Kohler Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
160 Reviews
3.2
160 Reviews
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Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
106 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and flexible working time (in 9 reviews)

  • Friendly and helpful co-workers (in 3 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work Hard, Harder, get kicked

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Cheltenham, England
    Former Employee - Finance in Cheltenham, England

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    in general staff is ok, hard working in spite not thanks to current management. Given some leadership potential of a great team.

    Cons

    Too much favourtism, lack of leadership, working on basically flawed strategic plans, heard people rather than leading them. Can not find and if they do or retain good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to give direction, give attainable goals to people. Trust is a two way street, staff does not trust its managers, finance management simple is rubbish. Give up on the idea to establish an SSC! You do not have the leadership, multiculturalism required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Greta place to work and learn

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    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst  in  Kohler, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst in Kohler, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kohler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lot of great people work there. Good in house learning.

    Cons

    Distance from home was over 40 miles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company for someone just out of college

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    great resume builder for anyone

    Cons

    no growth possible at all

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  5.  

    It was a rewarding experience learning how to disturbute toilets seats and household supplies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sheridan, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheridan, AR (US)

    I worked at Kohler full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You are allowed to make as much money as you can.

    Cons

    Trying not to step on anyone toes. Everybody is trying to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employee needs to be completely trained before turning him or her on the job along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Well known brand and a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Company is very compartmentalized and difficult to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Purchasing specialist

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist  in  Kohler, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Kohler, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Career growth is available if you do above and beyond.

    Cons

    Pay. Work hard and benefits not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More balance and career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people. Senior executive dysfunction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Kohler, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kohler, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues, products, history, some elements of culture.

    Cons

    CEO, management by fear, weak HR function, pay and rewards need an overhaul. If yiuvare not family, you are "the help".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resolve your succession issue. Treat your execs with dignity and respect, rather than as slaves or cult members. The environment in the 2 levels below CEO is toxic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    So close to being a great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leader  in  Kohler, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Leader in Kohler, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Brand recognition and pride. High caliber of employees with a strong work ethic and energy. Clear and well known core competencies that are pervasive from one business unit to another.

    Cons

    The Human Resources organization is lead by a family member who does not understand employee engagement. Decisions and policies are based on "how things look" rather than doing the right things. There is no accountability. The Kohler Learning Organization's turnover in the past decade is a testament to the cultural collision between wanting to do the right thing, and the HR leadership's insistence on the contrary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a lot of things!

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Aurangābād, Maharashtra (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Aurangābād, Maharashtra (India)

    I worked at Kohler part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible environment, friendly people. Down to earth leaders leading the company makes it easy to work out things that are in your an company's favor.

    Cons

    Time constraint and quality work is expected from all the companies but here you have to deliver those thing in very framed way, as company focuses on those things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kohler Kitchen and Bath

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Private company with a long term vision.

    Cons

    Opportunities for global alignment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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