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"Dishonest and corrupt. Just a horrible place to be."

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Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Kohler, WI
Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Kohler, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Not many. Products are well crafted.

Cons

Management is just awful. At all levels of the company. Everybody operates in fear (HVK) and if you are not the "chosen employee" your career will go nowhere. Management excels at labeling employees and putting them in a box. Never moving anybody up the ladder because they have determined that you are not capable of doing anything other than your current position. HR is bloated and causes too many barriers to real success. HR is not employee friendly. If you confide in them they will notify your supervisor immediately and tell them everything.
WARNING: If you value your career, this is not the place for you. Better think twice.

Advice to Management

Not that this advice matters becuase Kohler will never change but here you go. The people you have working for you matter. Turnover is very high for a reason. People do not like being treated poorly and they will leave. You can replace them but consider the cost. It is now a culture of contempt. Wakeup and drop the ego.

Other Employee Reviews for Kohler

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely fast and demanding environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional creative environment with a total focus on quality and the Kohler brand.

    Cons

    A lot is expected out of executives and burnout can occur if personal life is not managed well

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the heritage and uniqueness of the organization.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sauk Technologies and the Kohler Conduct Con"

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    Former Employee - Temp in Saukville, WI
    Former Employee - Temp in Saukville, WI
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    mediocre wage - equal to industry standard for the area

    Cons

    Everything! Glassdoor will not allow (remove) a proper review of this Company, Sauk technologies) which is owned by Kohler. They make power generators here. Internal Culture is extremely poisonous. Supervisors lack the knowledge of the machines and skills used to make parts, but you have to go to them when something isnt correct only to be sent to someone who may know. Those people dont know because they dont run your machine or products. They have a written culture of ethics but its just that, written not practiced. Half the workers come from a temp agency, if you are one of those, understand the term "At Will" employment and remain on your guard! Probably the best way I can say it so the post will not get removed. Also understand what the Temp Agency you work for policy is and Kohler/Sauktech because if you ever do bring up a "concern" you could find yourself on the end of a angry phone call with someone saying you have no right to call Human Resources. So again, understand the term "At Wii" more than any handbook or what any person says in a meeting about coming forward with a concern, we dont discriminate.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesnt listen and dont care so why take the time to enter anything here. Its a manufacturing company that makes tons of dollars on manufacturing. They should follow their policies and and cfocus more on the Life, Balance part of thee Work - Life - Balance spiel on the wall.

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