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Kohler Reviews

Updated August 16, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Biggest mistake of my career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits. Timely compensation. Big name.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. No one listened to you no matter how horrible your co-workers treated you. The HR is useless. And the Top management just dances to the tune of a few people in the company. I'm sure Kohler US us much better managed than this place. This job made me suicidal. For over six months. Pretty sure I would have done something drastic, had I not left.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people. Listen. It's not that hard.
    And please hire HR professionals who know what they are doing.


  2. "Wonderful company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohler part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity and chance to grow in skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes the chance to learn and grow is stunted by office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, give them a chance to work their way into helping to grow your company.

  3. "My advice? Well, that should be obvious enough."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheridan, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheridan, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best paying business within a 5-10 mile radius, when you include the large amount of overtime.

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, deception, lack of transparency, harsh working conditions, and no upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and take a look at the people you currently treat like cattle and ask yourself, how long can this be sustained? The obvious answer is before your eyes.


  4. "Quirky but great opportunity if you fit in"

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    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.


  5. "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


  6. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Kohler part-time

    Pros

    Excellent company culture in the hospitality department. Work outstanding individuals who want nothing but the best for their specific job location.

    Cons

    Difficult to communicate outside of own department since the company is so large. Kohler does their best but there's only so much that can be done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and maintain good lines of communication between the higher-ups and the general workers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Disrespectful to applicants!"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Armstrong, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Armstrong, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i didn't see any in the process; well in other way there was no process!

    Cons

    The Canadian branch Hytech are very unprofessional and disrespectful to the applicants!
    3 weeks after applying for a job opening through KOHLER website, Hytech website and through a recruiting agency, they didn't even bother to tell me what is going on or give any feedback on my application and video interview!
    Totally unprofessional!

    Advice to Management

    A very negative application experience.

    It shows how your HR department is very disrespectful to applicants.

    Hope you treat your employees better than you treat your applicants!

    What a shame and disappointment in such a respectable company like KOHLER !

  8. "RSM WEST"

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    Former Employee - VP- Sales & Marketing in Thane (India)
    Former Employee - VP- Sales & Marketing in Thane (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very good culture & leadership
    great pay master
    learn to fail fast

    Cons

    mostly no
    long decision making
    can be very demading

    Advice to Management

    great company


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

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    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


  10. "A great company that actually tries"

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    • 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.


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