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Kohler Wisconsin Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. "Great Place to Work, Very Intelligent Peopple"

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


  2. "Market Analyst intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Kohler, WI
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Kohler, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat their employees well

    Cons

    Some of the technology is quite old

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and Accepting Enviroment"

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture is inviting and will make you never want to leave. Coworkers are super nice and will help you with anything

    Cons

    Location, Sheboygan is not for everyone (myself included). I would rather drive the 45 minutes from milwaukee.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Current associate"

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

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

    Pros

    If you put 100% of your efforts, you will have endless opportunities. The best of the best get promoted quickly. Others get a second chance. Also, beautiful area. Gorgeous lake Michigan. Low cost of living. Just perfect if you want to have a successful career and a family.

    Cons

    Kohler is a solid company. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise. No concerns. Just a great company. Great benefits. Pension plan in addition to 401k match.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company"

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

    I worked at Kohler full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some good people. Good Initial experience

    Cons

    Low pay not particularly hi tech industry. Career took off after Kohler


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hospitality Department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Administrative Assistant in Kohler, WI
    Former Employee - Accounting Administrative Assistant in Kohler, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The orientation staff will say, "either you rent or own your work. By saying it's only a job you rent it." The pro: it's only a job.

    Cons

    The communication between departments is horrendous. Departments do not communicate with each other and the result is employees' blaming other departments for work not being done. The general atmosphere is a "It's not my fault, it's their fault" mentality, which perpetuates work not getting done because nobody takes initiative and responsibility to actually find out what needs to be done. To summarize, don't ask questions because nobody will tell you the answer anyway.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "More training for Managers. Less "team building" for Employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    Lots of resources (i.e. $$$) = top notch office equipment. David Kohler may be the company's savior.

    Cons

    Worst culture of any place I've worked. Managers are afraid to make mistakes so throwing staff under the bus is commonplace. Yelling and disrespectful treatment at the highest levels trickles down. Good luck keeping anybody under the age of 45. Younger employees won't stand for it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending so much money and time on team-building activities and invest in training your managers. Don't assume that just because a manager can't keep staff that it's the staff's fault or a "bad hire." It's the manager's fault!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities if you fit in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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