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Kohler Reviews

Updated September 14, 2018
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  • "The company runs fairly lean in areas which can swing the work-life balance a bit times" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Little influence unless you are in upper management" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing work environment with open exchange of ideas"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entertaining project with great community to work with

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Master Scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Allows you to interact cross-functionally with many different departments. You feel like you're an important part of the success

    Cons

    Management can be distant at times

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, and they value employees that dedicate their career to the company

    Cons

    Constantly hear "that's not how we do things here"


  4. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible schedule, staff, CEO leadership

    Cons

    Too many tiers, not a flat organization at all


  5. "Dont"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Not a place for a career

    Cons

    Un organized, never know what shift to work


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, people, tools, cutting edge work.

    Cons

    Sometimes get caught up in history instead of pushing forward.


  7. "Huntsville Location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales far exceed capacity at the Huntsville location.
    Other US Kohler operations are run well enough to have pride in where you work.

    Cons

    The staff culture is different than I'm used to in professional settings. Typical norms aren't in place here, such as responding to in-person requests, reading emails, attending interviews on time. Even little things like an email signature or being dressed for professional work.
    I spoke to perhaps ten staff members about where they had worked previously, how long they had been at Huntsville, etc. None inferred that they prefer the culture at Kohler vs. their last company. A few were feebly optimistic that the site was capable of making a positive change.

    Advice to Management

    A recent hire manager with repeated success in turning around maintenance operations made a well-planned, earnest start. Then abandoned the job within a month. Use this for self-assessment. Avoid comforting yourself by just mocking the individual for leaving.

  8. "Hospitality Needs to Figure Out What It's Doing"

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    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays well. Opportunities for growth (as long as you want a career in hospitality) In our department, they really try, with engagement meetings, food days, etc and other opportunities to enjoy different realms in hospitality, but...

    Cons

    there is so much politics and bureaucracy from the highest management in hospitality that it sucks the life out of 80% of our team and other departments.


  9. "Distribution Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Consistent hours and pay.

    Cons

    Union is out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Be Encouraging.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Focused on their associates!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work, engaging environment, high energy, focus on managing talent, wellbeing is important and very progressive.

    Cons

    As with any organization, there are some processes that are in need of modernizing. Technology is a bit behind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your associate's wellbeing. Passionate people work very hard...almost too hard.


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