Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
189 Reviews
3.3
189 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)

  • Kohler is a great product and the relationships built are incredible (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.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work. Co-workers are friendly. Large machining and assembly facility. If manufacturing is your passion and you have interest in machining this place will fit well for you.

    Cons

    Not really many cons to the job. Show up, do your job and apply yourself and things will go good for you. Advancement in the company is possible with hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Friendly and support culture, really good place to start a career, can learn a lot and consolidate the basic principles

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    flexible hours, supportive culture, friendly people, cheap housing

    Cons

    location, closet major city is Milwawkee,

  3.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good team...

    Cons

    Because it is a good company to work for, turn over is low and your chance to go up in the ladder gets lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities to grow without becoming managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Solid place to work

    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, so the workday never felt repetitive
    Good access to upper management

    Cons

    Decision-making can be slow
    Things sometimes get bogged down in process
    Location isn't ideal if you aren't from the area

  6.  

    Nice place to Work

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    1) Peoples around you are good, cooperative.
    2) Relax work culture (depends upon manager**)

    Cons

    1) Not much for learning..
    2) Don't have much facilities for employees.
    3) Scope of work is limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I learned a lot during my work in Kohler and developed to my satisfaction!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Great Products. Strong Brand. Good HR System.

    Cons

    Very Slow in decision making and taking important actions!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate, trust, and trust more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good work culture

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    work culture is good, they provide good package, employee friendly

    Cons

    employee engagement is bad, they evaluate the vertical as per their direct revenue generation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve the employee engagement

    Recommends
  9.  

    Without an MBA, don't count on upward mobility

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    Former Employee - Communications
    Former Employee - Communications

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

    Pros

    Great brand
    Wonderful coworkers
    Everyone is strongly invested in the success of the brand
    Talent level is excellent, very smart and capable employees

    Cons

    - If you don't have an MBA, you have very little to no chance of a manager in your title.
    - Lots of positions open, very hard to move into them due to overwhelming number of candidates and unrealistic standards.
    - Work/life balance is often non-existent if you plan to move up. Kohler is your new family.
    - If you start at entry level, don't expect to be paid similar to your peers as you move up. Only certain percentage increases allowed, new higher a at your experience level will make considerably more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the incredible profits and give the employees more reason to want to stay. Free gym, free lunch (look at Northwestern Mutual as a template) something to show you care about those below you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Retail Channel Marketing

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    Former Intern - Retail Channel Marketing in Kohler, WI
    Former Intern - Retail Channel Marketing in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler as an intern

    Pros

    Larger company with many opportunities, great team members

    Cons

    long hours, minimum team collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to make interns part of the team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Current employee

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation. Associates are very friendly and great work environment

    Cons

    Below average salaries. Difficult to increase unless you come from the outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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