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Kohler Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 17 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. "Quirky but great opportunity if you fit in"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Gorgeous and well respected products in all business units, eye to the future, perks, and not afraid to spend or invest in people, ideas, and infrastructure.

    Cons

    Cliquey and somewhat cut throat.

    Advice to Management

    Search for greater diversity in the personalities that you prior. Too many hyper assetive/aggressive people undermine the overall quality of conversations And therefore the work.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Steward
    Current Employee - Steward
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, decent hours

    Cons

    Having to go to a different place to work for some time and then coming back

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to keep golf course restaurants open all year

  3. "Great Place to Work, Very Intelligent Peopple"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Analyst in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Analyst in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers
    Competitive Pay
    Interesting Products
    Amazing Branding

    Cons

    Location (middle of Wisconsin)
    HR department is sub-par


  4. "Product marketing co-op"

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

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    a great company to work. has a small company culture.

    Cons

    The projects are closely monitored by the Kohler family.


  5. "Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Pay is great!! Some of the employees are great to work with!!

    Cons

    Point system you receive points even when your kids are sick if your sick you still get penalized


  6. "Good place to work for the right person"

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

    I worked at Kohler part-time

    Pros

    Kohler clearly appreciates their workers, based on the employee benefits, including the health & wellness program. I had a lot of friendly people in my department.

    Cons

    Training is VERY lengthy, it may be a bit excessive for an entry level office position (at least for someone with years of prior experience).


  7. "Changes in management are regular, but solid foundation and company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great history, wonderful home office and setting in picturesque Kohler, WI. People have passion and are competitive to win

    Cons

    Not a good paying company, big fish in a small pond mentality when it comes to pay

    Advice to Management

    Consider benchmarking your competitors' salaries

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    "Great Opportunities if you fit in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Kitchen and Bath in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Kitchen and Bath in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International presence, strong strategies, triple bottom line orentation

    Cons

    Cut throat environment, breakneck pace, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Allow time and resources for employee development.


  9. "Meets Expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst in Sheboygan, WI
    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst in Sheboygan, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mentoring from the top down, but you have to work for it. Don't expect good things if all you do is tow the line. Kohler is very work and project driven. There are many possibilities to be successful within the organization. If you are eager and willing to take on goals that are above your title level, the hard work pays off. The company is also very flexible with hours, understanding that there are other factors happening in your life. Tuition reimbursement is offered for further education. The HR group really pushes training, such as Crucial Conversations, Emotional Intelligence, and the Oz principal. All which are very empowering tools. Kohler is very engagement driven and is focused on top level involvement down to the associates on the manufacturing floor.

    Cons

    Day to day firefighting, lack of ownership, and accountability on manufacturing issues can bog you down and affect morale. Need to get a culture of ownership thinking within the base level manufacturing associates. To much of a not my job mentality.


  10. "Wonderful Global Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Historic, innovative, global minded company that not only produces great products but is focused on stewardship and humanitarianism.

    Cons

    Processes can lengthen the timeframe to meet goals but executive management is working towards improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to develop your staff and understand how their unique contributions can benefit the company.


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