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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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    Dishonest and corrupt. Just a horrible place to be.

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

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

    Pros

    Not many. Products are well crafted.

    Cons

    Management is just awful. At all levels of the company. Everybody operates in fear (HVK) and if you are not the "chosen employee" your career will go nowhere. Management excels at labeling employees and putting them in a box. Never moving anybody up the ladder because they have determined that you are not capable of doing anything other than your current position. HR is bloated and causes too many barriers to real success. HR is not employee friendly. If you confide in them they will notify your supervisor immediately and tell them everything.
    WARNING: If you value your career, this is not the place for you. Better think twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not that this advice matters becuase Kohler will never change but here you go. The people you have working for you matter. Turnover is very high for a reason. People do not like being treated poorly and they will leave. You can replace them but consider the cost. It is now a culture of contempt. Wakeup and drop the ego.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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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