Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated 23 February 2015
Updated 23 February 2015
189 Reviews
3.3
189 Reviews
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Kohler Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler Jr.
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working as Generator set Application Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Good company for starting new career , for fresher's

    Cons

    The development programs and appreciations is very bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 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
  3.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work. Co-workers are friendly. Large machining and assembly facility. If manufacturing is your passion and you have interest in machining this place will fit well for you.

    Cons

    Not really many cons to the job. Show up, do your job and apply yourself and things will go good for you. Advancement in the company is possible with hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Friendly and support culture, really good place to start a career, can learn a lot and consolidate the basic principles

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Kohler, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    flexible hours, supportive culture, friendly people, cheap housing

    Cons

    location, closet major city is Milwawkee,

  6.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Kohler, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kohler full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good team...

    Cons

    Because it is a good company to work for, turn over is low and your chance to go up in the ladder gets lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities to grow without becoming managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    good work culture

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    work culture is good, they provide good package, employee friendly

    Cons

    employee engagement is bad, they evaluate the vertical as per their direct revenue generation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve the employee engagement

    Recommends
  8.  

    Solid place to work

    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, so the workday never felt repetitive
    Good access to upper management

    Cons

    Decision-making can be slow
    Things sometimes get bogged down in process
    Location isn't ideal if you aren't from the area

  9.  

    I learned a lot during my work in Kohler and developed to my satisfaction!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Great Products. Strong Brand. Good HR System.

    Cons

    Very Slow in decision making and taking important actions!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate, trust, and trust more!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to Work

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    1) Peoples around you are good, cooperative.
    2) Relax work culture (depends upon manager)

    Cons

    1) Not much for learning..
    2) Don't have much facilities for employees.
    3) Scope of work is limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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