Kohler

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Kohler Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
181 Reviews
3.3
181 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.  

    Learned a lot of things!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  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 a 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 a 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.  

    Stable with many opportunities.

    • 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

    stable, diverse, private company, above average pay

    Cons

    demanding with little reward, little loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show trust in staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Retail Channel Marketing

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

    I worked at Kohler as an intern

    Pros

    Larger company with many opportunities, great team members

    Cons

    long hours, minimum team collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to make interns part of the team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Current employee

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

    I have been working at Kohler

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation. Associates are very friendly and great work environment

    Cons

    Below average salaries. Difficult to increase unless you come from the outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good People, Rich Tradition

    • 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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, most are very talented and dedicated. Being a private company helps as well, decisions are made based on long terms goals.

    Cons

    Very slow to react and way too much "she said he said.." They also pay below average for a company the size they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modify the ACT process. Create a better environment to facilitate a healthier work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great employee training and career path, employee development.

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

    I worked at Kohler

    Pros

    Training tools, structure, professionalism, good leaders

    Cons

    Location, relocation opportunities, employee perks

    Recommends
  11.  

    Overall OK

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Decent vacation and time off plans. Some opportunities to move within the company.
    Culture varies depending on area, some businesses are better to be in than others.

    Cons

    Location (No other similar employer nearby, kind of stuck)
    Wages are OK, not great
    Top heavy, lots of managers.
    Education benefits aren't as good as they used to be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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