Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
173 Reviews
3.3
173 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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  1.  

    Learned a lot of things!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Aurangābād, Maharashtra
    Former Employee - Intern in Aurangābād, Maharashtra

    I worked at Kohler part-time (less than an 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
  2.  

    Excellent company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hrd in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Hrd in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    Truly global company
    Manage change well
    HR processes

    Cons

    Policy administration
    Slow decision making
    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speeden the India story

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Much more to learning, great/friendly colleagues, very bad HR department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bharūch
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bharūch

    I worked at Kohler full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning, inovative work, responsibility, great friendly colleagues

    Cons

    HR policies, incentives, work culture, politics, HR department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more employee friendly HR policies, better incentives & benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Other than Salary Its work environment Sucks!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bharūch
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bharūch

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

    Pros

    Salary on time, upraise and appreciation in time
    Atleast for the first 2 years !!

    Cons

    - Bad work environment
    - Too much work due to miss-management
    - Less involvement of top management and Top management does not give authority of making decisions
    - Managers trying to be local boss in each department.
    - No upgrade in post unless u put resign.
    - Cannot bypass just above boss and inform his seniors that my boss is doing some stupidity !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve all the Cons I know its not easy but let it start
    STOP THROWING PRESSURE ON LOWER LEVEL WORKING PEOPLE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Kohler COmpany

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Kohler Co fosters a collaborative team environment (due to nature of the company, employees work with product managers, industrial designers, engineers, accountants on a daily and weekly basis) - Resources to learn and grow - Fun company culture

    Cons

    Many opportunities for lateral moves - not necessarily many opportunities to grow within the company - Older generations of employees due to location - have a difficult time attracting young talent

  7.  

    Engineering Co-op

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people, plenty of responsibility

    Cons

    A lot of people only care about their projects

  8.  

    An excellent experience tucked away in a small town

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Sheboygan, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Sheboygan, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked as a co-op for 7 months, gaining invaluable experience in product development.
    - excellent, passionate co-workers
    - strong team environment
    - superb company golf discounts

    Cons

    - being family owned, projects are typically forward thinking and therefore slow-paced
    - business sets over-ambitious goals for sales, therefore significant improvement is still marred
    - stuck in the not-so-bustling metropolis of Sheboygan, WI

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Express more interest in hearing from project teams, not just their project leads, or leaders of project leads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Better than most

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are smart, not chasing quarterly earnings

    Cons

    politics like most companies, still traditional expectations but improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Kohler, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Kohler, WI (US)

    I worked at Kohler part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and close to home.

    Cons

    Seasonal employment with no chance of full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Went downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kohler (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great Benefits, good beginner pay, gain a lot of experience, hours, they give inexperienced people a chance to build some experience in the manufacturing world.

    Cons

    Company has a lot of Backstabbing both from lower and upper employees. weak company structure, VERY hard to get the raises you deserve, always switching plant managers, you take the classes....don't get paid for them,and Most likely there won't be a job offered for it. Waste of time because it gets you nowhere and they aren't valid outside the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to instill and build company moral

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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