Kohler Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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3.6
68%
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89%
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Kohler President/CEO David Kohler (no image)
David Kohler
236 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is not connected to workers but are able to work with once in a while(in 25 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, beyond a point work gets monotonous(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "great pay and benefits!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If your looking for a steady place of employment, kohler is where it's at. They worked well for me!

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility

    Kohler2020-05-10
  2. "Overall a good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates are smart, independent, and innovative

    Cons

    Frequently expected to do more with less with little recognition or commensurate compensation.

    Kohler2020-05-26
  3. "Good *Sounding* Decisions"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Architect 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Genuinely kind colleagues, good compensation, 401k match plus pension, supportive of flexible and remote work.

    Cons

    Extremely top heavy with management that makes head scratching decisions, needed investments are consistently under funded leading to rework, partial failure, or technical debt, business stakeholders treat IT as wish granters instead of partners, top leadership sees IT as a cost center.

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    Kohler2020-05-28
  4. "Fair place to work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sheridan, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits were good, pay was good.

    Cons

    No management support in plastic plant, hired people with little to no experience for this type of work. Brought management from other plants that were shutdown, what does that tell you, no good. No advancement opportunities.

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    Kohler2020-05-24
  5. "Treated poorly by management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Buyer in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location is in beautiful Kohler WI

    Cons

    Micro-managed, Class/Caste system, If you are not in Marketing - you are not appreciated

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    Kohler2020-05-22
  6. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sheboygan, WI

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, nice people, good culture

    Cons

    No cons to note at this time

    Kohler2020-05-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Top Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Coordinator in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great development program

    Cons

    HR Standpoint, long hiring process

    Kohler2020-04-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Sheboygan, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career Progression Plan is methodical Great opportunities to move around to other departments for various roles The culture and people are supportive

    Cons

    Difficult to implement change, at a organizational system level Overall change processes are slow

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    Kohler2020-04-11
  9. Helpful (3)

    "No Ability to Retain Top Talent"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, large global company, room to advance

    Cons

    Significantly below market compensation, no ability to retain top talent across all levels (entry to executive), Management is incapable of making the right business and personnel decision - If you are a low performer, Kohler is the place for you as they hoard low performers and refuse to let them go. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, bonus's were not being paid out while the rest of the economy was booming.

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    Kohler2020-04-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized chaos"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production/Sales in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers were nice

    Cons

    Company is horrible and unorganized

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    Kohler2020-04-28
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