Kohler Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Provide opportunities to grow without becoming managers.

  2. 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

  3. Stable with many opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    stable, diverse, private company, above average pay

    Cons

    demanding with little reward, little loyalty

    Advice to Management

    show trust in staff

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  5. Without an MBA, don't count on upward mobility

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Retail Channel Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Retail Channel Marketing in Kohler, WI
    Former Intern - Retail Channel Marketing in Kohler, WI

    I worked at Kohler as an intern

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

    Pros

    Larger company with many opportunities, great team members

    Cons

    long hours, minimum team collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Work to make interns part of the team

  7. Current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist

    I have been working at Kohler

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

    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

  8. Good People, Rich Tradition

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

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, most are very talented and dedicated. Being a private company helps as well, decisions are made based on long terms goals.

    Cons

    Very slow to react and way too much "she said he said.." They also pay below average for a company the size they are.

    Advice to Management

    Modify the ACT process. Create a better environment to facilitate a healthier work-life balance.

  9. Great employee training and career path, employee development.

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

    I worked at Kohler

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Training tools, structure, professionalism, good leaders

    Cons

    Location, relocation opportunities, employee perks

  10. Overall OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Technician in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Decent vacation and time off plans. Some opportunities to move within the company.
    Culture varies depending on area, some businesses are better to be in than others.

    Cons

    Location (No other similar employer nearby, kind of stuck)
    Wages are OK, not great
    Top heavy, lots of managers.
    Education benefits aren't as good as they used to be

  11. They are backstabbing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Department in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Materials Department in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at Kohler

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

    Pros

    Most of the common workers are good people.

    Cons

    lessthere over three years waiting for a electrician job .They hired someone who had been there lless than a year.No job posting, no, interviews but she was a friend of supervisor.Against company policy.

    Advice to Management

    Fire and get someone who will their job and stand up for good employee"s.

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