Kohler Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair benefits, which is pretty much it

    Cons

    Other than benefits, this is the worst working environment that I've seen in 25 years. Imperialistic, political, internally focused organization. Zero work life balance that pays below average wage scale.

    Advice to Management

    None, as management only cares what Kohler's thinks


  2. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Close to home. Gracious experience.

    Cons

    They ultimately decided to close.


  3. Nice place to work... miss it.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Union City, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Union City, TN

    I worked at Kohler full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were all friendly. No problems with management. Favorable working conditions.

    Cons

    Mostly temporary (seasonal) help through ManPower. Hard to get "Kohler" status.


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  5. Kohler knows nothing about

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, ME

    I have been working at Kohler

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    multinational good exposure good pay ethics

    Cons

    very bad management no respect for rules they seek lawyers to deprive their employees from their rights

    Advice to Management

    no one can take a decision everybody are afraid of taking decisions and that makes kohler very centralized and the decision process takes ages.


  6. Engineer

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

    I worked at Kohler

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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,


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. 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


  10. Stable with many opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. 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)

    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.



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