Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
173 Reviews
3.3
173 Reviews
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Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    House keeping, Cleaning, stocking.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - House Keeping in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - House Keeping in Kohler, WI

    I have been working at Kohler part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    getting the hands on expierance.

    Cons

    I am looking for more hours to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am looking for a higher pay with more hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    kohler experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    interesting moving machinery and starting new line

    Cons

    very little training or advice from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training, more communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Reviews

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Good hours. Beautiful, quality furniture.

    Cons

    Doesn't completely understand Interior Designers or the furniture business. Only valued opinions of "super salesmen". Work harder for less money. Draw against commission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very happy here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I've been at Kohler for several years and I've been very happy here. The benefits are great - pension plan with 401k contributions - a holiday break - job security. Kohler is a great product and the relationships built are incredible.

    Cons

    If you want to move up, you have to move to Wisconsin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clarity about how to advance without moving to Kohler.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Politically Eye Opening

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to a national company with opportunity to learn. Enjoyed working with all the co-workers.

    Cons

    Policies were enforced for some but not all. Corporate office doesn't understand the culture in a small town and assumes that what works well in other locations would work the same in MS. Human Resource Department is very inefficient has had great turnover and Corporate HR is lacking in leadership. Their are some in your face discrimination that occurs but the vast majority of the discrimination is masked and condoned by upper management. I found it to be a very racist place to work for if you are a female or a person of color. I would not recommend this company to anyone solely because of the underhanded dirty politics that I saw first hand. The overall vibe just isn't a good one and most people would like to enjoy the environment they work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some self assessment and listen to your employees because without them there would be NO Kohler.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good job, but not a good career.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    You generally know what is expected of you but there isn't any motivation for doing anything more than that.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities unless you are in on the politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your employees, and treat them fairly. Don't take away benefits and then say you had record profits. That definitely doesn't make for loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great stepping stone

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

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

    Pros

    Large multinational privately held company with a good brand reputation. Good benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, pension. iverse cross functional and cross industry experience opportunities

    Cons

    - Businesses and functions operate in Silos
    - High turn-over rates
    - Pay is below average to average with limited opportunity to advance.
    - Engrained culture, change is slow
    - Management lacks functional/business knowledge and managerial competencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to eliminate silos within and challenge known truths. Acknowledging and compensating employees will improve poor retention rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Did not offer internship and i don't know what went wrong

    Cons

    Asked for projects related to Safety ergonomics

    Recommends
  10.  

    Machine bowl spray operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Bowl Spray Operator in Brownwood, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Bowl Spray Operator in Brownwood, TX

    I have been working at Kohler part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    its neutral pay, insurance, 41K and secured job

    Cons

    Im not full time yet and the pay is not what i'am looking for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great support in driving your own career path!

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

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

    Pros

    Privately held, focused on building a legacy (not just short term earnings), Global and diverse opportunities while maintaining a small company feel.

    Cons

    Always chasing to be even better which can be intense, strong culture which if misunderstood can be a challenge to navigate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on personal development for all associates and executive leaders. With personal development, business results will come too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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