Kohler Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
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Pros
  • Good benefits and flexible working time (in 9 reviews)

  • Kohler is a great product and the relationships built are incredible (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • very little training or advice from upper management (in 11 reviews)

  • Not much analysis goes into decision making in strategic sourcing (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Technical content creation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loyal, privately held, stable company.

    Cons

    Big company with the typical issues that go with large companies.

  2. Business Consultant

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Wheeling, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Wheeling, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented, experienced group of people.

    Cons

    It's corporate location is far from any large city.

  3. Overall a good company to work for (Engineer)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A progressive company for getting new products into the market, and maintaining good profit margins. Most people that I worked with were team players, and very willing to work together for common goals. Working atmosphere in Kohler, WI was comfortable.

    Cons

    Salaries are just to lower side of average for the positions/job descriptions. The winters in Kohler, WI can be very long; if you cannot handle cold weather, look for a different location.

    Advice to Management

    Performance standards and reviews need to be updated; managers do not always reward consistently, and compensation for starting salaries and merits needs improvement in order to keep good employees.

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  5. A Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A very successful company benefiting from the active involvement of the Kohler Family. Some great products and a truly global approach, not just buying low cost product and importing but actively growing in those markets. A continuing US manufacturing presence and commitment.

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic which leads to paralysis at executive level. Some longer tenure executives, with minimal experience outside the company can inhibit progress.

    Advice to Management

    The Company values and guiding principles are great, senior management needs to actually walk the talk and show some real leadership.

  6. Innovation, Employee benefits and Boosting employee morale is the main objective of Kohler

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kohler

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are well motivated and very much attached to each other. So, we can have done our work easily. Benefits we get just outstanding.

    Cons

    Higher education facility or executive education facility is not as par.

    Advice to Management

    We can have more focus on young employee's higher education facility

  7. Helpful (2)

    Too good to leave, too bad to stay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Job Security and ability to stay busy

    Cons

    Lack of Recognition and/or care for a job well done

  8. The interview process is very long

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, beautiful working environment

    Cons

    growing opportunity if you are not in the head office

  9. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Close to home. Gracious experience.

    Cons

    They ultimately decided to close.

  10. Nice place to work... miss it.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Union City, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Union City, TN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were all friendly. No problems with management. Favorable working conditions.

    Cons

    Mostly temporary (seasonal) help through ManPower. Hard to get "Kohler" status.

  11. Kohler knows nothing about

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, ME (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, ME (US)

    I have been working at Kohler

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    multinational
    good exposure
    good pay
    ethics

    Cons

    very bad management
    no respect for rules
    they seek lawyers to deprive their employees from their rights

    Advice to Management

    no one can take a decision everybody are afraid of taking decisions and that makes kohler very centralized and the decision process takes ages.

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