recognized and you could advance. Opportunities for professional and personal growth were there to for the asking.

    Cons

    There was just a little bit of the good-old-boy network when I was there but it's gone now according to my daughter who worked there too.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing. Mr. Kohler continue to keep close to your people and involved. Thank you for my 19 years! I liked the old motto, “He who hath toiled here has left his mark”. Many did in a positive way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Definitely a Gracious experience!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Kohler

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kohler is a focused company with a strong sense of identity. Their leadership is engaged and down to earth, perfect when trying to understand rapid changing environment.

    Cons

    It's a big ship and it takes time to turn. Navigating your way through the organization can be challenging and in order to make things happen it is necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking feedback from employees and work on applying it to the organization.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Extremely fast and demanding environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Exceptional creative environment with a total focus on quality and the Kohler brand.

    Cons

    A lot is expected out of executives and burnout can occur if personal life is not managed well

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the heritage and uniqueness of the organization.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Kohler - great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement is not great


  9. Helpful (1)

    Incredible organization built on tradition

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very Detailed

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

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

    Pros

    It takes patience to make it

    Cons

    Dont have any and not looking for any.


  11. Good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good colleagues, quality work and environment

    Cons

    bad pay, management is tricky to manage, politics



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