Kohler
2.9 of 5 153 reviews
www.kohler.com Kohler, WI 5000+ Employees

Kohler Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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2.9 153 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.

Herbert V. Kohler Jr.

(104 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, pension"
    in 8 reviews
  • "If you can form good relationships with them, you can learn a lot"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "very little training or advice from upper management"
    in 11 reviews
  • "I still have a great work-life balance"
    in 4 reviews
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    Kohler Kitchen and Bath

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPrivate company with a long term vision.

    ConsOpportunities for global alignment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Office Manager (Former Employee)
    Brown City, MI

    ProsFlexible, 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.

    ConsNo standard benefits such as holiday and vacation pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider adding some paid time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood colleagues, quality work and environment

    Consbad pay, management is tricky to manage, politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Detailed

    Manufacturing Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsIt takes patience to make it

    ConsDont have any and not looking for any.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible organization built on tradition

    Lead Production Designer (Current Employee)
    Kohler, WI

    ProsKohler 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.

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementNever forget what made Kohler, Kohler. Open a large office in South Florida so I can go back to work for this great company!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Test and Instrumentation Co-op (Former Employee)
    Kohler, WI

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementBe more involved in the co-op's programs and projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Electrical Engineering Coop (Former Employee)
    Kohler, WI

    ProsIn 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kohler - great place to work

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kohler, WI

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

    ConsTuition reimbursement is not great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    extremely good, nice people, good management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery good work atmospheric office.....

    ConsThere are no cons for the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company!

    Hrd (Current Employee)
    New Delhi (India)

    ProsTruly global company
    Manage change well
    HR processes

    ConsPolicy administration
    Slow decision making
    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeeden the India story

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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