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Kohler Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance with ability for flexible work arrangements (in 16 reviews)

  • Great people, good pay, decent hours (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 17 reviews)

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  1. "A great company that actually tries"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standard pay comparable to local average values.
    Pension & 401K with some matching.
    Vacation increases with seniority.
    Your own personal preferences will determine whether you want acknowledge that the company wants to engage it employees, and promote camaraderie.
    Strong partner with the community.
    On site training and development center.
    I beleive that most people like working here.

    Cons

    Some groups that should have better communication with other groups, need to get out of their silos. Too many clicks.

    Advice to Management

    Staffing levels nee to become more flexible, and cross functional assignments may help reduce the silo mentality. however it comes with a risk for learning and understanding the methods of other processes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Communications"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kohler (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A variety of clients keeps work interesting.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities were limited and based on favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. Value each and every employee even if they are a contractor. Treat people with respect.

  3. "Former employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finisher in Brownwood, TX
    Former Employee - Finisher in Brownwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company benefits, decent start out pay.

    Cons

    Favrstism, constant write ups for defective products when there's nothing you can do about it, beside do your best and hope your name doesn't come up

    Advice to Management

    write ups do not solve problems.


  4. "Associate Supply Management Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Focus on developing you as a employee

    Cons

    They have very strict rules on promotions


  5. Helpful (1)

    "factory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Factory in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Factory in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    still have pension , 10 paid holidays

    Cons

    having to deal with all the management ladder climbers


  6. "General"

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

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Financial Strong company, global business.

    Cons

    A bit far from big cities

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Younger generation of management is starting to have a positive effect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thousands of employees which provides many opportunities to switch to a different role.

    Cons

    Lots of intelligence and psychological tests before getting hired, and still they get a good share of bad apples. Hiring process takes too long.

    Advice to Management

    Decisions often take way too long. Which leads to many missed opportunities.

  8. "Brass packing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Work was easy and got plenty of breaks

    Cons

    Wasn't told of all the overtime in the interview. Going to the Team lead was useless, he brushed off any issues. They need to do a better job of training new employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start career but low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can gain International experience and the interaction with colleagues around the world and traveling outside the United States of America.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay even with years of experience. Usually employees are afraid of upper management and do not speak up

    Advice to Management

    Dont be afraid of the change


  10. "Good Company, not always the same culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice place to work, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Some managers are better than others

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees careers, encourage and support their growth.


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