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Kohler Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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Pros
  • The company cares about employees development and there is a solid work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • variety, good pay, lots of job choices (in 22 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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Working Remote, Good pay/Benefits; Internal Opportunities; You are able to learn a wide variety of skills that are beneficial for career

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons with this company. Overall a great working environment that puts you in a position to excel.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy everything about working here.


  2. "Kohler Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and engaging work environment

    Cons

    Reacts too slowly to change

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a fit for freshers."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple products as per different business verticals. Good to learn a few things. Kohler is Better at coaching new people.

    Cons

    No mastery, lesser salary, HR has no power in hand, HR is just a tom cat, no clear policies, new policies pop-up now and then, many unsaid rules which one needs to abide to, much politics, very less salary for lower level employee like engineer and Sr. Engineer

    Advice to Management

    Please look at the employees otherwise you will be left with none for business.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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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

    Impressive vision and innovation
    Outstanding Leadership
    Progressive Human Resource Policies

    Cons

    No summer in Wisconsin, bring a coat, mittens and a hat.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Over worked, under paid"

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    Former Employee - Trim, Drill and Grind Department Night Shift in Brownwood, TX
    Former Employee - Trim, Drill and Grind Department Night Shift in Brownwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were descent, worked night shift

    Cons

    Need more than 30hrs a week, isn't worth the pay, foreman needed to earn the leadership role

    Advice to Management

    Get the hours up per week and give a better wage. When you make some one a foreman make sure they have earned it and they know what they are doing just don't give it to them.


  6. "Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Corp. Is coming in to try to fix stuff, but will be hard till they see past the lies and get rid of all the old guard.

    Cons

    The Huntsville Location doesnt care about any of the employees, no matter what level.. any of them. They talk a good talk, but will spit you out at any time. They also have a huge buddy system and will lie to your face.

    Advice to Management

    As all ready stated, they need to get rid of all the Older Management. They all have the "Your not worth spit mindset, because this is a right to work state." / I can do no wrong and your worthless.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, low Salaries. KPS review"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sheboygan, WI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sheboygan, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a company, you have access to good opportunities within the company, and benefits are really good. Its easy to get recognition locally (doesnt mean you will get anything other than a pat on your back). Very lean company so exposed to a lot of responsibility!

    Cons

    Depends on your manager. Salaries are 50th percentile of market, and location sucks. They Hire locally, they don’t necessarily spend on talent acquisition, so not many bright engineers around. Educational reimbursement is only 5k.

    Advice to Management

    Engagement survey is awesome. Weed out managers who aren’t purposeful and encourage hard working employees/smarter employees. High retention is great but things are run slow and old, new innovation ideas need to be welcomed in this competitive environment. Hire from good universities, talented people need more pay.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer - Kohler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The growth potential is enormous. The average person stays in their role a year and a half before a new opportunity has its door opened.

    All aspects of the business are encountered within one building from Sales to Maintenance. We all share the same roof.

    Cons

    Equipment is old and outdated.
    The industry is plagued by the worldwide industrial marketplace. Job force has been reduced significantly in the past with new locations opening up in other parts of the country / world. The high labor rate in this area makes sustaining this business difficult without changes.

    The Union wants more money and more jobs while not understanding that the wage increases without skills increasing results in higher demand to export their jobs to other locations.

    Everything is expedited. The planning and preparation for such old equipment requires large stashes of spare parts which is hard to maintain in an organized manner.

    Advice to Management

    Promoting from within is highly promoted and encouraged, however, it hurts to see others with less knowledge in the business come in (from another company) and get paid significantly more.

    Also, there needs to be more accountability for failures to hit targets and projections. This affects the business unit as a whole. For example, if sales fails to hit their numbers, everybody suffers and nobody gets punished for a costly mistake. Hold associates accountable and people will realize there are consequences to their actions.


  9. "Brutal culture for senior leaders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Reinvest in future, stable, brand reputation

    Cons

    Once in senior leadership the culture is brutal.


  10. "Mechanical Engineering Co-op Kohler Co."

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

    Great environment
    Great culture
    People always willing to help
    Really fun area to live in

    Cons

    Lot of work can be dumped on you at any time


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