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Extremely fast and demanding environment

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

I worked at Kohler full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Exceptional creative environment with a total focus on quality and the Kohler brand.

Cons

A lot is expected out of executives and burnout can occur if personal life is not managed well

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maintain the heritage and uniqueness of the organization.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Old Boys Club

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

    I worked at Kohler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company & opportunity for career change/advancement to the right employees. Many get stuck in a positon and are unable to move.

    Cons

    Too much upper management and management that is not qualified (golden boys). The company management is very heavily lopsided towards the male side, and many of those males are still operating with the mindset of the 50s. Don't expect to excel to far too quickly if you are a female.
    The company is also stong on favorites, regardless of your intellectual ability and career track record. It's more of a WHO you know, rather than WHAT you know kind of place.
    They will wine and dine you as an intern, tell you all kinds of great things about career opportunity, travel, etc. Then after about 1-2 years, the reality sets in and you find out that it's all a bunch of lies to lure you in. Most people don't stick around for lthe long haul here, many get some experience for their resume and then move on.
    You are JUST a number here, they really don't care about you as a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove a few layers of upper management, hire some managers with great people skills, show that you actually care about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sauk Technologies and the Kohler Conduct Con

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    Former Employee - Temp  in  Saukville, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Temp in Saukville, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler full-time

    Pros

    mediocre wage - equal to industry standard for the area

    Cons

    Everything! Glassdoor will not allow (remove) a proper review of this Company, Sauk technologies) which is owned by Kohler. They make power generators here. Internal Culture is extremely poisonous. Supervisors lack the knowledge of the machines and skills used to make parts, but you have to go to them when something isnt correct only to be sent to someone who may know. Those people dont know because they dont run your machine or products. They have a written culture of ethics but its just that, written not practiced. Half the workers come from a temp agency, if you are one of those, understand the term "At Will" employment and remain on your guard! Probably the best way I can say it so the post will not get removed. Also understand what the Temp Agency you work for policy is and Kohler/Sauktech because if you ever do bring up a "concern" you could find yourself on the end of a angry phone call with someone saying you have no right to call Human Resources. So again, understand the term "At Wii" more than any handbook or what any person says in a meeting about coming forward with a concern, we dont discriminate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesnt listen and dont care so why take the time to enter anything here. Its a manufacturing company that makes tons of dollars on manufacturing. They should follow their policies and and cfocus more on the Life, Balance part of thee Work - Life - Balance spiel on the wall.

    Disapproves of CEO
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